What’s on at Notwestminster 2019

Notwestminster is a series of free events for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better.

Main eventNotwestminster 2019 eventNotwestminster – Saturday 16th February 2019

Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Main event tickets Participants | Workshops | Sponsorship


These lively discussion sessions are at the heart of Notwestminster. Our workshops are all designed by participants. They are a great opportunity to share ideas and learning about how we can work together to make our local democracy better for everyone.

Lightning talks

We’ve asked some of our participants to give a very short Lightning talk on the day. These quick-fire talks are aimed at getting us all thinking about the context for our work together. There’s a live webcast if you can’t be here on the day.

Ideas Bazaar

Our main event finishes with an Ideas Bazaar where we’ll share the ideas created on the day and you can make a personal pledge to do something in response, or sign up to work on projects together. This is a really important part of the day, because Notwestminster is about turning our local democracy discussions into action. 


The conversation will continue with our after-show drinks.

Fringe events

Democracy Maker DAyDemocracy Maker Day – Friday 15th February 2019

We’re holding a Democracy Maker Day where anyone who is already doing (or who wants to do) something practical to improve our local democracy can work together with others in our network. This year’s theme is ‘mini publics’, including Citizens Assemblies.

The Maker Day is jointly hosted by Involve and the Notwestminster network. All welcome.

Maker Day tickets

PechaKucha NightPechaKucha Night – Friday 15th February 2019

On the Friday evening at Notwestminster, you can take part in our special PechaKucha Night. This is an evening of rapid, thought-provoking talks about local democracy and other stuff that interests our participants. Think of it as our hustings and come along to learn something new and be entertained. It’s a fun way to find out what inspires some of our local democracy advocates and to hear about people’s passions and interests.

PechaKucha Night tickets

Be a PechaKucha speaker

Friday night Curry

You’re also welcome to join us for beers and curry on Friday night. This is always a great way to meet everyone and we encourage you arrive on the Friday if you can. Anyone who registers for Notwestminster 2019 or our Maker Day will receive an invite to the Friday night curry.

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