Local Democracy for Everyone is a series of events in Huddersfield for anyone who is interested in local democracy.
We’re not in Westminster any more
Saturday 7th February2015
Would you like to change one small thing (or change the whole system) to make democracy work better for all of us?
This event is for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up for a challenge.
Radical Heritage Trail – Saturday 7th February 2015
Discover Huddersfield’s rich heritage of radical politics in this free guided walk.
Starting from the Harold Wilson statue in St George’s Square, this free guided trail will visit town centre sites that are associated with the Luddites and Chartists, the early days of the Labour Party, the anti-war movement during World War One and less celebrated groups such as Owenite socialists and secularists.
Meet Cyril Pearce from Huddersfield Local History Society at the Harold Wilson statue at 1.30pm. Hot drinks available at the end of the walk. No need to book.
PechaKucha Night – Friday 6th February 2015
Join us for PechaKucha Night from 7pm to 8pm at The Media Centre in Huddersfield to hear about people’s passions and interests – or share your own. Free admission. Licensed bar. Everyone welcome.
Democracy of Print – Saturday 7th February 2015
Join in making a printed banner inspired by Huddersfield’s radical heritage. From the Luddites and the Chartists to the present day, printmaking has played an important part in the development of democracy. Now it’s your turn!
Local artist Amy Hirst will be helping us to make a printed banner to capture our conversations about local democracy as part of the “We’re not in Westminster” conference on 7th February.
You can drop in to the Media Centre lobby, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield from 10am to 12 noon & 1pm to 3pm to add yourself to the banner and make your own campaign badge to take home.
National Voter Registration Day – 5th & 7th February 2015
Our Local Democracy for Everyone events are happening in the same week as National Voter Registration Day.
Many local organisations are campaigning to get people registered to vote – especially younger people who are massively under-represented on the electoral register.
You can drop in to register to vote at many venues across Kirklees, and there are special events for local students.