Here are some of the cultural highlights from the festival next week.
Five days of political meetings and debate will feature a range of
cultural events including music, art, poetry and comedy.
Occupations – Written by Trevor Griffiths
A group of Sheffield-based actors will revive Griffiths’s 1968 play.
It focuses on Italian revolutionary Antonio Gramsci and the Fiat occupations in the 1920s.
Theatre, Saturday 3 July, 9pm
Home in Barack – Tayi Aluko
Singer and performer Tayi Aluko will present his new show, exploring events from African history before the Atlantic slave trade to the symbolic election of Barack Obama.
Aluko performed Call Mr Robeson at last year’s Marxism.
Theatre, Sunday 4 July, 9pm
Roy Bailey: an evening of folk music
Roy Bailey has been described by Tony Benn as “the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation”.
He has been performing around the world for 50 years and will bring his music of dissent and hope to central London.
Friday, 2 July, 9pm
Left in Vision 4 – Art exhibition
Featuring established artists May Ayres, David Garner, Red Saunders and Chanie Rosenberg, and outstanding newcomers such as Steve Chivalry and Dale Pattenden.
Public launch, Friday 2 July, 5.30pm
Cultures of resistance Love Music Hate Racism
Jazz Jamaica, the jazz/reggae/ska supergroup headline this night of music and resistance.
They will be joined by Black Box DJs and other acts.
Monday 5 July, from 7pm at the Scala, Kings Cross. £5 for Marxism ticket holders/£10 on door
Marxism 2010 – ideas to change the world
1-5 July, central London
To get a full timetable or to book go to » www.marxismfestival.org.uk or phone 020 7819 1190