For five days thousands will gather at this political festival to celebrate the global movement against war and injustice.
There are some 200 forums and debates as well as a range of entertainment including gigs, theatre productions, exhibitions and film showings.
“I’m looking forwards to the wide variety of speakers and meetings at Marxism.
“I think that the event will help provide some discussion and clarity about how to relate socialist politics to issues at work and in campaigns.
“If we are going to change the world, we need to bring together different campaigns and different issues from around the world.
“I think that the meetings on culture will be really interesting, especially the forum on radical theatre.”
James Dean, NUT rep, Bradford (pc)
Speakers include: Tariq Ali, Anas Altikriti, Walden Bello, Tony Benn, Alex Callinicos, Louise Christian, Mark Curtis, Roland Denis, Terry Eagleton, George Galloway, Rose Gentle, Lindsey German, Ghada Karmi, Bernadette McAliskey, Eamonn McCann, Adrian Mitchell, Trevor Ngwane, Gillo Pontecorvo, Yvonne Ridley, Michael Rosen, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Mark Serwotka, Winston Silcott, Mark Steel and many more.