Marxism Festival 2024

Marxism 2024 is a festival of socialist ideas taking place from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July in Central London. It brings together meetings, speakers, debates, live music, a culture tent, film screenings, and more. Get your ticket here


Check out the speakers and sessions


Advance tickets are much cheaper than on the door

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Speakers joining us at Marxism this year

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Former Labour leader joins us in the Bookmarks tent 

Ghada Karmi

Palestinian author 

Yanis Varoufakis

Author and economist

Cops won’t face charges over Sean Rigg’s death
Marcia Rigg

Justice campaigner

Ghassan Abu Sitta

Palestinian surgeon and campaigner

Muzan Alneel

Sudanese writer and revolutionary

George the Poet

Artist and Poet

Raquel Varela

Author of A People’s History of the Portuguese Revolution

Ken Loach

Film maker

Arun Kundnani

Author on race, culture and empire

Claudia Webbe

MP for Leicester East 

Jason Hickel

Anthropologist and author of Less is More and The Divide

Richard Boyd Barrett

Socialist MP in the Irish parliament

Gareth Peirce

Campaigning lawyer

Ilan Pappé

Author and historian

Christine Buchholz

German anti-fascist and former MP

Tariq Ali

Veteran left wing writer and activist

Walden Bello

Academic and campaigner

Sophia Beach

Palestine solidarity activist


Rapper and activist

Gary Younge

Journalist and author 

Anne Alexander

Author and editor of Middle East Solidarity

Hamza Hamouchene

Co-editor of Dismantling Green Colonialism

Lucia Pradella

Academic and author

Alex Callinicos

Marxist author and writer

Judith Orr

Author of Abortion Wars 

Andrew Feinstein

Former ANC MP

Jason Okundaye

Launches his new book in the Bookmarks tent

Lindsey German

Convenor of Stop the War coalition

Ben Jamal

Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Manal Shqair

Palestinian climate activist

Weyman Bennett

Co-convenor Stand Up to Racism


from £20
  • Student: £25
  • Low waged/unemployed: £25
  • Waged: £40
  • Solidarity: £55
  • Super solidarity: £80
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What you need to know

Marxism Festival 2024

Thurs 4 to Sunday 7 July

We’re back for 2024! The event is taking place across four days. 


Marxism Festival will be taking place in the heart of London at universities in Bloomsbury 


Click here to book your ticket. We try to keep prices as low as possible. Your ticket gives you access to the whole event, but sessions are done on a first come, first serve basis.


We make every effort to ensure that Marxism is accessible for disabled people. Our venues are fully accessible.


You can book halls of residence direct at UCL, which are a five or ten minute walk away from the venues. Use this link. These venues are run by UCL, not Marxism Festival


We aim to make Marxism as child friendly as possible. We usually provide a full, professionally run creche. However this year, despite our best efforts, the venue have refused to allow this. We are determined to provide whatever childcare we can to all parents who need it. Please get in touch with us direct to discuss.


Many campaigns and activist groups from around Britain will be running stalls during the Marxism Festival. Get in touch to book a space. 

Bookmarks bookshop

Bookmarks—the socialist bookshop relocates its shop to Marxism Festival. They have the radical books you need to arm yourself with the ideas to change the world.

About us

Marxism Festival is a four-day political festival of socialist ideas hosted by the Socialist Workers Party.

Galleries and videos of previous

Marxism Festivals


Browse our YouTube channel for videos from past Marxism Festivals. 


Our Soundcloud has audio from Marxism Festivals going back over the last 40 years.

Picture gallery

Get a picture of previous events by looking at our Flickr.

Code of conduct

Marxism Festival is an event to build the fightback against the horrors of the system including sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and all oppressions. We want it to be a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for all participants, especially those who experience oppression. Therefore we are operating a zero tolerance policy towards oppressive behaviour at the event. 

We ask all participants to follow this code of conduct. The Marxism 2024 organising team reserves the right to refuse anyone entry – or remove anyone – from the event who doesn’t follow these guidelines. 

Code of conduct:

  •     Treat all participants and organisers of the event with respect
  •     Avoid demeaning, intimidatory or derogatory speech or actions, including the unacceptable behaviour below
  •     Be mindful of your fellow participants and surroundings
  •     Alert the organising team if you notice someone in distress or a violation of the code of conduct. 

Unacceptable behaviour includes but is not limited to:

  •     Intimidating, harassing, bullying, discriminatory or derogatory behaviour towards other participants or organising staff at Marxism 2023
  •     Unwanted and uninvited attention or contact
  •     Sexism or sexual harassment, intimidation or stalking
  •     Racism, islamophobia, antisemitism of any form
  •     Transphobia, homophobia or oppression due to someone’s gender or sexuality
  •     Oppression of disabled people, including those who experience mental distress

The event is hosted by the Socialist Workers Party. You can see the expected behaviour guidelines for SWP members here. 

If you witness unacceptable behaviour at the event, please make aware a member of the organising team who will be wearing pink T shirts.

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