Marxism 2023 is a festival of socialist ideas taking place from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July at SOAS University, London. It brings together meetings, speakers, debates, live music, a culture tent, film screenings, and more. Get your ticket here
The former Labour leader will be speaking in the Bookmarks tent
President of the Amazon Labor Union in the US
Veteran author and philosopher
Sudanese writer and revolutionary
Marxist author, economist and geographer
Darcus Howe Legacy Collective
Director and film maker
German socialist, anti-war and anti-fascist activist, and former MP
Award winning saxophonist and MC
Poet and author of The Kids, Costa book of the year
Historian, economist and author
Economist and member of the Greek parliament
Author and editor of Middle East Solidarity
Voices from the strikes will be debating how we win
Rapper and campaigner
Author of Abortion Wars and Marxism & Women’s Liberation
Journalist and author
NHS nurse and campaigner
Human rights lawyer and campaigner
Just Stop Oil
Author and editor at Climate & Capitalism
Marxist author and writer
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
Ukrainian writer and sociologist
Socialist TD in the Irish parliament
Author of Transgender Resistance
Director of War on Want
Palestine solidarity activist and socialist
Author of Rebel Footprints. He will be doing a walking tour of Bloomsbury
Marxist economist and blogger
Councillor with Liverpool Community Independents and RCN activist
Co-convenor of Stand Up to Racism
We’re back for 2023! The event is taking place across four days. There will be an online option for those who can’t join in person. Once you a book a ticket you will be sent an option to join online.
Marxism Festival will be taking place in the heart of London at SOAS University, WC1H 0XG
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 provide a free creche with a range of activities available for children of different ages up to 11 years. This must be booked in advance, by Monday 5 June. Do this when you book your ticket.
Many campaigns and activist groups from around Britain will be running stalls during the Marxism Festival. Get in touch to book a space.
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.
Marxism Festival is a four-day political festival of socialist ideas hosted by the Socialist Workers Party.
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 2023 organising team reserves the right to refuse anyone entry – or remove anyone – from the event who doesn’t follow these guidelines.
Code of conduct:
Unacceptable behaviour includes but is not limited to:
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.