In What Ways Can Older People Challenge Loneliness? 

Saturday 6 February, 1.30

The Lecture Theatre, The Storey 


The average age of the world’s population is rising, with many living longer lives, but how happy are their twilight years? In countries with high mortality rates, social isolation is one of the biggest causes of depression, bringing associated economic costs. How is society tackling this phenomena?

Katherine Froggatt (Chair), Andy Smith, Denise Nardone and Emma Rose

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This panel discussion is part of Day of Questions #1.  

Presented by Lancaster Arts  in partnership with Modern Culture, & Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University, with venue partners The Storey and The Dukes

Andy Smith: The Preston Bill

Tuesday 9 February, 8:00pm

The Auditorium , The Storey



A story from The North. The story of a life. The story of our lives.


Award-winning theatre maker Andy Smith tells a tale of a man from a city in the north of England, and all that has happened here, there and everywhere in the last 80 years.

From Hot Pots to Unions, Sticks of Rock to Unemployment Queues Andy Smith paints the story of northern life. 

Are We All ‘In It Together’?

Saturday 6 February, 1.30pm

The Music Room, The Storey

Class divisions seem to remain entrenched in modern Britain, as something we all recognize and experience, yet seemingly cannot break down. Is it possible for all individuals in Britain to achieve economic prosperity and, if so, what would the cumulative effect be on social hierarchies?

Lynsey Hanley

David Kynaston 

Shiv Malik 

Melissa Benn (Chair) 

 

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This panel discussion is part of Day of Questions #1.  

Presented by Lancaster Arts  in partnership with Modern Culture, & Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University, with venue partners The Storey and The Dukes

Remember the good old days when everyone got along, when life was simple, when our television screens protected us from sex, violence and the discomfort of difference?

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What are the prospects for soclialism in 2016?
Speaker: Mark Thomas, Industrialist and Author of ‘A House Divided: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’

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As central government cuts council budgets more and more this event asks what is the true extent of cuts to council budgets? How will this affect our communities and what can we do?

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What have the Unions ever done for us?
Can trades unions today help working people?
Will 2016 will the Trades Union Bill turn back the clock?
Speaker: Mark Krantz 
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