Join the debate at The Bath Festival’s political events

A stellar line-up of political events are coming to The Bath Festival, covering topics that include Brexit, fake news and Russia’s involvement in American politics. Award-winning writers, journalists and politicians will offer new thoughts through lively debates and illuminating discussions. Read on to discover our highlights…

Luke Harding
The award-winning journalist brings new evidence to the current hot topic – Donald Trump’s ‘special’ relationship with Vladimir Putin. Hear about Trump’s decades-long involvement with Russia and the gripping inside story of offshore money and Kremlin espionage.
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For The Many
Broadcaster Iain Dale and former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith bring their hit podcast (along with special guests) to the festival – expect lively political debate, analysis and gossip!
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Journalism in a Post-Truth Debate
In a world of ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’ how true can the ‘truth’ ever be? Join journalists and authors James Ball, Julian Baggini, Heather Brooke and Stephen Bush for what promises to be an enlightening debate.
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Andrew Adonis
Known for hitting the headlines over his furious criticism of Brexit, Adonis tells us why he spoke out and his hopes for Britain’s future.
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Sarah Churchwell
The author and festival favourite discusses her latest book, which charts the history of the phrases ‘America First’ and the ‘American Dream’, and explores their role in modern day politics.
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Goodbye Europe
Britain’s most celebrated writers bring a unique collection of stories on what makes us British – and what makes us European – to the festival.
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