The Festival of Debate is made up of a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches in Sheffield, aiming to create a meaningful dialogue around key social, political and economic issues.

The festival is hosted by Opus Independents in collaboration with a range of partners, such as New Economics Foundation, The University of Sheffield, Off The Shelf Festival of Words, Sheffield City Council and Museums Sheffield, as well as local campaigners, community groups and charities.

Since its launch in the lead-up to the General Election of 2015, Festival of Debate has hosted high-profile figures including George Monbiot, Shami Chakrabarti, Owen Jones, Akala, Julian Assange, John Pilger, Bridget Christie, Steve Bell, Prof David Nutt, Nick Clegg and Grayson Perry.

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