Revolution 2020

Revolution 2020 is a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted online and across Britain by Socialist Appeal on 23-25 October, with 20 sessions covering current events, history, philosophy, and economics. See below for a sample of the incredible sessions on offer over the whole weekend.

The theme of this year's event is A World on Fire. From the global COVID-19 pandemic, to the climate catastrophe, to the mass movements against racism and oppression: it is clear that the system is broken. The old world is dying; and a new society is struggling to be born.

With capitalism in its deepest ever crisis, and with the status quo collapsing all around us, we will be discussing the revolutionary ideas needed for activists looking to organise, fight, and transform the world today.

Buy your ticket now for this exciting and inspiring festival - and join the revolution!

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Logistics & locations

Revolution 2020 is being held online and at live watch parties across Britain

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  • 2020 will be remembered in the history books as a decisive turning point. It is clear that there will be no returning to ‘normality’. As Fred Weston will discuss in this session, we are entering into the opening chapters of the world revolution. 

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  • In this session, Rob Sewell introduces his new book, Chartist Revolution, which delves into the radical episode in British history know as the Chartist movement. In this we find a tremendous legacy. We stand on the shoulders of giants.

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  • This November marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels. To commemorate this, Adam Booth introduces a discussion on vital role that Engels played in developing the revolutionary ideas of Marxism. 

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Alan Woods is the editor of In Defence of Marxism and author of Marxist books, such as Reason in Revolt, Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution, and Reformism or Revolution.

Alan will be speaking at Revolution Festival 2020 on the topic of Art and Revolution.

Rob Sewell is the editor of Socialist Appeal and author of In the Cause of Labour.

At this year's festival, Rob will be launching his new book on Chartist Revolution.

Fred Weston is editor of, the website of the International Marxist Tendency.

He will be speaking at the plenary of this year's festival on A world on fire: Perspectives for revolution


If you have any questions about Revolution 2020, please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. To book your place at this year's festival, please click here.