The Good State
Friday 22 May, 2.00pm
Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich NR2 1RP, UK
Tickets: £7.50 - £12.00
Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled
It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.
If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.
The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy?
Join internationally renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling as he makes a powerful case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary – among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and Parliament, imposing fixed terms for MPs, introducing proportional representation and lowering the voting age to 16 (the age at which you can marry, gamble, join the army and must pay taxes if you work) – to ensure the intentions of such a constitution could not be subverted or ignored. As democracies around the world show signs of decay, the issue of what makes a good state, one that is democratic in the fullest sense of the word, could not be more important.
‘Five minutes with any passage will have you contemplating all day’ – Independent
‘If there is any such person in Britain today as ‘The Thinking Man’, it is A.C. Grayling.’ – The Times
Venue: Adnams Spiegeltent , Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich NR2 1RP, UK
Duration: 1 hour
18-25 & Under 18 tickets: £7.50
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Over 60s, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers 10% off tickets within certain price bands
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£7.50 - £12.00
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