The World To Win

‘The World to Win’ is the title of a residential course at the Northern College in Barnsley this weekend organised by the Independent working Class Education Network, to be followed in June by an exhibition of posters of protest and revolution at Barnsley Civic Arts Centre.

IWCE logoThe weekend residential is “open to all activists with a sense of curiosity”, according to the IWCE, and aims to provide “bags of information on key events in working class history” which participants will connect with the present day.

Running from the evening of Friday 29 until lunchtime on Sunday 31 May, the course costs £50 full board. The tutors will include Ruth Richardson from Global Education, Peter Kilbane of Northern College), Dave Berry of the GMB union and Keith Venables from IWCE.

The poster exhibition is open from Tuesdays till Saturdays until 13 June at Barnsley Civic Arts Centre, Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2HZ.

Other forthcoming IWCE events on the theme of ‘The World to Win’ include:

  • Monday 17 August, Edinburgh, Word Power Bookshop: Manifesto for IWCE
  • Wednesday 30 September, Leicester: Reading together
  • Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October, Quorn: Residential
  • Early October, London: Women Making History
  • Early December, London School of Economics: Residential

For more information go to:, or contact Keith Venables, ICWE Network convenor:

Meanwhile, Wakefield Socialist History Group is organising a guided walk around ‘Radical Bradford’ on Saturday 13 June, starting at 2pm at the ILP mural on Leeds Road.

All welcome. The guide is John Gill. Contact Alan Stewart at for more information.