Events to be held around UK for Parliament Week

04 August 2011

Parliamentary Outreach is to host a number of events around the UK as part of Parliament Week, an exciting new national initiative that aims to build greater awareness, understanding of and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK.

The inaugural Parliament Week will take place between 31 October and 6 November 2011 with a programme of activities across the UK that explore how and why the House of Commons and the House of Lords matter to everyone.

Forthcoming Parliament Week events

Flagship events planned for Parliament Week include:

  • Monday 31 October
    Cardiff, National Museum
    All-day event looking at the work of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee (am) and Parliament’s scrutiny of Bills (pm)
  • Tuesday 1 November
    Manchester, People’s History Museum
    Half-day conference and workshops for campaigning through Parliament
  • Thursday 3 November
    London, Houses of Parliament
    Evening event for online communities and local bloggers engaging with Parliament
  • Thursday 3 November
    Stirling, Tolbooth
    All-day event looking at the work of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee (am) and Parliament’s scrutiny of Bills (pm)
  • Thursday 3 November
    Derry/Londonderry, Waterside Theatre
    All-day event looking at the work of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee (am) and Parliament’s scrutiny of Bills (pm)
  • Thursday 3 November
    Llandudno
    Half-day event looking at the work of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee (am) and Parliament’s scrutiny of Bills (pm)

In addition, Parliamentary Outreach will be organising many other local events around the UK. More details will be announced soon. 

Further information

For more details about any of these events, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk.

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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