Event Cancelled - A Manifesto for Towns

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event.  Our next Hatch event will be in June, please look out for future DCFW events.

Our next event is an evening talk and discussion open to all as well as our Hatch network.

Following refreshments we will have a presentation and discussion with Will Brett, Director of Communications at the New Economics Foundation, the people-powered think tank.

Will is co-author of a report, published in October last year, called Cities and Towns: the 2017 General Election and the social divisions of place. This report demonstrated the increasing electoral divide between our largest cities and smaller conurbations, and presented the bare bones of a policy agenda to support the flourishing of towns. He will speak about the findings of the report and set out his latest thinking on a policy agenda for towns. There will be time to discuss the findings of the report and consider the implications for the town in which we live and work.

Will's career has spanned journalism, politics, campaigning and policy research. He has worked for a number of high-profile politicians (Tessa Jowell, Stella Creasy, Ed Miliband), campaigning organisations (the Electoral Reform Society) and academics (Prof Andrew Gamble). Will appears regularly on national broadcast media and has written for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals including the New Statesman, Prospect, the Daily Telegraph and Political Quarterly.

This event is open to all so please feel free to invite others who you think might like to attend.

There is a £5 booking fee for this event.

Event details


Thursday 3rd May 2018


18:00 - 20:00


DCFW Office, Cardiff Bay