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In Conversation with Darren McGarvey aka LOKI - at Festival of Politics 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:30
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

The Open University is pleased to support the event In Conversation with Darren McGarvey aka LOKI, at the Festival of Politics 2018.

Darren McGarvey, aka LOKI, is a writer, performer, community activist, columnist and rapper-in-residence at Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit.

His book Poverty Safari, has recently won the prestigious Orwell Prize and is described by Irvine Welsh as, “an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left”.

McGarvey’s views are being sought on everything from BBC Question Time to The Guardian.

Join Darren and the Presiding Officer to discuss the “industry of deprivation”; how to achieve political representation for the unrepresented and working-class masculinity in the 21st century, as explored in McGarvey’s new album Trigger Warning. Join us for an energising mental-flossing from one of Scotland’s most inspiring commentators.

Ticket prices are £8.00/£6.00.  To book tickets for this event, please go to the Festival of Politics website.

There is a range of free learning material to try on the OU's OpenLearn site, such as Society, Politics and Law.


Contact us

If you are interested in potentially holding an event with us,

call +44 (0) 131 226 3851  
email scotland