Books & Spoken Word

CANCELLED: Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Date: Friday, Apr 24
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Waterstones Bristol Galleries
Price: £8/£6

Polly Toynbee (pictured) and David Walker discuss their new book, The Lost Decade: 2010-2020 and What Lies Ahead for Britain.

From austerity to Brexit, food banks to Grenfell, the period 2010-2020 was marked by political paralysis and national malaise. But there were spots of light amid the darkness. Despite the cuts, the arts and creative industries flourished; some progress was made on renewable energy; same sex marriage was legalised; and crime rates reduced.

Blending the numbers with illuminating insight into the everyday experiences of people across the UK, Polly Toynbee and David Walker give an unmissable account of how we got here – and of what now lies ahead.

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By joe melia, Friday, Feb 14 2020

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