Buxton International Festival

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

The Lost DecadePavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

The decade since 2010 has been one of austerity and paralysis nurturing contempt for leaders, institutions and fellow citizens and fertilising the ground for a rebellious Brexit.

It has been a decade characterised by national tragedies from Grenfell to Windrush, and food banks to the housing crisis. Alternatively, the decade could be seen as having achieved the rise of renewable energy, low crime rates, the legalisation of same-sex marriage and with creative industries continuing to punch well above their weight in spite of cuts. Polly Toynbee and David Walker seek to offer us a definitive survey of this most tumultuous of periods in British history and look to what lies ahead for us all.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12