Francesca Martinez, Helen Griffin & guests: Brexit Britain – Bright or Broken?

Francesca Martinez, Helen Griffin & guests: Brexit Britain – Bright or Broken?

Where are we now, and where do we go from here?. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has galvanised a new generation of activists and this year at Do Not Go Gentle we bring together some bright minds to discuss issues around social justice, the economy, gender and the possibilities for genuine change.

With the results of Brexit we’ll be trying to make sense of what the outcome means for Britain and its people. Whether we voted to leave or remain, the issue of how we respond to those who come to our continent seeking asylum will not go away and we’ll be addressing the issue of our responsibilities to those who come seeking our help.

Francesca Martinez is an award winning comedian, political activist, writer and speaker who has toured internationally with sell-out runs at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe.

Tonia Antoniazzi is the newly elected MP for Gower. She stood for parliament at the 2017 General Election for the Gower constituency, which was held at the time by the Conservative’s with a 27-vote majority, making it the UK’s most marginal seat. She was successful, turning the seat Labour by gaining a 3,269 majority. Antoniazzi delivered her maiden speech at the House Of Commons in June, in which she outlined how Italian immigration had shaped cafe culture in Wales and the UK.

Bafta winning Swansea actress, writer and political activist Helen Griffin has toured nationally and appeared in films such as Town Town and the award winning Little While Lies (which she wrote and starred in), that shined a light on racism and social injustice in Wales.

The panel will be hosted by the BBC’S Gareth Jones. Gareth has been a journalist for 31 years and has been making programmes for BBC Wales since 2006. ​