Ken Livingstone and Peter Hitchens: An Everyman’s Guide to Political Philosophy

PPE ken with pic

Citizen Ken: An Everyman’s Guide to Political Philosophy
Peter Hitchens 
in conversation with Ken Livingstone

Date: Wednesday 27 April
Doors Open:
Event Timings:
6.30 – 8.30pm
Waterlily Venue, 68-89 Mile End Road, London E1 4TT
Closest Tube: Stepney Green

“If voting changed anything, they’d abolish it!”
Ken Livingstone

Whatever one thinks of Ken Livingstone, it must be acknowledged that he has had the most extraordinary political life. From staging a coup of the GLC to winning the London Mayoral Elections as an independent candidate, Ken has forged his own inimitable path and political philosophy.

In this no-holds-barred conversation, Peter Hitchens will place Ken’s political philosophy on trial. Join us for what promises to be an electric exchange, followed by a panel QnA.

Ken Livingstone
Former Mayor of London

Peter Hitchens
Columnist, Mail on Sunday

Our chair for the evening will be Shahnaz Ahsan, a local writer and entrepeneur.

Tickets are FREE and open to all – click HERE

Our Venue

People’s PPE is a grassroots organisation that seeks to empower communities within their own local spaces and contexts. This seminar will be held in Tower Hamlets’ Waterlily Venue: once the famous Wickham department store, the Waterlily is now a popular community hub that serves local grassroots organisations and charities.


A note on access & live-stream:

The event is to take place on the second floor of the building. As a building in the conservation area which is still developing as a venue, some areas have very limited or no accessibility for anyone with mobility impairments.

There is a mechanical stairclimber which is suitable for certain wheelchairs. We need to advise that this is a far from satisfactory means of climbing and that some wheelchair users may not be happy using this equipment.

We ask anyone visiting or user the building to please check and confirm individual requirements prior to any event. We are happy to help and offer advice.

For those who cannot attend we will plan to do a live-stream of the event. Please check our social media account for more details on the day.

For more details, contact the venue directly:

Ken Livingstone and Peter Hitchens: An Everyman’s Guide to Political Philosophy

People’s PPE Conference: Saturday June 4th

People led workshops and seminars

In the interactions and conversations we have had with our audience members at People’s PPE events, it has become abundantly clear to the organisers that the wealth of talent, ideas and experience that you have is phenomenal.

We would like to help YOU turn your great ideas and talents into tangible events.

Open Source Conference

Is there a topic that you would like to see addressed at a People’s PPE event?
Would you be interested in organising your own panel event?
How about running your own seminar or lecture?
Do you know anyone who you think would make for a great guest speaker?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” (or even “maybe..”), People’s PPE would like to help YOU turn your ideas into a reality.

Queen Mary University and People’s PPE: Communities Festival

People’s PPE have partnered with Queen Mary University, and will be hosting a conference day as part of the QMUL community festival on Saturday June 4th.

More details about the QMUL festival can be found here.

The People’s PPE Conference will have the capacity to hold around 20 events on the community festival day, in a mix of lecture theatre and classroom settings.

If you would like to organise your own event, or lead your own seminar or workshop – please fill out the relevant application document (below) and submit it to by Friday 8th April

Note – Even if some of your ideas are incomplete, do feel free to submit them by Friday 8th April, and we will work together with you as best as we can to make your event come to fruition.

People’s PPE Conference: Saturday June 4th