Political activist, Guardian columnist and author – few thinkers command as much respect and interest on the left as Owen Jones. Born in Sheffield, and growing up in Greater Manchester and Scotland, Owen describes himself as a ‘fourth generation socialist’. In 2013 the Daily Telegraph ranked him seventh among Britain’s most influential left-wingers.

Alex Sobel and Owen Jones
Alex Sobel and Owen Jones

As well as being a prolific political and social commentator, Owen is the author of two important books – Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, and, most recently, The Establishment, and How They Get Away With It. Both are hard-hitting analyses of our current political and social state – their titles say it all.

Owen and Alex Sobel go a long way back. So we’re delighted to welcome Owen in Leeds NW on November 15, as Alex gears up to his campaign to win the seat in 2015.

In these two audiences he will be speaking especially about his most recent book, but also about the political challenges facing us today and his ideas on how we can create a fairer and more equal society.

The first audience is at The Bridge Church (United Reformed Church) Hall, Cattlemarket Street, Otley, LS21 1BQ (entrance is via the blue door of the Church Hall – which is located opposite the large pay and display car park) at 10.30am

The second is in the Sagar Lecture Theatre, Rosebowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB at 1.30- 3 p.m

Both events are free, but there will be a bucket collection to cover the cost of the room.

Please sign up for tickets.

For Otley here – http://www.alexsobel.org/owen_jones_otley

For the Rosebowl here – http://www.alexsobel.org/owen_jones_headingley

We’ve already got hundreds signed up – but there’s still room for you.

And don’t forget – we’re hosting a 30th Commemoration of the Miners’ Strike at the Otley Labour rooms, at 7.30 on Friday 14 November. Ian Lavery will be speaking there. There’ll be live entertainment – and pie and peas. More details here.

Quite a weekend! See you there.

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