AV FESTIVAL 2016: MEANWHILE, WHAT ABOUT SOCIALISM? (ENG)

By Rebecca Naughten

The 7th biennial AV Festival took place between 27th March – 27th April in Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding area in north east England. The 2016 edition’s title – Meanwhile, what about Socialism? – was inspired by a current groundswell of interest in socialism internationally, but more specifically by George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) (wherein Orwell rhetorically asks that question).