Communications Apprentice Noof Alhashemi was excited to attend the Big Tent Ideas Festival in the Assembly Festival Garden this month. Read her account of the inspiring discussions that took place across the day below.
Saturday 10th July saw The Big Tent set up camp in Coventry’s Assembly Festival Garden. The garden welcomed over 600 visionaries from across the UK, who had made their way to Coventry to discuss the big questions facing the country today.
Founded in 2017, the Big Tent Ideas Festival is, at its core, a space for people to come together, put their political party badge to one side, and discuss ideas, question current policies and suggest alternatives to those who can take their concerns to the policy-makers themselves. It also provides a space for like-minded individuals to network and engage in non-partisan politics. With politicians and decision-makers sometimes seeming unreachable, Big Tent aims to bring together everyone who cares about the state of society, including both current and aspiring leaders.