Ripples of Hope Festival

The Livestream for the final day of Ripples of Hope is available to watch below

How do we create a better world?

That’s the question at the heart of The Ripples of Hope Festival – a new Festival that celebrates the power of people to make human rights a reality.

Over the past 18 months, we’ve seen people around the world stand up for their human rights, despite a global pandemic. Whether you’ve spoken up for…

Black Lives Matter / Climate Change / Kill The Bill / Homelessness / Afghanistan / Mental Health / #MeToo / Equal Pay / Domestic Violence / Living Wage / Food Banks / Universal Credit…

The Ripples of Hope Festival invites you to three days of workshops, performances and debates.

You’ll hear powerful voices from every walk of life. Hear from speakers including life-long LGBTQ+ Activist Peter Tatchell; world-famous human rights activist, Kerry Kennedy; Women’s Equality Party Leader, Mandu Reid; Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Kailash Satyarthi; singer-songwriter, Billy Bragg; philanthropist and social activist, Gina Miller; Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage + MORE!

Choose the conversations that matter to you and your community.

DAY 1 – Dignity & Justice / Activism & Participation

No Justice, No Peace. How do we protect our right to protest and challenge institutional bias?

DAY 2 – Equity & Equality / Arts & Culture

Whose story gets told? How do we level the playing field?

DAY 3 – Environment & The Planet

There is no planet B! How can we protect our planet and the communities who will suffer the effects of climate change first?

Expect a weekend full of workshops, talks, and music performances. By exploring the challenges of today, we can all send forth a ripple of hope across our own communities.

Day Passes
Day Pass – £20
For those less able to pay at this time – £6
Concessions – £10

Day Pass includes access to all events at HOME until 6.30pm that are part of The Ripples of Hope Festival, plus online access to all events including evening livestreams. Day pass holders have a choice of activities throughout the festival.

Weekend Pass
To book for the weekend put three day passes in the basket for the discount to apply automatically.

Weekend Pass – £48
For those less able to pay at this time – £15
Concessions – £24

Evening tickets
Tickets for evening events including the Poetry Declaration, the PEN HG Wells Lecture with Elif Shafak and In Conversation with Hillary Clinton are available separately.

Complimentary Tickets

It’s really important to us that The Ripples of Hope family reflects every part of Greater Manchester, so if you work for a community organisation or not-for-profit or simply could do with a little support, there are complimentary tickets available on a first come first served basis.

Previously in this Festival

What does it mean to be human?

As part of Ripples of Hope Festival 2021, school children from across Greater Manchester share their reflections on how we create a future for people

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Livestream: Ripples of Hope

The Ripples of Hope Festival is available online as well as live in our building.

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Ripples of Hope Festival: Policy and justice event highlights

There are dozens of events taking place at this year’s Ripples of Hope Festival, so to help you plan we’ve chosen some highlights for audiences…

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A Poetic Declaration: Part 3

The Ripples of Hope Festival is delighted to have commissioned and unveil a powerful new body of work: A Poetic Declaration

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A Poetic Declaration: Part 1

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world to create a new response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The PEN HG Wells Lecture with Elif Shafak

The Ripples of Hope Festival is delighted to host the 2021 PEN HG Wells Lecture, which will be delivered by celebrated novelist and activist Elif…

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Simon Armitage convenes 30 poets to create a new response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Simon Armitage, the UK Poet Laureate, has convened 30 poets from around the world to create a new response to the Universal Declaration of Human…

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A Poetic Declaration: Part 2

The Ripples of Hope Festival is delighted to have commissioned and unveil a powerful new body of work: A Poetic Declaration.

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Ripples of Hope: Hillary Rodham Clinton In Conversation

The Ripples of Hope Festival is proud to present Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

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Elif Shafak and Hillary Rodham Clinton among the names confirmed for Ripples of Hope Festival

Novelist Elif Shafak, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, climate activist Mary Robinson and Hillary Rodham Clinton to join community organisers and international voices at…

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The Ripples of Hope Festival – Day Three

We dedicate the final day of The Ripples of Hope Festival to a theme that has a massive impact on human vulnerability and inequity: our…

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The Ripples of Hope Festival – Day Two

The day begins with conversations exploring the theme of Equity & Equality, we then dive into the stories and creativity of Arts & Culture

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The Ripples of Hope Festival – Day One

You’ll hear from speakers including human rights barrister Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; journalist Amelia Gentleman; CEO of In Place of War Ruth Daniel, former chief…

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Soul Journey to Truth

Soul Journey to Truth is an exhibition that shines a light on the creative talent within prisons, secure settings, and people on probation in the North…

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