Demand a Future

Night Forum on Climate Emergency

21 June 16:00-23:00
York Explore Library and Archive

A community-led, participatory assembly for individuals and organisations who care about creating a sustainable future for all.

Read the Mandate

A Mandate for a Change

At Demand a Future on 21 July 2019 the people of York collectively agreed by overwhelming support a set of demands addressed to the City of York Council, national government, and each other as citizens of York.

Art, Discussion, and Music: A Festival of Democracy

Demand a Future is a community-led, participatory "people's assembly" for individuals and organisations who care about creating a sustainable future for all.

A platform for creative discussion

We are bringing together the residents of York to share their expertise and suggestions on the most urgent political issue of our day: the climate crisis. Join us for an open and positive discussion, with no blaming and shaming. With your help we will create a bold new vision of the City of York.

What does a world without climate change look like, and how can we achieve it? How can organisations and groups in our local community make a positive impact, and build a future where there is fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink?

Art, activities and workshops for all ages

Join us for activities for all ages about the future of York. From workshops to participatory art projects to talks and discussion, there are all sorts of ways to get involved in the debate.

Live music and performance

We will be hosting an evening of live acts including music, poetry, and theatre. See our programme for details.


Demand a Future is three linked events in one evening starting at 16:00. Join us for the whole event, or just come to the bits that most interest you. The programme for the evening is below. More details will be added as they are confirmed.

Getting There

Demand a Future is being held at , in York City Centre.

Find accessibility information about the venue at AccessAble.


Demand a Future is a free, open event. You are invited to join us at any time and participate in any of the activities. We understand that family and other commitments may prevent you from attending the event in full, however, you are welcome to attend as much or as little as you are able to.

Get Involved

If you or your organisation would like to be part of York's first community-led forum on climate change, please contact or visit the Extinction Rebellion York Facebook page.

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