LEFT wing political group Momentum will hold a four day festival of politics, arts and music when the Labour Conference comes to Brighton in September.

The group, which is largely credited with driving Jeremy Corbyn’s success, said the event will see thousands attend dozens of events in nine venues across Brighton and Hove.

Among those set to appear include shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, award winning director Ken Loach, war veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith and DJs Horse Meat Disco.

The event, which is called The World Transformed, has been arranged following the success of Corbyn’s appearance at Glastonbury in June.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, said: “The World Transformed has shown itself to be a powerful new space on the Labour Party conference fringe for people to debate policies, exchange ideas, and expand our political horizon with arts, music and culture.

“Events like these complement the main conference, open up politics and help develop a strong campaigning movement to elect a Labour government for the many not the few.”

The festival will feature more than 160 hours of workshops, debates, live music, art exhibitions, children’s activities, plays, and parties, including interactive art exhibitions, pop up think tanks run by various groups including Mums for Corbyn and a four day Hackathon tasked with building the tools needed to win the next election.

There will also be workshops on how to make a viral video, a play telling the stories of striking miners and live streams of the Labour Party Conference.

It will be open to both conference delegates and the public.

Among the 200 speakers and Guardian columnist Abi Wilkinson, Labour MP for Wigan Lisa Nandy, New Statesman columnist Stephen Bush, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti and award winning theatre director David Thacker.

Corbyn was last in Brighton on June 23, just weeks after the General Election.

He was appearing at Unison’s annual conference where he addressed public sector staff in his first major speech since the election.

He drew a huge crowd and stopped to speak to supporters outside the Brighton Centre.

He said: “In this election we offered hope. I’m proud of the votes we gained and the constituencies we gained.”

He also thanked Labour activists in Brighton and praised the “brilliant Lloyd Russell-Moyle” who won in Brighton Kemptown from the Conservatives.