Brockley Festival of Ideas

People vs PFI is pleased to announce that our exhibition of photographs on PFIs is to be shown next for just one day at the Brockley Festival of Ideas in Lewisham. The festival takes place on Sunday 19th November, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm, at Lewisham Southwark College (LeSoCo),Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT.

The exhibition illustrates the range of PFI deals across different sectors and across the UK, including schools, health, roads, prisons, housing and refuse into power schemes. It provides an overview of the extent to which PFI contracts have swallowed up public funds and channelled money into corporate coffers. The photographs are mainly the work of Marion Macalpine and the exhibition is accompanied by a booklet by Helen Mercer.

The exhibition was first displayed at the TUC from in September and October and has proved very popular.

Feedback on the exhibition

Here are some of the comments we have received from visitors to the exhibition:

“Really brings home the shocking numbers in terms of overall cost to the public purse. Shows Government making decisions that would be obviously irrational if not driven by political agenda of privatisation!”

“Brilliant, eye-opener exhibition!”

 “This is mind-blowing, absolutely brilliant. I had no idea how far and wide this pernicious initiative had spread. Well done!”

 “Beautiful photographs and the whole exhibition clarifies this scandal: revealing, persuasive.”

Book an exhibition!

The exhibition is available for local groups, trades unions etc to show and to raise awareness of the scandalous and multifarious ways in which private finance profits from our public services. People vs PFI has been exposing these scandals for many years now: recent events at the Labour Party conference make this an ideal moment to see the exhibition, and to book it for yourselves.

For more detail see our exhibition page and gallery.