Festival sign up

Register your class to take part in Topical Talk Festival between 10th April and 26th May, the world’s biggest news festival for young people.


How to sign up

Follow the steps below to register for the Festival.


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    Ensure you’re a registered Topical Talk account holder

    If you're not a Topical Talk account holder sign up for your free Topical Talk account here

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    Review our terms and conditions

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    Confirm your school meets our eligibility criteria

    The Festival is open to government-funded schools and some schools which serve pupils with high needs. Check below for the full eligibility criteria.


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You're ready to go!

Once you’ve completed the steps above, you’re ready to secure your Festival place.


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Not sure if your school is eligible?

Festivals are open to government-funded schools. Some low-fee paying schools that serve students with high needs (for example, students with special educational needs or those from low socioeconomic backgrounds) are also eligible to take part. The cost of the Festival is £299 per class of 34 students.

If you are unsure about whether your school meets this criteria, or with to discuss funding options, please contact [email protected].

Topical Talk Festival: April 10th to May 26th 2023

Secure your Festival place today

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