Join us at 18.30 at Bermondsey Project Space - a short walk from London Bridge station - for the launch of the Festival of Governance 2021.

Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, chief executive of the Good Governance Institute, will introduce this year's theme. Andrew Etherington from the Bermondsey Project Space will introduce us to the vibrant area of Bermondsey Street. Jaco Marais, creative partner and festival director, will talk through this year's programme. Tim Nathan will tell us what had inspired the Flip the Script photographic exhibition.

Flip the Script means to reverse the usual or existing positions on a situation and to do something unexpected or revolutionary. This year we hope to flip the script on photography, governance, music, board games, culture and the art of conversation, starting at the launch of the Festival at Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

Places are limited but we will be able to meet, in-person and share food, wine and ideas at this truly unique event.

There will be refreshments and live music. The event is a great opportunity for old friends to meet and new ones to be made.

Registration and viewing opens at 17:30 with the launch of the festival review at 18:30, finishing at 19:30. There will then be the opportunity to continue to network and view the artwork until 21:00.

This year will be the 7th festival. Each year they revolve around a different theme, traditionally announced on Good Friday. Our theme this year is Good governance because we can flip the script. Since our very first Festival of Governance in 2015, the Good Governance Institute has been flipping the script on the role of good governance in society.