We’re very excited by Parliament’s recent foray into social media and with the Lords recently launching their own YouTube and Facebook accounts and this being Parliament Week, there’s lots of fun to be had whilst being invited to take part in talks, debates and other fun events on politics, for adults and children alike.
The Lords’ recently created social media channels have been nicely timed to coincide with Parliament Week, which this year is focusing on building “greater awareness of, and engagement with, parliamentary democracy”. There are lots of genuinely interesting events going on around the country and a cute video of the history of Parliament (which whilst we felt could have been done a little better, is a lovely idea and a good start in a new media kind of way).
But the Lords are leaping into the fray and so far their offerings have been tremendously engaging, from videos featuring peers like Baroness Massey of Darwen, as she talks about the All Party Parliamentary Group For Children and matters relating to children, to Lord Baker’s wonderful event, delightfully entitled “From Walpole’s Bottom to Cameron’s Head: Making Fun of the Prime Ministers“.
Parliament has done exceptionally well to launch into social media so elegantly and effortlessly. It has been, so far, an apparently seamless effort and with events including photography exhibitions showcasing vintage photographs of Parliament to thought-provoking discussions about the House of Lords and beyond, it would be a shame not to sample at least one delight.
Parliament Week finishes on the 25th November – there’s still time to check out the fun. But don’t worry if you missed it, you can carry on the mischief by getting involved…