To explore, in no particular order..
On the 6th August anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, CND has
organised a free screening of the 1965 BBC film, The War Game, in central
Join us at The Light Euston in Friends House, where we
will be joined by Michael Bradsell, who edited the film in 1965, for a
The BFI describes the film as 'a controversial and harrowing film
which, after the BBC had reluctantly allowed a cinema release, garnered huge
critical praise internationally, winning a number of prizes, including an
However, 'the nuclear war drama was withheld by the BBC - possibly
as a result of political pressure - and remained unshown for nearly twenty
years, finally being transmitted on 31st July 1985.'
2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the 50th
anniversary of the filming of The War Game and now 30 years since it was first
screened on the BBC.
Film showing –
- 6 - 8pm,
Thursday 6th August
- The Light
Euston, Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road
- REGISTER: The screening is free but please
register as spaces are limited.
Sunday 5th July
Schooling and Culture Residency
Schooling and Culture was a collaboratively produced journal published during the 70s and 80s between a group of radical left educationalists and young working class school students in London.
MayDay Rooms currently houses a collection of the journals and this week long programme seeks to further socialise this archive. Since December 2014, convened by Russell Newell, a group of educators/artists/organisers and some of the original contributors have been meeting at MDR to discuss the
potential of reactivating the journal, what it would look like [...]
88 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1DH
Tel: 020 3691 5230
The Matchwomen's festival is back and bigger than ever! With
speakers such as Caroline Criado-Perez, Kate Hardie, Sara Khan, Siana Bangura,
Shabana Kauser, Miranda Yardley and LOADS more as well as surprise guests.
Live music from Maddy Carty, Steve White and the
Protest Family and Thee Faction. Poet provocateurs Shagufta Iqbal, Janine
Booth, Tim Wells.
*Exclusive- The hilarious Week in Sexist News
will this year come LIVE from the Festival!*
This year we are at a new venue - Canning Town
Caravanserai - a fantastic in and out-door venue in a fabulous setting. With
hot food from Masterchef's Alec Tomasso, cakes, snacks and drinks all day and
night! **Under a fiver if booked in advance! Kids Free**
Saturday 4th July
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Address: 100-116 Silvertown Way, London E16 1EA
Dalston radical history walk
6.30pm in Gillett Square, Dalston, London, N16 8AZ
more....... Bring your own histories
struggles and gentrification
against police violence and oppression who got infiltrated by
for community, for working class history, for refugees, for struggle
WAKEFIELD NEWS: Opposing the National Front
WE ARE WAKEFIELD had a well attended meeting
on 8th July at Lightwaves Leisure Centre.
The meeting had been called because the Nazi National Front are planning
to march through Wakefield on Saturday 25 July.
The latest information is that the Nazis will assemble at the Wakey
Tavern (6 Lower Warrengate..next to Wetherspoons) at 11am and will be
marching to the "Springs" at 12 noon.
WE ARE WAKEFIELD have support from faith groups, community groups,
political parties, community organisations, trade union branches etc.
They are organising a protest demonstration and also an event in the
city centre through the day that will celebrate the diversity of Wakefield.
Their next organising meeting is on Tuesday 14 July at 7.15pm back at
Lightwaves Leisure Centre.
Those of us who attended last night were asked to publicise as much as
possible the events being organised to oppose the NF...please pass the message
From Wakefield Socialist History Group
The meeting had been called because the Nazi National Front are planning to march through Wakefield on Saturday 25 July.
The latest information is that the Nazis will assemble at the Wakey Tavern (6 Lower Warrengate..next to Wetherspoons) at 11am and will be marching to the "Springs" at 12 noon.
WE ARE WAKEFIELD have support from faith groups, community groups, political parties, community organisations, trade union branches etc.
They are organising a protest demonstration and also an event in the city centre through the day that will celebrate the diversity of Wakefield.
Their next organising meeting is on Tuesday 14 July at 7.15pm back at Lightwaves Leisure Centre.
Those of us who attended last night were asked to publicise as much as possible the events being organised to oppose the NF...please pass the message on........
From Wakefield Socialist History Group
Their People's Charter demanded adult male suffrage, equal electoral districts,
annual Parliaments, vote by ballot, abolition of the property qualification for
MPs and also payment of MPs.
The idea was that a democratic electoral system would transform the composition
of Parliament. Once workers were the majority at Westminster the
Government would have to rule in their interests.
On Saturday 18 July, the WAKEFIELD SOCIALIST HISTORY GROUP
are holding a meeting about "THE CHARTISTS...AND THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT
TODAY." The meeting is at the Red Shed, Vicarage Street,
Wakefield. It starts at 1pm and admission is free. A free light buffet is
The speakers are Ken Rowley (ex Vice President of the NUM), Shaun Cohen (Ford
Maguire Society) and Paul Feldman (Assemblies for Democracy; author of book on
the state and democracy).
In the early months of 1841 -whilst William Lovett and Feargus O'Connor were still in jail- Chartists secured 1,339,298 signatures backing a pardon.
The Chartist and Republican Journal reported that on 25 May 1841 some 18 stone masons from the "new Houses of Lords and Commons" carreid the "tun-like petition" along Fleet Street, the Strand, past Charing Cross and Horse Guards onto Westminster where it was "rolled onto the floor like a mighty snowball."
There the petition was debated. When it came to the vote it was 58-58. The Speaker voted against. The Petition had been rejected -but only by the deciding vote of the speaker."
And next month
They will be
organising a guided walk to commemorate the Kinsley Evictions in West
The walk will start with
short speeches at the "winding wheel" outside Fitzwilliam Railway
Station at 2pm on Sunday 9 August.
The guide for the walk
itself is John Gill and the route (approx. 2 miles) will be through Fitzwilliam
The walk will end with a
pint at the Kinsley Hotel.
Free bottled water will be
provided and stout footwear is recommended.
For more information call 07931927451.
A second showing of The Brixton Tapes has been arranged, due
to the popularity of the first night:
So, another chance to see the long lost and
excellent documentary on the 1981 Brixton Riots with an introduction from our
very own Alex (121/ Past Tense).
Tuesday 28th July
at Whirled Cinema,
259 Hardess St,
London SE24 0HN
Doors open 7pm. Film showing 8.30pm. There is a
bar there so come early...
£5 non members £3 members.
The timetable for Marxism 2015 in London from 9-13 July is available online - there are so many critical meetings on offer on a wide range of subjects
Food & drink available for purchase
Exhibition Runs 2-26 July
Following the end of the Second World War the people of Britain elected a Labour government. It was a landslide victory. Seventy years later we recall the achievements of that government and explore what remains of its radical reforms.
Open during our drop-in times, Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm and the first Saturday of the month 10am-4pm.
Wednesday 8 July 2pm
Wednesday 22 July 2pm
Keith Flett talk - 'A History of 1945: beyond Ken Loach'
Keith is a socialist historian and a prolific letter writer in the British press.
Price £10 - tickets to be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.