Monday, May 6, 2019

Time for a new Listings Round-up, and here it is

Last long listings post (6-3-19) may still have some current items, for a while.

  Saturday 11th May 2019
                      Drawing the Line Somewhere - Speaker: David Lucas                  
G.K. Chesterton said, "Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere". The same is true of politics.
But 'drawing the line somewhere' is not a straightforward business. What is drawing? What is a line? Drawing has a double nature - a line can do two very different jobs. And we see the same divide, between two very different ways of thinking, in politics. Today our society seems cut down the middle. Can art actually point the way toward unity?
Award-winning children’s author & illustrator, David talks about boundaries in art, life, politics & religion.
Epicentre, West Street E11 4LJ
7.30pm Buffet  8pm Talk  No booking needed
Enquiries 0208 555 5248
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, 
King’s Cross, London, N1 9DX
tel: 020 7837 4473

Hughkights include:

‘The Anarchist Imagination:
Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences’
with Carl Levy, Constance Bantman, Ole Birk Laursen and Carne Ross

Thursday May 30th. Free, register here (required).
Time: 7.00pm at Housmans Bookshop (directions).
Panel Discussion and diouble Book Launch - 
Our panel discuss the continuous role of the anarchist imagination as muse, provocateur, goading adversary, and catalyst in the stimulation of research and creative activity in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, art, feminism, geography, international relations, political science, postcolonialism, and sociology.
UPDATE from Autonomy Now about the above -
... our May event is on the day prior to the Anarchist Festival, they asked if we would like to have it added to the programme, to which we agreed.  It's still free (as we will always strive to do) however booking ahead is required but only to ensure the shop doesn't get too full. Feel welcome to use a pseudonym to register if you prefer anonymity.
... book up via the Billetto link.

At the event two books will be launched:
The Anarchist Imagination Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 1st EditionThe Anarchist Imagination
Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 1st Edition
Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman (Routledge).
The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism by Carl LevyThe Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism
Edited by Carl Levy, Matthew Adams (Palgrave).
Carl Levy is Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently writing two books, 'Anarchists and the City' and a biography of Errico Malatesta: 'Errico Malatesta: The Rooted Cosmopolitan, the Life and Times of an Anarchist in Exile'.
Constance Bantman is Senior Lecturer in French and Director of Teaching and Learning and author of 'The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation'
Ole Birk Laursen is a literary critic and historian of Black and South Asian people in Britain and Europe, researching and writing about race, resistance, and revolution, focusing particularly on Indian anticolonialism, nationalism, and anarchism, as well as the contemporary legacies of colonialism, racism, riots, and human rights.
Carne Ross is best known for once working as a British diplomat before leaving the civil service in disgust over the Iraq war, and testifying against the government at the Butler Review. He has gone on to become an advocate for anarchist organising.

[Housmans listing continues - ]

'Cooperation Jackson: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi' with Kali Akuno
Friday 31st May, 7pm - Tickets in advance from here

Pluto Press 50th Anniversary event
'To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe
with Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande
Wednesday 12h June, 7pm - tickets in advance from HERE
£3 redeemable against any purchase on the night

'Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell' with Stuart Hodkinson

Friday 14th June, 7pm- - Tickets in advance from HERE
£3 redeemable against any purchase on the night
From Past Tense

Past Tense have produced a little pamphlet about the 1649-50 'True Levellers' (popularly called Diggers) in Surrey and elsewhere...

Stand Up Now, Diggers All!
The 1649 True Levellers Commune at St George’s Hill

On April 1st 1649, a small group of men and women moved onto wasteland at St George’s Hill, near Weybridge, in the parish of Walton-on-Thames in north Surrey, and began to dig over the land and plant vegetables.

The True Levellers or ‘Diggers’ occupation was revolutionary - they advocated collective use of land, for need, not for profit, in defiance of landlords, church and the law.

Their groundbreaking communist experiment faced violence and prosecution from the authorities and landowners.

They were dispersed - but still their vision lingers on...

An account of the events of the True Levellers' 1649 land squat, their 
ideas, and the repression they faced...
Printed by our own fair hands as usual...! 28 pages, slightly smaller than A5.

Cost: £2 plus P&P, available for sale from our website: ... along with lots more lovely past tense publications...

Follow the past tense blog - 500 posts old
 London radical histories & mysteries 

Today’s past tense blog post [10-5-2019] on the Southwark hatters' strike of May 1768
is our 500th post on this blog, since we launched at the end of December 2015. It's been lots of work  - but hopefully useful educational and occasionally challenging. 
We’ve ranged from writing about the Middle Ages to the present...

New Anarchist Research Group - May and June meetings

MayDay Rooms**, Saturday, 25 May, 2019 14:00-16:00 
Anarchy or Chaos:  M.P.T. Acharya and Indian Anarchism
Ole Birk Laursen

... explores the life and activities of the Indian anarchist M. P. T. Acharya (1887-1954). After a decade of anti-colonial revolutionary activities across India, Europe, and the United States, and a three-year sojourn in Russia during the revolutionary years, Acharya returned to Berlin in late 1922 and joined the anarcho-syndicalist International Working Men’s Association (IWMA). Throughout the next three decades, operating out of Berlin and Bombay, Acharya tried to establish an anarchist movement in India, writing extensively about anarchism, anti-capitalism, Bolshevism, Gandhi and pacifism, sexual relations and free love, and the Indian struggle for independence. Based on extensive archival research, this talk opens a window onto the international anarchist movement in the inter-war years, the history of anarchism in India, and how uncovering Acharya’s anarchist philosophy might help decolonise anarchism. 

MayDay Rooms**   Saturday 22 June, 2019 14:00 – 16:00

Anarchist Theory in Landscape Planning 

Tim Waterman   Anarchism’s influence on landscape theory and planning, dating back to Proudhon, but perhaps more importantly to Elisée Reclus and Peter Kropotkin, is powerful, but has long been suppressed or denied. This makes it difficult to understand just how strong anarchism’s undercurrents have remained in landscape theory, and how continuous a lineage anarchist planning possesses, through figures such as Patrick Geddes and Colin Ward. This talk will trace the emergence of the contemporary idea of landscape as situated social ecology within green anarchist theory since the 19th century and show how it is an emancipatory ecological, social, cultural, and intellectual framework for planning and design.
 (Please note we hold a collection to offset room hire) 
An update on events.
1] The summer newsletter is in production...
2] The IWGB boycott of Senate House continues. The attitude of the University (not the IHR) continues to be aggressive and little progress appears to be occurring on bringing work back in-house. It is for the IWGB to determine their strategy but we are keeping the matter under review.
3] The early seminars scheduled for the summer term clashed with Bank Holidays (as we meet on Mondays). However it is planned to run two seminars on the first two Mondays in June ... details of these and locations in due course. It is unlikely that we will be able to use the IHR and if anyone has access to a nearby space at low or no cost please get in touch
4] Please see the appeal from Red Saunders for funding for his Peterloo montage. "This is an important historical endeavour in the 200th anniversary year but it is some way short of being fully funded..."

We support the ongoing IWGB action at Senate House over outsourcing of support staff. Because of this the seminars will not be held at Senate House until the dispute is resolved.  We have two seminars lined up however:

Monday 10 June 2019 - 'Kwame Nkrumah and the Dawn of the Cold War'
Book launch with author Marika Sherwood - 6.30pm at Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE 
Update: About the book

The West African National Secretariat (WANS) has almost been forgotten by history. A pan-Africanist movement founded in 1945 by Kwame Nkrumah and colleagues in London and France, WANS campaigned for independence and unity. Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast in late 1947. The colonial government accused him of being a communist and fomenting the riots of early 1948. He was jailed. This led to the beginning of the Cold War in West Africa.
Drawing on archival research including the newly released MI5 files, Marika Sherwood reports on the work of WANS, on the plans for a unity conference in October 1948 in Lagos, and on Nkrumah’s return home. Sherwood demonstrates that colonial powers colluded with each other and the US in order to control the burgeoning struggles for independence. By labelling African nationalists as ‘communists’ in their efforts to contain decolonisation, the Western powers introduced the Cold War to the continent.
Providing a rich exploration of a neglected history, this book sheds light for the first time on a crucial historical moment in the history of West Africa and the developmental trajectory of West African independence.

Monday 17 June 'The size of the crowd. How historians have assessed numbers at demonstrations from 1848 onwards' - Keith Flett
(The paper will be posted online at to invite comments and discussion on social media.) 

The deadline for the next issue of the London Socialist Historians Group Newsletter is 1 September 2019 - Letters, articles, criticisms and contributions to debate are most welcome.
 [Some articles from the current issue, out now, are on the LSHG blog at link above.]
SHS Meeting - Soviet Communes. Post by Snowball at London Socialist Historians Group
Socialist History Society Meeting 
at 2pm, on Saturday 18th May 2019 
*Soviet Communes - The History of Communes in the Early Years of the Soviet Union* 
The talk will be given by Dr Andy Willimott, author, "Living the Revolution: Urban Communes and Soviet Socialism, 1917 – 1932" 
Please note the Society's AGM will be held at 1pm. 
Venue: Red Lion Hall, Basement, Tresham House, Red Lion Square, entrance is via Lamb’s Conduit Passage, Conway Hall, Holborn WC1R ‎4RE 
Free. All welcome.

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity 
University of Brighton, UK 
An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH); with additional support from Radical Futures.

Opening public roundtable on Thursday 27 June 2019 at 5:00 pm
Bernadette Devlin McAliskeyS.T.E.P. 
Karma NabulsiUniversity of Oxford.

Conference days: Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 
Keynote speakers:
Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research.
Cynthia Young, Pennsylvania State University.

<< This conference seeks to decentre the established loci of “The Sixties”. It builds on recent efforts to expand and complicate the spatiality and temporality of the global sixties and calls for new analyses of this critical historical conjuncture from the standpoint of solidarity. 
How was solidarity conceived, imagined and radically enacted in the border-crossings, both spatial and intellectual, of new revolutionaries in the “long” 1960s? How did it constitute a nodal theme for radical politics on the left? What are its intellectual frameworks and transnational politics, associated aesthetics and cultures of circulation. 
 With 60 international speakers, discussions will explore notions and manifestations of solidarity as articulated in the interstices that, more than 50 years ago, opened up shared spaces of political struggle and prefigured radical horizons of possibility. Papers will expand on histories of the radical sixties to include: Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Northern Ireland, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, South Africa, USA, UK, and Uruguay, among other translocal connections.>>

For further information, registration and conference updates, please visit:
For all general enquiries, please contact: or
Marxism 2019 - A festival of socialist ideas - 4-7 July, London 
 Capitalism is in crisis. Society is rapidly polarising between Left and Right. Marxism Festival 2019 is the place to debate how we can beat back the rise of racism, fascism and the far right. But thousands of people from around the world will also be discussing the alternative to the system that means chaos.
 Speakers include:
Omar Barghouti • Extinction Rebellion  • Ilan Pappé • Louise Raw  • Ian Angus and more!
For more information and how to book see here  
Call for Papers, Deadline 15 May 2019:
Central London, 7-10 November 2019
Claps of Thunder: Disaster Communism, Extinction Capitalism and How to Survive Tomorrow [...]
[Fuller description of theme at title link]
For all queries, email only please:
"We welcome papers on [the following]:" 
• Relationships between climate change, mass extinction and capitalism, and the consequences of ecological deterioration for the long-term reproduction of capitalism, the organisation of capitalist states, the viability of capitalist democracy, and new axes of imperialism.
• Potential for new modalities of racial capitalism, or a new form of ‘climate sovereign’ or ‘climate Leviathan’, to emerge around the militarisation of climate policy under the rubric of ‘natural security’.
• Commodification of climate change, as for example with the pursuit of carbon markets, ‘green capitalist’ technologies, and the opening of the Transpolar Sea Route and the military struggles for control over it.
• History of environmental struggles, from Bhopal to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the sometimes ambiguous role of the organised working-class therein, the salience of anti-racist and anti-colonial movements, and the ideological contest between various registers of ecological thought including eco-socialism, eco-Malthusianism, Deep Ecology, black ecology, the environmentalism of the poor, and eco-fascism.
• Popular militancy, denial, apathy, anger and ‘melancholia’ in the face of climate crisis, and the ideological or psychoanalytic bases thereof.
• Emerging forms of climate reaction, from libertarian strategies of denial/affirmation, to eco-fascist Arcadias based on racist genocide.
• Ecological and political viability of strategies of mitigation — from Green New Deals to geoengineering to ‘half-earth’ strategies — and the meaning of any plausible scenario of communist plenty in a de-carbonised future.
• The recent ecological reformulations of historical materialism, the relevance of Marxist categories for analysing the geological scales of ‘Deep Time’ on which the climate crisis is predicated, and the relationship between Marxism and the ‘hard sciences’. 
The conference will also include streams on Marxist Feminism, Race and Capitalism, Work, and Sexuality and Political Economy (all to follow), but also open CfPs for paper/panel proposals that look at utopia and postcapitalist futures, the political struggles over sovereignty, the second wave of Arab uprisings and the capitalocene, Marxism and literature. In addition, the conference will, as always, be open to proposals not directly related to the main theme on all areas of Marxist and left-wing thought and politics, including political economy, political science and state theory, history and historiography, philosophy, law, cultural and aesthetic theory, science studies, and any other relevant discipline.
Please Note: Although we welcome preconstituted panels, after extensive feedback from previous years we are tightening up on panels with just titles or incomplete names. Panels should provide title, abstract and full names, emails of each participant and abstract/note of contribution (where relevant). Incomplete panel proposals will be put on the reserve list and may ultimately be rejected. We also reserve the right to reject certain papers in a preconstituted panel and to reconstitute panels as we see fit.>>
Working Class Movement Library
51 The Crescent
Salford M5 4WX

Invisible Histories talks

At 2pm on Wednesday 8 May, when Joe Darlington will speak about his recent book, British terrorist novels of the 1970s.
The 1970s saw a boom in novels, both popular and literary, with terrorists as their main characters. By placing the novels in their historical and political context, this talk explores the broad range of terrorist novels and proposes a model terrorist novel plotline against which the mass of texts can be measured.

22 May    James Clarke The litten path, a novel set during the miners' strike. 
It tells the story of one mining family from the eve of the vote to strike in March 1984 to November of that painful year. 
You can also hear James talking about his work in a recent edition of Radio 4's Open Book focused on working class writing -

5 June     Film screening Strata
We mark the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave with a showing of Strata, a two-screen, 40 minute film by artists Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan. The documentary explores the cultural, industrial and natural histories underpinning the former coal-mining region of Barnsley, and comparable locations across Europe. Focussing upon economic and social injustices, the film combines original cinematography with an atmospheric soundtrack score, voices from the community and archival film, forming a poetic picture of collective memory, shared experience and international solidarity.
Nick Jordan will introduce the film and share a Q&A session afterwards.

19 June   Christine Lindey talk  Art for all: socially committed art from the '30s to the Cold War
An illustrated talk by art historian Christine Lindey on her recent book which explores a vein of British art which kept alive the idea of socially committed and widely understandable art.  Art for All reveals a forgotten or marginalised area of 20th century British art. Christine's book provides a vivid understanding of the political and aesthetic contexts that turned a wide variety of individuals into socially committed artists. It also examines the artist’s circumstances of production and patronage, and explains why these often handicapped those artists who were swimming against the current of their times.

3 July      
Alison Morgan talk plus musicians  Ballads and songs of Peterloo 
Alison Morgan’s new book includes over 70 poems, published either as broadsides or in radical periodicals and newspapers of 1819. Alongside her talk we will hear musical examples of some of the Peterloo broadside ballads from Pete Coe and Brian Peters.
Alison is a senior teaching fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Warwick.  Pete and Brian are professional folk singers & multi-instrumentalists who have been presenting traditional songs & music at concerts & festivals, home & abroad, for many years. They both have roots in the North West and have researched many songs from 18th & 19th century broadside ballad sheets.
This event is part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Voting for Change.
 Admission free; all welcome.  If you'd like to stay to hear our evening talk by Michael Sanders on the Lancashire strikes of 1842, and the role which the memory of Peterloo played therein, you're welcome to do so.  We wll be keeping the library open after our normal closing time of 5pm until after the talk (which starts at 7pm).  You can browse our Peterloo exhibition - and if you want to bring something for your tea you're welcome to eat that here too...

More details at

Frow Lecture: '1919 - every place a storm centre'

The tenth annual Frow Lecture, in honour of the Library's founders Edmind and Ruth Frow, will be given at the Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford on Saturday 11 May at 2pm by Professor John Callaghan from the University of Salford who will speak on the topic 1919 - every place a storm centre.  
The title is a quote from 1919 from then Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon, whose words convey something of the turbulence in the colonial world as seen from London in 1919. Lord Curzon had been Viceroy of India at one time. India was now one of the storm centres he had to reckon with, others included Iraq, Egypt and Sudan. Europe was no better in this Conservative view. The Bolshevik 'contagion' had spread to Hungary and Germany. It also imperilled India, even Britain itself.
For those wanting to improve the world the immediate post-war situation seemed, for all these reasons, more attractive. The Great War was over, a League of Nations was coming into being, universal suffrage had arrived in Britain and the Labour Party had adopted socialism as its ultimate goal. The talk now was of social reform at home, as the economy boomed, and of a lasting peace based upon disarmament, national self-determination and international arbitration of disputes between states. For those who wanted to see, however, the obstacles to progress were already visible.
Admission free; all welcome; light refreshments available.  The Library is grateful to the University of Salford for once again hosting this event.

Museums at Night: Oliver James Lomax
Oliver James Lomax, a poet from Bolton, has recently been working with WCML to respond and write poems about the Peterloo Massacre, and these were much admired when read as part of our recent Radical Readings fundraising event. He will perform these poems here this Friday, 17 May alongside new work from his next collection, as the Library's contribution to the national Museums at Night festival.

Come along from 7pm and browse some of the Library's rich collections relating to Peterloo. Oliver's poetry reading will begin at 7.30pm.

Free (though donations very welcome!); light refreshments available.

Townsend Productions: The ragged trousered philanthropists

Returning by popular demand on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June (7.30pm), this one-man show is based on the book by Robert Tressell, using Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song.  This production sold out when it was last at the Library - don't miss it this time around!
Tickets price £12 plus booking fee (£10 concession, £6 student) available here.


Breathe Out Theatre: The Riot Act

On Saturday 15 June at 8pm we welcome Breathe Out Theatre to perfom new play The Riot Act.

On 12 August 1842, just 23 years after the Peterloo Massacre, Lancashire cotton workers again marched in protest at appalling pay and conditions. Reaching Preston’s Lune Street, the protestors were confronted by the authorities and read the Riot Act.  By 13 August seven men had been shot and four were dead.

Written by Rob Johnston, winner of Best Drama at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival for ‘Dark Satanic’ and long-listed for The Royal Exchange Bruntwood Prize, The Riot Act mixes humour and tragedy to tell the story of all those caught up in the momentous events of 1842.

Admission free
The Libfrary will be open from 7pm for people to view our Peterloo exhibition before the play.
Not just Peterloo - a series of talks on state violence
Wednesdays at 7pm -

26 June with historian Katrina Navickas reflecting on the history of suppression of political meetings in Manchester and Salford during the 19th century.

3 July Michael Sanders "How many shots were fired?": the 'Plug Plot Insurrection' and Peterloo

10 July Jennifer Luff State surveillance of the 20th century left

[See illustrations from MI5 files on this blog]
17 July Joanna Gilmore Lessons from Orgreave: policing, protest and resistance

Admission free.  Full details at
An important note for WCML readers  
Work is still continuing on a major project to eradicate the damp in our cellar.  The project will have major benefits such as increasing our storage capacity, as well as ensuring vastly improved storage conditions for the precious material stored on the 0.7kms of cellar shelving. The first phase of the project (installation of a new boiler) was completed in October 2018. The second phase (installation of an environmental management system) has just been granted Listed Building Consent, and we expect work to start in mid-June 2019 and with luck to be completed by early autumn.
Though we have tried to keep this to a minimum, there is unavoidably some disruption to the usual running of the Library while this work is underway.  In particular, it will not be possible for readers, during the imminent second phase of the work, to have access to the full range of our boxes of pamphlet material/newspapers/journals, as the majority of these will be in off-site storage.  If you are planning a trip to use our collections, PLEASE contact us in advance to check availability of material you wish to see and save yourself a potential wasted journey.
Sorry, but we also are still not in a position to accept donations of material during this period (donations of money of course are always welcome! Click here...).
Our current guest exhibition Sylvia and Silvio runs until Thursday 23 May.  Our exhibition Peterloo: news, fake news and paranoia opens soon
As is well known, 2019 marks 200 years since a peaceful crowd in St Peter’s Field calling for electoral reform was attacked by the Manchester & Salford Yeomanry, an event that has become known as Peterloo. Our bicentenary exhibition will explore in detail the historical context, the prevailing paranoia and the reactions of the establishment, utilising the Library’s extensive Peterloo holdings.
The exhibition opens from Friday 31 May at 1pm and runs until 19 September.  It will be open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of the month 10am-4pm.  
There will of course be very many other events relating to Peterloo taking place in our area over the next few months. The main database of events, exhibitions and activities is searchable at
 Independent Working Class Education Network
What might happen in the first 100 days of a Corbyn-led Labour government?
IWCE invites your contribution to this half Day School in Norwich on Saturday 22nd June.
  • "What can we hope for in the first Queen's Speech?
  • Could we dig up that Magic Money Tree in the Cayman Islands?
  • How vicious might the opponents be?"
Book a place by emailing Keith Venables []

Saturday 22nd June 12- 4pm 
at the Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Norwich NR2 1SD.
Venue is fully accessible.
For more information,  contact Dave Welsh 07946 284089

Supported by Unite and Norfolk Union Learning Group (NULG) and Independent Working Class Education Network.
Also from/via IWCE:
Film Premiere
‘The Big Meeting’ will be shown for the first time at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall Saturday 22 June before it goes on general release in cinemas later this summer:
Friends of Durham Miners Gala are delighted to announce that the new feature film about the Durham Miners’ Gala will receive its premiere in the city next month, featuring a panel discussion with director Daniel Draper and some of the stars of the film. Doors opening at 6pm.
Tickets now on sale.
From: CND Campaign magazine <
 No thanks for nukes: read all about our Westminster Abbey protest - 

"Our protest at Westminster Abbey last week received wall-to-wall media coverage, reflecting the breadth of public opposition to the National Service of Thanksgiving taking place there... Read more about the event in this month's Campaign magazine, as well as a report from New York [about] a conference on nuclear disarmament.
Also from CND:
Protest: Together Against Trump - stop the state visit
Donald Trump will visit the UK next month. CND is helping to organise a 'Trump-free zone' protest in Trafalgar Square on the 4th June to oppose the dangerous policies he represents.

The police must let protesters march against Trump's state visit to Britain

The police are refusing to allow anti-Trump protestors to march down Whitehall when Donald Trump is in London on the 4 June.
We believe this is a denial of the right to protest against a state visit most Londoners oppose.
Taxpayers' money should not be spent shielding Donald Trump from legal protest.
We demand protestors be given the right to march.
  • If you agree with us, please sign the petition addressed to the London Metropolitan Police.
Join the protest : Together Against Trump - stop the state visit
  • Tuesday 4 June 2019 - gather 11am - Trafalgar Square, London
  • Sign up and share with your Facebook contacts
From Sparrows' Nest - 

You can now find the report on our recent Anarcho-Punk Fanzines event on the website, along with some photographs and a lot of links to digitised copies of the Fanzines featured at the event.You can find even more Fanzines from different periods by searching the Digital Library for the keyword MUSIC.

Please see below for information about an upcoming history walk through Nottingham, organised by our friend Mo Cooper. We can highly recommend this walk, Mo is a great guide and this is a great chance to learn about some amazing and inspirational stories.
All the best
A Sparrow
Poverty, Prosperity and Politics
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
meet near to the castle gate house (by the hoarding)
finish Market Square

Part of Mo Cooper's Spring 2019 history walks programme.

The original Women’s History walk of Nottingham.
Learn about the ‘She Devil of France', the worn steps of the old Women’s Hospital, Alice who died through the ‘instigation of the devil’, Lady Ludd, and what the suffragettes planned for the king’s visit.
£4 payable on walk.
From Medact

...  hosting Dr. Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, a Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade volunteer on a trip to the UK, for a talk on the Cuban health system and medical internationalism

BMJ Paediatrics Open Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus Professor in Child Health at Nottingham University, and Medact member Imti Choonara will chair the talk and discussion - in which Dr. Fonseca will draw on his experiences from Haiti, Western Sahara, West Africa and Ecuador.
This free talk will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 10 June at Queen Mary University of London (next door to Barts hospital),
Register via Medact website
From achac Research Group

Le 1erjuillet 2019, de 14h00 à 15h00
British Library (Londres)

La British Library de Londres (Royaume-Uni) organise un séminaire en ligne, ou « webinaire », sur le Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) qui tente de sauvegarder des collections d’archives en péril à l’aide de subventions. Ce séminaire introductif au projet sera l’occasion de présenter le projet et son fonctionnement à travers une session de questions/réponses en direct.

1-7-19, 2-3 p.m.

Updates and additions to follow as notifications come in.