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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2074

Respect | Stop the War | SW Appeal events | The Russian Revolution 90 years on | SWP meetings | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations and lobbies | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to , or email
area title/speaker time venue
National Annual conference Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to , or email
area title/speakers time venue
National Annual conference Sat 27 Oct, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, London
The World Against War
Stop the War Coalition international peace conference. A follow up to the successful international conference in 2005
Sat 1 Dec Westminster Central Hall, London
London: Hackney Afghanistan – Britain’s other war
With Jonathan Neale, Jane Shallis
Wed 14 Nov, 7.30pm Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church St, N16
Sheffield Picasso's War and Peace
With Mike Gonzalez, plus excerpts from play 'Trimming Pablo' and anti-war art show, £5/£3
Fri 9 Nov, 7pm Silvester Space, Silverster St
No More War
Dayschool with speakers from Media Workers Against the War and Military Families Against the War
Info 07810 824 223
Sat 9 Nov, 10am to 4pm Burngreave Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Rd
St Albans Afghanistan – Britain's other war
With Jonathan Neale, Mohammed Arif
Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm Trinity Church, Beaconsfield Rd (corner Victoria St)
Socialist Worker Appeal events
Events supporting the £150,000 appeal
area speaker time venue
Birmingham October (1928)
Showing of Sergei Eisenstein’s classic film on the Russian Revolution
£3/£2. 07905 212 297
Sun 28 Oct, 2pm Cafe One, Unit One, Fiveways Shopping Centre, Broad St
A people’s history of the West Midlands
Afternoon of talks and discussion with local activists and historians
£5. 07905 212 297
Sat 8 Dec, 12 noon to 5pm Ladywood Art Centre,
316 Monument Rd
Leeds Marvin Gaye – what was going on?
An evening of spoken word and live music with Martin Smith and the Tribunes
£8/£5 in advance (£10/£7 on the door). Tickets 07743 024 242
Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club, Queens Rd
Leicester Cultures of resistance
With Martin Smith, The Tribunes
£10/£6. Tickets 0116 255 7066
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm Y Theatre, 7 East St
London The War on Democracy
John Pilger introduces his film
£8.50/£5. Tickets 020 7637 1848. Prince Charles box office 0870 811 2559
Tue 6 Nov, 8.30pm Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
Manchester Cultures of resistance
With Gilad Atzmon, The Tribunes and others
£10/£6. Tickets 0161 832 1111
Mon 12 Nov Club Academy, Manchester University Students Union (Steve Biko building), Oxford Rd
Cambridge Now's the Time
A celebration of jazz musician Charlie Parker with Martin Smith and Gilad Atzmon. Includes launch of Gilad's new album, Refuge
£10/£5 in advance (£12/£7 on the door)
Mon 19 Nov, 7.30pm Romsey Labour Club,
Mill Rd, CB1
07921 724 270
Canterbury Sat 24 Nov, 7.30pm Westgate Hall, CT1
07947 424 505
Bristol Fri 7 Dec, 8pm Oppo Club, 72 Park St
0778 927 3831
Edinburgh Ewan McColl and the British folk song revival
With Alistair Hulett and Jimmy Ross
Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Rd
£8/£5. 07740 866 938
Sunderland Buskers' night
With raffle
SW Appeal fundraiser
Tue 23 Oct, 7pm The Royalty, Chester Rd
The Russian Revolution 90 years on
SWP public meetings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution
area speaker time venue
Barnsley With Judith Orr Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm Barnsley Library,
Shambles St
Birmingham With John Rees Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm Lecture theatre 1, Strathcona Building, Birmingham University
Brighton With Alan Kenny Thu 1 Nov, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House,
Ship St
Bristol With Colin Smith Tue 23 Oct, 7.30pm Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Rd
Cardiff With John Rees Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Wallace lecture theatre, Cardiff university main building, Park Place
Edinburgh With Chris Bambery Wed 31 Oct, 7.30pm Augustine United Church,
George IV Bridge
Glasgow With Mike Gonzalez Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm Hillhead Library,
Byres Rd
Hull With Colin Wilson Mon 29 Oct 7.30pm Relax Cafe, Newland Ave
Leicester With Charlie Kimber Wed 24 Oct, 6.30pm Cafe Mozart,
London Rd
London: Hackney With Esme Choonara Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm Round Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: Islington With Mark Thomas Wed 31 Oct, 7.30pm Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, N7
London: South East With Martin Smith Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm The Bakehouse,
Bennett Park,
Blackheath Village, SE3
(opp Blackheath station)
London: Waltham Forest With Gareth Jenkins Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
Manchester With John Rees Thu 1 Nov, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House,
Mount St (behind the Round Library)
Newcastle With Colin Barker Thu 25 Oct, 7pm Stage 2, Northumbria University Students’ Union,
2 Sandyford Rd
Nottingham With Judith Orr Thu 25 Oct, 7pm The International Community Centre,
Mansfield Rd
Oxford With Weyman Bennett Wed 24 Oct 7.30pm The Mitre, High St
Sheffield With Chris Bambery Wed 24 Oct, 7pm Cafe Euro, John St (off Bramall Lane)
SWP public meetings
area title/speaker time venue
Birmingham Putin’s Russia
With Mike Haynes
Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Laurel Rd Community Centre, Handsworth
Black Country Lessons from the 1970s – how the working class went global
With Simon Basketter,
Frank Henderson
Thu 1 Nov 7.30pm City Bar, Kings St,
Huddersfield Climate change – how can we save the planet?
With Martin Empson
Wed 14 Nov, 6pm Coffee Evolution, Church St
London: Brent Sicko – does Michael Moore’s film show the future of the NHS? Wed 31 Oct, 7.30pm Brent Trades & Labour Hall (Apollo club), 375 High Rd, Willesden
London: east Material girls – women, men and work
With Lindsey German
Thu 15 Nov, 7pm Stratford Library,
The Grove
St Albans Does social change have to be violent?
With Kate Connelly
Mon 5 Nov, 7.30pm upstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
area title/speaker time venue
London An Irish Eye
With Gerry Adams signing his new book
Info 020 7637 1848
Wed 31 Oct, 3pm Bookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Sheffield Poetry of Resistance
With Michael Rosen
£5/£4. Tickets 0114 275 7727
Tue 30 Oct, 7pm Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
National Global day of action against Climate Change
march to US embassy
Sat 8 Dec Assemble 12 noon,
Millbank, London
London How can we win the race against climate catastrophe?
With George Monbiot
Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change
Thu 8 Nov, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd
London: Tower Hamlets Keep our NHS public
With Dr Julian Tudor Hart, Dr Chris McCullough, Karen Reissmann, Dr Kambiz Boomla, Cllr Motin uz Zaman
Wed 31 Oct, 7pm Old Medical School,
Royal London Hospital
Demonstrations & lobbies
area title/speaker time venue
London Lobby of parliament for pensioners' rights
12 noon, rally Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
1pm onwards, Lobby of MPs, House of Commons
Called by National Pensioners Convention
Wed 24 Oct House of Commons
Concerts and benefits
area title/artists time venue
London: Tower Hamlets Music for Jenin
With Garth Hewitt, Sarah Gillespie & Gilad Atzmon, Miranda Barber
£8/£6. £10 on door. Booking 07905 468 226. Benefit for Tower Hamlets/Jenin Twinning Campaign
Thu 25 Oct, 7pm Brady Arts Centre,
192-196 Hanbury St, E1

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Meetings And Events
Tue 23 Oct 2007, 18:36 BST
Issue No. 2074
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