Date: 
23 October 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE

This gathering is open to everyone who wants to take action to defend welfare. We are a claimant-led network – our response to welfare reforms is led by people who feel their effects the most – but the attacks on welfare will affect us all whether we are in work or may need welfare as parents, if we become unemployed, due to sickness or disability, or as pensioners.

We plan to run the day with lots of discussion and chances to share ideas and information in workshops and an open space session where we can set the agenda on the day. If you can offer a workshop or would like to propose something for the agenda, please get in touch.
Please help make the day happen:
  • Let us know you can make it!
  • The network does not have any funding, so if your group or union branch can make a contribution to the costs of the room or participants’ travel, please help raise funds for it. Groups and individuals may want to approach union branches or organise fundraisers to raise funds for your travel.
  • Let us know if you can help with food, childcare or facilitation on the day.
  • Forward this invite to anyone else you know who might be interested, post it on your blog or social media; mention it at meetings, and help spread the word!

Upcoming events

21 Sep 14

Every Sunday you will find a market and a city farm with all the trimmings. BBQ Chorizo Stall as well as vegan/vegetarian options.  Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale. Café on site.

Just off Brick Lane, this market is for you if you like your vegetables and your herbs pesticide free, like getting involved in DIY crafts, enjoy folk music and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy with your family.

22 Sep 14 (All day) - 26 Sep 14 (All day)

The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic Research and Technologies, Industries and Applications, and at the same time a leading international PV Industry Exhibition. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics.

28 Sep 14

Just off Brick Lane, in the heart of East London, the Festival of Heat 2014 will be practising exactly what it preaches.

29 Sep 14

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website http://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk/

Wanton Sacrifice – the shocking price of the Afghan war with Frank Ledwidge

4 Oct 14
Come and discuss how we can both tackle climate change and improve our quality
of life. Part of the event will involve tours of cutting-edge eco-homes and
community-scale renewable energy technologies.

Main speakers:

- The case for urgent and radical carbon emission reductions
Dr Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of
Manchester

- How can we live well within natural limits?