Friday 27th October
The Plaques Project is starting…
We have decided to mark some of the places where officers from the Special Demonstration Squad and other undercover units spied on us, and our movements for change, over the years. We will be putting plaques up at various sites around London.
We’re starting on Friday 27th October. Meet us at the Cock Tavern, Phoenix Rd, Euston NW1 1HB for a drink and some reminiscing at 5.30pm. We’ll be moving off at 6pm sharp for a quick tour around some places of interest in the local area. We aim to reach Housmans bookshop for an unveiling and launch event at 7.30pm. Please come dressed as a ghost (bed-sheet style) if you can.
On the day of the Bookfair
11am – 1pm
Reclaiming the Hides - a radical bird walk
Following the tack Kropotkin used in Mutual Aid, this is a guided bird walk where, instead of identifying as many species as possible or hunting down a migrating rarity, the objective is to explore the radical examples set by birds, and to reframe birdwatching as an act that, while not revolutionary in itself, is one worthy of anyone who wants to build a better world (or just turn their back on the one we have already messed up).
Meet at front of the Learning Centre at 11am, or better still confirm you're coming in advance via the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/510076199353583.
4pm – Hard surface behind Veggies stall
BikeStormz at this years Bookfair
Bikestormz ‘Street Elite’ team (small group) will be coming along to do a 15-20 minute skills display at this years London Anarchist Bookfair.
BikeStormz started as an event aimed to provide unity among youths, that has been quietly breaking social postcode barriers, especially within London boroughs and surrounding areas, during harsh times with London's Local authorities savage cuts to youth services and activities leaving very few opportunities for young people.
Bikestormz London ride outs have become a growing community youth phenomenon amongst disenfranchised working class youths of all races. Who gather and self organize towards a common purpose with a very simple yet powerful motto: #KnivesDownBikesUp - to do what they love doing…riding their bikes, learning new stunts and pulling wheelies.
All day – front of Learning centre
Architects for Social Housing (ASH)
ASH will be exhibiting alternative design solutions to estate demolitions and community displacement. Also on display will be the ongoing ASH research project: ‘Mapping of London’s Estate Regeneration Programme’ illustrates the alarming scale of how many estates (some lost already) are under threat of demolition in London. Colour coded pins highlight ‘which’ political parties are responsible for the estate demolitions and the social cleansing of London
Ash was set up in March 2015 in order to respond architecturally to London’s housing ‘crisis’. Organising working collectives that operate with developing ideas under set principles. First among these is the conviction that increasing the housing capacity on existing council estates, rather than redeveloping them as properties for capital investment, is a more sustainable solution to London’s housing needs than the demolition of the city’s Council/Social housing during a housing shortage, enabling the continued existence of the settled communities they house. Our primary responsibility is to existing residents – tenants and leaseholders alike; but we are also committed to finding viable alternatives to estate demolition that are in the interests of the wider London community.
Bookfair afterparty: Conflict, Rebel Riot, Autonomads, Active Slaughter, Perkie, David Rovics, Robb Johnson, Leon Rosselson and others. T-Chances N17, £10.
Bookfair afterparty: Jungle, DnB, Breakcore, Dubstep, Hip Hop. Live music, DJs, performances, cinema. Benefit party for the bookfair. Call 07749932726 or 07449932728 on the night for venue info.