Monday, 24 November 2014

Post-event updates

Dear Friends,

We wish to thank all of you that came along to the Kingsley Hall last Friday, nevertheless the rain and cold.
Thank you to Liam Kirk for chairing the event, Dr Kevin Zdaniecki and David Amery for their talks, Steve Woodhams for the updates about the LifeHouse Centre, The Mudlarks for their live music, David Kessel, Sarah Barratt and Madeline Kenley for their poetry reading, David Baker for overseeing all audio and visual and letting us access to a warm hall, Georgina Sullivan for facilitating access for the hearing impaired via live captions, and the brilliant team of helpers Miriam, Claudio, Myra. Thank you to all!
A transcript will be available in the next few days. Please, send us an email if you wish to receive a copy: f.e.e.l.campaign@gmail.com
Next meeting at LARC will be on Monday the 15th of December.

The William Blake Congregation warmly invite you to William Blake's 257th Birthday gathering on Friday 28th November at 1pm in the Blake room at Tate Britain. Bring poetry,music,song,cake. We will repair to the Morpeth Arms nearby afterwards. Free.
Blake Birthday Celebration are also taking place later today Monday 24th Nov at the Dragon Cafe. From 7-8.30pm. Poetry,music & dance to celebrate Blake's Birthday with The Children, John Constable, Grassy Noel, Micalef & more.



Save Our Surgeries (SOS) campaigners promise new wave of action to defend practices threatened by MPIG cuts. A new meeting is planned for Wednesday 26 November at 7.30pm, taking place at Lauriston Primary School, 55 Rutland Road, E9 7JS Hackney. Speakers will include Meg Hillier MP (Lab, Hackney South & Shoreditch), Dr Louise Irvine from the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign, retired Hackney GP Dr Mike Fitzpatrick, Tower Hamlets GP Dr Sally Hull and Virginia Patania from the Jubilee Street Practice, which ignited the campaign when it announced it would be forced to close if MPIG cuts went ahead.  SOS is calling for all changes to GP funding to be put on hold, pending the review of GP funding that is due to start in 2015. The campaigners say any new funding formula must take factors like deprivation into account, and that all practices should receive fair funding to meet the needs of their patients, whichever contract they are working to.

Fight Back! Feel Better! Campaigns against a political and economical system which causes sickness. They are having a launching event with discussions, performances and stalls on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm Unite the Union, London Regional Office, 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V

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