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Category Archives: Events
Sunday 14th August 5pm-6pm Free As Edinburgh City Council’s Regulatory Committee meet on 19 August to decide on an application from the “Scottish Defence League” to march on 11 September to discuss how we can campaign against this Grum Smith, … Continue reading
Every day from 12:30-2pm, we run a choice of free workshops. Song writing – pen an anti-cuts anthem (Lion Spirit) Song writing (1st of May band) Comedy skills – poking fun at the ConDems Slam Poetry – No, it doesn’t … Continue reading
Saturday 13 – Thursday 18 August 2:30 – 4pm Creative campaigning on the streets of Edinburgh – different themes and different stunts every day. Led by The Stand Comedy Club.
Saturday 13 August 2011 4pm-5:30pm Services cut, closed or contracted out. Are we truly “all in this together” or does the burden fall disproportionately on the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged? A panel of campaigners and commentators come together to expose … Continue reading
Saturday 13 August 2011 5:30-7pm Opening and tour of the exhibits. Exhibition of trade union and campaign art, past and present with fair trade wine reception.
Starring Dave Anderson Shoo-Be-Doo is Dave’s latest mini-musical – with a cast of one, including the orchestra! The theme is his teenage years, which just happens to be the late ‘50s, when Rock’n’Roll was king and hair was, well, on … Continue reading
A cabaret of top drawer comedy and live bands with the X-factor output from the MOBILISE workshops. Featuring house band Eddie and Fraser. Saturday 13 August, Monday 15- Saturday 20 August 2011 8:30pm-10:30pm £6 (£4) Saturday 13th Susan Morrison, Steve Day, … Continue reading
Sunday 14th August 4-5pm Scotland’s Place in A Changing World of Economic Globalisation Brian Cavanagh, Irish economist and former Chair, NHS Lothian Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, STUC Alys Mumford, Jubilee Scotland
Sunday 14 August 17:30-19:00 Free Mike Delaitre made his name as a musician and community campaigner in Mauritius – writing songs in support of campaigns to protect local services. Fast forward a couple of years and he has teamed up … Continue reading
14 August 2011 8:30-10:30pm £6 (£4) An evening of comedy and entertainment sponsored by the Coalition for Race Equality and Rights with comedy from Susan Morrison and Bruce Morton. With international music.
Monday 15 August 2011 4pm-5:30pm Free With no electoral mandate, and no public consultation, and a council seemingly unfazed by the Trams Fiasco, Edinburgh is careering towards the largest privatisation of council services in Scottish history. Have the private contractors changed their … Continue reading
Monday 15 August 2011 6:00pm-8pm City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh On the eve of massive privatisation the city council has been plunged into uncertainty as the resignation of Councillor Beckett means that the coalition no longer enjoys an overall majority. … Continue reading
UNISON Members use the Gameshow format to expose the harsh realities of delivering essential public services in return for poverty pay. Monday 15 August 2011 7pm-8pm £6 (£4)
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 August 2011 5:30, Saturday 20 August 2011 2:30 Free A set of eight stunning anti-cuts anthems commissioned by UNISON. In 2009 service users and the Support Workers Action Network united to force the City of … Continue reading
Tuesday 16 August 2011 4pm-5:30pm Free Scotland is plagued by a variety of chronic illnesses and an ageing population. Costs are soaring. NHS spending is ring fenced but homecare and social care are under severe attack. Does the NHS in Scotland deserve a … Continue reading
Tuesday 16 August 2011 7pm-8pm £6 (£4) By Marc Livingstone and UNISON members.
Thursday 17 August 2011 4pm-5:30pm Free If you’re not persuaded by the analysis of UNISON or the Fawcett Society, listen to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The Government is embarked on a regressive programme of tax and benefit changes. And … Continue reading
Thursday 18 August 2011 4pm-5:30pm Free Is the legacy of Thomas Muir, the Calton Weavers, the UCS work-in and the occupation of Lee Jeans alive and well in today’s campaigns ? Murray Armstrong UCS veteran Ellen Monaghan, Lee Jeans Andy … Continue reading