Your film left a lasting sediment, I grew up in London so felt a sense of care for all those fighting, it could have been me. I can't believe they are so blind in what they do and the impacts they have.
It has inspired me to keep an even closer eye on our housing and explore our issues in social housing here more thoroughly as we may face the same challenge in years to come as we gentrify. It's started....
Director of Heart of Hastings, Hasting, uk
Tuesday February 20
7pm – 9pm, Hub 67, 67 Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5HA
Screening followed by Q&A with narrator Andy Worthington and director Nikita Woolfe.
This is a Films For Food screening. There is no charge for admission but you must bring a bag of non-perishable food which will get donated to First Love Foundation (Tower Hamlets Food Bank). Films For Food was set up in 2014 by Rainbow Collective, which describes itself as “a unique production company, formed as a social enterprise and committed to raising awareness on issues of human and childrens’ rights through powerful cinematic documentaries”, who “have collaborated with Amnesty International, The Consortium For Street Children, War On Want, TRAID, Labour Behind The Label, International Labor Rights Forum and many others.” They set up Films for Food in response to the news, in 2014, that “there had been a 51% rise in people using food banks across the UK, with the number of users now over one million.”
If you are coming to this screening, please sign up on the Eventbrite page here.
Saturday February 24
6pm – 8pm, Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 7BY
Screening followed by Q&A with narrator Andy Worthington.
The screening is free, but a suggested minimum donation is £3. It’s organised by Save Walthamstow’s Town Centre, and follows an occupation of Walthamstow Market Square from 1-3pm, against proposals to build 500 new and unaffordable homes in the square, which, as the campaigners state, will involve the developers grabbing a third of the Square, which is publicly owned, constructing huge towers, one of which will be 29 storeys tall, and chopping down around 80 mature trees in and around the Square. As the campaigners also state, they want mass council house building and social rents and private rent control, and also for any changes to the market to be subject to a borough-wide ballot.
My band The Four Fathers will also be playing a few songs at the occupation in the afternoon.
Please visit the Facebook page for the occupation, and please also check out Save Walthamstow’s Town Centre on Facebook and Twitter. The Reclaim Walthamstow Twitter page may also be of interest
For Harmony Hall, and directions, see the website here, and for further information about the Walthamstow campaign, please email David Gardiner.
14 Apr : Hastings with Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust [more info later]
15 Apr : Haringey @Lordship Hub, Tottenham, Haringey. [more info later]
22 Apr : Winnipeg, Canada. Plays at Cinematheque. 4pm [bookings]
30 Apr : New Cross/Deptford, London. Part of New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival [more info later]
We welcome REQUESTS for screenings and can organise projectors and screens etc
- all you need to provide is the space. It's FREE!
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Let's make this year the year of change for our Social Housing.... Concrete Soldiers uk can help make it happen.
18 . 12
CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK + Q&A with journalist & activist Andy Worthington and Heather Gilmore representing Old Tidemill Garden, a community garden in Deptford, and a block of council flats on Reginald Road, whose destruction was approved by Lewisham Council in September, and Martin Williams representing Achilles Street, an estate in New Cross between New Cross Road and Fordham Park that the council wants to destroy, but whose destruction has not yet been approved.
8 . 12
Cinema Museum, London,
Performances by Potent Whisper and Bellatrix
Q&A with Sian Berry (Green Party MP), Tanya Charman (HeartofHastings), Jerry Flynn (35 Percent), Jamie Burton (human rights barrister), and Andy Worthington.
Photography by Jake Davis (fb.com/hungryvisuals)