Friday, 29 October 2010

BOOK EARLY! Philosophy Football's Christmas 'Hopemas' party

I know, it seems crazy asking you to book up for a Christmas party when October isn't even over but our Christmas party always sell out and with the line up we have for this year's, Friday 17 Dec will be no exception. So do book early to ensure the best seats!  

Why Hopemas?  The brilliant Hope not Hate campaign in Barking and Dagenham which helped secure the defeat of the BNP and their odious leader Nick Griffin was undoubtedly one of the highlights of 2010. Join our Hopemas party to celebrate this victory. 

Our Hopemas party is support of Hope not Hate and generously supported by the PCS trade union. A seasonal night out of ideas and entertainment featuring the superb poetry of  Lemn Sissay . Performing a special version of her hit Edinburgh show 'Afroblighty' (on nationwide tour in 2011) the supremely talented comic Andi Osho. Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 award winners, the hilarious hip comedy improv of Abandoman. And filling the dancefloor into the early hours, music from the Melstars sound system. With contributions from Zaiba Malik author of the August R4 book of the week We are a Muslim,Please,  Nick Lowles, editor of  Searchlight magazine, Owen Hatherley author of the recently published book A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, PCS National Executive Member Zita Holbourne, and Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty.

At our usual party venue 'Offside' on City Road in Islington, completely refurbished and renamed the 'New Red Lion'. Tickets with or without supper.  And combine the night with your Philosophy Football Christmas shopping - your ticket is a £5 discount on shirts bought on the night!

Book either at  or call me on 020 8802 3499 to book.

But don't delay. Our Christmas parties ALWAYS sell out!


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Education on Trial at ULU. Tickets now on sale

Another fantastic line up of discussion, poetry, video and totally Sh!t Theatre are lined up for your debating pleasure.

Set a week before the NUS, UCU & UNISON national demonstration 'Education Cuts: Fund Our Future' this event hopes to build for the demo and beyond. With LSE now announcing they are looking into privatisation these discussions are more than ever important.

Click on the images for provisional lineup and agenda. Feel free to print off and put up round your campuses and workplaces.

Buy your advance tickets HERE before they sell out. And bring slogans to paint on your very own banner at Sky Yarlett's Banner and Placard Making Session :-)

Email, facebook and twitter away this post and feel free to invite anyone you like...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Tony Benn headlines our ReThink Education conference and campaigns launch

You are cordially invited to ULU’s first major event of the year.

As cuts will be hitting us all we need to be thinking about what education is for, how it should be funded, how we prevent cuts and what an ideal education system would look like.

Practical workshops on banner and placard making, video virals and Media communications will give us the tools needed to get our message out there as strong as possible.

But to do all this we need you guys with new ideas. Please bring as many people as you can to prepare yourselves for the year ahead.

TONY BENN is the keynote speaker! And NUS President Aaron Porter will give us an update on the Road to the National Demo.

During the day Vic Langer from the NUS is coordinating a Make Your Own Banner and/or Placard workshop all day long so just bring along some slogans, union logos etc and we’ll provide the rest.

Followed by fab Vintage Party theme: Weimar Republic. Clothes, hair & makeup will be available to dress up in on the night :

Saturday, 2 October 2010


Half-price ticket offer for students! By phone only 020 8802 3499.

Across the world this Thursday, 7 October, will be marked by Trade Unions as 'World Day for Decent Work' (see The campaign's core message is for an economics that put speople first couldn't be more timely with the Con-Dem government onslaught on jobs and working conditions.

For the second year running the TUC is working with Philosophy Football on their Stand Up Decent Work event. A night of ideas and entertainment will mix TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber opening the night with the superb comedy of Shappi Khorsandi closing it. Contributions include the performance poetry of Luke Wright, Kat Banyard author of 'The Equality Illusion' and the soulful sounds of East European brass from marching band Fanfara. And adding an international dimension, from Bangladesh ZM Kamrul Anam, leader of the country's textile workers trade union who with their recent strike are at the cutting edge of the global campaign against sweatshop labour.

Thursday 7 October at TUC Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1. Starts 7pm, Advance booking essential from or call 020 8802 3499

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