Haringey Independence Day – a grassroots gathering for local change
May 15, 2009
A lot of us in HSG have been madly busy helping organise for Haringey Independence Day, which was on Saturday 30 May and was a day of “independence from party politics, religion and government agencies, where individuals and groups in Haringey can organise collectively, exchange ideas and make their own decisions that affect their lives”.
A brief idea of the programme
All day: kids crèche, refreshments, stalls and information
10.15am: Kids Collective Community Arts Group presents: special guest John Hegley – FREE performance by one of the country’s most innovative comic poets
12 noon: Give or Take event
Pass on things you don’t need and find things you do. Bring your unwanted items before or at midday – books, toys, kitchenware, re-useable paint, bric-a-brac, plants, furniture and ornaments etc. (no adult clothing, electrical or hazardous/toxic items please).
12.15 – 6pm: Workshop and discussions
A whole series of meetings including how to set up a local group, using the media, local alternatives to the rat race, climate change and Copenhagen, Ford Visteon workers’ struggle and much more
Practical activities including banner making, guerrilla gardening, Dr Bike and cycle training, face painting, local history walk, live music.
Films including At the River I Stand, Postcode Wars, Ethel McDonald – an Anarchist’s Story, The Legacy of the Black Panthers, The Battle Of Orgreave
Saturday 30th May, 10.15-6
at the West Green Learning Centre
Park View Academy
West Green Road (next to Downhills Park)
Buses: 41, 341, 67, 230
Turnpike Lane or Seven Sisters tube
Supported by Haringey Independent Cinema, Radical History Network of NE London, Haringey Solidarity Group, Sustainable Haringey, Wards Corner Community Coalition, Haringey Justice for Palestinians