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 report will be going up on the Haringey Independence Day website soon.  But in the meantime, check out the report on London Indymedia.

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)
London N15

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

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