As chair of Tyneside Palestine Solidarity Campaign, I'm involved in organising this poetry fundraiser (see below). We recently had a successful evening when we showed documentary film about Palestine's history and discussed the issues. Newcastle University's Friends of Palestine Society has a film showing tomorrow and a fundraising gig on 7 December. I think it's important to organise a range of film, cultural and social events as well as using the more traditional-style meetings.
Wednesday 9 December - doors open 7.30 pm
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle
Tickets £4/ concessions £2 (buy on the door)
A range of local poets will be appearing in aid of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with some music by singer-songwriter Gary Miller. Keith Armstrong, local poet, will compere the evening.
The poets appearing are Dave Alton, Keith Armstrong, Catherine Graham, William Martin, Gordon Phillips, Paul Summers. Music is provided by Gary Miller, singer-songwriter from Durham's Whisky Priests folk-rock band.
See the Facebook Event HERE.
The picture is from the student sit-in at Newcastle University, expressing solidarity with Gaza, in March.