I went to a very good Stop the War social, attended by at least 30 people, in Sunderland last night: good live music from a range of local musicians, and a great bunch of people including several who have recently got involved in the movement for the first time (and over £100 raised on the night).
I've just learnt of another local social/cultural event for a good cause, organised by a number of Unison activists who are committed to international solidarity work in the unions (they also sponsored our Palestine Solidarity Campaign film showing last month). Here are the details:
Christmas party in aid of Burmese Trade Unions
Wednesday 30 December, 7.30pm onwards
36 Lime St, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle
Starring Attila the Stockbroker, local folk band Beeswing, and speakers with direct experience of what's happening inside Burma
There will also be a stall selling artefacts and gifts from Karen state, plus a free buffet (including veggie selection) and a raffle
The event is backed by UNISON - all welcome.
Tickets £8.00/ £5.00 concessions, but wouldn't turn anyone away - contact firstname.lastname@example.org (or direct from the venue)