|Comedian and Independent columnist Mark Steel|
'On Saturday 6 August a new football season begins. And on Friday 5 August Philosophy Football are having an eve-of-season party. Expect to be entertained and inspired in equal measure.
Headlined by the brilliant comedy and biting commentary of Mark Steel. With poetry from the legendary Attila the Stockbroker. And opening the show one of the hottest names in spoken word 'Skint and Demoralised'. While filling the dancefloor late into the night, a DJ set by Two-tone legend Rhoda Dakar.
The party is organised in association with the PCS as part of the union's campaign for fair tax. On this theme the evening opens with a roundtable on 'Football, Finances and Own Goals' . Guardian economics writer Aditya Chakrabortty will be making the case for a 'Rooney Tax' and is joined by Panoroma's Andrew Jennings talking about his investigations into FIFA corruption.
Kris Stewart, one of the founders of the club and their first Chief Executive, speaks on the AFC Wimbledon story, plus football academic and co-author of 'The Football Nation' John Williams offers a critique of The Premiership monster .
The party is also a celebration of 25 years of the football fanzine When Saturday Comes being half-decent. At the recently refurbished theatre-pub The New Red Lion 271 City Road, London EC1V 4LA. Nearest tube The Angel.
Show starts 7pm. Hurry, our parties always sell out!
Book at http://www.philosophyfootball.com/ or call 020 8802 3499.'