We’re in the Papers! (Again)

Well, The Crack Magazine.

Here’s a sneak preview of our advert and an editorial kindly written by Rob the editor:

Be sure to see us in the September edition of The Crack





There will be music, comedy, poetry, discussion, workshops, art and a glorious sense of collectivism when the People’s Assembly stage what is surely one of THE events of the month this September.

George Osborne’s father-in-law, Lord Howell, recently declared his contempt for the north-east when he called our region “desolate”. His words are water off a duck’s back but George Osborne is obviously trying to curry favour with him by implementing policies designed to push a wrecking ball through our region. Not taking such wanton destruction lying down are the People’s Assembly who have mobilised to fight austerity cuts through a series of initiatives including this event at Northern Stage. Throughout the day there will be a raft of discussions including Alternatives To Austerity, Welfare Not Warfare, Bedroom Tax and the Housing Crisis, and also a closing plenary featuring comedian and political commentator Mark Steel (pictured), Owen Jones (author of the best-selling Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class), Karen Reay (Unite), Clare Williams (Unison) and more.

The evening session, compered by Joan Hewitt, will see a whole host of performances including The Ladies of Midnight Blue (powerful and upbeat international band with rhythm and political conscience); Kate Fox (comedian and Journal columnist); Mr Drayton (comedian and music aficionado); Martin Figura (performance poet); The Dead Peasants (mix of Bob Dylan blues, punk and satire); Dawn Furness (opera singer and political burlesque star…); Joe Caffrey (performing a piece by Lee Hall); some young actors performing a piece by Fiona Evans; Andy Croft (inspiring poet and performer); and Ribbon Roads (fab roots band). No obvious cuts in that line up, and all for six quid (three quid low/unwaged).

People’s Assembly event, Saturday 14 September, Northern Stage, Newcastle, 10am-4.30pm (day), 6.30pm-9pm (evening), £6 (£3 low/unwaged). One ticket gets you into any or all of the day’s events and the evening show.



About farmerg13

22, Media Production Graduate (Sunderland Uni) from Hebburn, South Tyneside. North East Peoples Assembly and Coalition of Resistance Media & Communications Officer. Active in Hebburn South Labour Party. Admin of this blog, opinionated is putting it mildly. NUFC fan. Follow me @farmerg13
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