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Be sure to see us in the September edition of The Crack
PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY! STEEL YOURSELF!
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.