Poetry and music by ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER / Music by GRACE PETRIE / LAST GANG DJS / Poetry by JANINE BOOTH
Friday 2 December / 7.30 p.m. / Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA
Tomorrow our friends from the Cambridge and District Trades Council will hold their annual Winter Warmer at the Portland Arms, with Attila the Stockbroker, Grace Petrie, and the other performers above, speakers from the Labour Party and from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, and the poet and Peterborough Trades Council president Ron Graves as compère.Read more
Cambridgeshire library services suddenly introduced charges for book reservations in June this year – they are £1 per book for books between Cambridgeshire libraries, £2 for books from Suffolk libraries, and £7.50 for inter-library loans from other national libraries.Read more
Q1. What is the reservation charge?
If the library item you need – let's say it's a book – is out on loan, or if it's held at another Cambridgeshire library, you can ask for it to be reserved for you. When the book's returned from loan or delivered to your library, it will be put aside for you to borrow next. This system helps ensure that shared resources are used efficiently.Read more
Friday 11 November / 12 midday / Central Library, Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
As our campaign against the new library reservation charge continues (see our latest article, 'No Light'), the local writer Deborah Meyler has launched one against another of Cambridgeshire County Council's austerity measures: a major cut to our libraries' stock fund. It's begun with a popular petition, and now a demonstration and photo call outside the Central Library on Friday with Daniel Zeichner MP and Labour councillors.Read more
The Cambridge People's Assembly supports the statement against the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) issued by the recent Health Campaigns Together conference in Birmingham. It is vital that the NHS is sustainable – not least as a matter of justice between generations – but the STPs are designed to make sustainable its underfunding.Read more
Thursday 3 November / 7 p.m. / Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF
The student group Cambridge Defend Education will hold its first open meeting of the academic year tomorrow night. Among other things, the meeting will discuss what the government's reforms mean for higher education, and how we can fight for free education and diverse curriculums.
Wednesday 2 November / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our November meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the latest draft.Read more
Tuesday 1 November / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
The local Action Together for Schools campaign for broad, equal, and democratic children's education – everything that Conservative government policy undermines – will hold its next organizing meeting of parents, teachers, and activists on Tuesday. As well as the new prime minister Theresa May's reactionary support for grammar schools, the meeting will discuss SATs, summer-born children, current action by teaching unions, and more.
There follow the minutes of our October meeting, including a discussion on the continuing need for a People's Assembly. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 November at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.Read more