Meetings and Events

SWP branch meetings. The Socialist Workers' Party organises branch meetings across Britain to discuss political issues and activity in local areas. They are open to members and non-members and are a good chance to debate politics, ask questions, and get involved in activity.

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Socialist Worker Land and Labour: Marxism, ecology and human history book launches with author Martin Empson

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Birmingham   Mon 10 Feb, 7pm Birmingham Friends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, B5 5TH
Bristol   Sat 22 Feb, 2.30pm LeftBank, 128 Cheltenham Rd, Stokes Croft, BS6 5RW
Huddersfield   Wed 12 Feb, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near both train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Lancaster   Thu 6 Feb, 7pm The Story, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH
Manchester   Sat 8 Feb, 2pm Egypt Discovery Room, Manchester Museum, Oxford Rd, M13 9PL
Sheffield   Thu 27 Feb, 7pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St, S1 2JB
York   Wed 19 Feb, 7pm P/L/006 lecture room, Physics Block, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD
 

SWP Public Meetings

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Barnsley How do we build the fightback against the Tory attacks? Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm YMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Black country The war on benefits—who are the real scroungers? Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Grain Store, King St, Wolverhampton WV1 1ST
Coventry Racism, resistance and revolution Wed 26 Feb, 7.30pm Coventry Methodist Central Hall (Eadon Hall), Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
Glasgow Lessons from the 1913 Dublin lockout
With Paul O’Brien and live performance of Irish folk songs by Jimmy Ross
Thu 23 Jan, 7.30pm Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Leicester The radicals and revolts that beat slavery Thu 20 Feb, 7pm African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, LE2 0UA
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome

area title time venue
Aberdeen Why we say that migrants are welcome here Thu 30 Jan, 6pm Belmont Cinema Cafe, Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Who are the working class? Thu 6 Feb, 6pm
Barnsley Zero hours contracts—how has the nature of work changed? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm YMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Birmingham: Handsworth Why we say no to immigration controls Wed 29 Jan, 7pm Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Laurel Rd, B21 9PB
Radicals and revolts that beat slavery Wed 12 Feb, 7pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings Heath After Mark Duggan—do the police have a licence to kill? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
The radicals and revolts that beat slavery Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm Bader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
Bolton Remembering the Holocaust and fighting racism and fascism today Wed 29 Jan, 6.30pm Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
What would a future socialist society be like? Wed 5 Feb, 6.30pm
Bradford Who was Antonio Gramsci? Wed 29 Jan, 6pm Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
Who are the working class? Wed 5 Feb, 6pm
Brighton The politics of disability Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Immigration—the myths used to divide us Wed 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Bristol: North The Suffragettes—how women won the vote Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Is the economic crisis over? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Bristol: South Marxism and class Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
The politics of disability Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Cambridge Why we say no to immigration controls Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Shanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
How do we fight for LGBT liberation? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Cardiff The Ghetto Fights—Warsaw 1943 Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Why we need a revolutionary paper Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Chesterfield Land and Labour—Marxism, Ecology and Human History Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
Benefits Street—why are the Tories demonising the poor? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Colchester Marxism and feminism Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm The New Inn, Chapel Street South, CO2 7AX
How do we combat the war on the poor? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Coventry Why we say no to immigration controls Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Koco Buildings, Arches Industrial Estate, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
The Black Panther Party and the fight for unity Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Dudley Why is there an international refugee crisis? Wed 5 Feb, 8pm The Duke William, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
Dundee Human nature and the rise of class society Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Edinburgh Technology, surveillance and the state Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, EH1 2JL
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienation Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Exeter Capitalism and slavery Thu 30 Jan, 7pm New Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
The First World War—a socialist perspective Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
Glasgow: North Why we need a revolutionary paper Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Bank Street Cafe, 54 Bank St, G12 8LZ
Zombie capitalism— global crisis and the relevance of Marx Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Glasgow: South Tony Cliff—the life of a revolutionary Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Harlow Women’s liberation and the fight against sexism Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Huddersfield Where does wealth come from? Wed 29 Jan, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near both train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Occupy and the street movements Wed 5 Feb, 6.30pm
Ipswich Immigration—the myths used to divide us Tue 4 Feb, 7pm Labour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Lancaster Workers and the Arab revolutions Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX
Leeds: City Centre What is class? Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Leeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
Why it’s important to remember the Holocaust Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
Leicester Three years on—where next for the Egyptian revolution? Wed 29 Jan, 7pm Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Metal music—what do socialists say? Wed 5 Feb, 7pm
Liverpool What is fascism and how do we fight it? Thu 30 Jan, 7pm The Black-E, 1 Great George St, L1 5EW
Mandela 1918-2013— Anti-apartheid hero, the struggle continues Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
London: Brent and Harrow Marxist economics—what causes crises? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm The Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5XL
London: Brixton Slavery—Britain’s savage heritage Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
Has the economic upturn arrived? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Camden Art, work and social change—the politics of William Morris Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
The shape of the working class Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
London: Croydon Organising the fightback in the workplace Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Mind in Croydon, Fairfield House (opposite East Croydon station), 10 Altyre Rd, CR0 5LA
Mandela 1918-2013—anti-apartheid hero, the struggle continues Thu 13 Feb, 7pm
London: Ealing Marxist economics— what causes crises? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm W3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
Can there be a revolution in Britain? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Euston The spirit of 1945—how the NHS was founded and how we can save it Wed 29 Jan, 6pm The Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8QY
London: Hackney The Holocaust—a warning from history Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
Workers and the Egyptian Revolution Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood Green Immigration—the myths used to divide us Wed 29 Jan, 7.45pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, N8 0DD
The radicals and revolts that beat slavery Wed 5 Feb, 7.45pm
London: Islington Was Russia socialist? Thu 30 Jan, 7pm The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
The radicals and revolts that beat slavery Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
London: Kingston Three years on—where next for the Egyptian Revolution? Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Fountain Youth Centre, 1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE
Why you should read the Communist Manifesto Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Lewisham The Holocaust—a warning from history Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
What causes economic crisis? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Newham Has the Egyptian Revolution been defeated? Wed 29 Jan, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
What is the united front? Wed 5 Feb, 7pm
London: Southwark Did Lenin lead to Stalin? Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8TS
After gay marriage—are we all liberated now? Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
London: Tottenham Three years on—where next for the Egyptian Revolution? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Kitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Mandela 1918-2013—anti-apartheid hero, the struggle continues Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Tower Hamlets Socialists and elections Wed 29 Jan, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Three years on—where next for the Egyptian Revolution? Wed 5 Feb, 7pm
London: Waltham Forest Nuclear power, fracking and the future of energy Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Sexuality and socialism—the red in the rainbow Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Luton The Holocaust—a warning from history Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Bury Park Community Resource Centre, 161 Dunstable Rd, LU1 1BW
The role of the revolutionary paper Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Manchester: Chorlton The Holocaust—a warning from history Wed 29 Jan, 7.20pm Chorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
The politics of austerity Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme 1890s trade unionism—the birth of our movement Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Can Egyptian workers save the Revolution? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Manchester: Rusholme How do we stop the rise of the far right in Europe? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Home Restaurant, 417 Claremont Rd (just off Wilmslow Rd), M14 5XF
Medway Police, racism and the state Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm Conference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Middlesbrough Workers and the Arab revolutions Wed 29 Jan, 6pm Room CL2.12, Clarendon Building, Teesside University, TS1 3BA
The Jewish resistance against the Nazis Thu 6 Feb, 6pm
Newcastle Fracking, capitalism and the environment Thu 30 Jan, 7pm Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Imperialism and resistance in the Middle East Thu 6 Feb, 7pm
Newport The politics of Nato—peacekeepers or dogs of war? Thu 27 Feb, 7.30pm Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Kingsway, NP20 1HG
Norwich Why Gove is wrong about the First World War Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Nottingham Is the British economy recovering? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
Mandela 1918-2013—anti-apartheid hero, the struggle continues Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Oxford The Labour Party and the trade unions—can they beat the Tories? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm The Mitre, 18 High St, OX1 4AG
The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Portsmouth What is the reality of post-apartheid South Africa? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
What do we mean by a socialist society? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Rotherham After Mark Duggan—the police, racism and state violence Wed 29 Jan, 7pm Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
Capitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World War Wed 5 Feb, 7pm
St Albans Immigration—the myths used to divide us Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm Upstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, AL1 3RD
Sheffield: City Centre How do we get justice for the Palestinians? Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
Immigration—the myths used to divide us Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Sheffield: North Is Britain’s economic crisis over? Wed 22 Jan, 7.30pm Burngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Immigration—the myths used to divide us Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Southampton Nelson Mandela 1918-2013—anti-apartheid hero. The struggle continues Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Goblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
Capitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World War Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Swansea Nelson Mandela and the politics of the ANC Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Grangemouth—where now for the unions? Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Wigan Do we need immigration controls? Wed 5 Feb, 7pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SN
Wolverhampton and Walsall After gay marriage are we all liberated now? Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm Grain Store, King St, Wolverhampton WV1 1ST
York Scottish independence—what do socialists say? Wed 29 Jan, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
Why Marx was right Wed 5 Feb, 7.30pm
 

Movement events

area title time venue
National Marxism 2014 Thu 10 Jul - Mon 14 Jul Central London
Dorchester The fight for abortion rights
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 1 Feb, 1.30pm Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, DT1 1XJ.

Bookmarks events

Call to book your place on 020 7637 1848 or email events@bookmarks.uk.com

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London Holocaust Memorial Day event
With Michael Rosen and John Rose
Admission £2, refundable on any purchase. Call 020 7637 1848 to reserve your place
Sat 1 Feb, 1pm Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1B 3QE