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Bhopal Benefit Concert

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The Bhopal Gas Disaster

It is 25 years since the world's worst industrial-environmental disaster took place in Bhopal, India. On 3rd December 1984 a plume of toxic gas leaked from a pesticide factory owned by US multinational Union Carbide. An estimated 8,000 people were killed within days and a further 15,000 have since died from their injuries. Many gas survivors continue to suffer ill health, and children are born with congenital abnormalities. The company has always refused to provide toxicological information on the gases which leaked. Union Carbide negotiated an 'out of court' settlement with the Government of India in1989 which has been rejected as inadequate by the survivors. The company, which was acquired by Dow Chemical Company in 2001, is still facing charges in India.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2010 19:27 Read more...
 

Peace House Concert

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PEACE HOUSE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND BENEFIT

Saturday 14th November 2009 - 3pm to 2am

  • Songs from the frontline with JOE WILKES
  • IAN SAVILLE conjures his Magic for Socialism
  • Celebrating his 50th year of performing, political folk from LEON ROSSELSON
  • The unstoppable all-female five-piece FREYLEKH KLEZMER DANCE BAND
  • Bold, beautiful folk from SEIZE THE DAY

Followed by DJs till 2am.
+ more to be announced
Tickets £9

www.housmans.com/peacehouse.php

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2009 12:44
 

Morris 175 Weekend

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4 to 6 September 2009

Come and celebrate the 175th anniversary of William Morris’s birth in the magical setting of Kelmscott House, Morris’s home for the last 18 years of his life. It was here that Morris developed his skills in carpet weaving and printed the Kelmscott Chaucer and Jane and May, his wife and daughter, produced beautiful embroideries.

Our festival will take place in the Coach House, where Morris once held meetings of the Socialist League and speakers included George Bernard Shaw & W B Yeats.

The weekend will include music, song, theatre, talks, a local Arts & Crafts walk, as well as fun and party food.

Read More for the Full Programme and ticket prices

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 13:15 Read more...
 

Venue Change for Komedia Gig

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There has been a last minute change in location for the gig in Brighton on the 1st July.

This gig will now be held at the Latest MusicBar on Manchester Street.

Please check out the gigs page for the address and more information. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 12:35
 

Leon in the Guardian

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On the 5th of June the Guardian marked Leon's 50th anniversary with an article from Iain Aitch, who interviewed Leon about his years of "artfully stirring things up". If you missed the paper copy, read the full article online at the guardian.co.uk
Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2009 19:21
 


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