Twenty years ago, on 29 January 1996, a small group of women broke into a British Aerospace factory in Warton and disarmed a Hawk warplane bound for use in Indonesia's then-ongoing genocide in East Timor. Charged with committing over £2m of damage, they spent six months on remand before being acquitted of all charges by a jury – a verdict that generated national media coverage and inspired countless activists across the globe.
Andrea Needham's gripping inside account of this seminal action was published in January.
If you are coming from the town centre, go across the English Bridge and the URC is facing you. The book launch will be in the small meeting room, on your right as you enter the building (not the church itself.