Forthcoming events

Easy to print list of events coming up in the next twelve months.

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 19:00
‘The Book of Riga’

With Svens Kuzmins and Dace Ruksane.
Housmans is very pleased to host the launch of independent publishers Comma Press's latest instalment of their Reading the City series. Comma Press bring The Book of Riga to UK readers, featuring some of Latvia's best known and most exciting short story writers. This launch coincides with the Baltic States Market Focus at London Book Fair.

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Housmans Bookshop
This is not a regular event
Sat, 14/04/2018 (All day)
Silent vigil for peace

Everyone is welcome regardless of faith or path. Access details - not fully accessible.

Quiet garden at St Oswald's church on Bannerdale Road, Sheffield S7 2DL.
This is a regular event
Sat, 14/04/2018 - 10:30
Developing a United Welsh Front against Nuclear Power
Machynlleth SY20 8EE

This seminar is a free event open to all interested in the impact of new nuclear and waster on Wales, and what alternative energy solutions exist.

Owain Glyndwr Parliament House, 93 Heol Maengwyn
Info: or
This is not a regular event
Sat, 14/04/2018 - 14:30
Musical Protest No More Arms Fairs!
London E.16 1XL

LAAF Musical Protests aim to raise awareness of the arms trade and campaign for the cancellation of all arms fairs at ExCeL or anywhere else. More supporters are needed. Just turn up and be welcome. More singers, musicians (any style) needed, also jugglers, dancers, mime artists. Even if you are not musical you will still be welcome. We need people to give out leaflets, collect a petition, put up and take down posters etc.
From Custom House DLR Station or Victoria Dock Road E.16. 3BY, just follow the signs to ExCeL. This will be at the WEST (CUSTOM HOUSE) entrance to ExCeL.
Next date: 19 May.

ExCeL Centre
website or email
This is a regular event
Mon, 16/04/2018 - 18:45
The Fate of Women in Iraq

With Haifa Zangana. In a country ravaged by a war that has still not drawn to a close, the erosion of women’s rights has received little international publicity. But although in 1959 the law in Iraq was considered to be the most protective of women's rights in the Arab countries, in 2014, the Iraqi council of ministers approved a new personal status law called Ja'afari, named after the sixth Shi'ite imam Ja'afar al-Sadiq. Many of the new Bill’s articles, including Marriage at age nine, the legalisation of marital rape, and unconditional polygamy, are in breach of existing Iraqi laws, international agreements, and UN conventions on human rights, in particular those relating to women and children. If enacted, the bill will have disastrous consequences for the women of Iraq who are already suffering the devastating consequences of years of conflict, resulting in serious education, health and displacement problems. Haifa Zangana, an Iraqi novelist, author, artist, and political activist, will discuss all these issues with us. Haifa grew up in Baghdad where she graduated at the School of pharmacy in 1974. She was imprisoned by the Baath regime, and on her release remained in Iraq to continue her studies. As a member of the PLO, she was the manager of the pharmaceutical unit, moving between Syria and Lebanon. She has written numerous books, the best known being Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London, and is also a contributor to European and Arabic publications such as The Guardian, Red pepper, Al Ahram weekly and Al Quds (weekly comment). She was a founding member of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies and a member of the advisory board of the Brussel’s Tribunal on Iraq.
Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).

£3, concessions £2, tickets on door.
Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Info 07435 844 130
This is not a regular event
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 00:00
Refugee Vigil

In front of the Home Office.

London Catholic Worker
Contact: 02083488212
This is a regular event
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 00:00
The Etiquette of the Arms Trade.

Images by Jill Gibbon after a decade of visiting arms fairs.
Opening times Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am – 4pm

The Peace Museum, 10 Piece Hall Yard, BD1 1PJ.
01274 780 241.
This is not a regular event
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 18:30
London CAAT meeting

London CAAT's monthly meeting - come down to discuss future actions.

5-7 Wells Terrace, N4 3JU.
CAAT 07535 992123.
This is a regular event
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 00:00
Women in Black Silent vigil

Women in Black Silent vigil against militarism and war.
Women only, wear black if possible.
In February the vigils will be about Palestine and Israel.

Future vigils – see attached timetable.

Edith Cavell Statue, St Martin's Place, London WC2.
This is a regular event
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 19:00
Anarchist Accounting

With Anders Sandström. How would an economic system based on libertarian socialist principles actually work in practice? What kind of information would need to be recorded in order to enable democratic participation, efficient decision-making and equitable outcomes? Anders Sandström proposes a set of accounting principles for an economy comprised of common ownership of productive resources, federations of worker and consumer councils, and democratic planning.

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
This is not a regular event