Forthcoming events

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

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
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:00
Poetry: Community and Self-Care

With Ari Haque.
Locomotrix and Birdsong -the feminist ethical fashion company selling sweatshop-free product that give back to their women makers- invite you to come along and read your favourite poems or literary passages, in an intimate circle, alongside a line-up of women/non-binary/queer/immigrant/working class poets, writers, artists and makers reading work they cherish.

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
Tickets available soon
This is not a regular event
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 19:00
From Violence to Wholeness: study programme
Glasgow G45 0NG

This programme is an initiative of the Conforti Institute, Justice and Peace Scotland, Faith in Community Scotland and Place for Hope.

A Ten-Part study and action programme, it explores nonviolence as a creative, powerful and effective process for addressing and resolving the conflicts in our lives and in the life of the world. Drawing on the vision of Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dorothy Day. We welcome participants from all denominations. The course provides participants with a Christian approach to nonviolent living and Justice and Peace campaigning.

10 week course on thursday evenings.
Starting 19th April til 21st June 2018


free places available. registration necessary
St Bartholomew's Parish Church, Croftfoot Drive, Castlemilk, Glasgow
Conforti Institute
This is not a regular event
Fri, 20/04/2018 - 00:00
Letting in the Light: Positive steps for peace in a turbulent world.

Fellowship of Reconciliation annual conference is another joint event with the Anglican, United Reformed Church and Methodist Peace Fellowships, at Hinsley Hall in Leeds.

62 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 2BX
Fellowship of Reconciliation
01865 250781
This is a regular event