Saturday, 31 October 2015



Labour Representation Committee (LRC)
Waltham Forest Branch
Wednesday 25th November, 7.00pm
St. Barnabas, Foster Hall
St. Barnabas Road
London, E17 8JZ

John McDonnell MP – The People’s Chancellor
Matt Wrack – Fire Brigades Union, General Secretary
Maria Exall – Communication Workers Union
Steve White – National Union of Teachers
Councillor Shabana Dhedhi – Labour Party, Forest Branch

Friday, 30 October 2015

Don't lose your Right to Vote in UK - get on Voters Register by 1st Dec 2015

Don’t lose your Right to Vote!

Get on the Voters Registration by 1st December 2015!

From 1st December 2015, all household members must register individually or face being removed from the Voters register.

Many could be disenfranchised - make sure you are not one of them!

Anyone who has not individually registered by 1 December 2015 will be removed from the register.

Originally, the deadline was December 2016 but the Tories have brought it forward by one year. This means, that potentially, for one thing, over one million voters could lose the chance to vote in next May's local elections. 

Until 2009, one person in each household completed the registration for every resident eligible to vote, but now all that has changed. Each person who is eligible to vote now has to do this individually.

So, make sure you do not lose your right and opportunity to vote - something that has been fought so hard for by activists in history.

Also, see the film 'Suffragette' to emphasise the point for women!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Forest Voices Choir

Come and Sing!

Every Thursday, 7.15pm - 8.45pm with

Forest Voices Choir


Join us for:

      Singing for Switching on of Christmas lights, opposite Forest Gate Station, at 5.30pm.

      Forest Gate Christmas Pub Crawl, Thurs 17th Dec, 7.00pm - 9.00pm (more details to follow

Friday, 16 October 2015

All Saints Chorus & Orchestra



The All Saints Chorus and Orchestra are celebrating their 20th anniversary concert season starting this year. Formed in 1994, the Chorus is a community choir. Membership is open to all and there are no auditions. The choir have a reputation for performing concerts of the highest standard in Newham, the area in which they rehearse and perform.
They have an extensive repertoire of music ranging from the 15th century to today. Included are the great works of composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, and Verdi. The chorus enjoys a good social life outside the rehearsal room and the annual weekend away provides the perfect opportunity to rehearse, socialise and relax.
The All Saints Orchestra is a mix of seasoned professional players featuring instrumentalists from many of the major London orchestras. Together with the Chorus and our dedicated group of acclaimed soloists they give a wide audience the chance to experience great music in the historic setting of West Ham Parish Church.

Next Event: West Ham Parish Church (All Saints), Church Street, E15 3HU
Saturday 21 November 2015
Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region, and Antiphon: Let All the World
Beethoven: Symphony No.7
Brahms: A German Requium

Margaret Feuvoir Soprano
Stephen Alder – Bass
All Saints Chorus
All Saints Orchestra
Jon Cullen – Conductor

Tickets: Adults £17; Concessions £10. On the door or in advance – Telephone: 07513 414665

‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:
Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: 
Ruth Rikowski @ Academia:
All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski:

Monday, 5 October 2015

Back to the Future: Launching the Left Book Club


November 17th
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL

With: Ken Livingstone, Kevin Ovenden, Natalie Bennett, Kate Osamor MP and others
Suggested donations, £5, concessions £3
To book your place email:

The original Left Book Club was founded in 1936 as a means of promoting radical debate in Britain. It swiftly became a phenomenon, distributing over 2 million books and forming 1,200 reading and discussion groups across the country. It engaged in political activity, including solidarity work (e.g. with Spain), political agitation and much else. The LBC is considered a factor in the creation of the Welfare State and in Labour’s landslide election victory of 1945. It closed in 1948.

Today we face a similar crisis to that of the 1930s, with capitalism breeding inequality, suffering and violence around the world. As then, however, the global left remains mobilised and committed to the creation of a fairer society, free of the repression and austerity that has defined the modern era.

The re-launch of the Left Book Club will help us rise to the challenge posed by the global crisis. The LBC will publish four books a year covering a range of progressive traditions, perspectives and ideas focused on the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Our aim is for these books to form the basis of a wide network of reading circles, discussion groups and other educational and cultural activities relevant to constructing the conditions for progressive social change in the interests of working people.

Jeremy Corbyn:
The relaunch of the Left Book Club is a terrific and timely idea, and will give intellectual ballast to the wave of political change sweeping Britain and beyond, encouraging informed and compassionate debate.
The work will open minds and inspire. I have a large collection of Left Book Club publications collected by my parents and me.
I support the LBC wholeheartedly.

The Left Book Club:

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: 
Ruth Rikowski @ Academia: