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  • Events on August 4, 2014
    Snapshot on War
    Starts: 12:30
    Ends: August 4, 2014 - 13:30
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1nFp4nW

    Did you know that the People's History Museum holds an archive of over 80,000 photographs? Go behind the scenes and delve into our unique photo collections, the Labour Party photograph collection and the Communist Party of Great Britain photograph collection.

    In this lunchtime drop in session, browse through photographs on the theme of war and uncover history through the lens.

    Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.
  • Events on August 13, 2014
    A public debate on privacy and the internet
    Starts: 19:30
    Ends: August 13, 2014 - 21:00
    Location: London
    Description: The Central London Debating Society presents:

    The privacy debate: do we have a right to be forgotten?

    Who should decide what results the internet brings up about you? It used to be up to whichever company held your data, such as Google, but now the European Court of Justice has ruled otherwise.

    This May, in response to a case brought by a man in Spain, the court ruled that Google must take down "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" data from its results when a member of the public requests it.

    Is this good news? Opinion is divided. Privacy campaigners say the law will protect victims of on-line abuse, such as revenge porn, by allowing them to demand that offensive material be taken down. There are fears in the press, though, that the law amounts to legal censorship.

    So, do we have a right to be forgotten?
    When we post a comment or a picture on line, do we still own it?
    Where should the line be drawn between privacy and free speech?

    You decide.

    Speakers and debate format:

    The Central London Debating Society is primarily a club for beginners, so we prioritise speakers with little or no experience for places on our panel. Each speaker has five minutes to make their case with the bulk of the debate dedicated to responding to questions and comments from the audience. The result is decided by a public vote.

    Venue: Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

    Further information: http://www.clds.org.uk
  • Events on August 16, 2014
    Papers, Protest and Peterloo
    Starts: 13:15
    Ends: August 16, 2014 - 14:00
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1yD1EYK

    Living History Performance

    Commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre and meet James Bronterre O’Brien, editor of Victorian newspaper the Poor Man’s Guardian. Accompany Bronterre on a march to Peterloo and uncover the stories of the day.
  • Events on August 17, 2014
    Peterloo - Soldiers on the Rampage
    Starts: 15:00
    Ends: August 17, 2014 - 16:15
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1teTN0A

    To commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819, famous local folk musicians Geoff Higginbottom, Martin Gittins and Bob Ashworth will perform their homage to Peterloo.

    Come and listen to this amazing collection of songs linked together by prose and quotes which tell the story of the Peterloo Massacre. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and talk to the musicians about the Peterloo Massacre and how it is still relevant today.
  • Events on August 23, 2014
    Celebrating Community Spirit During 1984/1985 Miners' Strike
    Starts: 11:00
    Ends: August 23, 2014 - 11:45
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1iMkgBZ

    During the Miners’ Strike of 1984 a group from London called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was set up to support the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). They staged successful fundraising events including The Pits and Perverts Benefit Ball. The NUM did not forget the support of LGSM and they marched shoulder to shoulder with them at Gay Pride in 1985. That same year they also used their block vote to ensure that the rights of gay men and women were recognised for the first time in the Labour Party Manifesto.

    Come along and meet some of the original LGSM members and the actors who portray them in the cinematic release of Pride . Pride will be in cinemas on Friday 12 September and stars a host of wonderful British actors including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Paddy Considine, George MacKay and Joseph Gilgun. Cast attending the event to be confirmed.

    Suitable for adults and young people over 12
  • Events on August 28, 2014
    Labour Patriots in the Great War
    Starts: 13:30
    Ends: August 28, 2014 - 14:30
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1qkSYpv

    Come and hear David Swift discuss the men and women of the labour movement who gave their support to the war effort, their reasons for doing so and the implications of this for the left after the war.
  • Events on August 31, 2014
    Soapbox Sunday - Have Your Say
    Starts: 14:00
    Ends: August 31, 2014 - 15:00
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1kDt4W9

    Got a bee in your bonnet? Something to shout about? Come along and have your say. Short five minute ‘rants’ will be followed by a discussion about issues that have been in the news. Last Sunday of every month.
  • Events on September 1, 2014
    Snapshot on the Labour Party
    Starts: 12:30
    Ends: September 1, 2014 - 13:30
    Location: Manchester
    Description: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1nFnoLc

    Did you know that the People's History Museum holds an archive of over 95,000 photographs? Go behind the scenes and delve into our unique photo collections, the Labour Party photograph collection and the Communist Party of Great Britain photograph collection.

    In this lunchtime drop in session, browse through photographs on the theme of the Labour Party and uncover history through the lens.
  • Events on September 9, 2014
    The Future of Our NHS: An Evening with the Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
    Starts: 18:00
    Ends: September 9, 2014 - 21:00
    Location: London
    Description: Full details: http://bit.ly/1pKaxgs

    This event represents a fantastic opportunity for frontline healthcare professionals from across the UK to hear of Andy’s vision for the NHS under a Labour government, and to engage with him to discuss and debate the current challenges facing our health service.

    The event is to be held on the evening of Tuesday 9th September 2014 at Ernst and Young LLP, 1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF. The evening will commence with registration from 6pm and will finish by 9pm.

    Participants will be accredited with 2 hours verifiable CPD.

    To secure your place at this exclusive event, please complete the online registration form.

    Places are limited and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

    We plan for the event to be fully interactive and will allow ample time for questions and answers and discussion.
  • Events on September 9, 2014
    The Future of Political Parties
    Starts: 18:30
    Ends: September 9, 2014 - 20:00
    Location: London
    Description: Hansard Society/Parliamentary Affairs Annual Lecture
    given by Peter Kellner, (Hansard Society Trustee and President of YouGov)

    Venue: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

    • Welcome by Dr Ruth Fox, Director Hansard Society
    • Introduction by Professor Philip Cowley, Joint editor of Parliamentary Affairs and Professor of Parliamentary Government at the University of Nottingham
    • Chaired by Professor Jonathan Tonge, Joint editor of Parliamentary Affairs and Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool

    To attend this free lecture, register at http://parlaffairs2014.eventbrite.co.uk

    Details here: http://bit.ly/1pfgYHQ