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Sun 04 Dec 2022 at 10:44am

History Update 4 December

£6 each, with £2.50 for postage and packing of up to 2 calendars. Email caroline@s4a.org.uk for payment options. Tuesday 6 December. 6pm. Redhills World Heritage – who would have thought it? Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green, Durham Uni Durham talk by Ross Forbes, … Continue reading →

Mon 28 Nov 2022 at 12:41am

Croydon Update 27 November

Croydon Council has declared itself ‘bankrupt yet again despite the support of the Government and the this year’s cuts budget. There has been a wide range of media coverage about it. inc. BBC. The Guardian, My London,  Evening Standard, South … Continue reading →

Thu 17 Nov 2022 at 7:44pm

Croydon Update 18 November

Croydon’s fiasco over the Penn report is featured in the latest edition of Private Eye. Homeless people living on the steps of Croydon Council’s offices have had their belongings taken and are being forced to move by the authority. (South … Continue reading →

Wed 16 Nov 2022 at 6:59pm

Black Conversations 18 November

Tue 15 Nov 2022 at 11:29am

Beloved Film Show 19 November

Sun 13 Nov 2022 at 6:59pm

Wandsworth History Update

Wednesday 16 November. 6-7pmm. Swimming with the Tide: the story of Battersea’s Lost Baths In this online talk local historian Sue Demont tells how in the 1900s Battersea boasted some of the finest municipal swimming baths in  England, including the … Continue reading →

Sun 13 Nov 2022 at 6:59pm

Croydon & General Update 13 November

Tuesday 15 November. 5-6.15pm. Trussonomics and After Independent Working Class Education invites you to contribute to “What’s behind ‘Truss-economics’? What is really going on?”Presenters: Dr Martin Allen “Running the economy like a household’ ! How do we challenge Neo-liberal thinking on budgets, borrowing and ‘economic competence? … Continue ...

Thu 10 Nov 2022 at 6:59pm

Soy-I am – Cuba Film 18 November

‘Breathtaking both for its scope and the audacity of its cinematic experiments.’ Mike Lee. ‘Exhilarating camera movements…luscious black-and-white cinematography.’ Chicago Reader.‘Deliriously beautiful.’ New York Times.‘Absolute film history.’ Paul Schrader, director. Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba) took two years ...

Mon 07 Nov 2022 at 11:29pm

History Update 7 November

Contents: Events, Beulah Ainley, The Poppy Story, Miscellaneous, Valuing The Lives of the Elderly Saturdays 12 & 19 November 11am-2.45pm. A Lightbulb idea: Lewis Latimer’s Scientific Breakthroughs. Black Cultural Archives Saturday 12 November 2022. 2-5pm. Essex Labour History Event Talks on … Continue reading →