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20/05/2013
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MKaty Clark MPake sure you arrive early this Wednesday, 22 May for our upcoming Brighton Fringe event: Are Tax Dodgers the Real Scroungers?  We’re delighted to announce that tax expert Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK joins Katy Clark MP and Mark Serwotka of PCS trades union, to complete our panel at this meeting.  Richard replaces Owen Jones who, sadly, has had to withdraw.  The meeting will be starting promptly at 7pm at Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton, with doors opening by 6.30pm so ticketholders don’t have to miss any of this exciting event.  All tickets have sold out for this meeting.

Next, we’re delighted to announce that Chris Ford of the Independent Workers Dr Lee SalterUnion of Great Britain will be joining the panel for our 2pm screening of Secret City at The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton on Saturday 25 May.  Chris will talk about the struggle of cleaners fighting to be paid the Living Wage by bankers in the City of London and elsewhere.  Already announced, Secret City’s writer/producer Dr Lee Salter completes the panel to talk about the making of the film and the need to reform London’s secretive and allegedly corrupt financial services sector.

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With Secret City named Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival, we’re really excited to be screening this top film as part of our Brighton Fringe events doors open at 1.30pm with the film starting at 2pmWatch the trailer then buy your tickets because this is one film you really don’t want to miss.  Secret City has left audiences raving wherever it’s been shown. Find out more about Secret City on facebook then come along to find out more about the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and the economic crisis.  Tickets still available.

NUT PortraitsFinally, at 7pm on Wednesday 29 May we are at the Friends’ Meeting House pressing the need to Defend Free State Education For All! with Christine Blower of the NUT, Veronica Killen of UCU and Maia Pal from Sussex University’s anti-privatisation campaign.  We hope to announce soon that another speaker will be joining this panel.

Tickets for all our Brighton Fringe events are available via the Brighton Fringe Box Office online or on 01273 917272 or via the National LRC or direct from us.  For Secret City, if you buy tickets in advance from Sussex LRC, we’re offering groups of trades union members, including NUS, a price reduction to £6/£3 where 5 or more members buy tickets in advance together.

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You can now take a look at our photos  from our 11 May meeting 2013 Conversations Tony Benn2with Tony Benn featuring Ellie Mae O’Hagan and representatives from Brighton & Hove’s Cityclean workers: Rab McKenna and Christine Robinson. We shall upload the video footage from this meeting soon.  Meanwhile, John McDonnell MP continues to recuperate following his surgery that day and has publicly praised the care he received as NHS treatment “at its finest”.

We hope to see you at our remaining LRC events during Brighton Fringe 2013.  Full information on all these events is available from Brighton Fringe or from us.

 

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