While the Spark is supporting workshops on social justice, decoloniality and intersectionality across London this year, there are many other events taking place in the city that Spark is really happy to offer support for. If you would like us to include your event in this list, please contact us!
Saturday 2 – Sunday 10 July
Anti-gentrification festival at Feminist Library
A partnership between The Feminist Library and other organisations, to come together around our common struggle against gentrification, in solidarity with each other and with all those fighting to retain our spaces and our homes. AGW is a call for all different campaigns and groups fighting this trend to unite under a single banner while still retaining the individual focus of their cause. It will begin on 2nd July with a Summer Benefit for the ‘Save the Feminist Library’ campaign and will end on Sunday 10th July with a joint picnic at Burgess Park.
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Saturday 16 July
Love Sex, Hate Sexism
Due to so-called “one-offs” which have, evidently, become repeat situations across our diverse communities where mainly (but not exclusively) women have experienced domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and harassment in environments that we felt were safe, making them unsafe; we would like to throw it up, throw it out, throw it right back at ourselves to re-define what we mean by safe spaces, safe people, safe communities, self-policing, sexual freedom and politically alternative ways of life. Join us for lively workshops and discussions – come and have your say and be willing to listen!
A day of workshops, art, music and unity!
More info to follow soon!
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Saturday 23 July
Plaza Latina will take place on Saturday 23rd of July 2016. Our Latin American inspired food market and festival will be held at Nursery Row Park (by East Street) as well as a procession. Come and join us for a taste of Latin America in Southwark, sample authentic food from across the continent, practice your Samba steps or listen to the latest Salsa whilst enjoying a delicious cocktail.
Our event is open to all and has something for the whole family with piñata workshops, mask making, face painting, percussion classes as well as plenty of dance workshops – keep up to date with what’s on via our website! We are delighted to welcome the Big Dance Bus for the first time in, offering free dance classes and workshops for the whole family! Join us by the open-air platform and watch performances from a range of local and international performers where visitors of all ages can enjoy music and typical traditions from Brazil to Colombia.
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Thursday 28th July
Join the Every Voice summer party with Anthony
Anaxagorou at Global Generation’s Skip Garden
To celebrate the end of our first All World History, All Year Round school year, we’ll be hosting an evening of poetry, discussion, food and music at the amazing Skip Garden in King’s Cross on Thursday 28th July.
We’ll be joined by the award winning poet, writer, playwright and educator, Anthony Anaxagorou, who is our newest All World History champion. He’ll be performing some of his thought provoking poetry and leading a discussion on the need for a more creative and inclusive curriculum and the important role of poetry within education. We welcome all your contributions to this critical subject as Every Voice prepares for another year of All World History campaigning in Islington.
There will be food and music from KMT The Freedom Teacher – the highly acclaimed DJ and educator who delivers the Love Music, Hate Racism training programme for The National Union of Teachers and has been engaging our Islington students in Hip Hop History workshops all year.
Event is from 6:30 – 9:30pm.
Anthony will perform from 7pm
Concessions £3 (senior citizens, students or not in employment)
10% discount for groups of 4 and over
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. All ages welcome!
Global Generation’s Skip Garden is an amazing space that uses land-based activities – such as supporting bees, carpentry, urban food growing, cooking, eating together with dialogue, stories, creative writing, silence and stillness – to build community between each other and the natural world. They work mostly with local young people, businesses and families in King’s Cross.
Not to be missed!
Saturday 1 August
The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March
Come & join your global Afrikan family on the third annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March to Parliament & hand in the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide: Ecocide Petition to establish an All Party Parliamentary Commission of Enquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice.
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