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|Thursday, December 13th, 2007|
|Wednesday, June 6th, 2007|
Tarot Workshop at Coffee and Corks
This Thursday at 7.30pm Mathew Shand and I will be leading a
Tarot Workshop at Coffee and Corks, Palace Street, Canterbury
Our intention is to create a fun and accessible experiential workshop for Tarot beginners and intermediates.
You are very welcome to come along and join the fun - and if you have cards - bring them along!
Reiki Awareness Week
To celebrate Reiki Awareness Week
a local group of Reiki masters and practitioners will be
giving treatments for donation to the Pilgrims Hospice
on Saturday 9th June, 10am til 2pm
.Best Lane Gardens
(behind the Whittard shop)
|Thursday, May 24th, 2007|
The Chagos Islands...
...if they mean something to you, and the Chagossian's high court victory this week, you may well like to ask your MP to sign the following EDM:
"This House welcomes the decision by the Court of Appeal to endorse the Chagos Islanders right to return; notes that the Chagossians were disgracefully removed from the islands over 30 years ago and since then have fought a tenacious and brave campaign to win their right of return; calls upon HMG to accept the decisions of the both the High Court (2006) and the Court of Appeal (23 May 2007) which upholds their right to return to their homeland of the Chagos Island; and further calls upon the Foreign Office to meet the Chagos representatives to plan for their return, and to invest in resources in rebuilding the infrastructure of the islands rather than wasting further money on court cases which are designed to deny the islanders their basic human rights; and congratulates Olivier Bancoult and his colleagues, their solicitor Richard Gifford and their barrister, Sir Sydney Kintridge for their brilliant advocacy in this wholly worthwhile and just cause."
Office of Jeremy Corbyn MP (Nicolette Petersen ) 020 7219 3545; firstname.lastname@example.org Current Mood: chipper
|Tuesday, May 15th, 2007|
|Saturday, May 12th, 2007|
World Fair Trade Day
Saturday 12 May is World Fair Trade Day. The term 'Fair Trade' covers a broad
range of Third World products, such as handicrafts, jewellery and clothes,
which have been manufactured with respect for traditionally marginalised
workers. Many of these products are not yet eligible for the FAIRTRADE Mark as
international Fairtrade criteria for these product categories have not yet been
developed. World Fair Trade Day raises awareness of fair trade in this wider
On Saturday, Canterbury will celebrate the occasion with its second Foodprints
Fair in St George's pedestrianised area (between M&S and Fenwick's) between 9am
and 5pm. The aim of the fair is to encourage shoppers to think about the social
and environmental footprints left by our shopping choices. There will be a
large Traidcraft stall; Eco4 will be selling Fairtrade coffee and Siesta and
BabyLove will be selling a range of fairly traded clothes and other goods.
There will also be musical entertainment in the afternoon provided by a folk
group. Foodprints is a joint project with Canterbury City Centre Management,
and we are extremely grateful to Philippe Esclasse and Maureen Hawkes for all
that they have done to make it possible.
On display at the Fair will be the Fair Trade Organisation banner. This banner
is now on the final leg of a Global Journey which began in India in January 2004
and has taken it through over 40 countries in Asia, Africa and North and South
America. In each country, the banner has visited producer organisations,
importers and retailers who collectively form the International Federation of
Alternative Trade, IFAT. Over the last month, the banner has travelled the
length of the UK, from Edinburgh via Wales to London. Canterbury will have the
distinction of providing the final celebration of the banner's UK journey before
it heads for Belgium.
If you are coming into Canterbury city centre tomorrow, do drop by and say
hello. A team of volunteers from the Network will be helping run the
Traidcraft Stall at the fair.
Canterbury District Fairtrade Network
|Saturday, April 21st, 2007|
An Inconvenient Truth
The local Green Party is organising a showing of Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, on Thursday 26 April at 7.30 in the Environment Centre in St Alphege Lane, Canterbury (see attachment). This oscar-winning documentary has been a wake up call on climate change and has had a considerable impact on governments across the world. If you haven't already seen it, don't miss this opportunity!
Christian Aid, Oxfam and the WDM have all launched big campaigns on climate change in order to address the devastating impact which it is likely to have on developing countries. A Cut the Carbon march is taking place over 80 days this summer, starting in Belfast on 14 July and culminating in Central London on 2 October. There will be Cut the Carbon rallies in Edinburgh on 21 July, in Newcastle on 4 August, in Leeds on 11 August, in Birmingham on 27 August, in Cardiff on 8 September and a huge rally at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday 2 October. For more information, visit: www.christianaid.org.uk/climate
'Forget about making poverty history. Climate change will make poverty permanent." (Nazmul Chowdhury, Practical Action, Bangladesh)
|Thursday, February 22nd, 2007|
|Thursday, February 1st, 2007|
short notice action - cross posted
Turn off the car also!!
TURN EVERYTHING OFF
The first of February 2007: Participate in the biggest mobilization of
Citizens Against Global Warming!
The Alliance for the Planet [a group of environmental associations] is
calling out to all citizens; 5 minutes of electrical rest for the planet.
People all over the world should turn off their lights and electrical
appliances on the 1st of February 2007 between, for UK/London 18.55
and 19.00, for New York 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm, for Paris, Bruxelles, Italy etc
between 19.55 and 20.00 (all local time).
This is not about saving 5 minutes worth of electricity for that
one day, this is about calling on the attention of the media, politicians, and
social figures, telling them of the importance of immediate action! 5
minutes of electrical down time for the planet: this does not take
long, and costs nothing, and it will show the electoral candidates for
2007 that global warming is an issue that need to enter the political debate.
Why February 1st? This is the day when the new UN report on global
climate changes will come out in Paris. This event happens affects us all,
involves us all, we cannot let the occasion to show how important an issue
global warming is to us pass. If we all participate, this action can have
real media and political weight. Please circulate this call to your utmost
ability among all of your networks!
Service de la Culture - Dienst Cultuur
Ville de Bruxelles - Stad Brussel
Rue Sainte-Catherine - 11 - Sint-Katelijnestraat
Bruxelles 1000 Brussel
Tél. 02 279 64 49 - Fax 02 279 64 29
|Wednesday, January 10th, 2007|
Make Poverty History - Follow up meeting with Julian Brazier
(copied from a letter to the Fairtrade Network)
Canterbury District Fairtrade Network was formed in 2003 following a meeting
between local campaigners and Julian Brazier (Conservative MP for Canterbury &
Whitstable) during a nationwide lobby for Trade Justice.
A year has elapsed since the end of the Make Poverty History campaign, and the
Conservative Party has launched a fundamental review of its policy on
International Aid & Development. It is consequently an opportune moment to meet
again with Julian Brazier - to urge him to take account of our views and to ask
him to put pressure on the government to keep the promises which it made at the
G8 summit in Gleneagles in 2005 (see attachment).
If you are interested in finding out what Julian Brazier has to say on this
issue, please do come along to the Open Meeting which we are holding with him ON
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY AT 11AM IN THE DOMINICAN PRIORY (St Peter's Lane, Canterbury
- near the back of the Marlowe Theatre). The meeting will last approximately 1
hour, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.
We would like to demonstrate the strength of local concern about global poverty,
so it would be great to have good turn-out. If you know that you will be
coming... <please comment so I can give numbers>
Fairtrade refreshments will be available from 10.30 onwards.
Hoping to see you on the 13th.
|Friday, December 15th, 2006|
EARTH FIRST MANIFESTO PRESENTS:
BLACK SKY MOURNING
- METAL -
- AMBIENT / FOLK / METAL / INDUSTRIAL -
SNUFF RADIO (& FRIENDS)
- FUTUREPUNK / ELECTRO-INDUSTRIAL / SICKFUCKNOISECREEPS -
- EXPERIMENTAL / DOOM / STONER -
TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER
@ The Beercart Arms, CANTERBURY
This is a charity gig for Earth First Manifesto, a collective promoting sustainable and ethical living: http://www.earthfirstmanifesto.org/
I encourage everybody to get on the forum here!
If you give a fuck about the world we're living in, care about our ever-eroding civil rights, the rights and welfare of other people and animals, then get in there. This site/movement is aiming to align many disparate protest groups to bring about actual change and reform, peacefully, through each persons own ability to take responsibility for their own life. Get in and argue, now!
|Thursday, October 12th, 2006|
Want a Speaker?
I'm trying to have a day getting organised and do some work for James Warlock, of Insight Clinical Hypnosis
and I'm looking for groups and Organisations that would like a speaker/ lecturer.
He can do a range of talks and is experienced as a public speaker. He is happy to do talks for free and will travel anywhere within the Kent/ London Area. His talks are adaptable and he is able to talk on a wide range of themes from Motivational Techniques to 'What is Hypnotherapy' - A range of some of his talks can be found here
If you run a group such as a PTA, an interest or voluntary group or have any contacts to groups that might like an after dinner speaker or some such, please do get in touch with any queries via 0207 193 6523 or Email James@Insightclinicalhypnosis.com
, or if anyone knows of any lists of organisations that seek speakers please let me know, my Google Fu is deserting me!
He is also a qualified TABI registered Tarot Reader
and experienced Mage who also does talks on Alternative themes which can be found at WSnBS
, his secondary site. The cross connection between Hypnotherapy and Magick is an interesting new area and his training in Past Life Regression techniques
are likely to be of interest to pagan and alternative groups.
|Friday, September 29th, 2006|
|Wednesday, September 13th, 2006|
|Thursday, August 31st, 2006|
This Sunday @ Hades Goth and Industrial Night:
The ALMIGHTY BALBULUS will be taking the stage with their own unique brand of hybrid Industrial-Metal-Ambient-Punk-Folk, music that defies categorisation. These guys are awesome! Go see them or die a worthless wretch in the gutter.
Mish-mash Techno-Punk duo SNUFF RADIO will be getting all up in your faces about some political shit or other. Don't stand for it. Come and shout at the ugly runts, they love it. The slags.
Fresh as a daisy from a live set at this year's Infest, resident DJ GHOST DANSER will be joined by DJ KITTIES GHOST and DJ ANALOGUE, there to hurt your ears!
[HADES] @ THE BEERCART ARMS, CANTERBURY, 6pm onwards, SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER!
It's free entry, there's beer and both bands will also be handing out FREE CDs!!! What more could you want, eh? Don't be an ungrateful little poo. I know where you live. And I will come to your house and I will cut you.
|Tuesday, August 8th, 2006|
A couple of you may have heard of my band, Miniluv (aka 'Miniluv make Linkin Park look good'
Miniluv). We're looking for a new bassist. If interested or know someone who might be, then we would be eternally grateful if you let us know.
Musically we're kind of.. erm.. hard to describe, really. A sort of electronic-punk-rock mélange mess. 'I don't know what the hell it is, but I like it' is the comment we get most. Easier if you just listen really. http://www.miniluv.co.uk
for sound samples/influences/assorted other rubbish.
(x-posed to communities with almost identical memberships, purely to annoy and infuriate most Kent-based LJers)
|Thursday, July 6th, 2006|
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2006|
I LIVE IN YOUR EYES
|Thursday, June 1st, 2006|
WANT TO BE IN A MUSIC VIDEO?
Canterbury based SNUFF RADIO's new music video to "Apocaliphate" will be shot this SATURDAY 3RD JUNE in Camden, London.
We're looking for a whole bunch of absolute headf*cking wierdos to join us for this one. Especially those into the fetish scene- we're talking uniforms, bondage, PVC, latex, rubber, gas masks, it's the last days of Rome here, people!
It's going to be professionally shot, you're going to look great and you can probably get drunk and go clubbing afterwards. Why the hell not?
Interested? To read more and get contact details for a call list, go HERE.
|Monday, April 3rd, 2006|
I'm an Ann Summers rep, and am looking for some hostess' for parties.
It's free to host a party (you might need to pay for some light refreshments for your guests or ask them to bring their own), all you need to pay for is anything from the catalogue that you might like to buy. As a hostess, you get 10% of your guest's sales off of your order. For example, if your total guest sales was £100, you would get £10 off of your order. Also, you can win the hostess gift for the month, depending on sales and new parties booked.
I have a large kit, including lingerie, outfits, vibrators, and lotions for you to try. Also, I have a large repertoire of games to keep the party going, with chocolate willies as prizes.
I have to say that I know we have an Ann Summers shop in Canterbury, but to be honest, they don't do all of the ranges that are in the catalogue, and the catalogue is generally cheaper than the store!
I'm free most evenings, and am happy to travel to the outskirts of Canterbury and the surrounding villages!
If anyone would like to book a party, please leave a comment below, and we'll sort something out.