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Lowdham Book Festival

Spokesman Books and Russell Press will be at the Lowdham Book Festival on Saturday. Details of the final day can be found below.


All Day Book Fair and Café
Saturday 29th June, 10am–5pm
Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham

Throughout the day the Village Hall hosts a café run by mmm…deli,serving hot and cold drinks, salads and panini, cakes and ice-cream. The book fair is spread over the Village Hall, a marquee behind the hall and assorted gazebos. It features publishers, charities, book trade organisations,booksellers with new and second-hand books and cards. There are displays of old-fashioned letterpress printing equipment and bookbinding. Free author talks and talks about books will go on throughout the day. There will be books for children and adults, bargain books and books signed by all the authors appearing during the festival.

Entry is free to the book fair and all events on Saturday 29th June.

No tickets required. Join us for an hour or the wholeday!

For full details of all the events…

Trouble in Turkey

We have received this urgent appeal from the President of the Union of Journalists in Turkey.


Dear colleagues,

Everything is getting worse. In Istanbul, on Saturday evening, police entered Gezi Park using tear gas and water cannon against civilian people including women and children. Police also used tear gas in hotels around the area, where injured people had gone for treatment. Police do not allow the press to work freely in Taksim or other places where they attack to people. Pictures of a photo-journalist (Cem Türkel from Akşam daily) were deleted by using force in Harbiye near Taksim on Saturday night.

On Sunday, police began to arrest the doctors from the hotels who treated the people there. Police also made operation in some houses to arrest the leaders of Çarşı group (fans of Beşiktaş football team who were very active at the protesting demonstrations).

In Ankara, there was a funeral ceremony for Ethem Sarısülük, who was killed by a plastic bullet fired by police. Police do not al…

Book Launch for Safe at Work?

The WEA in partnership with the London Hazards Centre invites all Trade Union H&S Reps and trade unionists who want to get up-to-date with Government proposals for H&S to Health and Safety and the Cuts & Book Launch for Safe at Work?


WHEN?
Monday 24 June 2013
6.30pm - 8.00pm

WHERE?
WEA London Region
96 – 100 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4TP

SPEAKERS include
Tony O’Brien – Construction Safety Campaign
Dave Putson – Author, PCS H&S rep
Tony Simpson – Publisher, UNITE

The evening will be a combination of speakers on fighting the current attacks to H&S, an opportunity for H&S reps to network, and the launch of Dave Putson’s book, Safe at Work ? Ramazzini versus the attack on health and safety.

Dave is an active PCS TU H&S rep in the Courts Service

Please let Monica know if you will be attending on mgort@wea.org.uk or 0207 426 1976

ALL WELCOME !!

WEA Registered Charity number - 1112775