Our group have had 17 screenings so far with 7 still to come. Where we have had reports they events have been extremely successful. Please do send reports of your screening!
We are aware of there screenings in the pipeline. UNITE funding for the screenings will continue until the end of March. Thereafter, you can, of course, have screenings but you will need to apply directly to the distributors for a license for a public screening.
UNITE are supporting us on to the next step by allowing us to use the UNITE office in York Place for our Advocacy Training event. The date for that is not set yet but we have lots of people keen to come to that.
We have an organising meeting on Saturday 11 March from 10.00am in the Augustine Church, George 1V Bridge.
This will be an opportunity to discuss our next steps. Everyone is welcome.
The UNITE the Union’s Day of Action Against Benefit Sanctions will be on March 30. Do let people at your screenings know about this. we will have more details nearer the time.
Great video by Scottish School Students looking at poverty in Scotland today
Confirmed events – entrance free
Tuesday 28 February 3.30 – 5.30 pm at Stafford Centre, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ
Friday 3 March 6pm – 9pm at Leith Community Centre, 12A NewKirkgate EH6 6AD organised by Greater Leith Against Cuts and Disability History Scotland
Monday 20 March 6.30pm at Restalrig/Lochend Community Hub, followed by curry and discussion
Wednesday 22 March, two showings 2pm and 7.30pm, McRobert Centre, Main Auditorium, Stirling University
Tuesday 28 March 12 – 3pm at the Citadel Youth Centre, 175 Commercial St, Leith EH6 6JE
Excellent short animated film from Disability History Scotland
Watch this space for details of events in Edinburgh on the 30th March
Our next organising meeting is on Saturday 18 February 10.00am in the Augustine Church, George 1V Bridge.
It is a chance to catch up with how things are going and talk about “what next”.
Everyone is welcome.
Congratulations to Ken Loach and everyone involved in making the film. Receiving the award Ken said
“Thank you to the Academy for recognising the message of what the film says, that the most vulnerable people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful. It’s a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children that we promised to help, and that’s a disgrace too.”
We now have 15 community showings confirmed with 3 more that we don’t yet have full details for. Organisers of local events have invited speakers for the discussion after the film and some are planning to reinvigorate local anti-cuts groups. There are plans to organise advocacy training – watch out for more details on this. We will soon have leaflets for planned UNITE day of action against new benefit sanctions planned for 30 March.
LOBBY THE COUNCIL BUDGET MEETING
Thursday 9th February 9am to 10am
THE CITY CHAMBERS, HIGH STREET, EDINBURGH
More information from Edinburgh TUC: email@example.com
If you are organising a showing you can download poster artwork here.