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December 2018

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6th December 2018

Charles Umney: Class Matters

Thu 6 Dec 2018, 6-10pm, Red Haus Books, 232 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge S7 1FL

Social class remains a fundamental presence in British life, woven into the very fabric of social and political discourse, undiminished by the end of mass industry; despite use of ´ordinary working people´ and other substitute phrases. A compelling Marxist expression or analysis of class is absent. In "Class Matters", Charles Umney brings Marxist analysis out of the 19th century textiles mill, and into the call centres, office blocks and fast food chains of modern Britain. He shows how core Marxist concepts are vital to understanding increasing pay inequality, decreasing job security, increasing routinisation and managerial control of the labour process.

Providing a critical analysis of competing perspectives, Umney argues that class must be understood as a dynamic and exploitative process integral to capitalism - rather than a descriptive categorisation - in order for us to better understand the gains capital has made at the expense of labour over the last four decades.

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Eckington Against Fracking meeting

Thu 6 Dec 2018, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Club, Pipeyard Lane S21 4FA

INEOS has been granted licence for test drilling at Marsh Lane, despite 3000 objections. Hundreds of people are ready to make sure this does not happen. Eckington Against Fracking have delivered 10,000 leaflets across Eckington, Marsh Lane and Coal Aston. Join them at their monthly meeting.

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Foodhall Social Pottery Club

Thu 6 Dec 2018, 6.30-8.30pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

Join Emily and Jonny for Foodhall Social Pottery Club. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced, come and join together to get creative with clay. Equipment, materials and guidance provided. Suggested donation £5.

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Artists Talk: Chardine Taylor-Stone

Thu 6 Dec 2018, 6.30-8pm, Bloc Projects, 4 Sylvester St. S1 4RN

A talk by Chardine Taylor Stone, award winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist. Her work is inspired by her experiences as a Black British working class woman having found her voice through alternative subcultures like Punk and Rockabilly. She was featured in The Voice newspaper as one of the Women Who Rocked the World in 2015, Diva Magazine’s LGBT Power List 2016 and Buzzfeed’s ‘The Most Inspiring British LGBT People Of 2016‘. In May 2017 Chardine won the British LGBT Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ life’.

Chardine is also the founder of Black Girl’s Picnic, a movement in collective self care for Black women and girls, and Stop Rainbow Racism which works to stop racist performances in LGBTQ venues. As a writer, educator and commentator Chardine uses music, art and fashion history to instigate socio-political analysis. She often lectures and facilitates workshops on topics such as Black/Working Class feminism, Black Queer identities, Afrofuturism, music subculture histories and Black involvement in the esoteric, weird and downright bizarre! She is regularly asked to speak and consult on these topics for the media as well as film/culture festivals, conferences and art institutions such as the BFI, Tate Modern, ICA and British Library. She also bangs the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie. Chardine is also a board member for the Museum of Homelessness and Duckie Youth.

Whilst Bloc Projects works hard to maintain a Public Programme that is free for everyone, they ask you to kindly consider bringing something along to donate food and basic toiletries for S2 Foodbank. For a full list of much needed items please see

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