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Tidal March News 2017

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Hello everyone and welcome to Tidal’s March newsletter. There is some great events lined up for this month. We would also like to remind you that if you would like to submit an application for putting on a workshop at Educate, Agitate, Organise then the deadline is Friday 3rd March. If you did not receive the email last week containing details on the event and the workshop application form but are interested in putting on a workshop please email alexr@leedsforchange.org.uk and we can send you an application form over.




When: Friday 3rd March at 19:45–23:00

Where: All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP

What: Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O’Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.


  Fabian Hamilton MP

Public Meeting - The Future for Peace & Disarmament – with Fabian Hamilton MP.

When: Fri 3rd March 2017 7PM -8:30PM.

Where: Sullivan Room - Leeds Town Hall - The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD.

What: The new Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament will discuss what this unprecedented role entails and what he sees as the main challenges in regards to future peace and disarmament.



Having difficult conversations about migration

When: Saturday 4th March at 13:00 – 17:00

Where: Great room, First Floor, Ebor court, Skinner Street, Leeds, LS1 4ND

What: Migration is possibly the most sensitive issue in Britain today. Debates on the subject can be uncomfortable, upsetting or angry, and often do little to change anyone’s mind. At the same time, fighting for a progressive stance on migration is more important than ever, and we need to be able to persuade people who don’t already completely agree with us



Cafe Economique - Why Health Inequalities Matter to All of Us

When: Tuesday 7th March at 19:30.

Where: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD.

What: Introduced by Dr Martin Schweiger, Public Health Consultant, Society of Friends (Quakers).

Health can be viewed as being in a state of harmony with yourself and the world around you. Wide variation in health experiences across society puts great strain on the way society can function. We know that resources make a substantial difference to individual and community health, because health is greatly influenced by access to good food, housing, warmth and other things that have financial costs associated with them. Experience in many parts of the world and closer to home in Leeds demonstrates that inequality in health hurts us all.



Milena Buchs: Postgrowth: what about welfare and wellbeing?

When: Thursday 16th March, 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30

Where: Room CL311, Calverley Building, Leeds Beckett University, Woodhouse Lane, LS1 3ES.

What: Leeds Taking Soundings presents: Postgrowth: what about welfare and wellbeing? with Milena Buchs.

'In recent years, ideas of postgrowth economies have been gaining much wider appeal. This approach is based on critiques of economic growth from environmental and social perspectives, and on increasing fears about whether Western economies are entering an era of ‘secular stagnation’. In this setting, economic growth becomes both less desirable and less achievable



Housing Summit

When: Saturday 25th March from 10:30 to 15.30.

Where: Oxford Chambers, Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AU

What: Hands Off Our Homes will be hosting a big meeting, or ‘Summit’ for all housing campaigners, tenants groups, housing workers and support workers, trade unions, Third Sector organisations, political groupings, benefits campaigners and claimants, community groups and all individuals seeking to work for housing justice and against housing poverty. We hope that people from across the region will join us as well as those who are Leeds-based



Educate, Agitate, Organise

When: Saturday 29th April 2017 10:00 - 17:00

Where: Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, LS1 3HE.

What: 2016 was a year of profound change and political uncertainties, with a fairer and more sustainable world seeming ever more distant.



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Local and national events


For a full list of actions and events, see the Tidal website.


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