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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: January - April 2014

Austerity and Ealing: panel discussion
Saturday 11 January
18.30 – 20.00
Followed by light refreshments

In our borough, what effects are the various austerity measures having?

  • Mental Health in Ealing. Eric Leach, campaigner and father of a son who is a user of mental health services in Ealing
  • Ealing Equality Council. Ealing Equality Council provides advice services at several sites on all aspects of disadvantage and discrimination
  • Ealing community development jackie Sear of Empowering Action and Social Esteem (EASE), which runs projects for personal and community development at neighbourhoods such as Copley Close in Hanwell
  • Ealing Foodbank: Why are foodbanks needed in 21st century Britain? Ealing soon have three foodbank sites.

Chaired by Symon Hill, a left-wing Christian writer, activist and trainer. He is associate director of the leftwing Christian think tank Ekklesia.

Spirit of ’45: film directed by Ken Loach
Saturday 8 February
18.30 – 20.00
Followed by light refreshments
 ‘An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.’

The UK Gold: film by Christian Aid and partner
Saturday 8 March 2014
18.30 – 20.00
, followed by light refreshments
 ‘An ambitious and admirably clear assault on the UK's lamentable record in the tax avoidance industry’ (The Guardian)

Our politicians and austerity: pre-election panel
Saturday 12 April
18.30 – 20.00
Followed by light refreshments
The panel will comprise speakers from each major party that has candidates standing in the May local elections. An opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the impact of austerity in the borough of Ealing