Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Tuesday 3 October 2017 at New Walk Museum

People’s Arts Collective is organising an event on the theme of Money based around the ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell, at Leicester’s New Walk Museum 1-4pm. we

We will use poetry, song, artwork, photography and maybe some sketches to highlight the issues raised.

This event is included in the Everybody’s Reading programme, and we thank them for our grant: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/

the programme for ER is here: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/festival-programme/


Everybody’s Reading week 2017

‘Money’ – does it make your world go round; is ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell still relevant? http://www.freeclassicebooks.com/Robert%20Tressell/The%20Ragged%20Trousered%20Philanthropists.pdf

You are welcome to join People’s Arts Collective – Leicester and friends for an afternoon to pause and think about how money plays a part in our lives through  discussion, poetry, stories, songs, music, photos and other art forms. This is part of Everybody’s Reading: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/ Everyone welcome. Continue reading “Everybody’s Reading week 2017”

Statement by Jeremy Corbyn on the planned resumption of campaigning in the 2017 General Election

15 - Copy24 May 2017 following bombing in Manchester:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended the party’s General Election campaigning after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Following further discussions with all the main parties, Labour will resume local campaigning tomorrow (Thursday) followed by a phased return to national campaigning on Friday.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.

“Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.”


Conscientious Objection

Ch: You can bring on your marching bands, put on your uniform,

Buttons and boots gleaming bright in the sun

I see you dreaming of victory with hopes for a better world

You say you’re fighting for your country, family and friends.


I stand here in the dock in April 1917

To witness the injustice and futility of war

Your Law has no moral ground, and Orders can’t bind me

I am not a soldier and so plead ’not guilty’. Continue reading “Conscientious Objection”

Labour Party: 10 Pledges … ~feeling excited that we have something special to offer

Pledge 1: FULL EMPLOYMENT: We will create a million good quality jobs across our regions and nations, and guarantee a decent job for all. By investing £500 billion in infrastructure and industry, backed up by a publicly-owned National Investment Bank and regional banks, we will build a high skilled, high tech, low carbon economy to ensure that no one and no community is left behind.

We will invest in the high speed broadband, energy, transport and homes that our country needs and allow good businesses to thrive, and support a new generation of co-operative enterprises.