We hope you enjoyed last week’s events, including the Lefty Lattes on devolution and Scottish independence, and of course our Income Inequality Campaign and Panel. On Tuesday, we surprised people with the severe extent of inequality with an event in the Atrium and then followed this up with our well-attended panel.
A fascinated crowd, including a number of new faces, listened to our two speakers, Faiza Shaheen and Ann Pettifor, as they outlined first the nature of inequality in Britain and what we can do to solve it.
Also, many thanks to those who came out campaigning in Warwick on Saturday, especially Tal and Josh who had not been out before. As ever, it was great to get out there and talk to normal people about the problems they have under this government and what we can do to help. And even better, after helping out in this marginal seat, we went back to Leamington for FREE PIZZA! There will be more of this to come…
But first, here are this week’s events:
Wednesday, 5.50, Warwick Arts Centre: Warwick Labour goes to the cinema – ‘Long Walk to Freedom’
We all thought it would be cool to go to the Arts Centre to see the highly rated film Long Walk to Freedom, which chronicles the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela.
Tickets are on sale here http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2014/mandela-long-walk-to-freedom-12a/ and we’re going for the Wednesday 22nd screening. Book your tickets fast as its pretty busy already! Post on the event wall when you have your ticket and what seat you have so others know where to buy theirs.
Hope as many of you as possible can come!
Thursday, 5pm, S0.09: Warwick Labour’s Elections to Labour Students National Conference 2014
This Thursday Lefty Lattes will be taking a week off so we can elect our delegates for the biggest democratic event of Labour Students’ national calendar!
On the 21st and 22nd of February, the National Organisation of Labour Students are hosting their annual conference in Bradford. For those of you who haven’t been to a conference before, it is the event at which Labour Students elects most of its National Committee, including the three full time sabbatical officers. In addition it’s a weekend packed full of great talks and a fun night out for all those who want it.
Come along and either stand or elect our 4 delegates comprising of at least two women. These delegates will be entitled to vote for Policies and in the Committee elections in Bradford. Candidates will have the opportunity to make very short speeches and respond to questions in what will be the most friendly of environments. If you can’t make the elections but want to stand, a statement can be read out on your behalf. To stand as a delegate, please nominate yourself in email to our Secretary Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS 23:59 ON WEDNESDAY 22ND!
But of course you don’t need to be a delegate to go! Last year a large group went and had a really enjoyable time. Tickets are £35 (inc. Accommodation £60) and include lunch and dinner on the Friday and lunch on the Saturday. More information on the event and ordering tickets can be found here: http://www.labourstudents.org.uk/labour-students-conference-2014
The society will pay for the full cost of tickets and accommodation for our delegates. We have also saved £150 to pay for/subsidise the attendance of any additional attendees. Don’t feel like you can’t stand because you haven’t been to every WL event! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message President Rob Ankcorn or any other members of the exec.
Friday, 7pm, Terrace Bar/Leamington: Warwick Labour’s Dress as a Tory Pub Crawl!
It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for, the return of Warwick Labour’s annual Dress As A Tory Pub Crawl!
Join us as we once again descend upon Leamington Spa’s finest drinking establishments – this time in fancy dress. For those still standing, we’ll be ending the evening at Neon. Our pre-booked tickets for Neon have now sold out – but more will be available on the door, so don’t worry.
Come dressed as any Tory you can think of – whether it’s your ‘favourite’ Conservative MP, or famous figure who’s a true blue. In the past people have come as ‘The World’s Most Boring Man’ Sir John Major, ‘Tory in Disguise’ Nick Clegg and perhaps most controversially of all, Tony Blair.
Meet on campus in the Terrace Bar at 7pm or in Leamington in the Duke at 8:30pm. Even if you haven’t made it to any of our events before, this famous Warwick Labour institution is not one to be missed! Hope to see you all there!
That’s all for this week, but a few things you may want to go along to: on Wednesday at 1.15 in R2.41 Politics Society are hosting a Disability Awareness Week special of their Question Time series. Our Internal Campaigns Officer Miguel Costa Matos will be taking the stand for us, so it’ll be great to see as many of you there as possible! (https://www.facebook.com/events/585169448237541/) And on Friday at 5pm in H0.52 the Young European Movement and Debating Society are co-hosting a debate on whether Britain should leave the EU. On the proposition side there is sadly a Lib Dem MEP but never mind that as our President Rob Ankcorn will be making Warwick Labour’s case to remain in the EU. Whether you’re a Europhile or a left-Eurosceptic, come along and join in the discussion, even if only as a warm-up for Dress as a Tory… (https://www.facebook.com/events/205202689672580/)
That’s all for now, we can’t wait to see your fancy dress costumes!
All the best,
The Warwick Labour exec.