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Party & Protest - 1998



Mon 12 - Global Day Of Action for the Zapatistas

Sat 17 - 'Halt Greenbelt Housing' Conference hosted jointly by Friends of the Earth and Alarm UK. The venue is 356 Holloway Road, London N7, and there will be a fee of £15 to help cover costs. More details ring Paula Smith on 0171 566 1670.

Sun 18 - National Demonstration against Hillgrove Farm who breed cats that suffer horrific nerve, eye and implant experiments for the Vivisection Industry - 12 noon at Hillgrove Farm, Dry Lane, Witney, Oxon.

Mon 19 - SchNEWS Benefit - Fil Planet (ex Back to the Planet) D.J. Pick-n-Mix (Al) + Brighton Bands. Balzac & Dutch Sugar @ The Concorde, Brighton, 9am til 2pm (£3 rich /£2 skint)

Tues 20 - Capital & Class, London Forum 98 - 7:30 third Tuesday of each month starting 20th January `From Welfare to Work'. Lucas Arms, 245 Grays Inn Rd WC1

Sat 24 - Coalition against BP in Columbia Meeting at the Latin American Golden Years Club, Cancell Rd, London SW9 6 HN/0171 357 0388

Sat 31 - London Animal Action anti-hunt demo - Downing Street - 12 noon (Westminster Station, turn right).



Wed 4 - Brighton-based Natty Trust are holding a Natty Carnival @ Concorde, 9pm-2am. Amongst the attractions are face painting, a full organic menu, live art, and music of course: Live Latino Percussion, Carnival Collective etc. But best of all - a 5x5m piece of land will be secured forever by your (£4/£3/£2.50-fancy-dress). For info on the Natty Trust call 01273 564291.

Wed 4 - London Animal Action anti-hunt demo - Houses of Parliament-12 noon.

Sat 7 - Amsterdam Reclaim The Streets. More info on (Dutch) 06-53642572, from the 5th of Feb.

Sat 7 - The Anarchist Teapot are holding a Direct Action Training Day at the....Anarchist Teapot (next to McShit, London Rd, Brighton). Give them a call if you wanna know more - 01273 570465, or turn up by 11.30 on the day.

Mon 9 - London Animal Action anti-hunt demo - Labour HQ, Millbank Tower (meet Pimlico Station 12 noon). Bring banners!

Tues 10 - SchNEWS presents March Thomas - to launch our sexy 3rd book -"SchNEWSannual" featuring issues 101-150 + photos; cartoons; features & 16 pages ov hot contacts. 

Wed 11 - Demo outside Shamrock Farm (the nice people who supply monkeys for vivisection) 2.30 pm. (Meet by the recycling bins on the Level for a lift from Brighton).

Sat 14 - Free street party in Worthing Town Centre as part of Love the Earth Day. Appropriately it's on Valentines Day, 12 noon, meeting on the Green by Heene Terrace on the seafront.

Mon 16 - direct action to shut down the air base at Northwood in Middlesex which is the HQ for the rapid-deployment force.

20 - There will be a day of action at the site of the M66 Motorway (Manchester Orbital Ring Road). Meeting at the Daisy Nook Visitors Centre at 11pm. Contact Barry and Cath Jones on 0161-344-0225 or Email

Sat 21 - West Country Activist's Winter Gathering at the Windows Art Centre, Lower Borough Walls, Bath. There will be speakers from environmental, social justice and animal rights groups, followed by vegan lunch, workshops, beer, music and jamming. Accommodation is available - contact 01225 466526 in advance.

Sat 21 - 'Disappearances' are a popular state tool for suppressing dissent and occur in dozens of countries worldwide. To join in the International Committee Against Disappearances campaign, go along to their vigil in Trafalgar Square @ 5-6.30pm. Also coming up is a meeting: Political prisoners and Human Rights in Chile, provisionally @ 7.30pm, Tuesday 10th March, @ Conway Hall, London, WC1

Mon 23-25 - People's Global Action conference in Geneva.  600 representatives from the PGA against Free Trade and the WTO will meet in Geneva for the first conference of a new world-wide co-ordination of resistance against the global market and the MAI. Details: PlayFair Europe!, Turmstr. 3, 52072 Aaachen, Germany. Tel: +49 241 803792 Email: Web:

Sat 28 - The free festival of Global Rights is holding a benefit gig at The Rocket (Halloway Road Tube N7, £8/£7). The Party is called The Big Sexy Festy Part, it combines Circus, Techno, Dub and House and all proceeds go directly to the free festival of Global Rights.

Sat 28 - Bristol Green Party is holding its second Green Futures conference. Entitled'Food for Thought, Land for Living' it's at Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol. Tel: 0117 9246894.

Sat 28 - 1 March - Groundswell meeting of claimant groups at the Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB, 11.30 am start.



Sun 1st - Alternative rally against the Countryside Alliance Rally, 10.30am, at the petrol st. on A272/A24 junction, east of Cowfold

Tues 3 - London Organic Food Forum meeting @ 7.30pm, St Anthony's School, 90 Fitzjohns Ave, Hampstead,.Tubes Finchley Rd/Hampstead, Call 0181 968 1699 for more info.

Sat 7-8 Zapatista Challenge Conference, Praxis Centre, Pott St., London E2 (Bethnal Green tube) 0181 682 2402

Fri 6-9 - 'Direct Action Jamboree' - DiY Conference, Melbourne. Activists are hosting the weekend to coincide with International Women and Labour Days. The Jamboree is being organised by a coalition of food coops, environmental groups, anarchist bookshops, etc. Contact: P.O. Box 199, Brunswick East, 3052, Melbourne Australia. Email:

Mon 9 - Natty Trust benefit @ the Concorde, Brighton, entry £5/£3 donation. Featuring: Tragic Roundabout, Babylon Sandwich, Allegedly + DJs

Mon 9-19 Anarchist Teapot who have moved (again) to ex-Donut King, 117 London Road, Brighton are holding a Father Ted 'Dermot Morgan' Wake on Thurs nite 12th March @ 7pm. Videos of the best episodes and some live fiddleydee. Other events in March, all @ 7pm: Mon 9th - road protest film 'Life in the Fast Lane'; Weds 11th & 18th -Women's Night; Tues 17th - talk & video on East Timor; Thurs 19th - Dr Who videos!! 01273 601372.

Sat 14 - "Cycle Lanes Not Fast Lanes' rally in Birmingham against the Birmingham Northern Relief Road, 12 noon Chamberlain Sq.

Sat 14 - In NW Devon, thousands of mink are calling YOU to attend a peaceful demo @ 11.30am, near East Youlstone, near Bradworthy. For more info call 0370 430989.

Sat 14 - Revolutionary Anarchism '98 - 10am - 5.30pm at Conway Hall Red Lion Square London. The nearest tube is Holborn. More info and advance bookings from ACF 84b Whitecapel Street London E1 7QX.

Fri 20 - National Demo against Live Export in Dover (which handles up to 8000 sheep in a day.), 10.30am

Fri 20-27 - Spring Greening Festival at Faslane Peace Camp. Equinox celebration with a demo and action, plus workshops from shiatsu to gardening. 01436 820901

Sat 21 - Rant And Rave - benefit for Squall magazine @ the Rocket, Holloway Road, N7, 10 til 6. It costs £8 or £6 concs (inc. SchNEWS readers) and b4 11pm and promises a cheap bar and trillions of fab acts. For info on Squall call 0181 5093353/0171 7131494

Sat 21 - Demo against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - meet 1pm @ St Clifford's Tower, York

Sat 21-22 - Naturewise's 'Design for Sustainable Living Now' - introductory permaculture weekend, 10am-5.30pm. Fees variable according to income. Call 0171 2813765

Sat 21st-22 - Birmingham. A MUST for UK people wanting to take direct action against globalisation. Targets: forthcoming G8 summit & EU Summit in Cardiff. Contact 0161 224 4846. E-mail:

Sun 22 - Demo outside a Dorset mink farm. Travel available from Brighton, meet 9 am outside Harvest Forestry.

Sun 22 - The anti-Avon-Ring-Road campaign SCRAPPIT are staging a Spring Equinox Gathering, 3pm till late, @ Mangotsfield Station on the Bristol and Bath railway path. 01225 481448

Mon 23-26 - There are more nuclear waste transports planned at Ahaus in Germany. The convoy is due to arrive between 23 - 26 March. The nuclear mafia hope the half-forgotten Ahaus site will attract less protest than Gorleben, scene of massive protests last year with a 20 year history of resistance. So.... Spread the news: 0031 (0) 4645 24803 (Rampenplan) or 0049 (0)2561 9617-91/-99 (Ahaus activists)

Mon 23-27 - Support 6 East Timorese exiles and 3 British peace activists up in court for trespassing on British Aerospace land @ Lytham Magistrates Court. There'll be a 9 am vigil each morning. More info 'phone Liverpool Catholic Worker 0151 264 8741

Sat 28 - "New Deal or Raw Deal?' Conference at Friends Meeting House, Brighton 10am-5pm

Sat 28 - Global Day of Action against vivisectors Proctor & Gamble. 17 countries will be involved, with 30 events in the UK alone. Contact 0114 2350020

Sat 28-29 Reclaim Your Right To Roam! The Land Is Ours are organizing a Mass Trepas. Meeting point 1pm Luton Railway Station by the taxi ranks. At 1.30 coaches will take people to the mystery site, all the usual stuff, Bring tents, musical instruments, banners and food to share. Contact the office on 01865 722016 so they can book coaches.

Sat 28-29 - Big Blether at Monimaie in Fife - a "DIY" weekend promising fun and frolics. Try your hand at drumming, take part in workshops, share experiences and generally indulge in some good ole blethering! For more info call Grace on (01555) 820555.



Fri 3- 5 - Gathering Visions, Gathering Strength II conference at Manchester Uni, a forum for activists to gather and pool ideas for social change. Fees depend on income (£3-£18) and there will be cheap vegan food and free accommodation 0161 8348301, email

Fri 3-4 - President Suharto that nice dictator from Indonesia (see SchNEWS 158) is NOT coming to London on April 4th, but "stuff' is still going on Coaches organised by Brighton Peace Centre £6/5. Tel: 01273 692880. * If you fancy a bit of direct action meet at 8 am Victoria Station (outside Smiths) on Friday 3rd. Contact 0171 739 2301 * Demonstrate on Sat 4th April @ 11 am meet at Jubilee Gardens, passing by the QEII Centre where ASEM is taking place 0171 281 0297.

Sat 4 - SchNEWSnight @ The Lift, Queen's Rd. Music from Kyra's Tortoise. Buy Saxon a pint (& meet the Zombie Chef?!) £1 B4 9pm £3/2 after.

Sat 4 - Hunt Sab Benefit @ The Albert, Trafalgar St, Brighton, @8pm, for £3. Feat. Oi Polloi, Chineapple Punx and Haywire

Sun 5 - Forum For Social Change in Southampton at the Joiners Arms, St Mary's St on the 5th of April 01703 570509. Bands, talks, workshops. (This is a SchNEWS benefit )

Sun 5 - Amsterdan Reclaim The Streets

Sun 5-8 - DAN, the Disabled People's Direct Action Network, are staging their tenth national action in London. The two biggest issues on their agenda are New Labour's welfare plans for the disabled and the Dept of Transport's unsatisfactory proposal that public transport (i.e. buses) should be accessible to all - by the year 2020!! Call 0181 883 6963

Tues 7 - The Greenwich Green Party are having a meeting about the Millenium Dome at Charlton House, Charlton Village, London SE7 7pm 0181 850 4187

Mon 6-17 - GandALF Liberation Tour, Editors of Green Anarchist and the Animal Liberation Front will be speaking about the 'conspiracy to incite' trials (for simply reporting about direct actions) a move which has profound implications for free speech and the alternative press.  6th April in Lancaster, then: 7th-Liverpool; 8th-Manchester; 9th (& 10th-demo) - Nottingham; 11th - Birmingham; 13th - Oxford; 14th - Guildford; 15th - Portsmouth; 16th - Brighton and 17th - London. Call 0956 694922 (See GandALF Trial)

Thurs 9 - Sex Maniac's Ball at the Powerhouse, Waterden Rd., London E15. It's pretty expensive and dress code is Spanish, fetish or sluttish. If interested ring 0171 460 0044. They are now online as well:

Thurs 9-16 - International Animal Rights Gathering, Holland. The event will include presentations, practical workshops, vegan food, demos and a benefit concert and has been organised to promote networking and cooperation between individuals, local and international groups. Call 01424 430503 for info.

Fri 10-11 - Bristol Earth First!'s pro-fun, freedom and friends Love And Rockets. Starting @ noon on Good Friday 10th April, (meet Band Stand, Castle Park) there will be workshops on the theme 'the city' until 8pm then a Full On Free Party (check @ Grapevine or meet 10pm in the foyer, Temple Meads train station) going into all-day Urban DIY Action early on Saturday 11th - meet 12 noon @ Castle Park if you oversleep. Info: 0831 657985.

Wed 15 - 30 - Global Days of Action against Genetic Engineering. Contact GEN 0181 374 9516

Thurs - 16 - Anti Northern Relief Road Campaign Benefit Gig at the Adam and Eve, Bradford St., Digbeth featuring Bleeding Hearts, Raggerty Anne and comedian Mike Parker 07970 932224

Thurs -16 - GANDALF Liberation Tour comes to Brightonl at Brighton Unemployed Centre, Tilbury Place 7pm - free. (See GandALF Trial)

Sat 18 - Demo at Hillgrove cat-breeding-for-vivisection Farm on World Day For Lab Animals. Meet 1pm at the Farm gates or call 0171 2783086 for a place on the coach from London - £5/£3 concs

Sat 18-19 - Ploughshares are holding Hammers & Spanners, 18-19 April in Oxford. 0161 226 2996

Wed 22-28 - Innternational TV Turnoff Week. Last year four million people turned off their TVs during the week - to find out more contact White Dot, PO Box 2116, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LR E-mail: Web:

Thurs 23 - The Dance Parade UK hold monthly benefit nights at The Honey/Comber Club, Seafront Arches on the last Thursday of every month. Thursday 23 April hosts BOOTLEG - A Techno Special, 10 til very late, £3/£2concs, feat. Julia Decay, DJ New Labour, Da:Void, Cat Monsume & Nick Spice.

Fri 24 - May 5 - Actions at Aspe Valley, Pyreness, against destructive road passing through one of the most beautiful and unspoilt valleys of the Pyrenees (it's the last Brown Bear habitat in Western Europe, too). From April 24th to May 5th, there will be actions and activities, with a BIG DEMO on May 2nd! It's a brilliant place! Go there!!! A Theaterstraat bus is being organised from Utrecht (Netherlands). Info: P'tje: +31-30-2721351 or Rymke: +31-30-2722650

Sat 25 - Reclaim The Streets Cambridge. Meet @ 1pm Cambridge Railway Station to take the roads from the cars.

Sun 26 - Chernobyl-Twelve Years On commemorative event at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Call 01457 863534 or 01691 777318

Mon 27 - GandALF Trial - Demo on first day of trial will take place outside the court @ 10am, Winston Churchill Plaza. London Gandalf Support Campaign meets on April 28th @ 7pm, Conway Hall. (See GandALF Trial)

Sun 26 - Another party is for the launch of Brightons' Alternative Market, Harvest Forestry. Music and circus performers will be there but any one who wants to perform is welcome. Festivities start 11.00am

Mon 27 - Wed 29 - Grief Encounter - the new play from Thespionage, those people that brought us 'Tatting Down'. A tale of mistrust, beer and benefit fraud. 8pm at the Komedia, Brighton Tickets Mon £3/2 Tues &Weds £5/4 - 01273 388 079

Wed 29 - British Aerospace AGM Protest, outside the QEII Conference Centre in London (nearest tubes Westminster and St James Park), between 9am and 3pm. There'll be speakers (including Mark Thomas), Kurdish street theatre, non-violent direct action, banners, props, and media. The protest is against BAe's continuing sale of arms to repressive and genocidal regimes around the world. Contact Campaign Against Arms Trade (0171 281 0297).

Wed 29 - Demo in support of former detainees of Campsfield Detention Centre 5.30 - 6.30 at 60 Ladgate Hilland the first day of the trial (see SchNEWS 163)

Thurs 30 - For anyone concerned about the US's plans to legislate against existing organic standards, a world day for action has been set for Thursday 30th April. People are needed to picket US embassies everywhere under the slogan S.O.S. Save Organic Standards! Contact (sorry no 'phone no. included)


Camping 98 - From SchNEWS 165, May 1st 1998.

Peace Camps

Faslane: Following the recent court decision that saw Faslane Peace Camp classified a business(!!) the next round of judicial wrangling will be in mid-June when the council is set to appeal. No, it hasn't been evicted! No, its not a business! And no, Argyle and Bute council are neither happy nor sane! Weekend of actions and partying, 30/31 May. 01436-820901.

Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp: Every 2nd weekend of the month, outside the atomic weapons establishment in Berkshire. May 9th: Welfare Before Warheads, (a women only event) calling for a nuclear free world without war and arms! More info 0170 355 4434 or 0122 2396563. Bring usual tents, instruments and sense of humour!!

Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp: always stuff happening. 01943 468593.

Sellafield Women's Peace Camp: Bi-monthly camp. The next weekend of actions is on 24-25 May. More info 0141 226 5066 or 0113 262 1534.

Alvis: Camped in Coventry outside the company that sells Scorpion tanks to Indonesia. Regular events including music nights on Thursdays. Aiming to get a permanent office through a local housing co-op. Get down there and give yer support! Info 01926 338805 or 0336 774113.

Road Camps

Lyminge Forest: Campaigning for the last year against Rank who want to build a Centre Parks style holiday village in the middle of the forest, so happy holiday makers can have a nice sheltered holiday in the (ex)countryside! A well established camp. More info call Merlin on 0468 945595.

Birmingham Northern Relief Road: 27 miles of private toll motorway to campaign against. Excellent local support. The local vicar is going for the Guinness Book of Records for the longest sermon. According to an old law, a vicar cannot be interrupted whilst preaching, and so during the eviction he will be reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation as his basic text - the pulpit is presently being constructed up one of the trees! Site on 07970 932224 for directions/details or a copy of the campaign newsletter.

Nottingham: contact 01636 679979 or 0467317649 for details as to what's happening.

Derby: Anti-Road protest through inner-city green space. Benefit Gigs - 9th May, Victoria Inn, 7.00pm, Life on Venus/Spiral Towers (site band) plus others. Lots going on at site, excellent local support. Contact 07970-318397 for details/directions/happenings.

Crystal Palace: On the highest hill in London, this site is gaining fantastic local support. Southwark Council, together with three neighbouring councils, have joined in opposing this inner-city destruction. Lots of building and digging continues in order to ensure that the £56m, 20 screen mutliplex cinema complex (with parking for 1000 cars!), doesn't get off the drawing board. Wanna get there? By train to Crystal Palace station, by tube to Brixton then No3 bus. Details etc. 0181 7617826.

Bingley Bypass: Still awaiting decision by John Prescott. In desperate need of bodies, so get there. Contact 01274 504626 for details/directions etc..

Bangor: contact 01248 351541 or 0836 563980 for details e-mail: - the camp is protesting against a greenbelt housing development.

Ashton Court, Bristol: 20 acre quarry extension into Ashton Court public park. 0467 430211.

Fri 1-4 - MayDay98 conference Bradford, big parade kick off, promises to be real food for thought.Write to MayDay 98, PO Box HH57, Leeds LS8 5XG. Ph: 01274 734160

Sat 2 - May Day Penzance - Take picnics, instruments and festive spirit to the top of Causewayhead on May Day @ 12 noon

Sat 2 - West Country Activist Newsletter are having a training day (10.30am-5ish) so anyone who wants to see how it's put together and where it's going call Luke on 01225 464539

Fri 8 - London Anarchist Forum (LAF) Symposium on Anarchist Alternatives @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube). 8pm, free

Sat 9 - Reclaim The Streets Leeds @ 12 noon, City Square

Sat 9 - Farcical Freedom of Speech Night, Inner Terrestrials, Head Jam etc. @ Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8. 8.30-1am, £3.50/£2.50. Benefit for GANDALF Support Campaign and Russian Publishing Project, who translate previously unavailable radical literature into Russian;

Sat 9 - Wolverhampton are holding their first Reclaim the Streets meeting at 12 noon St Peter's Square near the Civic Centre. Contact 0961 838508 for more details. Expect a BIG party!

Sat 9 - Welfare Before Warheads - women's gathering @ atomic weapons base, Aldermaston. Men's event @ Burghfield.

Sat 9 - Demo against police brutality Cambridge. Meet by the public toilets on Gonville Place, by Parker's Piece, at 1pm (See 'Cambridge Arrests' in SchNEWS 165).

Sat 9 - Anarchist Quiz Night in aid of Movement Against Monarchy (MA'M) at the Acton Arms, 296 Kingsland Road, Hackney, 7.30pm. £1 each entry.

Sat 9 - Live Animal Exports National Demo starting at 9am with Vet Inspector David Smith - 58 Union Rd, Deal (take A258 from Dover); then a home visit at 11.30 - Finglesham Deal (A258 Deal to Sandwich, left to Northbourne Court, right into The Street); then Uffington Court lairage (B2046 from A2, signposted Wingham) at 1pm; and finally Lydden Court lairage (signposted Lydden from A2 towards Dover)

Sun 8-10 - Young women's camp Info: 01703 554434; Save our Downs, public meeting. 2pm Brighthelm Centre, North Rd., Brighton. (NB: people should be boycotting the Brighthelm Centre because of their involvement in Project Work)

Sun 10 - Wild Thyme Vegan Cafe night, Cambridge to raise funds for Animal Rescue service Wed 13 - Demonstrate outside British Field Sports Society AGM 1pm @ Royal Inst. Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George St, London SW1 (Westminster tube) 0171 2783068

Mon 11 - The GandALF trial openng day for defendants Green Anarchist editor Paul Rogers and Animal Liberation Front Press Officer Robin Webb. More info 0956 694922

Weds 13 - British Field Sports Society AGM at the Royal Inst. of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George St, London SW1 (Westminster Tube) and London Animal Action (0171 2783068) have called a demo outside at 1pm.

Fri 15 - Conscientious Objectors Day - short Amnesty meeting @ Tavistock Square, London WC1. Other events all over, call 0171 2784040; LAF talk, May 68 in Paris with participant Sebastian Hays @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube). 8pm, free.

Fri 15 - Animal Rights Demo outside vivisection lab Huntingdon Life Sciences, 1pm. More info...0589 026 435

Sat 16 - Global Street Parties against G8 Summit Birmingham
While leaders of the most industrialised nations of the world meet in Birmingham squillions of people will join the Global Street Party. From Australia to Israel, Slovenia to Switzerland... 33 cities in 21 countries (and counting!). Full list: RTS, PO Box 9656, London, N4 4JY 0171 281 4621 E-mail: Web:

Gyrate Not G8! Jubilee 2000 human chain around the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, where the G8 summit is meeting @ 2pm- followed by a Global Street Party. Meet 4pm, meet New St Station, Birmingham. 0171 2814621

16-20 - Days Of Action Against World Trade Organisation
GENEVA - After Birmingham, leaders of the G8 will be fly to Geneva to join "celebrations" at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference - those nice people who in their own words are writing the constitution of the single global economy Actions have been organised including a street party on Saturday, which will be joined by unemployed marchers from several French cities, bicycle caravans from Germany, a special train from Italy, and up to three thousand small farmers selling local food on the streets. Monday is Peoples Trade Day where several symbols of global capitalism (like banks and fast food restaurants) will be blocked by small scale local traders. A candle procession to the WTO will take place on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday people will walk with hands tied in an attempt to enter and stop the conference. Other anti-WTO actions are planned in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Canada, Colombia, Peru in addition to the 31+ street parties on the 16th. E-mail: Web:

Sat 16 - Movement Against the Monarchy's Enemies of the State Tour is in full swing, with dates remaining in: Birmingham - on Sat 16th May, 7-9pm at the Friends of the Earth Centre, 55-57 Allison St, Digbeth, following the Global Street Party; Brighton - on Weds 20th May (call London MA'M on 01523 160145 for location) Cardiff - on Mon 15th June, 7-9pm @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby St, after the Euro-Summit. Also, look forward to an action in Edinburgh against the Queen's summer tea-party. Meet 2pm, Parliament Square on Thurs 2nd July

Sat 16 - Quakers Open Day @ Friends Meeting house, Brighton. 10-6pm, free;

Sat 16 - Levellers' Day - Burford, Oxfordshire - four speakers (on May 17th 1649, 3 Levellers were executed). 10.30-4.30pm, £5/£2.50. Info: 01865 735360, e-mail:;

Sat 16 Night Vigil at Hillgrove Laboratory Cat Farm, Dry Lane, Witney, Oxon. 10pm. Info: 0121 632 6460; 

Sat 16 - Sustainable Lewes - debate + workshops @ All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes 9.30 am - 4 pm 01273 477942

Mon 18-10 - Grief Encounter - play in Brighton. To see what all the fuss is about SchNEWS recommends all readers go and see this play for a top night out.The Pavilion Theatre, New Rd, Brighton. 7:30, £5/4 conc. Box Office 01273 277772, or 'phone SchNEWS for London dates.

Fri 22-25 - National Animal Rights Gathering, workshops & action. Also: Vegan-Fruitarian Gathering in Leicester. Info: 01902 711935;

Fri 22 - LAF (London Anarchist Forum) General Discussion @ Conway Hall (as above). 8pm, free; National Gathering to Defend Council Housing, (also Sat 23rd) East London. Info:0171 2542312 (call now)

Fri 22-26 - Earth Spirit Spring Awakening Camp 01273 814490

Sat 23 - Reclaim The Streets in Lancaster. Meet 12 noon, Dalton Square.

Sat 23 - Hull Reclaim The Streets

Sat 23 - In Bristol, Knowle West Housing Estate's only green space (40 acres) is threatened by a planned bus depot. The City Council has neglected to consult residents and much support is needed - digging has already started! So help Reclaim the Field on Sat 23rd May, 9am-12noon @ Filwood Playing Fields, Creswicke Road, Knowle. Call 0117 9879667 for info

Sat 23 - Fight Poverty Pay - Demonstrate against Polygram Glenfield Park, Blackburn Meet 11am. It's one year since Nigel Cook was sacked for trying to organise a trade union at M&S Packaging, who package CDs for Polygram. Workers are paid as little as £3 an hour, for 12 hour shifts with no sick or holiday. Organised by the Re-instate Nigel Cook Campaign 01254 679605 Picket Info/travel: 0171 8371688; 

Sat 23 - Mikron Theatre Company presents 'If You Go Down To the Woods': tales from the Newbury Bypass at Manchester's Birch Community Centre Sat, 8pm. Plus bookstall, bar and vegan food; tickets £5/£3 from Frontline Books

Sat 23 - The National Front are at it again this time they are hi-jacking an Apprentice Boy's March to Downing St on the 23rd May. The Orange Men want to whinge to Blair about their 'Rights' to march through Catholic Areas; the NF are viewing it as free publicity for fascist candidates standing in the forthcoming by-elections (33 candidates nationally). A counter demo is meeting on the day at 1pm Little Sanctuary, Whitehall, SW11 For info on demo and a list of BNP candidates ring Searchlight on 0171 284 4040.

Sat 23-Sun 24 - Occupy a Genetix Test site, somewhere in East Anglia. Info: 01603 768235

Sun 24 - International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, contact (Geneva) +41 22731 6429,

Mon 25 - A Tea Party is planned @ The Flat Oak at the end of the new Thanet Way in Kent, in contrast with the official fun run all-for-charity-mate opening. Info: 01227 720183; 

Mon 25 - Green Fair Kingston, Surrey @ Canbury Gardens. 11am-9pm, £3. Info: 0181 9745621; 

Mon 25 - Maidstone Green Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent FREE 01622 750543

Thur 28 - London Gandalf Support Campaign meeting 7 pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube)

Fri 29 - LAF Symposium on Anarchism and Science Fiction @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube), 8pm, free

Sat 30 - Liverpool Dockers have organised a second March For Social Justice @ Thames Embankment (Temple Tube). Meet 12 noon, info: 0181 442 0090. To subscribe to the Dockers Charter send cash to 19 Scorton St., Liverpool, L6 4AS 0151 2073388.

Sat 30 - Ashton Court Party/Action to save the 20 acre wildflower meadow at Ashton Court, Bristol. Camps have so far been successful in delaying work but security is increasing so the camps need to do likewise. From 11am. Call 0467 430211. NB It is not a beer free zone!

Sat 30 - No Open Cast Action (proposed) in the north, info: 0181 7673142

Sat 30 - Roots Reggae Night @ the Lott, 382 Mentmore Tce, London E8. 9pm-6am, £5/4. Benefit for Advisory Service for Squatters & Asylum Seekers; 

Sat 30-31 - Faslane Peace Camp is party-actioning in celebration of their recent eviction escape. 01436 820901.

Sat 31 - National Demo To Close Hillgrove Farm - who breeds cats for vivisection. 12noon @ the farm - Dry Lane, Witney, Oxon


June 98-99 - Interfaith Pilgrimage retracing the journey of slavery. Walk from Liverpool to Senegal. Info:0171 2289620

Mon 1 - Reading Road Busters are begining actions on the site at 2pm at Wokinham Rd, Earley Tel: 0118 986 6362 (See SchNEWS 169)

Mon 1 - Demo in support of former detainees at Campsfield Detention Centre - 8.30am at Oxford Crown Court, St Aldates. (See SchNEWS 163)

Mon 1-3 - Eurosatory 1998, protest against the arms fair in Le Bourget, near Paris June 1-3. Contact European Network Against Arms Trade, c/o Pesthuisalaan 39, 1954 RH Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 20 61 64 684.

Mon 1-Sun 7 - National Vegetarian Week. 0161 928 0793

Thurs 4 - Benefit gig for the Anarchist Teapot and Kate Evans Book launch with P.A.I.N., Headmix Collective and others at the Concorde, Brighton, 9pm, £4/3

Fri 5 - Blyth Power + Dole Claimers + Judge Trev etc. Benefit gig for London Animal Action and Reclaim The Streets @ Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8. 9-1am, £3.50/£2.50.

Fri 5 - LAF General Discussion @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube). 8pm, free; 25th Anniversary of London Greenpeace, gathering and reunion @ Conway Hall (as above) 6.30pm. Info: 0171 7131269

Sat 6 - Reclaim The Streets, London - meeting points @ 12 noon: North - outside Euston Station - South - outside Ritzy, Brixton Tube - 0171 281 4621

Sat 6 - National March Against Vivisection and Cruelty-Free Exhibition Sheffield. The Rage Against the Cage marquee opens 11am-5pm @ Devonshire Green, Sheffield (food, exhibition, workshop, kids stuff), then the carnival march kicks off at 1pm. Coach from Kings Cross and transport from many other areas arranged - call 0114 2530020

Sat 6 - Women's Environmental Network are holding a day of workshops, training, info and suchlike, with food and a creche (if you contact them by 22 May). As part of World Environment Week, Making A Difference is on Sat 6 June, 11am-5pm at the WEN office, 87 Worship St, London, EC2A 2BE and costs £3 (free to members). Call Cathy to register: 0171 2473327

Sat 6 - Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge, free. Info: 01223 350542; 

Sat 6 - Real Peoples Europe conference 10am-6pm, University of London, Malet St. 0171 6079615

Sun 7 - Movement for Socialism are holding a Founding Conference at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, 10am-5pm. The fee is £5/£2/£1, send it (payable to Movement for Socialism) to: S. Ballard, 14 Dorset Rd, London, N22 4SL

Sun 7 - Vegfest, Castle Field, Manchester. Info: 0161 9280793

Sun 7 - Between the Lines is holding The 1998 Loony Left Cup on Clapham Common. The tournament will start at 11am, with two groups of 6 teams each, and was a huge success in September last year. 7-a-side teams wishing to enter this year should send a cheque for £14 asap to Between the Lines, Box no.32, 136 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2NS

Tues 9-16 - Reclaim Europe - Radical alternative to Eurosummit and its corporate agenda. Over 2 days in June, the leaders of the European Union will be dictating the direction of EU policy for the next six months in Cardiff. Lots of activities including on the Saturday 13th a massive demo followed by a. PARTY! and on Tuesday Reclaim the Streets. Meet Cardiff Central train station at 4pm Tel: 0122 220347 also info: 0171 272 9333 E-mail: Web: (Coaches are going from Brighton leaving at 8am from St. Peter's Church. Tickets £6/£5 from Peace Centre)

Wed 10 - Anti-hunt Demo @ Houses of Parliament, 12 noon. Info: 0171 2783068

Fri 12 - LAF symposium, Does Social Class Matter? @ Conway Hall (as above). 8pm, free

Sat 13 - Massive demonstration No to a big business Europe - Yes to Jobs, Public Services and Democracy, Cardiff at 1.30pm. 01222 220347 e-mail: - Should be fun!!

Sat 13 - Cardiff/Caerdydd Reclaim The Streets

Sat 13 - Sat 20 - Nottingham Green Transport Week. 0115 9585666

Sun 14 - It's Not Fayre, Midsummer Meadow, Northampton. FREE 01604 232295

Sun 14 - Mass Trespass Walk - South Downs. Meet 12 noon @ Brighton Railway Station to travel out of town (bus tickets £3/£2 from Peace Centre) on a magical mystery tour of the Downs - walks will be 3-5 miles (with shorter kiddie route) with picnic stop halfway. Call SchNEWS office for more details

Tues 16 - International Refugee Day. Events all over, contact refugee support and human rights groups

Thurs 18 - Farcical Freedom of Speech II and Pre-Solstice Night with Revolutionary Dub Warriors, Ruby Throat + Tragic Roundabout @ The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N8. 8-12midnight, £5/4. Benefit for GANDALF Support Group...

Fri 19 - LAF talk, 'What I Want is Facts' by Nicholas Walter @ Conway Hall (as above). 8pm, free; 

Fri 19 - McLibel Anniversary Day of Action. 0171 7131269;

Fri 19-22 Solstice Eco-Festival, Lincolnshire Wolds. £10: 01522 887169

Fri 19-28 - Stonehenge Free Festival bring what you expect to find (how about wire-cutters and a pole-vault?!)

Sat 20 - Salisbury Reclaim The Streets meet 12 noon train station

Sat 20 - Hackney Show, London FREE details to be confirmed.

Sat 20 - As part of Green Transport Week, the streets of Worthing are to be brought alive by community street parties. Worthing Friends of the Earth are calling on residents to group together with their neighbors to make the day a social event. Call Sophie Kempin on 01903 210351 for info pack

Sat 20-21 Leamington Peace Festival - Pump Rooms, Warwickshire. FREE;01926 421830

Fri 26-Sun 28 Glastonbury. Only £80!(or maybe free!!??) 01179 767868...

Fri 26 - LAF General Discussion @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube). 8pm, free...


Thurs 2 - Dance Parade UK - Brighton in collaboration with Fringe Festival: Metalheadz, featuring Hidden Agenda and DJ Clarky on two floors of the Escape, Marine Parade, Thurs 2nd July, 10 till late. Tickets £5 on the door or advance from Rounder Records

Fri 3 - In depth discussion on anarchism 8pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, London WC1 (Holborn Tube) (the London Anarchist Forum meet every Friday at the above venue to discuss a range of topics 0181 847 0203)

Fri 3-Sun 5 - Wincherster Hat Festival Free Tel:01962 849841/ Bracknell Festival, South Hill Park, Berkshire £30 01344 484123

Fri 3-Sat 4 - Bude Surf + Rock Festival, Dinscott Farm, Bude, Cornwall rock & pop & surf market £29.50 01288 359099

Fri 3-Sun 5 July - Bracknell Festival, South Hill Park, Berkshire. Info: 01344 484123

Sat 4 - Beginning of the Genetix Snowball Campaign which is encouraging groups and individuals to "nonviolently, accountably and safely pull up a small number of genetically modified crops." There are currenly 300 test sites round the country growing genetically modified crops - at least 11 of these have been 'de-contaminated' in the past two weeks (that's trashed to you and me) For your very own snowball pack send a SAE to One World Centre, 6 Mount St., Manchester, M2 5NS. Tel 0161 834 0295. Email:

Sat 4 - Pride 98 Clapham Common £5 in advance 0870 1210121 

Sat 4 - Falmouth Community Green FairTrescobeas Rd Cornwall FREE 01326 375158 

Sat 4 - Cannabis Conference, Georges Rooms, Glastonbury. Info: 01458 835769

Sat 4 - Sun5 Wirral Summer Green Fayre, Arrow Park, Upton FREE 0151 5128586

Sat 4 - Lewisham Peoples Day, free, details to be confirmed

Sun 5 - Lazy Sunday, St Mary's Gardens, Bedford. 01234 360601

Sun 5 - Mass Trespass - Freedom to roam on the South Downs Meet 12 noon Brighton Railway Station 01273 685913 There will also be an over-night camping, so bring tent+sleeping bag

Sun 5 - National Demo Against Huntingdon Research Centre who blind, torture, poison and kill hundreds of thousands of animals each year 12 noon outside gates, Woolley Rd., Alconbury, Huntingdon 0589 026435 /Lazy Sunday, St.Mary's Gardens, Bedford (rock/indie/dance) FREE 01234 360601

Sun 5-12 - ASEED Activist Gathering, Bulgaria. The gathering will renew the Hot Spring '98 campaign against globalisation and corporate rule, plan the way forward until the millennium and improve networks between groups. Places are limited and you need to get to Sofia by the 5th but help can be found with travel costs (provided you don't fly!) The deadline is 14th June so get cracking. Tel: Netherlands: +31 20 6682236, fax: +31 20 6650166, email: or drop in:

Mon 6 - Fight Poverty Pay! Smash the New Deal! Speakers Fight Racism! Fight Imperalism!, Reinstate Nigel Cook Campaign and Tameside Careworkers 7.30 pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1

Mon 6-10 - Cannabis Awareness Week, Georges Rooms, Glastonbury. Info:01458 835769

Wed 8 - Full Moon Party At Ashton Court Quarry Protest Camp. 0467 430 211

Wed 8 - Abolition Day 1 (campaign of action against nuclear weapons) CND 0171 700 2393

Thur 9 - Release of Undercurrents 9 around the country. For details of a screening near you (or why not put one on yourself?) ring 01865 243562

Fri 10-Sun 12 - Larmer Tree Festival nr Tollard Royal (A354) Wiltshire folk/festival/world music £45/27/6 01722 415223

Fri 10-Sun 12 - Polapit Fayre, Tamar near Launceston, Cornwall dance + Global music £15 01566 772775

Fri 10-Sun 12 - Winchester Hat Fayre, Hampshire 01962 863966

Fri 10-Sun 12 - Aldermaston Womens Peace Camp 0117 939 3746

Sat 11 - Demonstration against Hillgrove Farm who breed thousands of cats for vivisection. Meet at Leys Recreation Ground, Station Lane (Next to Sainsbury's), Witney Oxon. Transport from across the UK is being organised. For more info. and transport details call 0121 623 6460. (Further demonstrations against the farm are expected throughout the summer

Sat 11 - Greenwich Anti-Racist Festival, Plumstead Common, London FREE 0181 317 8687/ Sponsored extravangaza to mark 40th anniveresiary of the Cuban Revolution Contact Rock around the Blockade 0171 837 1688

Sat 11 - Rainbow Festival, Watford details to be confirmed

Sat 11 - McWorld Cup. Activists are invited to organise a football match at your local McDonalds!!! to syncronise with other Mcmatches taking place Globally

Sat 11-Sun 12 - Community World Music Festival FinsburyPark, London £15 0171 272 2400

Sun 12 - Ambient Green Picnic Shalford Park (Off A281) Guildford 01956 319692 FREE 12-9PM 4 areas - separate dance & acoustic stage, cabaret tent (with SCHlive?) & the excellent Guilfin Ambient Lounge Tent. PLUS Children's area Healing area Rinky-Dink food/market stalls. Fireshow finale p.s. fanx to GuilFIN for the listings update -to subscribe to GuilFin £7 for 12 issues PO BOX 217 Guildford Surrey GU1 1WS or email

Sun 12 - 9 Aug - Brussels to Faslane Peace Walk More information from Abolition Days 1998 c/o CND 0171 700 2393 email:

Sun 12 - Hull Rainbow Festival 2 noon-6pm Bands/dance tent/stalls (no meat or animal products) FREE 01482 229782

Tue 14 - Launch of the Portsmouth Anarchist Network 7.30 pm Spithead Housing co-op community room, Montgomerie Rd

Wed 15-Sun 19- Buddhafield Festival nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset £25 0181 6779564

Fri 17 - Benefit gig for Sheffield Reclaim The Streets, evening of acoustic songs and storytelling at Morris Riverside, Sheffield £2

Fri 17-19 Music in the Sun Festival, Don Valley Grass Boll, Sheffield. £4 a day, £9.50 weekend. 0114 2754504/2763727. web: e-mail:

Fri 17-19 Festival at the Edge 'storytelling, music and song' Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire £25 adults/12.50 kids over 5 01952 594929

Sat 18 - Music In The Square Portsmouth 12-11pm FREE Tel: 01705 834142 Zion Train -Tofu's & lots of other goodies

Sat 18 - Triangle Festival, Ransoms Rec, Nightingale Rd., Hitchin, Herts Folk/Reggae/Techno FREE 01462 632479

Sat 18 - Beatchester 98, Castlefield Areana, Manchester FREE 0976 224854 

Sat 18 - Live Animal Exports Day Of Action starting at 9 am silent protest outside live export vet. inpector 58 Union Rd., Deal (A258 from Dover) ending with mass blockade of port at 3pm

Sat 18 - National Conference to Defend Council Housing, St.Matthias Centre, Poplar High St., London E14 Since the election of New Labour 40,000 council homes have been lost to private landlords. Some 26,000 sold at knock-down prices -an average of £9,4000 each. How can tenants fight back against this privatisation? 10 am-5 pm 0171 538 2113

Sat 18-Sun 19 - Bristol Community Festival, Ashton Court, Bristol FREE 0117 904 2275

Sun 19 - Festival Of Global Rights, Hackney Marshes FREE

Sun 19 - Fur Farm Demonstration. Onnley Fur Farm, Stoke on Trent, 1pm. Contact 01902 711935

Mon 20 - The Legacy Of The Black Panthers video + discussion 7.30 pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1

Tue 21 - Fight Poverty Pay! No Slave Labour! Speakers Nigel Cook and Tameside careworkers 7.30 pm Sparkhill Centre, Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham

Thurs 23 - "Massacre at Acteal: The Other Side of NAFTA - the role of the USA in the militarization and continuing violence in Chiapas, Mexico" and "Women and children confront the military Jan '98" starts 7pm, at Crossroads Video Café, Crossroads Women's Centre, 230a Kentish Town Road (entrance Caversham Road), London NW5. Tel: 0171 482 2496.

Fri 24 - Anti-Vivisection Night Vigil at 9pm- Harlan Sera Labs, Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Leics. Contact 0116 236 6450

Fri 24-Sun 26 - Womad - Reading £58/53 tel: 01225 744494

Sat 25 - National day of action against Sainsbury's - the last British supermarket continuing to stock viciously hunted kangaroo meat. Call Viva on 01273 777688 to find out what's happening in your area.

Sat 25 - Sexual Freedom Parade and Prostitution Pride 2pm Soho Square to Hyde Park with a picnic Bring your own nibbles. 0171 460 1979 / Day of action against Sainbury's Exotic Meat Sales. Local groups action everywhere For info packs ring Viva! 01273 777688 / "I'd rather wear drag than wear fur" demo at Downing St. 11am 01902 711935

Sat 25 - Close Campsfield Demo - close down Campsfield Detention Centre for asylum seekers. 12 noon, Kidlington, north of Oxford

Sun 26 - Ashton Court Anti-Quarry Campaign Day of Action

Weds 29 - 2 Aug - Big Green Gathering - powered by sun & wind - on the Wiltshire Downs near Warminster. Ecotrip will be there with many talkshops over the three days including ten on the subject of genetic engineering issues. £50/concs - admission advance ticket only. For more details tel 01747 870667.

Fri 30(?) - Giggawatt Festival King's Function Grounds Milford Haven £17

Fri 31 - 7 Aug - Women on the Road for Peace on Bikes - Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp has organised a pleasant cycling tour of the south's key military and nuclear instilations. From 31st July-7 August, support van, nothing too strenuous, so join in! Details: 0117 939 3746/01222 396563

Fri 31-2nd Aug - Taunton Green Fair, Somerset.To be confirmed; watch this space.

Throughout July /Sept Mikron Theatre Company are performing "If You GoDown To The Woods - Tales From The Newbury Bypass" as part of their National Waterways Tour. It really captures the spirit of what happened. To see if they're performing on a water way near you, ring 01484 843701.


Sat 1-28 - The First Natty Gathering. A 28 day experiment in positive impact living on 23 acres of land owned by the participants. 72 hr permaculture course, music,all the usual. Bring what you wanna find! For details of location, ring 01273 234035

Sat 1 - Harry Palmers Allotment Extravaganza @ Uplands Allotments, Handsworth, Birmingham to celebrate 50th anniversiary of largest post-war allotment site in UK. Illuminations, Pryotechnics, Chamber Music, multi-cultural seed packets and allotment academic Prof. David Crouch who willbe wandering the site throughout the day spouting allotment info! 01482 218068

Sat 1 - Summer Rites Gay Festival Brockwell Park, London, SE24 1- 10 pm £3/ Demonstration against Huntington Vivisection Laboratories. Meet at Wilmslow Railway Station, Cheshire at 12 noon. More info: 0589 026 435

Sat 1 - Not Another Reclaim The Streets - Sheffield - 12 noon Fitzalan Square. This will be acoustic so bring musical instruments

Sun 2 - Sundaze Festival,  Rushton Hall, Kettering, Northants 3 stages, market etc £7/5 01536 710002 / Taunton Green Fair, Somerset

Sun 2 - South Downs Mass Trespass - meet 12 noon Brighton Station. The Land Is Ours (South Downs) c/o SDEF!, PO Box 2971, Brighton, BN2 2TT Ph: 01273 685913 - also, stewards urgently needed!!

Mon 3-11 - Week Long International Peace Camp at Brussels, Belgium 0171 700 2393

Thu 6-Sun 9 - Gaunts House Summer Gathering Wimborne Dorset 01202 841522

Fri 7 - Full Moon Party At Ashton Court Park Protest Camp

Fri 7 - Picket The Mexican Embassy! in support of the Zapatistas.12.30 - 2 pm (and the first Friday of every month) 42 Hertford Street W1 (Hyde Park Corner/Green Park Tubes) Info: 0181 6796930 Send Email Messages Of Protest to the Mexican Embassy: and to PresidentZedillo: webadmon@op.

Fri 7-Sun 9 - Big Chill Enchanted Garden Festival 15 miles from Dorset coast £40 0171 9249999

Fri 7-9 - West Country Activist Summer Gathering. Location to be announced Further information: 01626 363844 -Email: Subscribe to the West Country Activist Newsletter: 10, 2nd class stamps for 5 issues. Send name and address to: WCA, c/o PO Box 426, Bath. BA1 2ZD

Fri 7-9 - Guildford 98 Festival, Stoke Park, Guildford.£42.Info 01483 454159

Sat 8 - The Fightback Festival, a day of action against the New Deal in Blackburn. Organised by the Reinstate Nigel Cook Campaign, the party kicks off in Blackburn Town Centre at 12 noon. Bring drums, banners etc. Info: 01254 679605/0171 8371688

Sat 8 - A march is being held in London by the Animals Betrayed Coalition, to draw attention to New Labour's broken promises on animal rights. Starts at Kennington Park, (Oval tube), 12 noon. 0181-2083289

Sat 8-9 - Brighton Pride 98 Preston park 01273 730562

Sat 8 - 22 - Vegan Summer Gathering 0115 958 5666

Tue 11-25 - Two week disarmament camp at Trident Base, Faslane, bonnie Scotland inc. on Saturday march and rally at base, food and ceildh 01603 611953

Wed 12 - 'Glorious Twelth' Grouse shooting sabbing season begins. Transport from across the country. Hunt Sabatours Association 01273 622827

Fri 14-Sun 16 - Megadog Lizard Festival becomes the Beach party, Carlyon Bay, St. Austell, Cornwall £60 tel: 0181 801 2662; 0990 344 4444; fax: 0181 808 8161

Sat 15 - Crystal Palace Park - Teddy Bears' Picnic. Groups concerned to save the Park from a 20 screen cinema monstrosity invite YOU to a family day of fun and frivolity. Top site of Crystal Palace Park off Crystal Palace Parade. From 11am onwards.

Sat 15 - Bristol Reclaim The Streets. Meet 12pm Eastville Park (M32 Junction 2) 0117 939 3093

Sat 15-16 - Day of Protest @ Faslane Peace Camp - street campaigning in Helensburgh, a march to, and rally at the base, food and a Ceildh

Sun 16 - Smokey Bears Picnic, Southsea Common, Portsmouth.2pm. Free Bring what you expect to find.Er...Rizlas?

Wed 19-Sun 23 - Northern Green Gathering nr Pontefract, W Yorks 0113 224 9885

Fri 21-Sun 23 - Vegan Summer Gathering (TBC) 01395 270280

Sun 23 - South Downs Mass Trespass - meet 12 noon Brighton Station. The Land Is Ours (South Downs) c/o SDEF!, PO Box 2971, Brighton, BN2 2TT Ph: 01273 685913 - also, stewards urgently needed!!

Fri 28-Mon 31 - Exodus Gathering

Sat 29 - Multi-Cultural Festival, Pencester Gardens, Dover 11 am - 6 pm FREE 01303 262039

Sat 29 - Prague Reclaim The Streets Meet 2 pm Karlovo Namesti , Prague, Czech Republic

Sat 29-31 - Ashton Court Protest Camp - workshops, discussions, actions, parties at the camp. People are needed urgently as Pioneer Aggregates have started to bulldoze one of the meadow. There is a safe camp for people to stay. For directions ring 0117 939 9469 / 07970 423834

Mon 31 - The Worthing Friends of the Earth Eco-Festival, Homefield Park, Worthing. For more information or to offer assistance contact Worthing FoE at 2 Brunswick Cottages, Western Row, Worthing, West Sussex

Mon 31 - Ocean Festival, Newquay, Cornwall Benefit gig for Surgers Against Sewage 01872 553011 

Mon 31 - Sutton Green Fair, Carshalton Park, Ruskin Rd., Surrey FREE 0181 6477706

Mon 31 - Notting Hill Carnival, London FREE


Tues 1 - Simon Jones - Public Meeting organised by Memorial Campaign - Simon would have been celebrating his 25 birthday, except four months ago he was killed while working as a casual labourer at Shoreham docks. Speakers include sacked Liverpool dock workers and SchNEWS. At the Hobgoblin, London Rd, Brigthon 7.30pm.

Thurs 3 - GenetiX Snowball Public Meeting - East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Rd, Oxford, 7.30pm.

Fri 4-Sun 6 - Off The Tracks Festival Parks Farm Castle Donnington £26 tel;01332 384518

Sat - 5 - Bath Reclaim The Streets meet 12 noon at The Circus

Sat 5 - York Peace Festival Rowntree Park York FREE tel; 01904 642493

Sat 5 - National Anti Vivisection Demo 2 noon at Queens Park, Loughborough 0116 236 6450

Sun 6 - Nottingham Green Festival, Embankment. 11am-5pm. Info 0115 958 2369

Sun 6 - Full Moon Party at Ashton Court anti-quarry campaign protest camp

Wed 9 - Mon 14 Earth First! Summer Gathering, Dorset. Everything from 'how to do an office occupation', facilitate meetings and run a newsletter, first aid, self defence, climbing, land collectives, prisoner support, community organising, pirate radio stations. Discussions on past, present and future UK campaigns, the implications of the global economy,building international resistance and learning from activists elsewhere in the world. Costs £10 plus £3 a day for cheap organic vegan food. Fore more details send a first class SAE to Earth First! Summer Gathering, c/o Cornerstone Resource Centre, 16 Sholebroke Avenue, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 3HB, UK; Tel 0113 262 9365. E-mail:

Fri 11 - Steve Booth and friends will be talking about The Gandalf Trials, Green Anarchist and the aftermath at London Anarchist Forum - 8pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square.

Fri 11 - 2nd Self Help Forum, Sheffield Protest 0171 833 2071

Fri 11-13 - Land grab! Activist/permaculture/pratical workshops, music + madness organised by the Land Is Ours. Phone for location nearer the time 01865 722016/0585 132080 - running on the same days but maybe not at the same venue Allotments Conference, to help publicise and increase use around the country

Sat 12 - There's an all-nighter, somewhere in Hampstead for the Sexual Freedom Coalition. Ticket details 0171 460 1979

15 - GenetiX Snowball Public Meeting - Brighton: Speakers, Video, Plans for further actions: upstairs at the Springfield Hotel, Springfield Rd (nr. London Rd Station) 7.30pm.

Thurs 18 - Peace Conference in Manchester Town Hall. Speakers from Northern Ireland and Nigeria with practical Ideas how to abolish war. 9am-6pm. Admission free.

Fri 19 - MAI-DAY Conference - to help organise a co-ordinated UK campaign to stop the MAI. At Insurance Hall, 20 Aldermanbury, London EC2. To book your place ring Chris 01268 682820. Email

Fri 19-Thur 24 - War Resisters' International Peace Conference, Porec, Croatia 0171 278 0444

Sat 20 - Mass Tresspass on the South Downs. Meet 12 noon outside Brighton Train Station.

22 - GenetiX Snowball Public Meeting - Glastonbury Town Hall: Speakers include Patrick Holden from the Soil Association and Dr Mae Wan-To. 7.30pm.

22 - Nottingham Reclaim The Streets

22-24 - Campaign Against the Arms Trade protests against COPEX. (particulary nasty characters who design electro-shock batons etc) at Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre in North London where lots of nasty arms exporting companies, known torturing states and human rights abusers meet up to do business. .. stop the torture & repression trade - contact 0171 281 0297 / email:

24 - Demo at Shamrock Farm (breeders of monkeys for experiments). Transport from Brighton : meeting point is 2.30 pm outside Harvest Forestry New England St

25-27 - Three Days of Action, Art, and Anarchy for queers of all sexualities. 121 club, 121 Railton Rd, Brixton.

Sat 26 - Cannabis Picnic on the 70th aniversary of canabis prohibition. Meet Hyde Park, London,noon onwards.01458 835 769.

Sat 26-30 - Fun 'n' Action Week, Prague :starting with a five year birthday celebration of occupying ' Squatt Ladronka', 3 days festival of punk rock, ska and other bands from all over the world, followed by a street party on the 29th. Meet 2 p.m. Palackeho square Thousands expected with thirty Czech DJs and bands, fire show, drums, street theatre. More info: Zeme predevsim! (Earth First! Prague - support group) PO BOX 237160 41, Praha 6, Czech Republic Email:

Sun 27-30 - Fancy a bit of Hell in Hull? and that's not just visiting the place! The Disabled Peoples Direct Action Network (DAN) have planned their 11th National Action which needs YOU to bombard Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott with the simple request of Accessible Transport by 2007. More info (accommodation/ transport). 0181 889 1361

Weds 30 - Public meeting about GE food with speakers from Genewatch, The Soil Association and Totness Genetics Group at Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Rd., Lawrence Hill, Bristol, 8pm, 0117 942 0129



2 - Picket of the Mexican Embassy to protest against State Terror In Chiapas! Between 12.30-2pm, 42 Hertford Street W1 (and the first Friday of every month) nearest tubes: Hyde Park Corner.

2 - Day of Action against Tesco - as part of Gene Week, to pressure them to remove Genetically Modified Organisms from their own brands. Contact Genetic Engineering Network 0181 3749516 Email:

4 - 'Kosova Solidarity March' against the 'ethnic cleansing' rampage in Kosova. Meet Hyde Park Corner 11am-12pm - March at 12pm - Rally 1.30pm Trafalger Square. Protesting against the Albanian apartheid in Europe, systematic destruction of villages and complete lack of UN intervention (as ever)against human rights atrocities...more details 0181 674 2528.

5 - The Free Tibet Campaign are having a demonstraion 12pm at 10 Downing St. Give Tony Blair a last reminder before he goes to China to not forget occupied Tibet. 0171 8339958

11 - As part of Gene Week, Sunday 11th October is National Banner Drop day. Do it from everywhere with the simple message of "Stop playing God - STOP The Genetic Experiment" Contact 0181 374 9516

4-11 - International Front for Animal Welfare Animal Action Week. Contact 01634 830888 for more details.

14, 17 - Protests Against Hillgrove Farm who breed cats for vivisection. Next vigil is on Wed 14th October 7am-5pm, Next demo on Sat 17th Oct. Transport is going from Brighton. Pick up at is 9am outside Harvest Forestry. Hillgrove Campaign: 0121 632 6460

15-19 - 56a Infoshop turns 7 - and to celebrate 56a is gonna 'explore the secret and hidden history of Southwarks radical past. 'Radical Southwark' runs from 15-19th October with walks,talks, exhibitons, music, midnight cycle rides, nightly cheapo food - as well as re-naming Southwark during a poster and grattfi walk including afraid on a secret nuke bunker! To get a copy of the full programme send a SAE to 56 Crampton St., London SE17 or check out

Fri 16 - Annual World Day Of Action Against McDonald's - if you're in Birmingham go to the top of New St outside the Halifax Building Society in the City Centre at 1pm.

Sat 17 - Anarchist Bookfair - 10am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq. London (nearest tube Holborn).

20 - Protest against MAI - Street theatre organised by ARROW outside parliament,where they are gonna be auctioning off bits of parliament in protest at MAI! Meet Embankment 12 noon 0171 607 2302

21 - Reclaim The Streets - The Movie - at Cinematique, Middle St., Brighton (behind the Nine Bar, formerly The Cybar) Showings at 7.30 & 9.30 pm. Tickets £2.50.

26 - Big Brother Awards ceremony, London. Privacy International are calling for bad government, corporate or policy nominations. To vote for your Big Brother: E-mail: or write to: Privacy International, c/o on-the-fiddle, PO 2600, Brighton, BN2 2DX.

Fri 30 - Nov 1 - Reclaim Europe - Cologne. Preparation conference for actions against the EU G8 summit (June 5th & 6th 1999) - remember Birmingham Reclaim the Streets?, make next year more hard hitting / in yer face / punk as fuck / (please delete as appropriate!) Contact: +49-30-494-62-76. E-mail:

Sat 31 - Toytown camp in Cheltenham are having a Halloween party, followed the next days with an action. The camp is defending the only piece of woodland left in the town from being trashed by a supermarket, cinema, car-park etc. 0797 1316597 E-mail:

Sat 31 - Ashton Court Halloween Party - More people are needed for actions to stop Pioneer Aggregates translocating a wildflower meadow in Ashton Court Park (see SchNEWS 183). There's gonna a Hallowe'en party at the Craggy Island Camp Saturday October 31st. Tel: 0467 430211.

Sat 31 - Fuck The Monarchy March. Meet in Hyde Park at 2pm before heading for Buckingham Palace. Contact them at PO BOX 14672, London E9 5UQ



1 - Anti-Military Critical Mass Trespass, meet in vehicles, at midday, for re-direction at Reading Services, jnc 12 of M4

2 - Demo in support of Gandalf Trial defendants - outside Portsmouth Crown Court, Winston Churchill Plaza at the start of the trial, Monday 2nd November 1.00pm. Contact Gandalf Defendants Campaign, PO Box 66, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2TR 01442 240246/01954 230542

6 - Protest in support of the Zapatistas 12.30 till 2pm outside Mexican Embassy, 42 Hertford St., W1 (nearest tube MarbleArch) and first Friday of every month Tel: 0181 679 6930

9-17 - Trident Ploughshares 2000 Disarmament Camp at Coulport. TP2000, 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR- Tel: 01603 611953

11 - Reclaim The Streets - the movie will be showing at The Meeting Room, Friends of the Earth Warehouse, Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 7pm

13 - Exodus are hosting a 'Weekend' of discussion on 'Freeing the Weed' including a Dubdiddly Extravaganga starring Headmix Collective and Tarantism for details ring 01582 876 721

14 - ARROW have organised a demonstration outside Downing Street from 1pm to protest against the military build-up once again against Iraqi (SchNEWS 155) Tel: 0171 607 2302.

16-21 - National week of action against the fur trade. Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade PO Box 38, Manchester, M60 1NX/ London Animal Action 0171 278 3068

19 - SchNEWS 4th Birthday Party - Live Cabaret, with guest performers from the direct action frontline, The Schlooper Dooper Schlive Beats from DJ's Helish (Innerfield/F.A.F), Ting (lunarcy/Planet dub), Melomaniac. 9pm-2am £2:50 B411/concs £3:50 after @ The NewMadeira Hotel (just up from the Escape club)

20 - National demonstration against live exports. A day of action from 8am at Dover Eastern Dock. Kent Action Against Live Exports - Tel: 01304 613904

21 - Birmingham Northern Relief Road benefit at Screamers, Worcester St Wolverhampton but with no Headmix Collective. Other DJ's are being sorted out - £3 in. With the eviction of one camp so close, the benefit needs to be a big one. WARNING! Road protest has not gone away... 01902 771920

25 - Rebel Alliance meeting for Brighton campaigners and activists, 7pm upstairs at the Hobgoblin Pub, London Road, Brighton.

27 - Movement Against Monarchy- a symposium - 8pm, London Anarchist Forum, 25 Red Lion Square, (Holborn tube) Tel: 0181 847 0203

29 - National Demonstration against Shamrock Monkey Farm. Shamrock handle primates for vivisection. Meet noon at Upper Horton Farm, A2307 Small Dole, Sussex (transport available) contact Save The Shamrock Monkeys PO Box 3090 Brighton BN1 3QU or phone 01273 298781

29 - National Demo against The Meat Industry's Smithfield show - 9am-6pm Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5 (Earls Court tube) 0171 278 3068.

29 - International No Shop Day - Join the anti-consumerism campaign, train yourself for the fall of consumerism due on the 1st of the new millennium. ENOUGH, One World Centre, 6 Mount St, Manchester M1 5NS tel: 0161 226 6668 Web:

30 - The trial of Outrage! campaigner Peter Tatchell for 'indecent behaviour in a church' (i.e. speaking out about sexual orientation) has been adjourned. He was one of a group of campaigners who upset anti-gay Arch- Bishop Carey's Easter service at Canterbury Cathedral (SchNEWS 163). He is fighting this prosecution on the issue of free speech and the right to peaceful protest. Peter will be in Canterbury Magistates Court at 10.30 am on November 30th and would welcome your support. Outrage! 0181 240 0222 for more info.



3 - Full Moon Frenzy party at Ashton Court Park, Bristol. Protestors have been trying to stop Pioneer Aggregates digging up 20 acres of the wildflower rich meadow (see SchNEWS 183) Most of the meadow has now been 're-located', and the ground could start to get dynamited anytime soon. 07970 423834 for directions

6 - South Downs Land is Ours Mass Trespass. Meet 10am Brighton Station - WRAP UP WARM!!

7 - Protest against the the delivery of more Hawk jets to Indonesia on December 7th, the anniverary of Indonesia's invasion of East Timor where 200,000 people have been killed. The Campaign Against the Arms Trade will be demonstrating outside the Department of Trade and Industry, 66-74 Victoria Street, London (just off Parliament Square) at 12 noon, and the entrance to BAe Warton (nr. Preston) at 5 pm. More details CAAT 0171 281 0279

11 - Benefit clubnight for next years International day of action against global capitalism, 11pm-3am, at On the Rocks, 25 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditich, Hackney E2. Just £2 to see Flippery and DJ Sci-Fly and Jane.

14 - International day of action against the proposed European Bank for Reconstruction and Development funding of two new nuclear reactors in the Ukraine. Like Chernobyl, these reactors are based on outdated Soviet technology and therefore unsafe. They will also be completely useless as there is a big potential for renewable energy in the Ukraine. Contact A SEED, Postbus 92066, 1090 Amsterdam, Netherlands. Web:

19 - Support the Pompey 3, End Blood-Sports, Fight Injustice!! Benefit gig featuring Haywire plus DJ's Carl , Harambee Sounds Steve: @ The Oyster House, 291 Locksway Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hants. £3.50/2.50 conc. The Pompey Three were charged with "conspiracy to commit violent disorder" after being arrested along with 42 other sabs at the Hursley Hambledon fox hunt. Their trial starts on 1st March 1999, when there'll be a National Day of Action against bloodsports.

21 - Picket of the Appeal Court in support of Mark Barnsley, 12-3 pm-The Strand, London WC2, (nearest tube Chancery Lane). Send Christmas cards of support to Mark Barnsley WA2897, HMP Sutton, York. Contact: Mark Barnsley Support Group, PO Box 567, Sheffield, S5 0YS.

21 - Rebel Alliance - Come and meet new friends and hear what all about the local direct action groups have been up to in Brighton (and scoff some lovely vegan brandy-chocolate cake). Upstairs at the HobGoblin Pub London Rd, Brighton, 7pm

22 - Winter Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge - 8am. Contact Stonehenge Campaign,c/o 99 Torriano Av. London NW5 2RX

This set of listings come from 'Party & Protest' columns in SchNEWS issues from 1998. The SchNEWS website appeared some time early-1997, but it wasn't until 1999 that the 'diary' section expanded and turned into 'Party & Protest'. This is not a complete set, because the 'diary' section of the website was not being saved regularly by Wayback Machine, though are some listings from this source.

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