You need to be able to produce your membership card when making a purchase and the discount does not apply to the already very good value happy hour prices
From the 1st November the Bread & Roses in Clapham is offering a 10% discount on all full price drinks to trade union members who show their valid trade union membership card when they visit the BWTUC owned Bread & Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ.
You need to be able to produce your membership card when making a purchase and the discount does not apply to the already very good value happy hour prices
Talk by Sean Creighton at Battersea Society.
Thursday 23 October. 7 for 7.30 pm
Talk will be about how the civic organisations and volunteers worked with local authorities on a wide range of fundraising and social welfare programmes during WW1.
St Mary’s Parish Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3EN. For details visit the website:http://www.batterseasociety.org.uk
SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER LAUNCH OF BRAND NEW 54-SEAT BREAD & ROSES THEATRE VENUE IN CLAPHAM WITH FULL PROGRAMME FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
The Platform has run there since 2012 and other companies and groups started putting up scratch performances and showcases there and from this the idea of new permanent pub theatre at the venue was born says organizers
On Saturday 1st November 2014 The Bread & Roses Theatre will officially be launching as a new theatre and performance venue in Clapham, South London with a full programme for November and December. See notes to editors for a very busy opening season (November/December 2014) or visit:www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/whats-on
The new venue is located upstairs at the trade union owned Bread & Roses pub in Clapham. It is within walking distance of several tube and overground stations in Zone 2 (Clapham North, Clapham Common, Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road
It will also be home of the in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company which focuses on supporting new and contemporary writing
The launch night will begin at 7.30pm and include a new instalment of in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company regular new writing night The Platform. It will be followed by a launch party. Tickets for the launch night cost £8 (including drinks and appetisers) and are available here: www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/the-platform
Rebecca Pryle, of The Bread & Roses Theatre Company, said “We have been running regular new writing night The Platform since 2012, and since other companies and groups have started putting up scratch performances and showcases out of which the idea to create a permanent pub theatre at the venue was born.
After some major refurbishing work of the space and the investment in lights and stages - all sponsored by the fabulous Bread & Roses Pub - we are now ready to officially launch the theatre on the 1st of November 2014!”
Tessa Hart, of The Bread & Roses Theatre Company, said “The theatre sits in a brilliant location. The Bread & Roses Theatre aims to program a wide-spread variety of productions and seeks to entertain local and far-reaching audiences as well as providing theatre-makers with a space to develop and present their work. The venue is run by fellow theatre-makers on a voluntary basis.
We are also offering an extremely attractive deal to visiting companies and producers, no up-front hire fees just a straight forward box office split and you can even use the theatre for free on certain week nights! To find out more about putting up a show at The Bread & Roses Theatre visit:www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/hire.
Contact Rebecca Pryle 07506 040364 or Tessa Hart 07402 814017 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.BreadandRosesTheatre.co.uk
Notes to Editors
Full Bread and Roses Theatre programme for November and December 2014 – or see
THE BREAD AND ROSES THEATRE CO. PRESENT
A PAGE TO STAGE WORKSHOP FOR NEW WRITING
· Going Down by Shaun Kitchener, directed by Victorine Pontillon
with Tom Wharnsby, Emma Hixson, Alice Etches & Natasha Santos
· The Conservatory by Dave Florez, directed by Simon Jay
with Gillian Horgan & Maxwell Cavenham
· Hopback by Tina Jay, directed by Leigh-Anne Abela
with Charlie Morgan & Connor Mills
· Elle by Rebecca Robinson, directed by Tessa Hart
with Rebecca Pryle
· The Stand-In by Brett Hursey, directed by Charlotte Peters
with Tino Orsini & Natasha Santos
The Platform has been running regularly since October 2012 and has quickly established itself as an opportunity to discover, develop and explore new scripts, whilst also providing actors, directors and writers with an opportunity to showcase their work.
SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2014
& Official Venue Launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre! - Free drinks and appetisers! -
STAGEPUNK THEATRE PRESENTS ROMEO & JULIET: A PLUNDERPHONICA
After successfully experimenting with Plunderphonics (A form of musical composition or sound collage based on the use of existing audio recordings) on a previous physical theatre show, Composer Matthew Reynolds and Theatre-Maker Simon Jay bring their unique technique to Shakespeare’s tragic love-story.
Using a backdrop of a modern art gallery, Romeo (Menno Kuijper) and Juliet (Miranda Shrapnell) are star-crossed lovers forbidden to be together because of their rivaling families. Clashing and mixing art-styles are interwoven through the story to bring new life to the age-old classic, featuring recreations of artists work as diverse as Klimt, Emin, Pollock and Escher. The brand-new musical composition consists of 100’s of archive materials and recordings to convey the Bard’s text and meaning. This music will be accompanied by high-energy movement, dance, object manipulation and puppetry for a truly immersive experience.
Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th NOVEMBER AT 8PM
& SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER AT 2PM &6PM
THREE BEAN THEATRE PRESENTS
IS HE A BIT SIMON JAY?
Spanning nine decades and dozens of characters, Is he a bit Simon Jay? is a unique one-man play that combines character comedy and narrative drama to create an innovative and exhilarating theatrical experience.
Eccentric mortician Dr Richard Wise delivers a live autopsy to his medical students, studying the body of the strangely deformed Simon Reuben Jay (1931-2013), who recently died alone. Using modern science “and a bit of guesswork”, Dr Wise tells Simon’s shocking life story.
Unfolding backwards - from his death, to his birth - we meet a plethora of delightfully disturbed characters who shaped Simon’s life, from his jailbird mother to his ‘jolly-hockey-sticks’ wife. Over the course of the hour we will come to learn how Simon ended up alone, why he looks so alarmingly strange, and what dark secret has been kept from him, that might make his story the most important in history.
Told from the perspectives of those he encountered, this is the tragic tale of a life never truly lived, as seen by the people who got in the way.
TUESDAY 11TH TO SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
THE MURDERETTES PRESENT
MURDERETTES - MURDER MYSTERY COMEDY
Improvised murder mystery comedy. We murder people for your enjoyment. And ours.
You create 4 new characters - one is dramatically murdered. Our detective hero dashes from place to place, encountering romances & adventures along the way.
Will we discover whodunnit? Will the murderer be punished? Find out as a brand new story unfolds during each improvised comedy performance.
Plus join us on-stage to play some deathly improv games!
THURSDAY 20TH TO SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
FEMALE ARTS PRESENT
FEMALE ARTS SCRATCH
Female Arts present an evening of exciting short plays, comedy and performance. Including new work in progress from The Minty Crimples, Katie Richardson, Carmen Ali, Wendy Thomson, Naia Headland-Vanni, Shapour Bernard, Amie Taylor and Effie Samara.
Female Arts - the gender equality arts review magazine was founded in 2011 at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. This is our first production featuring new work from our talented review team who are also playwrights, directors, actors, theatre-makers, comedians and artists striving to improve the representation of women on stage and screen (screen as in tablet, phone, laptop. Wish it was the big screen. See Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media).
SUNDAY 23RD NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
DAN & JOE PRESENT
DAN & JOE: PEOPLE YOU LOVE TO HATE
Come and witness the dawning of a glorious new era in double-act sketch comedy. Fresh-faced frenemies Dan Collard and Joe Johnsey perform a series of short scenes and sketches of their own devising, portraying a host of characters and situations inspired by the kinds of people we all love to hate. There’s something for everyone: Odious politicians! Patronising call-centre operators! Pretentious fashionistas! Estate agents!
Since their they began performing together earlier this year, they've created more buzz than a meth dealer’s pet bumblebee, and it’s no exaggeration to say that the Twittersphere has been on the verge of collapse due the positive responses. Superlatives describing them included “sharply observed”, “cleverly written”, “sidesplitting”, “daring”, “energetic”, “dynamic” and “brilliantly funny”. One girl even liked the show so much she wanted to punch them both in the face! Now, if that isn't high praise…
MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
LONDON PLAYWRITING LAB RESULTS
The London Playwriting Lab is an eight week development programme aimed at bringing new full length plays to the fringe. The results performances are script in hand semi-staged extracts developed over the proceeding workshops. The event is free and the intention is to provide The Playwriting Lab writers with industry feedback.
TUESDAY 25TH & WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
STARS OR MARS THEATRE PRESENTS
SUM BY SUSAN GRAY
A world that will change the concepts of self, of others, of love, of death...
This is just the pilot.
Following the pioneering technology of the new hivemind, we follow the stories of six women in their experiences of this new life. Who will thrive and more importantly, who will survive?
THURSDAY 27TH TO SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER &
THURSDAY 4TH TO SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM
GOBLIN BABY THEATRE CO. PRESENTS A REHEARSED READING OF
BEING JOHN BARROWMAN BY TESSA HART
Christmas Eve. On top of a skyscraper. Sky is right at the edge.
Sky is also convinced of actually being John Barrowman.
Can Sky’s oldest friend Alex, together with an overeager police officer, a shopping centre Santa Claus, a depressed workplace counsellor and a window cleaner who really just wants to go home, stop Sky from jumping?
A story told in real-time.
Goblin Baby Theatre Co. presents a one-night-only rehearsed reading of a new play currently in development, directed by Leigh-Anne Abela.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM
LEVELUP THEATRE PRESENTS
DEAD... BUT HAPPY BY MARC ERMISCH
Sitting in his favourite spot in his Garden he begins to think, what can I do to give my life meaning? What is a fulfilled life? Is faith and the belief in the divine necessary to appreciate the world, life and everything it has to offer? Or it is it all irrelevant anyway?
The play is a sharp, witty and challenging philosophical piece which ponders the concept of an afterlife and it's relevance in the pursuit of fulfilment.
Originally performed across Germany, "Dead... But Happy" made it's English language premiere at Baron's Court in 2013 and LevelUp Theatre are proud to bring the original English cast to Bread & Roses this Winter and to show this exciting and challenging piece of new writing with audiences again.
TUESDAY 9TH TO SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM
THURSDAY 23RD OCTOBER TO SHAME LIZ KEATES CARILLION HR MANAGER WHO BLACKLISTED 139 WORKERS
Managers like Liz Keates shedding crocodile tears now for her part in blacklisting 3,213 workers won't wash, neither will the Nuremberg Defence of "just following superior orders” says GMB
GMB will hold a protest demonstration in Wolverhampton on Thursday 23rd October to shame Liz Keates, Head of Employee Relations at Carillion plc named who was in Parliament as a blacklister. She has yet to come clean and apologise for the hurt and damage she did blacklisting 139 workers. See some examples below.
Blacklisting came to light when in 2009 the ICO seized a Consulting Association database, run by Ian Kerr, of 3,213 construction workers and environmental activists used by 44 companies to vet new recruits and keep out of employment trade union and health and safety activists.
This is the third date in a national “Crocodile Tears” protest tour to shame 63 construction industry managers named as blacklisters who have yet to come clean and apologise for their actions. See notes to editors 1 for the 10 dates in the first leg of a national tour and notes to editors 2 for the list the 63 managers and where they worked.
The details of the protest are as follows:
At 11am Thursday 23rd October,
Wolverhampton, WV1 4HY
At the protest there will be a person in a crocodile suit accompanied by union members with flags and banners and slogans “Nuremberg defence on blacklisting won’t wash” and “Blacklisters come clean”. GMB representatives from Carillion at Swindon PFI Hospital will be there. 51 GMB members are pursuing claims at an ET to hold Carillion to account for race discrimination, bullying and harassment and victimisation that Liz Keates failed to deal with at the hospital after 21 days of strike action in 2012. GMB members work as porters and housekeepers in catering and cleaning and other support roles. GMB members demanded that Carillion management act to stop the culture of bullying on the contract and for an end to discrimination in the application of pay and conditions on the contract.
Liz Keates (LK), Head of Employee Relations at Carillion plc was named by Ian Kerr as the main contact for Carillion / Crown House Engineering and Tarmac. She joined Crown House Engineering, which was part of Tarmac, in 1998.
The initials LK appear 92 times against 75 different individuals in the blacklist files while working for the company 3271/81, the code used for Crown House Engineering, Carillion and Tarmac. 64 separate workers have been refused work after Liz Keates checked their records with The Consulting Association. 11 of these were refused work twice and 2 workers refused work three times.
Carillion, and associated companies, have been described by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd as ‘heavy users of the Consulting Association in terms of the amount of information provided by the Carillion Third Parties on workers. Further, the number of occasions on which the Carillion Third Parties are recorded as refusing employment to workers is particularly high compared to other members of the Consulting Association.’
These are some examples:
· An electrician from Edinburgh blacklisted in 1977 applied to 3271/81 in March 2003, 26 years later and was not employed by LK.· An electrician from Dundee, blacklisted in November 1976 applied to work for 3271/81 26 years later in September 2002. LK given details and was not employed.
· A pipefitter from Suffolk blacklisted in 1978 for being an alleged ‘strike leader’ in 1998 applied to 3271/81 and was not employed. He applied again in 2000, LK given details and not employed.
· An electrician from Liverpool put on the blacklist by Costain in 1993 applied to work for 3271/81 in 2000, in 2003 and 2005. LK blacklisted him 3 times.
· An electrician from Warrington was put on the blacklist by Haden Young with the comments ‘would not re-employ – assistant shop steward” applied to 3271/81 in 2003, LK given details and not employed.
· An electrician from Essex was put on the blacklist in 1977.’ Applied to 3271/81 26 years later in 2003, LK given details and not employed.
· Same contact, same outcome for a Glaswegian plumber blacklisted in 1978 when applying to 3271/81 for a job in October 2000, 22 years later.
· One electrician from Tooting applied to 3271/81 on 4 occasions in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Refused work all four times, three of those times by LK.
· A pipefitter from Essex was put on to the blacklist in 1980 because he was spoken to by a journalist from the Morning Star and their replies formed a feature article in the paper. Because of this he was not employed by LK in 2002 when he applied to work for 3271/81.
· An electrician from London blacklisted by Morgan Est on the Jubilee Line’ in 1998 was refused work by LK and 3271/81 at their Norfolk & Norwich Hospital site. Another electrician from Gateshead was also refused work on this hospital site in 2000.
· An electrician from Braintree, blacklisted in 1985 for being ‘politically motivated’ was refused work in 2003 by LK and 3271/81.
· In 1977 an electrician from Manchester found himself put on the blacklist for being ‘mixed up with a left wing organisation’. He applied for work in 2003 with 3271/81, LK given details and not employed.
· An electrician from Glasgow was put on the blacklist in 1978 as an ex-employee of Balfour Beatty. Despite further information stating that a company ‘experienced no problems’ with him and ‘did not regard him as an activist’ he applied to work for 3271/81 twice in 2002. On both occasions LK was given details and not employed.
· A welder from Kent was put on the blacklist in 2000 by LK for being a ‘main agitator with mechanical sub-sub-contractor at Pfizer, Kent.’ After this he was refused work twice by Skanska.
· A joiner from Hartlepool applied to work for 3271/81 on the GCHQ, Cheltenham contract. Danny O’Sullivan at Kier blacklisted him in 1997 for having been ‘drawn along by the course of events at JLE. Not in front-line of action’. He was refused work by LK in 2002 and again in 2003.
· An electrician from Glasgow, blacklisted in 1974 for being a deputy shop steward at the Methil Power Station Site applied to 3271/81 for the Hymires Hospital contract in 2000. LK was given details and did not employ.
· An electrician from Durham, blacklisted in 2003 by Costain at Barrow Power Station was refused employment twice in 2003 by LK.
· An electrician from Croydon, blacklisted in 1985 was refused work by LK on their Gatwick Airport contract in 2000.
So far 1,724 out of the 3,213 on the list know they are on blacklist and of these 570 cases are covered by claims in the High Court. That leaves 1,489 still to trace. See notes to editors for details of where those blacklisted come from.
Justin Bowden, GMB national officer, said “Liz Keates and the rest might have thought they had got away scot-free, so shedding crocodile tears now for the systematic blacklisting of 3,213 building workers and environmentalists won't wash, neither will the Nuremberg Defence of "just following superior orders".
These so-called HR Professionals who ran the blacklists for the construction companies knew exactly what they were doing and they need to either apologise, come clean and say what they did, or get used to accounting in public for the damage they did to those they blacklisted and their families, especially with the Public Inquiry Labour has pledged after the next election.
Just as the construction companies who paid their wages are being called to account in parliament, the courts and the media, every single one of these secret blacklisters will have their role dissected in public.'
Contact Carolle Vallelley on 07912 181 476 or Justin Bowden on 07710 631351 or Maria Ludkin 07956 632 657 or GMB press office at 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823
For information on High Court action contact Leigh Day: David Standard 07540 332717 or Michael Newman 0795 223 9358 or Chris Benson on 07795425649.
For people to identify more names on the blacklist call please call Phil Read at GMB on 07840 897997 or email email@example.com
Contact Dave Smith 07882 579 452 re Blacklist Support Group
Timelapse video of 90,000 people protesting in central London on 18 October 2014, calling for a fairer approach to the UK's pay crisis. http://britainneedsapayrise.org
Music by the Bollywood Brass Band, who led the march http://bollywoodbrassband.co.uk
(Taken from TUC website)
THE BREAD & ROSES THEATRE
A BRAND NEW PUB THEATRE IN CLAPHAM, SOUTH LONDON
OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING 1ST NOVEMBER 2014!
Check out the website for listings
HOPE TO SEE POEPLE THERE!
If anyone would like to help with the BWTUC banner this Saturday at the TUC march, the meeting point will be Zone 3 of the march (nearest tube is Temple) along side GMB @ the burger van!
Anyone that comes will get a free bacon butty!
Please let me know if you can help,
On the 8th November we are proud to be putting on a night at the trade union pub, the Bread and Roses in Clapham, to mark both 30 years since the Miner’s Strike and to build unity with current struggles like the dispute in the NHS.
Those who have been to a Militant Entertainment event at the Bread and Roses before will know that you can expect a night of highly-charged energy and a chance to celebrate the spirit of solidarity.
Headlining we have the Clones, fronted by Steve North from London’s Burning, Meeting Joe Strummer and Warhorse amongst others, and backed by various faces that you may well recognise from tv and stage. They will be playing a set of covers ranging from the Ramones, to the Ruts and the Clash.
Supporting will be Dirt Royal, a young band from Brighton, drenched in the sweat and social commentary of the early Jam. They won’t disappoint.
Comrade X, yep that’s me, will be doing the old Woody Guthrie meets the Angelic Upstarts mash-up and the Lone Groover completes the card with his unique blend of Dylan, Strummer and Bragg. We will also have some special guests lined up for the night.
It’s free to get in but we hope to raise a few quid for the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign by selling a bit of merch and if anyone wants to donate to the nights costs any surplus will also go to the Orgreave comrades.
All we are asking you to do is spread the word, a flyer is attached and there is a facebook event page here:
Hope to see you there,
For Militant Entertainment