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  • #83855
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Following the recent electoral activity in Brighton, interest has been shown in organising a meeting at which an introduction to The Socialist Party would be given, hopefully leading to the formation of a discussion group or even a branch in the area. 

    Plans are well under way to find a suitable venue and we already have a nucleus of members and others interesting in participating in such a venture.  However, as the Secretary of Kent & Sussex branch I'd be interested to hear of anyone else living in the area who may also wish to be involved.

    Email me at spgb.ksrb@worldsocialism.org

    #111120
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This meeting has now been arranged and will be held on Tuesday, 16 June at the Brighthelm Community Centre, (Activities Hall on the lower ground floor), North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD and commence at 7.30pm with an end time of 9.30pm at the latest.The venue is four minutes walk from Brighton rail station and buses to and from nearby coastal towns and elsewhere run until quite late.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/introduction-socialist-party-brighton-730pm

    #111121
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    #111122
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Bump!  Just a reminder that this meeting is on Tuesday, 16 June at 7.30pm.  There have already been 13 RSVPs.**Brighthelm Centre street view**http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/introduction-socialist-party-brighton-730pmTravelling by Train: Travel to Brighton mainline rail station and exit at the front entrance, walk straight ahead, heading south down Queens Road. North Road is the second road on your left. It is about a 4 minute walk to the venue.Travelling by Bus: Locally take any bus that goes to Brighton Station or Queens Road, for example, numbers 6, 7, 14, 27, 37, 47, 50, 52, 57, 59, 77.Travelling By Car: There is a small car park at the rear of the venue for those who are blue badge holders or who have mobility issues only. The entrance to the Brighthelm Centre car park is indicated on the picture below. There is a ‘Keep Clear’ box painted on the road directly in front of the car park entrance. Please be aware that the entrance is quite hidden, don’t drive into the NCP car park by mistake! If the orange barrier is down use the buzzer to call reception and tell them you are attending an event.

    #111123
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A Facebook page has been created for this event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1593242670964243/ 

    #111124
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    15 cms across two column advert appearing in this Saturday's edition of the Brighton Argus …

    #111125
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This takes place tomorrow evening (June 16)

    #111126
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    This meeting even surpassed my expectations.  22 people present (7 members and 15 visitors)  At least four others who had RSVP'd did not attend.  9 new contacts have been added to the branch's mailing list which now stands at 114.With chairs arranged in a circular formation everyone present took turns to briefly introduce themselves and state the reasons why they had come to the meeting.  A very informal and affable discussion period then took up the remaining time.It was fairly unanimously agreed to hold similar discussions on the third Tuesday of each month, at least for the forseeable future; the next one taking place on Tuesday, 21 July at 7.30pm with an end time of 9.30pm.  The same venue and room have already been booked.One non-member who attended has already booked to go to Summer School.

    #111127
    Brian
    Participant

    Good stuff.  I like the idea of a circle and introduction by attendees.  Use that in Swansea when the time comes.

    #111128
    imposs1904
    Participant

    Congrats to all concerned.

    #111129
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Well done to all involved. More results like this and, you never know, my optimism for the future, may well be restored.Keep the momentum up, comrades

    #111130
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    BTW, was there any conclusions reached or common ground apparent from the reasons offered by the visitors for their attendance?I like the idea that we ourselves also get answers from our meetings.  

    #111131
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    BTW, was there any conclusions reached or common ground apparent from the reasons offered by the visitors for their attendance?

    Up to half the visitors present had family members or friends who were either party members or knew of the party. Five more were contacts on the K&S mailing list.  Others had become aware of the party as a result of its electoral activity.  None had attended a socialist meeting before.Three new members in the area who have joined over the past five months were unable to attend.

    #111132
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Following the unmitigated success of the introductory meeting in Brighton earlier this week it was decided by an overwhelming majority of the 22 people present to hold regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month for the forseeable future.The next one will be on Tuesday, 21 July at the Brighthelm Community Centre (Activities Hall), North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD.  Start time will be 7.30pm.  We have to vacate the room by 9.30pm.  Brighton rail station is about 4 minutes walk and buses to nearby coastal towns and elsewhere run until quite late.

    #111133
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Pleased to report that so far two of the visitors who came to the meeting in Brighton last Tuesday have booked to attend Summer School.

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