Kent & Sussex Branch Street Stalls

February 2024 Forums World Socialist Movement Kent & Sussex Branch Street Stalls

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  • #88613
    lindanesocialist
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    #88614
    imposs1904
    Participant

    "a young man we caught wearing a Eugene Debs election badge (even though he knew little about him)."I think I have the same badge. I don't know who it was but someone ran a cute campaign back in the 2008 here in the States with '08 Debs badges and bumper stickers. I thought it was quite clever at the time. 

    #88615
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    We thought about cancelling today (17 September), as early this morning the BBC weather forecast had flipped to rain most of the afternoon. However the forecast gradually improved and by 11am was forecasting no rain between 12 and 5.In Canterbury there were no other stalls in the area, so we had the best spot. Unfortunately it started spitting rain as soon as we set up, and slowly got worse until nearly 3pm when it got very heavy and we had to pack up.Not surprisingly we had very little interest, selling only two Standards (but for £2 each). Karl and Mandy gave out a lot of leaflets, mainly the ‘Tories’ one.Three members present.Last stall in Canterbury this season will on Saturday, 8 October from 12noon.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/canterbury-street-stall-12-noon-7

    #88616
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Rain again hit the stall today (8 October). As the forecast was dry until 3pm we went ahead, but the rain came early (as soon as we started) and was persistent, until about 1:30pm.As a result, not as many visited the stall as usual. We did manage to hand out some leaflets and had a few interesting discussions, one of which was with a Labour Party member who knew the SPGB from a West London friend who was a Party member in the 1960’s.We were entertained by some pleasant jazz guitar from a ‘Socialist’ busker, who spent half an hour chatting with us about why the workers have yet to achieve their emancipation.We were pleased to be visited again by two of our anarchist followers from Dover, who contributed to our literature sales (3 Standards, one SOYMB book and a donation of £3.50).

    #88617
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A new season of street stalls has been arranged with the first taking place in Canterbury on Saturday, 25 March, followed by one in Folkestone on Saturday, 22 April.  Both start at 12 noon.  Further details in due course.

    #88618
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Do to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the street stall in Canterbury on Saturday, 25 March.It is hoped that the one in Folkestone on Saturday, 22 April will go ahead as planned.

    #88619
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    gnome wrote:
    Do to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the street stall in Canterbury on Saturday, 25 March.It is hoped that the one in Folkestone on Saturday, 22 April will go ahead as planned.

    The stall in Folkestone on Saturday, 22 April will go ahead as planned.  In addition there'll be another on Saturday, 20 May.  Both from 12 noon.

    #88620
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    gnome wrote:
    Do to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the street stall in Canterbury on Saturday, 25 March.

    A stall will held in Canterbury (Parade precinct – CT1 2JL) on Saturday, 24 June from 12 noon.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/canterbury-street-stall-12-noon-8

    #88621
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Canterbury today 27-5-17

    #88622
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    Rob C wrote:
    The election-weary workers of Canterbury paid much less attention than usual to our stall today. Much more attention was given to the band on the next door pitch.Only two Standards sold but lots of the generic election leaflet were given out. It was warm and sunny, but very windy, which restricted use of the display stand, which didn’t help.We had some useful discussions, particularly from overseas visitors, including from Germany a member of a Marxist reading group and a US couple who bought a Standard as “a protest against my President” – hopefully reading its pages will set them on a much more interesting journey home. An extra mailing list contact was gained.Driving away afterwards was a surreal experience, as two gun-totting police officers were passed in Canterbury High Street by about twenty naked cyclists.

    The next stall in Canterbury will be on Saturday, 24 June from 12noon but we need additional volunteers to stand in for comrades on holiday.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/canterbury-street-stall-12-noon-8

    #88623
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    gnome wrote:
    The next stall in Canterbury will be on Saturday, 24 June from 12noon but we need additional volunteers to stand in for comrades on holiday.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/canterbury-street-stall-12-noon-8

    In addition stalls have been arranged for the following dates:15th July19th August16th September14th OctoberAll Saturdays from 12 noon at the usual location.

    #88624
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    gnome wrote:
    gnome wrote:
    The next stall in Canterbury will be this coming Saturday, 24 June from 1pm but we need additional volunteers to stand in for comrades on holiday.Please note change of time.
    #88625
    Major McPharter
    Participant

    Have party members been to grenfell towers?? The spontaeous solidarity of the working class coming together to organise food clothing shelter without leaders or the state is just what the party case has said along.

    #88626
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    That isn't the Party case Major. But you have come up with a wonderful concept. Just what the dusty old SP needs. How to get amongst the workers. How to be relevant. How to exploit suffering. Party Kamerads could organise some sort of social gathering to demonstrate their solidarity. A barbecue perhaps.

    #88629
    moderator1
    Participant

    Reminder: 1. The general topic of each forum is given by the posted forum description. Do not start a thread in a forum unless it matches the given topic, and do not derail existing threads with off-topic posts.

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