What's On

Can't find a meeting in your area? The Socialist Party holds meetings all round the country. Contact the national office or one of our regional organisers for events in your area. Numbers at the bottom of this listing, or click here to email us


23 August 2017

Salford Socialist Party: Why Marxism opposes terrorism

Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Kevin

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


23 August 2017

Hackney Socialist Party: Northern Ireland - the DUP deal and Brexit

Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 7:30pm - 9pm

Side room, Cafe Z Bar, Stoke Newington High Street (opposite the police station) London

Speaker: Niall Mulholland


23 August 2017

South-East London Socialist Party: USA - The fight against Trump and the struggle for a socialist alternative

Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 7:45pm

Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead SE18 7LB

The election of Donald Trump provoked huge anger, but there is also growing support for an alternative to the capitalist system that spawned him. This is shown in the continued support for Socialist Alternative councillor Kshama Sawant in Seattle and the growth of the Democratic Socialists of America. Find out about the fight for socialism in the belly of the capitalist beast.

Speaker: Mark Best


24 August 2017

Waltham Forest Socialist Party: How can workers win decent pay?

Perspectives for trade union struggle this autumn

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7.30pm,

William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Road, E17 6QQ

24 August 2017

Swansea Socialist Party: Women against capitalism - New movement rising

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7.30pm

Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swansea SA1 1NB

24 August 2017

Bristol South Socialist Party: Israel-Palestine - How can peace be achieved?

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7-45pm

Upstairs room at Hen & Chicken pub, 210 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JF

Speaker: Domenico Hill

For more details email 19rbw17@blueyonder.co.uk Facebook: /BristolSP Twitter:@TomAgainstCuts


24 August 2017

Lambeth Socialist Party: Russian Revolution - the July Days

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7.30pm

Bonnington Centre (upstairs), Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD

Further reading: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/25838/12-07-2017/july-days-1917-battles-with-counterrevolution

https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch24.htm

https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch25.htm


26 August 2017

Socialist Party summer camp

Friday 25 - Monday 28 August 2017

Hertfordshire

www.socialistparty.org.uk/summercamp


28 August 2017

Carlisle Socialist Party: Russian revolution 1917 - the role played by the Bolsheviks

Monday 28th August 2017, 7pm

South End club, St Nicholas Street (off the bottom of Botchergate), Carlisle CA1 2EF

29 August 2017

Manchester Socialist Party: Northern Irish politics and the DUP

Tuesday 29th August 2017, 7pm

Briton's Protection pub, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

Speaker: Bridget


29 August 2017

Swansea Socialist Party: Is the National Question finished in Scotland & Wales?

Thursday 29th August 2017, 7.30pm

Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swansea SA1 1NB

29 August 2017

Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Venezuela - is the capitalist class preparing a coup?

Tuesday 29th August 2017, 7:30pm

Inn On The Green, 2 Westley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 7UH

29 August 2017

Derby Socialist Party: Solidarity with refugees - defend the right to asylum

Tuesday 29th August 2017, 7.30pm

Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby

30 August 2017

Salford Socialist Party: Socialism vs Nationalism

Wednesday 30th August 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Matt C

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


30 August 2017

South-East London Socialist Party: Art and Revolution

Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 7:45pm

Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead SE18 7LB

31 August 2017

Bristol South Socialist Party: Where is China going?

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7-45pm

Upstairs room at Hen & Chicken pub, 210 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JF

Speaker: Richard Ah-thion

For more details email 19rbw17@blueyonder.co.uk Facebook: /BristolSP Twitter:@TomAgainstCuts


31 August 2017

Lambeth Socialist Party: USA - Fighting Trump

And the struggle for a socialist alternative

Thursday 31st August 2017, 7.30pm

Bonnington Centre (upstairs), Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD

Suggested reading:

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2017/07/13/democrats-divisions-deepen/

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2017/07/05/dsa-grows-21000-socialist-party/


5 September 2017

Manchester Young Socialists: Pride is Political

Tuesday 5th September 2017, 19:00-21:00

Briton's Protection pub, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

6 September 2017

Salford Socialist Party: 50 years on from the Abortion Act

Wednesday 6th September 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Sally Griffiths

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


6 September 2017

South-East London Socialist Party: The struggle for fighting trade unions

Wednesday 6th September 2017, 7:45pm

Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead SE18 7LB

Speaker: Rob Williams, Socialist Party industrial organiser


7 September 2017

Lambeth Socialist Party: World capitalist crisis

Thursday 7 September 2017, 7.30pm

Bonnington Centre (upstairs), Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD

10 September 2017

Brighton: NSSN rally at the TUC Congress

  • Fight together to get the Tories out
  • Scrap the 1% pay cap

Sunday 10th September 2017, 1pm

Arundel Suite, Holiday Inn, 137 King's Road, Brighton BN1 2JF

Speakers include: Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary), Sean Hoyle (RMT general secretary), Steve Gillan (POA general secretary), Ronnie Draper (BFAWU general secretary), Len Hockey (Unite Barts NHS branch secretary), Amy Murphy (USDAW EC member), Len McCluskey (Unite general secretary).

Chaired by PCS president Janice Godrich

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12 September 2017

Manchester Socialist Party: Israel-Palestine

Tuesday 12th September 2017, 7pm

Briton's Protection pub, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

Speaker: Lise


13 September 2017

Salford Socialist Party: Grenfell Tower disaster - why we need socialism!

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Jordan

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


13 September 2017

South-East London Socialist Party: From Militant to the Socialist Party

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 7:45pm

Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead SE18 7LB

The Socialist Party and its predecessor the Militant Tendency have a long history stretching back 50 years. Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe's latest book 'From Militant to the Socialist Party' details the struggle to defend Marxist and socialist ideas during the 90s and 00s. Come to hear about the book and the events it describes.

Speaker: Andy Beadle, Lewisham and Southwark Socialist Party branch secretary


14 September 2017

Bristol South Socialist Party: Left Parties, Greek tragedy and Jeremy Corbyn

Thursday 14th September 2017, 7-45pm

Upstairs room at Hen & Chicken pub, 210 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JF

Speaker: Roger Thomas

For more details email 19rbw17@blueyonder.co.uk Facebook: /BristolSP Twitter:@TomAgainstCuts


14 September 2017

Lambeth Socialist Party: Women's liberation and the struggle for socialism

Thursday 14th September 2017, 7.30pm

Bonnington Centre (upstairs), Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD

18 September 2017

Chesterfield Socialist Party: South Africa

Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm

Upstairs at the Chesterfield Alehouse, 37 West Bars, S40 1AG

It was a quarter of a century ago that the white South African government and the African National Congress signalled the end of apartheid. We will look at the huge struggles in South Africa in in the run up to that period and what has happened since the ANC came to power.


20 September 2017

Salford Socialist Party: The 1871 Paris Commune

Was it a 'dictatorship of the proletariat'?

Wednesday 20th September 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Paul Gerrard

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


21 September 2017

Bristol South Socialist Party: 150 years of Marx's Das Capital

  • Is it still relevant today?

Thursday 21st September 2017, 7-45pm

Upstairs room at Hen & Chicken pub, 210 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JF

Speaker: Robin Clapp

For more details email 19rbw17@blueyonder.co.uk Facebook: /BristolSP Twitter:@TomAgainstCuts


23 September 2017

Manchester Socialist Party: Building a socialist international

  • A report from the CWI summer school, including on the unification of the CWI with Revolutionary Left in Spain, Mexico and Venezuela.

Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-4pm

Room F13, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS

This is a meeting for all Socialist Party members and supporters across the North West region. Come to hear a report of discussions from the CWI school on the global economic crisis, working class struggle in Europe and elsewhere and how the CWI is building in 50 countries. We will have copies of different CWI sections' newspapers; and pamphlets on Greece (lessons of Syriza) and on campaigning for abortion rights in Ireland, available to buy.


24 September 2017

Central London: Walk along the steps of Karl Marx

Sunday 24th September 2017

Meet at 1pm at the Eros statue near Piccadilly Circus tube station. Tours normally last about 2 hours. Tickets are £8; or two for £12 (paid in cash on the day).

The founder of Marxism, Karl Marx spent the majority of his life living in London. Pete Dickinson, socialist activist, author and academic, will take you on a tour around the places that were crucial to Marx's life and the radical scene in London in the 19th century. Highlights include Marx's former residences, the site where the First International was founded and the café where Marx and Engels discussed writing the Communist Manifesto.

Pete Dickinson is a member of the Tower Hamlets branch of the Socialist Party; proceeds of the tour will go to the Socialist Party's Fighting Fund.


27 September 2017

Salford Socialist Party: Role of trade unions in bringing down the Tories

Wednesday 27th September 2017, 7pm

Ship Canal pub, 85 Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, M30 0EY

Speaker: Kevin

Call or text 07740 348 550 for more info


1 October 2017

Manchester: national Tories Out demo

While the Tory Party of millionaires will be starting its conference in Manchester, tens of thousands of people will be protesting through the streets to say the Tories' austerity programme has no mandate.

Sunday 1st October 2017, 12:00-17:00

Assemble at Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester, M3 4JR

Young Socialists in Manchester says: Young people are some of the biggest losers under this government. We are fighting to support Corbyn's manifesto of free education, an end to zero hour contracts and a £10 an hour minimum wage. We are standing up and uniting against racism, sexism, homophobia and any other attempt to divide the working class. We are fighting for socialist policies and for a world based on human need, not on billionaire greed. This is the message we will be taking to the Tories Out protest - Join our 'red bloc' Young Socialists contingent on the demo!


11 November 2017

Socialism 2017

A weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party

  • Including discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Rally speakers include:
  • Seattle socialist councillor Kshama Sawant
  • Corbynista MP Ian Mearns
  • Irish socialist MP Paul Murphy
  • Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe, author of 'From Militant to the Socialist Party'

Click here to book your tickets

Click here to visit the Socialism 2017 website



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