Saturday Programme – Housing Weekender 2014

DAY ONE: Saturday 26th April

Events happening across London.

NORTH WEST LONDON

INEQUALITY BUS TOUR

The Housing Inequality Bus Tour is coming to you!
Saturday 26th April 2014
OUR CITY IS FOR LIVING IN
A HOME IS YOUR RIGHT
We are bringing: Music////Refreshments/// Useful information that can help with your housing problems///// Hop on the bus to find out more about what is causing London’s housing crisis and what we are doing about it. OUR ROUTE:

  • 32 Cambridge Avenue NW2 at around 1pm
  • Bishops Avenue , N2 at around 1.30pm
  • West Hendon Estate NW9 at around 2pm
  • Jubilee Sports Centre W10 at around 2.45pm
  • South Kilburn Estate – Peel Precinct NW6 at around 3.30pm

The Google Map route of the Bus Tour.

Our tour visits places in London that show the harsh human consequences of our housing crisis. Soaring private sector rents, sale of social homes, evictions due to welfare reform and gentrification, and the use of London’s houses as investment properties for excessively wealthy people, all meaning that ordinary people are finding it increasingly difficult to live in the city. These are things we don’t have to accept. A home is your right, our city is for living in!

NORTH LONDON

Haringey Housing Action Group (HHAG) will be hosting their monthly meeting
Sat 26th April ///// 10am-12 midday ///// North London Community House, N17

Our Tottenham and Haringey Private Tenants Action Group (HPTAG) will be holding an info stall in Tottenham (opposite Bruce Grove Station, on the high road) between 1pm-2pm to give out information about the Our Tottenham Network and all campaigns to improve housing and support people to set up action groups in threatened estates in the area. To contact them, email:
ourtottenham[at]gmail[dot]com ///// haringeyprivatetenants[at]gmail[dot]com //////
or call on: 07840 136 501

EAST LONDON

Saturday 26th April///// 12-1pm ////Hackney Town Hall

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Join Digs and tell the council the private rented sector needs to change.

We will be sharing and listening to stories, playing renter bingo and presenting our dossier of stories to the council – come and meet councillors and tell them your story.

Over the last months Digs has been collecting tales of renting in Hackney. We will be presenting these stories to the council so they can’t claim ignorance on these issues, and we’ll be demanding longer tenancies and council action on profiteering landlords.

The PRS needs to change to support a generation who will never own or have a council house, but who still need decent secure housing.

SOUTHWEST LONDON

A night of films celebrating the struggle for decent housing in our communities

7.30pm til late, Saturday 26 April ///// St. Matthew’s Tenants Hall, 10 St. Matthew’s Rd, SW2 1NH/////Drinks and other refreshments will be available

With homelessness on the rise, one in ten London homes overcrowded, rents far outstripping earnings, and private landlords running amok, the housing crisis in the capital is deepening. Join us for a reminder of what can be achieved through collective action against these problems.

We’ll be showing a series of short films which give an insight into housing activism, past and present, and provide acknowledgment and encouragement both to those who are precariously housed and those fighting to combat this social ill. They will include contemporary projects, such as the campaign to save and expand social housing in Cressingham Gardens, and inspirational examples from recent history, such as the co-operative living spaces established by the Brixton Faeries in the 1970s.

There will also be an opportunity to hear from activists and local residents and to discuss how we begin to build a movement that can demand the right to decent housing for all.

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Organised by Lambeth Housing Activists and Lambeth Renters.

SOUTHEAST LONDON

Happening in New Cross, Southeast London. For full programme click through to New Cross Programme page

Library: New Cross Learning, 283 – 285 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS

  • 2pm – 3pm: Various Housing Shorts [FILM]
  • 3pm – 4pm: Despite the City (1988) [FILM]
  • 4pm – 5pm: SE London Co-ops Forum Presents: How Can Local Politicians Help Co-operatives Solve the Housing Crisis? [DEBATE]
  • 6pm – 9pm: Grasp the Nettle (2013) [FILM]

Cafe: Café Crema, 306 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

  • 1pm – 2pm: Jon Glackin: Street Homelessness [SPEAKER]
  • 2pm – 3pm: Owen Hatherley – Urban Blight [SPEAKER]
  • 3pm – 4pm: Jon Broome – Self-Build [SPEAKER]
  • 4pm – 6pm: Give Us Space (2014) [FILM]
  • 6pm – 8pm: Housing Hangout Space, light entertainment and drinks

On Sunday 27th April:

Little Homes////Children and families event
Time: 2-6 pm////
Location: Sanford Housing Coop (House Zero), Sanford Walk, SE14 6 NB
Creative workshop for children and families exploring alternative housing solutions. Children will build and decorate their own houses using cardboard and colours. The workshop is run by some of the Sanford Housing-Coop members and members of We Love Cardboard.

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Together we can build a movement of practical solidarity to resist social cleansing and reclaim the city for the people who live in it.

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