Haringey Independence Day, Sat 30 May

12 noon – 6.00pm, West Green Learning Centre, West Green Road N15

For everyone who cares about their community, environment and workplace and wants to change them for the better. Discussions, workshops, stalls, films, socialising and refreshments. Kids welcome and free crèche throughout the day.

A grassroots gathering for local change

Unhappy with the way things are?
Want to see things changed for the better?
Worried about local services being carved up for private profit?
Fed up with government attacks on civil liberties?
Think people should fight back and organise for themselves?

Then Haringey Independence Day is for you. It’s a day of independence from party politics, religion and government agencies, where individuals and groups in Haringey can organise collectively, exchange ideas and make their own decisions that affect their lives. So come and get inspired, share news, and celebrate the good things happening in the community.

After the success of last year’s event, a number of groups have taken on planning an event for 2009. The emphasis this year will be on how to develop more effective campaigns in Haringey.

We hope there’ll be something for everyone, with over a dozen meetings to choose from. There will be space to socialise and weather permitting, outdoor activities as well. So far activities include:

  • Practical workshops on sharing skills
  • Discussions on social and environmental issues
  • Films throughout the day
  • Stalls where you can find out about local campaigns
  • Cafe and live entertainment
  • Dr Bike free repair & maintenance and cycle training
  • Local History walk
  • Free crèche
  • Free book giveaway
  • Banner making for children
  • Children’s Face Painting
  • Give or Take Day

The venue will be West Green Learning Centre in West Green Road, N15.
If you don’t know the area that well look on a map and it is where West Green Road and Philip Lane split. You will see a high blue metal fence and it is the glass fronted building behind that. There is a big gate that gets you into the venue.

If you are driving you can park on West Green Road, or any side road. If you are getting the bus, you can get the 41, 67, 230 which stop nearly outside the building, or the 341 stops some 200 yards away on West Green Road.

The nearest tube is Seven Sisters then a short walk, or you can wait for the 41 bus.