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Days of Hope

Days of Hope Crowd

On a sunny Saturday evening, one day after David Cameron was returned to Downing Street, hundreds of people crammed into a room in East London with the blinds down, listening to inspirational speakers talking about freedom, liberty and progressive, compassionate politics. Reports of the death of the Left have been greatly exaggerated.

With great success again, and a combination of music, comedy, poetry, debate and effective visuals, Philosophy Football mixed popular culture and politics with Days of Hope, an event energizing those of us who believe in the autonomy of the individual coupled with a solidarity to build a fair and just society. As part of a captivating panel, telling of the struggles he has seen around the world, Paul Mason explained it is more than an oppressive economic system we are now united against, but one that imposes personal repression; a system he argued will never defeat us, as individuals break out with acts of personal defiance. Continue reading…

Nick Cave Hammersmith Apollo 2 May 2015

Nick Cave Hammersmith Apollo

Nick Cave, like a real life modern day Don Draper, can turn it on at the drop of a hat, wearing his heart on his smart sleeve while having a room in the palm of his hands with wisdom beautifully told. And he turned it on at the Hammersmith Apollo last night. Like a light bulb; like an atom bomb, to steal Cave’s own words. Continue reading…

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