The Housing Weekender 2014!!

DAY ONE: Saturday 26th April


11 am – 10 pm

Venues: Various, situated between the Deptford Town Hall in New Cross, and New Cross Gate and Telegraph Hill.housing-weekender-front-resize-688x1024


  • Kids & Parents event: fun, games, and making stuff around housing issues, such as cardboard-box houses
  • Open-House Co-operative and Self-Build Trail
  • Speakers and workshops from local and national campaign groups
  • Film Showings
  • Anti-Gentrification Tours
  • Speakers including:
    • Storm Poorun: Carpet Bagging & Co-ops
    • Students for Co-operation: Students & Co-operation: Workshop
    • SLN: Squatting Legal
    • Owen Hatherley: This Property is Condemned
    • Nervemeter: Homelessness
    • Jon Broome (& Lewisham Self-builders): Self-Build: Potential and Challenges


Film and actions. More details to follow….

Brent and Camden

A bus … Isy Counihan … Brent Housing Action … More details to follow …


Tell Us Your Story launch
Hackney Town Hall 12 PM
The first action of Digs’ new campaign of local private renters bringing their experiences to councillors to demand change.


Look out for Haringey Housing Action Group, who’ll be running an info stall providing housing advice and the chance to meet and chat on Saturday.

DAY TWO: Sunday 27th April


33-37 Moreland Street, EC1V 8BB


    • Action planning and preparation – we will be building for a mass action in the week after the event
    • Organising against the crisis: How can we work together to build a stronger housing movement?
    • Alternatives: co-ops, self-builds, neighbourhood plans and more
    • Speakers including Danny Dorling (author of All that is Solid) and Liz Davies (Haldane Society)
    • Media training for housing and gentrification action groups
    • Legal advice surgery and training on providing legal support
    • Tea, cake (hopefully), chat

Detailed schedule coming soon


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