From the TUC

Come to a TUC World Day for Decent Work night out!

04 Sep 2009, By

Wednesday 7 October is the second World Day for Decent Work and the TUC has got together with Philosophy Football to organise a great night out at TUC headquarters – it’s called Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason. Priority booking is now open (book early, this event will sell out well in advance).

Philosophy Football events are a pioneering mix of ideas and entertainment. They have brought together a spell-binding line-up. Headlining will be the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson, making a rare London appearance. Linton will be showcasing his work of dissenting poetry, with fellow dub poet, the incomparable Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze. And we are proud to include the best of a new generation of young performers, one of the finest, performance poet and author Laura Dockrill. Opening the night will be Congolese band, The Zong Zing All Stars.

Combining the rhyme and the rhythm with some reason will be TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O’ Grady, Paul Mason author of Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed. Detailing the changing contours of class will be Lynsey Hanley, journalist and author of the wonderful Estates: An Intimate History while geographer Doreen Massey maps the impact of gobalisation on traditional trade union demands. There will also be a special presentation on life underground – the work of the cleaners who keep the tube safe, and were being treated appallingly until RMT took up their case. It’s a mix designed to inspire, inform and entertain.

There are big savings to book as a table of 10 so why not make a party of it? There’s the option to pre-book a buffet supper too. TUC Congress Centre is at 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1. Book on the web or call 0208 802 3499.