Ok well the following are not everyone’s idea of a date but

1. Have been notified of a big TUC sponsored bash to celebrate International Women’s Day a week from now. Here are details:


This year the TUC are putting on a huge celebration forInternational Women’sDay on Monday March 8th. The show begins at 7pm, the venue is Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1 . 

Featuring comedy from Josie Long described by The Guardian as ‘ a figurehead for a new way of doing things in alternative comedy’ . The night will open with the soulful vocals of Zena Edwards  plus the hip-hop and spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage. Introduced by TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O’Grady with author Bonnie Greer, the show is compered by the brilliantly funny Lorraine Bowen. A visual display of international women’s day will be provided by photographer Jess Hurd. 

Tickets can be booked either as tables of ten – SAVE MONEY BY BOOKING A TABLE -, with or without buffet supper, or in smaller groups and singly. The ticket includes a free wine reception at the start plus coffee and cakes at the end and is also a £5 discount on the Philosophy Football Women Dissenters range of T-shirts which will be launched on the night.. The event is generously supported by Thompsons Solicitiors. 

Don’t delay, Book early – the night is expected to sell out in advance. From http://www.philosophyfootball.com/view_item.php?pid=573 or call 020 8802 3499

2. Campaigning in Walpole; a good day was had on Sat at the borough canvass. Below is my fellow ward council candidate Wiktor Moszczynski, Labour Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton Bassam Mahfouz and myself taken by the outstanding Tower Hamlets-based social issues photographer Dan McCurry.

Further opportunities to pound the streets in coming weeks will follow; pretty much every Sat with a big ‘un planned on 10th April – sign up to our Facebook group for more info.

Ok that’s it for now: over and out.