There is one ticket covering the whole event – daytime and evening. Buy a ticket for just £6 – or £3 concessions – and you can attend as much or as little as you like throughout the daytime and evening.
The north east’s biggest anti-cuts gathering
The North East People’s Assembly will bring together opponents of austerity from a wide range of organisations and backgrounds across north-east England. It is a day for speeches, discussions and planning, with a mix of rallies, workshop sessions and entertainment. Northern Stage and Newcastle University Students Union will play host to what we hope will be a landmark anti-cuts gathering for the region.
During the day there are speakers representing a wide range of campaigns and trade unions including: Keep Our NHS Public, Northern Region TUC, Durham People’s Assembly, Unison, Public Services Alliance, Unite the Union, Newcastle Unites, National Pensioners Convention, NUT, Save Newcastle Libraries, Unite Community, PCS, Unite Against Fascism, Newcastle Free Education Network, RMT, Coalition of Resistance, Anti Cuts Network and CWU.
We urge everyone who wants co-ordinated resistance to savage Tory cuts to participate in the North East People’s Assembly. This regional event is part of the national People’s Assembly movement, building on the hugely successful People’s Assembly in Westminster in June. It takes place just two weeks before what’s expected to be a huge national demonstration, outside Tory Conference in Manchester, in support of the NHS.
What will happen on the day
There will be morning and afternoon plenary sessions with everyone together in the main auditorium of Northern Stage. A number of local campaigners and trade unionists will speak in the morning plenary, introducing the themes of the day and outlining why austerity is a disaster and how we can oppose it.
After the morning plenary session we have a couple of workshop slots, with 5 options in each slot. These workshops, allowing plenty of time for discussion, are organised in association with a range of campaign groups and trade unions.
The afternoon rally will be addressed by a number of the region’s leading trade unionists and our main guest speaker: writer and commentator Owen Jones. The evening show will be headlined by the comedian and Independent columnist Mark Steel.