On Sat 25th June we aim to start building a coalition as well as celebrating the diversity of movements and campaigns across London, learning from successful campaigns and mistakes.
Our lives are shaped by the spaces in which we live
When we give away important community space for another transient pop-up cafe or block of luxury flats, we give away part of our lives. We give away London’s cultural and community history.
The planning system is not currently equipped with the policies required to protect these spaces
London’s skyrocketing land values are used as a trump card against arguments for competing uses. As a result we have lost many spaces and others are coming under increasing threat.
It doesn't have to be this way!
In 2013, the Southbank skatespot wassaved by a successful campaign.
We need a movement that mobilises people across London.
We cannot act only when a space is under threat. We cannot wait.
Together we can change the status quo
We can better influence a planning system to connect it to people’s lives and livelihoods, instead of it threatening the very spaces which give rise to London’s diverse communities.
Join us for a day full of different activities:
The morning session includes a variety of workshops; storytelling about different community spaces across London; exhibitions; documentaries.
The afternoon session includes performances; film screening of 'You can't move history' by Long Live South Bank; a panel discussion and the closing discussion.
A detailed programme will soon be available.
Spaces are limited so book your place here.