Push back against the DUP?

“I hope we succeed in fulfilling Northern Irish women’s rights, but I also hope that this amendment sends a clear message: We will not tolerate even a single step backwards on abortion by a Conservative-DUP government.”

I NEWS Article by Caroline Lucas, follow link here.

Pro choice campaigners take part in a demonstration through Belfast city centre on April 30, 2016.
Abortion prosecutions in Northern Ireland have forced the issue to centre of the campaign ahead of next week’s regional elections, with unprecedented political support for an end to the current ban. Northern Ireland currently bans abortion in all cases except when the life of the mother is in danger, photo credit PAUL FAITH)

North East Vegan Festival

Gateshead Green Party will be at the North East Vegan Festival talking all things Green!

The first NEVFEST to come to Gateshead. All in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue.

We will be hosting 70 stalls serving delicious homemade food, healthy drinks, selling quirky clothes and accessories, and speaking to you about their inspiring charities.

We will have special guest speakers to engage with you their work and views along with educational documentaries about how our food choices effect our environment, health and animal welfare.

Under 16 go free! Tickets available on the door. Show email payment confirmation to ticket desk on day.

VIP tickets allow exclusive early access along with Farplace tote filled with magasine, snack bars, vouchers and more!

Our festivals attract 1,500-2,000 people and if you would like to host a stall email Rachael events@farplace.org.uk or Kerri festivals@farplace.org.uk.

Email us if you would like to help in any way via flyering or volunteering. We offer free entry and soya hotdog to all those who support raising funds for FARPLACE ANIMAL RESCUE.

Tickets soon at www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

FB event page:
http://tinyurl.com/yb4oaonv

TWiG Local Food Festival at Blaydon Burn Farm

Transition West Gateshead is an optimistic and practical response to climate change and shrinking supplies of fuel. People get together to come up with ideas and projects to make their area more aware and resilient. TWiG is presenting their annual local food festival where they promote and showcase the local food produce of the area and discuss how we can make our community for environmentally friendly.

There will be a great selection of local food available to buy on the day including fresh veg from Gibside Community Farm, free range eggs from Self Sufficient in Suburbia, Sunniside, fresh bread from Wildfire Bakery, Ryton, a hog roast and BBQ from High Strothers Farm, High Spen, woodfired pizza and garlic Bread from Earth and Fire, Gibside, herb teas and tombola, plants from Tom and Joe’s, Wylam and more to be announced! Lots of children’s activities including upcycling and face painting and demonstrations centred around living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. A history walk and foraging experience through the woods. There will be vegan, veggie and gluten free curries from The Paddock and The Pickle Palace made using organic, surplus veggies, gluten free sweet treats from Liz’s Supperclub, High Spen, and The Pickle Palace will have a selection of jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves, the perfect accompaniment to the cheese from The Northumberland Cheese Company on behalf of The Paddock.

Gateshead Green Party will have a stall over at the TWiG Local Food Festival, and will be talking about how we can all help take care of our environment.

Come on down and have a great day for the whole family!

Saturday 15th. July 12.00 noon -4.00 p.m. £1 entrance fee, 50p for children.

Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/y7r6z2pa
Website: http://transitionwestgateshead.org/index.php/2017/06/19/local-food-festival-less-than-a-month-to-go/

Campaign Suspended

The Green Party has suspended campaigning today after last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

All national campaigning events, including the billboard launch and Welsh Green Party manifesto launch are cancelled.

In a statement following the attacks, the Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said:

“Our thoughts are with those affected by this appalling incident in Manchester. For young people to be targeted in this way is utterly atrocious. As ever our emergency services have done us proud – and we pay tribute to the police, firefighters and paramadics who stepped up in this time of need. Our country will never be divided by terror. The people of Manchester showed last night just how strong the bond of friendship is between the people who live on these islands – and in the coming days and weeks we’ll show that we won’t let terrorism tear us apart.”

Q&A with Paul McNally (Blaydon candidate)

The Green Party Gateshead are proud to announce our first Q&A of the election season; Paul McNally, our Blaydon representative, will be speaking along side opposition candidates at Strathmore Road Methodist Church next Thursday 25th May at 7:30pm.

We would like to invite all interested parties to come along and hear what Paul has to say and please do ask questions!

What? Q&A with local candidates.
Where? Strathmore Road Methodist Church NE39 1HX, the Church is prominently positioned between the main road (A694) and the B6315. See here for map.
When? Next Thursday 25th May 7:30pm

Newcastle Skeptics (in the pub) host General Election Special!

Alistair Ford, Green Party representative in Newcastle East will be talking at this Q&A event hosted by the Newcastle Skeptics. Full event details can be found here.

The event will consist of a six-minute talk from each party and a chaired Q+A session with questions from the audience and other candidates.

  • What? Q&A with local candidates.
  • Where? Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, NE1 4SG (map).
  • When? Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:30 PM.