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Better Banking in Action: A Credit Union Open Day - Saturday 6th October

Better Banking in Action: A Credit Union Open Day – Saturday 6th October

London Community Credit Union, Hackney Branch, 225 Mare Street, E8 3QE Date: Saturday 6th October, Speakers 12.00-13.00* Refreshments provided. ID needed to become a member. This is an opportunity for anybody interested in the alternative local banking sector to find out more. An exciting line-up of speakers will guide you through the history of the Credit...
In conversation with Terry Macalister @ LRB Bookshop - 7:00pm 4th Oct

In conversation with Terry Macalister @ LRB Bookshop – 7:00pm 4th Oct

    The London Review Bookshop will host Terry Macalister, the Guardian energy editor, in conversation with Emma Hughes and James Marriott of Platform, discussing our new book The Oil Road and the role of fossil fuels in shaping Britain’s foreign policy, culture and history. This event had previously been billed as taking place with Paul Mason of Newsnight,...
Power Hungry - 6 Billion Ways film night @ Rich Mix, 6.30pm, 25th September

Power Hungry – 6 Billion Ways film night @ Rich Mix, 6.30pm, 25th September

Power Hungry: Cutting Corporate Control of Energy 6 Billion Ways present a free night of short films and speakers, including Platform’s Emma Hughes, to highlight sustainable alternatives to the corporate control of our energy. Emma will be speaking about UK government support for large energy corporations, and new book The Oil Road. which charts BP’s BTC pipeline  ...
Book launch @ Daunt's: "The Oil Road" - 6:30pm 18th Sept

Book launch @ Daunt’s: “The Oil Road” – 6:30pm 18th Sept

An open book launch at Daunt Books  in Marylebone. Platform’s new book The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London is being published by Verso on September 20th. Platform friends & supporters are invited to help celebrate the end of two years of writing and ten years of research....
Oil Sponsorship of the Arts for Beginners @ 7pm - 9th August 2012

Oil Sponsorship of the Arts for Beginners @ 7pm – 9th August 2012

An open event at Platform as part of Nicole Garneau’s DIY9 Art-Oil-Numbers-Bodies-Love This free event will cover the basics of the oil industry and its impacts, and get deeper into the debate around whether or not cultural institutions should continue to accept sponsorship from oil companies. Presented by Platform-ers Jane Trowell, Mel Evans, Kev Smith...
Creeks Apart: screening and talk in Deptford @ 6pm - 28 July 2012

Creeks Apart: screening and talk in Deptford @ 6pm – 28 July 2012

  SPECIAL SCREENING AND TALK SATURDAY 28 JULY 2012, 6 – 8PM FILM:  Creeks Apart – ‘He can read, he can write and he can shoot’ – An interaction with Asari Dokubo An audio visual installation by Manali Jagtap Nyheim TALK: on oil conflict in the Niger Delta and the role of art in politics...
The Oil Road @ Marxism - 7pm Saturday 7th July

The Oil Road @ Marxism – 7pm Saturday 7th July

Book Preview @ Marxism: "The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London" Saturday 7 July 2012, 7-8:30pm • Venue: University College London (Archeology Lecture Theatre) James Marriott & Mika Minio-Paluello Saturday's Programme at Marxism
Governance & Oil Extraction in the Niger Delta @ London South Bank University - 21 June 2012

Governance & Oil Extraction in the Niger Delta @ London South Bank University – 21 June 2012

  5pm till 8pm on Thursday 21 June 2012 Abbey Centre, London South Bank University Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line) RSVP Grimot Nane, Seminar Coordinator, email: [email protected], tel: 07735 365915.    You are cordially invited to attend an IDEARS series seminar organised by the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University. The seminar...

Hay Festival – Should we leave the oil in the ground? – 2 June 2012

nef series 1: Should we leave the oil in the ground? Event 54 • Saturday 2 June 2012, 2.30pm • Venue: Hay on Earth Stage James Marriott, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Davenport, Andrew Simms Fossil fuel companies ride high in the stock markets, but is oil more of a liability than an asset? The latest science...
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