Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday March 26th at 11am, 2pm and 8.30pm

Saturday March 26th at 11am: Low-tide Walk up Deptford Creek

Double click on the image for more details or go to Booking essential. But you may want to save your walking for the big march...

Saturday March 26th at 2pm: March for the Alternative

The march will assemble from 11am on the Victoria Embankment between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges and proceed through central London until reaching Hyde Park, where the rally will start from around 1.30pm. Obviously if you want to hear the rally you will want to get up to town earlier than 2pm, but the organisers advise that locals go later to make room for the hundreds of people coming down to London by coach, who will also need to leave earlier to get home.

Stop Press: Contrary to anything you might hear from Social Centre Plus etc, there is no official "feeder march" from Kennington. See here. Unofficially, there is a feeder march from Kennington from around 11am...but you may risk being kettled before you get near central London. Info on other feeder marches here.

More info at the TUC's dedicated website here. And here are some links to other Anti-cuts websites:

Saturday March 26th at 8.30pm: Earth Hour

Join homes, businesses and iconic landmarks across the UK in switching off all non-essential lighting at home and at work between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. More info at the World Wildlife Fund's website.
London schoolkids will be Switching Off at 2pm on Friday 25th as part of Climate Week.
Apparently Lewisham Council has been shortlisted for a 'Best Local Initiative Award' by Climate Week for its work with public, private and third sector organisations as well as the local community in the Low Carbon Zone in Lewisham Central. First we've heard about it. See here.

Anything else happening on Saturday we should know about?

Postscript: Deptford Dame has listed a 3pm classical music gig at the Royal Naval College with donations going to Red Cross relief in Japan. More info on the Dame's blog.


  1. Yup.

  2. You forgot the boatrace at 2.45.

  3. Er, yes, sorry, Anon, but don't you mean 5pm?