London is experiencing an ongoing housing crisis. At this year’s Party in the Park an area called “Tent City” will look at the housing problems our communities face. We hope to bring together a number of different people to look at ways that the attack on social housing can be challanged. “Tent City” will look at how the community can organise to combat the social cleansing of our neighbourhoods and campaign for better social housing provision.
Panel discussions will be structured as follows:
The questions asked of panellist's are likely to consist of:
Getting feedback from each of the workshops, and tackling next steps.
Fun activity open for all to join in!
The following groups have been invited to attend Tent City - HASL (Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth), HAGL (Housing Action Greenwich and Lewisham), Axe the Housing Act, ASH (Architect's for Social Housing), ASS (Advisory Service for Squatters), Rural Urban Synthesis (RUSS), Deptford Neighbourhood action (DNA), Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA), Save Besson Street waste land, and Anti Raids.
“In its day, Urban Festival was the alternative Glastonbury. This party is being organised by local people for local people and it’s also a celebration of local talent – the musicians and artists you’ll be reading about next year. And unlike so many festivals today it’s absolutely free.”Kathy Dunbar, New Cross Learning, Chair
“We think the Party in the Park embodies the spirit of New Cross: this is a brilliant community and people have come together to volunteer their time and local organisations have sponsored the party..”R.McFarlane