Saturday, 17 November 2018

Un Investigation into Poverty in Britain -Ray Woolford for RT International 161118

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Riot in 1930s Britain ;The Battle of Deptford being recreated for stage production #Liberty

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Freedom Of Information request into #Prison Violance shocking reading

EXCLUSIVE: Gaps in Government statistics on LGBTQ prisoners.

TPN brings you an exclusive article on a new Freedom of Information request into the state of British prisons. The FoM relates to the number of people that identify as LGBTQ currently being held in our institutions, the request relates to violence and uncovers that the data is lacking, as there currently no statistics being collated on if LGBTQ people are suffering from targets acts of violence. It draws the question, how safe are our prisons?
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) now collects data on Her Majesty’s Prison’s, and in the spring of 2017, it was decided that data relating to whether a person identified as LGBTQ should be collected in line with new guidance on care and management of transgender people. Currently there are 82,000 men in our prison’s with 18,5000 women behind bars. 2.6% of the prison population is supposedly LGBTQ people, but this figure may be up for dispute.
The Prison Service acknowledges this is a low estimate of LGBTQ numbers as some inmates would not disclose their sexual orientation and those who have successfully transitioned and have a full gender recognition certificate are not included. Of the 124 public and private prisons, 47 state they have at least one transgender inmate of the 125 recognised by the prison system.
The prison system appears to want to be seen to be moving in response to public concern and acting in tandem with public awareness in relation to rise of Transgender Activism. However LGBTQ are not included in the statistics of this latest report in which the prison service confirms a staggering 11,008 prisoners were injured during incarceration in just one 12 month period.  Last year, 332 men and 22 women died in jail. Self- harm figures are also shocking despite the fall in the female prison population. Women who self- harm account for 10% of the entire prison population according to reports. Interestingly there has been a 34% fall in the number of prisoners under 25 years old and a 40% increase in men over 50. Women make up 18,500 of prisoners and 1,954 are happy to state they are LGBTQ, yet there are no statistics to break down violence based on their sexual orientation. Perhaps they have something to hide?

Failing Government policy.

Mark Day, who is head of policy at the Prison Reform Trust says the dramatic increase in violence within the prison service especially in the period 2010 -2015 can be attributed to severe cuts in staffing levels. This under staffing has led to a substantial loss of experienced middle ranking officers with prisoner knowledge and the skills of assessing and intervening when violence looms on the horizon. Mark Day and the Prison Reform Trust have welcomed the Government’s fresh investment in prison staff whilst at the same time acknowledging it will take a while for these new officers to gain the experience of the 25% of officers that were previously cut from the service. 
The Prison Reform Trust believes that the Government needs a new total compliance review of all aspects of sentencing as the only way forward to decrease the violence and death in UK jails. The increase in staffing levels must continue alongside working to reduce the prison population to a sustainable level. The hope is that in the 2019 spending review the prison service will recognize the important role of continuing investment and the thought that is required to maintain a safe environment.
The perception that the public care little for the welfare of prisoners has allowed Government to make cuts without much thought or real consultation during a period of austerity. However many would argue that as a direct result of these cuts to the Prison Service hundreds of inmates have died and tens of thousands suffered injuries as a direct result of this policy decision. Should we care as these prisoners did break the law? Yes we must care. Our prisons must keep the public safe however they also need to be a safe place for prisoners, too. Further still, there should be statistics on violence by sexual orientation in order to keep the Government accountable.

Tickets for ‘Liberty’ – Rays New critically acclaimed new stage play about how the LGBTQ & the Civil Rights Movement was founded in 1930’s Britain can be found at the following address.

https://wwwticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

#Deptford #Heritage #Festival 2019 preview flyer of events agreed , full list with many more updates Jan vary 2019 and ticket link

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

#RobertBrowning #ElizabethBarrettBrowning #London #Poetry #Event #poetryFestival #Deptford #poems











The Browning Society will be giving a talk by Dr Simon Avery as part of The 3 International Deptford Heritage Festival on 

; Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning , their opposition to the slave trade  , with thoughts and readings by leading poets of their work during their period as local New Cross Deptford Residents. 

 2pm Saturday 2 February 2019 with tickets just £5 the perfect gift for poets and lovers of literature  or if you have bought tickets for the play #Liberty admission is included with this ticket. 

If your a poet or have a favourite poem to share we would love to include you as part of this event 

Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their ironycharacterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.
Browning's early career began promisingly, but collapsed. The long poems Pauline and Paracelsus received some acclaim, but in 1840 the difficult Sordello, which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. His reputation took more than a decade to recover, during which time he moved away from the Shelleyan forms of his early period and developed a more personal style.
In 1846 Browning married the older poet Elizabeth Barrett, and went to live in Italy. By the time of her death in 1861, he had published the crucial collection Men and Women. The collection Dramatis Personae and the book-length epic poem The Ring and the Book followed, and made him a leading British poet. He continued to write prolifically, but his reputation today rests largely on the poetry he wrote in this middle period.
When Browning died in 1889, he was regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet who through his writing had made contributions to Victorian social and political discourse. Unusually for a poet, societies for the study of his work were founded while he was still alive. Such Browning Societies remained common in Britain and the United States until the early 20th century.Tickets for festival ;https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival

Monday, 5 November 2018

#EmilyCarding #NewYork #Theatre #MustSee #BestShowInNewYork #NewYorkReview #NewYorkTheatre



New York theatre does NOT get much better than this, and Emily Carding is a SENSATION.. question round the block , get everyone  to go see this extrodinairy production and Actor .











Thursday, 1 November 2018

#MustGoSee #LondonTheatre #TheaterReview #TheatreBlogger #ChristmasTheatreTickets #Gifts #TheatreTickets


I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival
THELONDONECONOMIC.COM
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

#Misty #Play #London just wow as is #Liberty the must go see play of 2019


I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival
THELONDONECONOMIC.COM
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

The #Jungle #play #London #Theattre also a MUST get tickets 4 #Liberty


I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival
THELONDONECONOMIC.COM
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

#Hamilton #LONDON #Theatre #Review whoy everyone also recommending #Liberty as must go see


I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival
THELONDONECONOMIC.COM
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

#London #Hamilton #Theatre #Tickets also get #Gift #Tickets 4 #Liberty the must go see play of 2019 . Get YOUR tickets FAST, like NOW.


I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/deptford-heritage-festival
THELONDONECONOMIC.COM
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Ray Woolford on Budget expectations and austerity