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Durham Punk Festival 2010

Posted on February 18, 2010
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Durham Punk Festival 2010

Now in its 5th year, the tickets for the ever wonderful Durham Punk Festival are on sale as now. This year there's more bands on the bill and an earlier start time. As always there's an early bird ticket price and tickets are available from Gigbox.

Good to see some bands that haven't done it before that are on the bill: Buzzcocks, Penetration, Mad Sin, Discharge, The Grit as well as some old favourites: UK Subs, Angelic Upstarts, Gold Blade.

If you've not been before I recommend you make the effort, you won't be disappointed.

The Big Libel Gig London, 14th March

Posted on February 17, 2010
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The Big Libel Gig’ when some of the biggest names in UK comedy, science and human rights will be sharing a stage to tell us that England’s libel laws are unjust, against the public interest and need to be reformed. ‘The Big Libel Gig’ is at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End at 7.30 pm on Sunday 14th March 2010.

There will be a very eclectic line-up of famous names including Dara Ó Briain, Robin Ince, Tim Minchin, Shappi Khorsandi, Marcus Brigstocke, Ed Byrne, Professor Brian Cox and Professor Richard Wiseman.

The Big Libel Gig will also include a chance to hear from Drs Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh and Peter Wilmshurst, who have all felt the full force of England’s libel laws. They’ll talk frankly about how the libel laws have affected them personally.

This is a one-off benefit event to raise money for the libel reform campaign being run by the Coalition for Libel Reform, established by the charities Index on Censorship, English PEN and Sense About Science. If you can’t make the gig, other ways to support the campaign include donating through the dedicated JustGiving page http://libelreform.indiemedium.com/lt.php?id=ZkQGWgELD1IYBQZJBAsLUl0%3D
or email donate@libelreform.org for more information.

Tickets are now on sale from www.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?e|artist=the+big+libel+gig&filler1=see&filler2=BLG
<http://libelreform.indiemedium.com/lt.php?id=ZkQGWgELD1MYBQZJBAsLUl0%3D>
, at the theatre’s Box Office in person and by telephone on 0844 4124657. This has not yet been announced publicly, so beat the rush, buy the best seats in the house and support libel reform.

We look forward to seeing you at the campaign’s most important, funny, thought-provoking and staggering event of the year so far.

Best

Mike & Síle

The Libel Reform Coalition

http://libelreform.indiemedium.com/lt.php?id=ZkQGWgELD1AYBQZJBAsLUl0%3D

The Libel Reform Campaign is a coalition of English PEN, Index on Censorship and Sense About Science.

So far, 197 MPs have signed our Parliamentary Early Day Motion calling for libel reform and the Justice Secretary Jack Straw has formed a working party that the Libel Reform Coalition is represented on.

Aus-Rock Records

Posted on February 12, 2010
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Psychotic Turnbuckles 'The Crusher'

Don't usually get many of these 80s Australian rock/punk/garage records, but I've just bought a collection that's got plenty of it, from the punkier bands like the Hard-Ons, through to grungeir bands like Cosmic Psychos, to the more garage bands like The Stems to the people that started it all Rob Younger and Deniz Tek in their various incarnations.

Aiming to get it all onto the next newsletter/update rather than split the over several.

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