Question Time at the Trades

Monday,20 July 2009

Heated political debate makes a return to the Trades on Thursday July 23rd when a Question Time panel debates whether the future of the British politics.

The panellists will debate what sort of government we could expect after the next election and in the best Question Time tradition will argue among themselves and debate questions taken from the audience at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

Hilary WainwightPanellists include Hebden Royd Councillor Janet Oosthuysen, local Labour Party stalwart Pete Lazenby, Green activist Charles Gate and leading left thinker Hilary Wainwight (picturered right) who edits Red Pepper.

Damien Howard and Ploughboys make the long trip from Australia to play the club on Friday July 24th with their powerful blend of politically aware folk rock with a dash of country.

PloughboysThe wild colonial Ploughboys have built a massive reputation of the festival circuit with a set of anthems exploring their Celtic/Antipodean heritage and indigenous Australian culture.

Frontman Damien Howard has become a vocal defender of human rights during the long years of anti-immigration Conservative government down under.

Mean Business are back at the club for another fundraiser on Saturday July 25th raising money for the Hebden based White Ribbon Campaign which aims to stop violence against women.

Means Business nearly blew the roof off the club last time they played with their carefully chosen set of soul classics with a dash of Amy Winehouse.

“The Trades has always had a tradition of hosting political debates but with a general election looming now is the time to have a robust debate about what sort of government we want so I’m expecting it to be very lively indeed,” Trades Club Spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.

“Damien Howard come to us with a huge reputation as a live act but they really fit in with the values of our members many of whom are activists fighting for social justice in our country.

“The fundraiser for the White Ribbon campaign is a cause we are delighted to support as they based in town and are hugely effective in challenging violence against women.”

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