With 62% of Kingston voters opting to Remain in the European Union on 23rd June, the newly formed Kingston for Europe group is fuelled with the passion for maintaining strong European ties that there is in the Royal Borough.
Kingston for Europe is proud to announce a major speaker event in which we ask the question ‘How Can Pro-Europeans Rebuild Divided Britain without Compromise to its Position in the European Union?’
Meeting at the Quaker Centre in Kingston, on 22nd September at 7.30pm, we are very lucky to have three well-known local figures and one national activist give their personal perspective on this question. The Kingston-based speakers are Sir Edward Davey, former Kingston and Surbiton MP and former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, and Clare Keogh, Green Party 2015 parliamentary candidate for Kingston and Surbiton. They are joined by Hugo Dixon, the media entrepreneur and founder of the new outreach initiative, Common Ground.
David Randall, a spokesperson for Kingston for Europe, says “Pro-Europeans in Britain have not had their beliefs shaken by the Eurosceptics. If anything those values were reaffirmed by the raw emotion of the recent referendum campaign. Kingston for Europe is here to ensure that ‘the 62%’ have a local platform upon which to influence our country’s future relationship with Europe.”
Register for free tickets here
Kingston for Europe is politically non-aligned but members believe that remaining in the EU family is the best way to manage our common European home, to develop a stronger economy and to secure a fairer society. Mindful that local people also voted to leave, Kingston for Europe hopes its activities will build on common ground, restore a sense of purpose and in time change minds.
* Source: Kingston for Europe Newletter
After hosting the highly successful comedy night, Kingston Greens would like to welcome you to our musical fundraiser event. This time we will be playing host in the heart of Kingston in the world famous "The Fighting Cocks" venue on Wednesday 29th June 2016 from 19:30hrs onwards.
We hope you can join us along with your friends and family and make this another successful evening for your local Greens. Booking your tickets couldn't have been easier, tickets cost £6.47 (all incl.) at Eventbrite.
We have a great line up for you to enjoy:
Joanne Rowe: Singer/Songwritter/Producer.
"I'm always constantly inspired by the Folk musicians I know and have met. Meeting someone, and working with them is the most rewarding experience I could have ever imagined. There's a family out there- and it's a beautiful and wonderfully talented bunch of musicians who all love Folk music but all put their own stamp on it."
"The Lodgers' exuberantly infectious sound courses and surges through cascades of riotous riffs, driving drums and urgently delivered exclamations to simply flood the listener's synapses with an irresistibly catchy rock'n'roll wave of sound." Next2Shine.com
If you thought that was a mouthful, you should check them out on their Soundcloud page and see them live on stage.
Anglo-Irish milksops recently returned from Narnia. Is all they say about themselves, but you have to check out their impressive talents to see what they mean. Go their website and come see them live.
Meet fellow Greens!
Wrack your brains!
Try your luck with our raffle!
Raise funds for your party!
Kingston Greens are hosting a comedy night to raise money for the London Mayoral and Assembly elections, we'd love for you to join us!
It will be a fun night open to everyone, please do come down, bring your friends and support a strong green voice in Kingston.
The Cricketers, Kingston
20 Fairfield South, KT1 2 Kingston upon Thames
Tickets will be £5 to pre-buy, or £9 on the door.
2015 was a huge year for Tez with performances on BBC1, Radio 4 and E4 as well his debut show Tez Talks being met with huge critical acclaim. 2016 will see Tez preparing for his highly anticipated follow up hour Teztify.
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” - The Guardian
Funny Women Awards 2012 Finalist who, on her own admission, 'has taken to comedy like a duck to heroin' and consequently performs in venues other than her parents' kitchen.
"A great find... bags of natural talent" - Kill For A Seat Comedy
"Silly, vivacious and very funny" - Richard Herring
Amir’s natural ability and comedic manner has seen him reach the finals of many prestigious competitions: Leicester Square New Comedian, BBC New Comedy Awards and English Comedian of the Year before going on to win the title of the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian Award.
One to Watch – The Independent (2015)
One to Watch – Time Out (2015)
“So compelling is Khoshsokhan’s curious manner that even the most unpromising crowd seems utterly mesmerised” - ★★★★ Fest (2015)