UK Speaking Tour of Lindela Figlan from Abahlali baseMjondolo

Speaking Tour of Lindela Figlan from Abahlali baseMjondolo

The London Anarchist Bookfair is bringing Lindela Figlan from Abahlali baseMjondolo over from south Africa to speak at this years bookfair. Rather than just bringing him over for the one date, we thought it would be more productive to bring him over for a bit longer and to get him speaking in other places in London and around the UK.

So, he is coming over for 21 days and is speaking at a load of places. Attached is his speaking dates and venues. If you could help us publicise these, especially if you live in one of the towns/cities he is speaking in that would be great.

The list will also be on the bookfair website in the next day or so.

You can find out more about Abahlali baseMjondolo at ( or check out this film about them on youtube at

Thursday 25th October

Venue: West Green Learning Centre, Haringey, north London. Time: 7pm

Lindela will be speaking at the monthly film night of Haringey Independent Cinema which is held at the West Green learning Centre in Tottenham, north London. We will also be showing the film “Do the right thing”.

Entrance: £4 (£3 low/unwaged)

Saturday 27th October

Venue: Queen Mary’s University. Time: 4.30pm

Speaking at the London Anarchist Bookfair being held at Queen Mary’s University, London from approx 4pm to 6pm

Entrance: Free

Sunday 28th October

Venue: Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA. Time: 4pm

Talk with speaker from Abahlali Base Mjondolo (the South African shack dwellers movement). Organised by Squatters Network of Brighton and Cowley Books.

Entrance: Free

Monday 29th October

Venue: Pogo’s Café, 76 Clarence Road, Hackney, London, E5 8HB. Time: 7.30pm

Lindela Figlan, chair of AbM (Shack Dwellers Movement) will speak about his experiences, ways of organising and other community based issues.

Entrance: Free

Wednesday 31st October

Venue: War on Want, 44-48 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 7JP. Time: 6.30pm

Showing of the award winning film “Dear Mandela” along with South African Speaker + Q&A

Entrance: Free

Thursday 1st November

Venue: Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place (opp Student Union). Time: 7pm
Organised with Cardiff Homeless Solidarity Campaign & Others.
Free admission. All welcome.

For more info. contact Adam Johannes –

Friday 2nd November

Venue: Glasgow Social Centre, basement of Garnethill Multicultural Centre. 21 Rose St. Time: 7pm

Free but with voluntary, anonymous collection towards travel costs. All welcome.

Saturday 3rd November

Venue: Pilrig Church hall, 1b Pilrig Street, Edinburgh. Time: 7pm

Lindela Figlan, chair of AbM (Shack Dwellers Movement) will speak about his experiences, ways of organising and other community based issues.

Entrance: Free

Monday 5th November

Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE Time: 6.30pm

Film: Dear Mandela. Winner, best South African documentary, 2011 Durban International Film Festival. Followed by a panel discussion with member of Abahlali baseMjondolo and War on Want about Abahlali and the ANC

Entrance: £6 / 5 concessions / £4 members / £4 child

Tuesday 6th November

Venue: The Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8NQ. Time: 8pm

Bristol Indymedia & Permanent Culture Now presents: Abahlali baseMjondolo vs the 1% // This Land is Our Land

Entry £3/£4 but nobody turned away due to lack of funds

Thursday 8th November

Venue: University of Nottingham. Time: 4pm

Speaking and Q&A with students, lecturers and general public. Open to all.

Entrance: Free

For more details contact:

Venue: Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX. Time: 7.30pm

In the evening speaking at a meeting at the Sumac Centre in Nottingham

Entrance: Free

Saturday 10th November

Venue: Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB. Time: 10am

Shared Planet is the UK’s biggest gathering of students and young people taking action for global justice. It includes workshops, films, speakers, and discussions about how we can challenge the greatest injustices of the day. It takes place on the 10th and 11th of November. Everyone is welcome to come to the event, though be aware that much of the content is designed for students.

Cost of conference (for 2 days): £25

Sunday 11th November

Venue: The Red Deer (Room Upstairs) 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Time: 1pm
Hosted by Sheffield Social Centre ( and Sheffield IWW (