We invite you to our film screening of Estate, a Reverie

Come along to our film screening of Estate, a Reverie – A film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman. With guest speaker Gillian McIver ready to answer and discuss housing with you.

The Hanover Pub, 
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 7:15pm
Entry: Donations to The Living Rent Campaign (suggested donation of £3)

A rare opportunity to see a heart felt, sincere and topical film – Spread the word & looking forward to seeing you there!

Watch, learn, question discuss.

Film screening for Estate, a Reverie, The Hanover Pub, Brighton 28th January 2016 7:15pm

Film screening for Estate, a Reverie, The Hanover Pub, Brighton

Join BHAG Meeting on the Housing Crisis

Join  for the Next BHAG Meeting on the Housing Crisis

The Campaigning voice of pensioners

Mon 23rd Nov, Brighthelm Centre, Stanmer Rm. 2-4pm.

Old and Young affected by Housing crisis
Old and Young
the crisis in Housing nationally and locally can affect anyone and cuts across generations. Come to our next meeting and find ways …
We Can Work Together
to share ideas and campaign for better housing for all, whether young or old.
To download printable version of this Click here.
The Housing Crisis is Inter-generational

The Utopian promise of social housing…….

15 Nov 2:00 pm: Estate, a Reverie – showing at Dukes at Komedia
Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Estate

As part of the Cinecity 13th Brighton Film Festival 13th-29th November 2015

http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/estate-a-reverie/

Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate (1936-2014) in Hackney, London and the utopian promise of social housing it offered, with an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity. Filmed over seven years, with the film-maker herself having lived on the estate for 17 years, Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who were profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents’ own historical re-enactments, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography. Estate, A Reverie has been nominated for The Grierson Trust Best Newcomer Documentary 2015 and Andrea Luka Zimmerman for the Jarman Award.

Followed by panel discussion with director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and members of Love Activists and Living Rent

Fair Rents for Private Tenants – public meeting and social event

Private Tenants public meeting,
Thursday 15 October 2015 – 19:00
Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton
United Kingdom

Unaffordable rents, outrageous letting agents’ fees, benefits squeezed – private tenants are under pressure from all sides in a housing market that is out of control.

This event is a chance for private tenants to join forces and start to fight back.
There will be a showing of the film Si Se Puede, which documents the powerful eviction resistance movement in Barcelona, as well as plenty of space for discussion and action planning and social. Please bring a plate of food to share. Doors will be open from 6.30, the event will start promptly at 7.00.

Event supported by Brighton Tenants Union, the Living Rent Campaign and Brighton People’s Assembly against Austerity.

tenant resistance poster

 

There is a housing crisis. The Housing Bill will only make it worse!

All welcome to finalise plans for two public meetings in October: Stop the Housing Sell-off on October 8th and the Public Meeting for Private Tenants on October 15th. Also updates on the campaign for a living rent here in Brighton, which will be considered by the council’s Fairness Commission.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 – 19:00
Southover pub (upstairs room)
Southover Street
BN2 9UF Brighton
United Kingdom

Social Housing Tenants

In Brighton and Hove there are 21,000 people on the housing waiting list. Selling off council and housing association homes, at a large discount will keep people waiting longer in overcrowded conditions.  Privatising ‘high value’ housing stock will rob councils of much needed funds for building much needed new homes. We have a petition to local MP’s to vote against this bill.

housing bill meeting poster2
Housing Bill public Meeting
Thursday 8th October  2015 19:00
BMECP Centre (Rose room)
10a Fleet Street
Brighton, BN1 4ZE

 

 

 

 

Private Tenants

Unaffordable rents, outrageous letting agents’ fees, benefits squeezed – private tenants are under pressure from all sides in a housing market that is out of control.

This event is a chance for private tenants to join forces and start to fight back.
There will be a showing of the film Si Se Puede, which documents the powerful eviction resistance movement in Barcelona, as well as plenty of space for discussion and action planning. Please bring a plate of food to share. Doors will be open from 6.30, the event will start promptly at 7.00.

Event supported by Brighton Tenants Union, the Living Rent Campaign and Brighton People’s Assembly against Austerity.

tenant resistance poster

Private Tenants public meeting,
Thursday 15 October 2015 – 19:00
Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton
United Kingdom

Local Housing Forum – Be part of it!!

We recently held a very lively and informative housing hustings with local parliamentary candidates, to a packed auditorium in the Brighthelm Centre,

We are holding the second of our election debates, this time to give residents a chance to question local Councillor candidates on what they will do if elected to address the housing crisis in this area. We have asked the housing spokesperson of each party to reply to our questions which will form part of the debate on the night.

The Council does have powers to affect the outcome of people’s chances for a decent home:-

  • To build new social housing at a fair rent
  • Promote regulation of landlords
  • Working towards setting up ethical letting agents
  • Work together for the greater good of the citizens of Brighton and Hove

The council has already extended the HMO licencing scheme but much more needs to be done to ensure landlords comply with decent standards.

During our campaign we have spoken to hundreds of people, at our stalls and events who are at breaking point because they are not afforded one of the most basic human rights – a secure and decent place to live!

We have a petition of almost 3,000 local residents supporting A CALL FOR FAIR PRIVATE RENTS, NEW SOCIAL HOUSING AND SECURE TENANCIES, which we will hand in to all parliamentary and council candidates just before the election.

When: Wednesday 29th April
Time: 7pm
Where: The Brighthelm Centre, Stanmer Room Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD

Local Housing Election