I've been apprised of a couple of events (one thing about doing this course: you have no time to do anything remotely fun*) coming up in Toon shortly.
1) May Day march. Aiming for a big, noisy political crowd. Starts 10.30 at Centre for Life. Be there, or be like me and finishing a research essay on PowerPoints.
2) Public meeting next week: Wednesday May 6th, Royal Station Hotel. Capitalism in Crisis: The Case for Socialism. Should be good - Martin Smith (CC) and Michael Lavelette (Preston Council) are both really good public speakers, I've seen them both at Marxism and Party Conference and I've seen Martin on Venezuela at a public meeting a couple of years ago. Well worth a look, and if I can justify a couple of hours off from planning I'll defo be there.
*My definition of 'fun' may be slightly different from yours.