BREAKING NEWS: THURS 31st Oct, 8pm – a Halloween treat!

The People’s Assembly presents Mark Steel in Newcastle:


Book your ticket here!

The People’s Assembly has a plain and simple goal: to make the government abandon its austerity programme and if it will not, to replace it with one that will.

Mark Steel is a founder member of The People’s Assembly as well as being well-known as a comedian, satirist and columnist for The Independent newspaper.

Upcoming Peoples Assembly events


14th October: North Tyneside People’s Assembly Organising Meeting:

6 pm – 7.15pm, at the MEM Wallsend, on the day it re-opens staffed by volunteers. Near the Metro, corner of Station Rd and Frank St.

15th October: Durham Peoples Assembly Organising Meeting

6pm in the committee room at Durham Miners’ Hall, Redhills.

We’ll be discussing final arrangements for our public meeting in support of teachers’ strike on Thursday 17th Oct and also our plans for the People’s Assembly’s national day of action against austerity on 5th November. All welcome.

16th October: Sunderland Peoples Assembly Organising Meeting:

7pm – Age UK, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, Sunderland. SR2 7AQ

Sarah Lake, secretary of Sunderland NUT branch has kindly agreed to start this meeting off with a short talk about the teachers strike action against cuts to their pay and pensions (occuring the day-after the meeting) and how non-teachers can support it.

17th October: Durham Peoples Assembly Public Meeting – Support the teachers on strike:

Volunteers needed to help distribute leaflets to promote Durham PA’s event during the teachers march in Durham this Thursday. The march starts at 10am and Graham Eddy 07581348665 will give you some to hand out at the start (Gala Theatre) from 9:15am. On Thursday 17th October, teaching unions the NUT and the NASUWT will hold their North East regional strike rally in Durham city.

After this important rally, there will be a Durham People’s Assembly public meeting at the Durham Miners’ Association HQ, Redhills at 1pm with speakers from the NUT and NASUWT.

Our meeting will also be addressed by representatives from the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers’ Union and the Public & Commercial Services Union as well as local campaigners.
There will also be a free lunch buffet and tea & coffee, our little way of showing solidarity with the teachers.
All welcome, please spread the word.
Speakers from NUT & NASUWT
Plus: Jason Llewellyn (CWU), Dave Turner (FBU), Jane Aitchison (PCS & Unite the Resistance), Grahame Morris MP, Julie Ward.

17th October: Teesside Peoples Assembly Organising Meeting:



22nd October: North East Peoples Assembly Forum:


2nd November: Sunderland Peoples Assembly Day of Action:
2nd November: Berwick Peoples Assembly Conference:
5th November: People’s Assembly Bonfire of Austerity 5th Nov – Newcastle:

For more information on all of the above & to keep up to date with all our events click here:

Tony Dowling, Chair, North East People’s Assembly
0771 994 6814