A packed January hurtles to a climactic close with the Flatpack 2021 Summit, more of which later.
But, before it does, and to prove that we at Flatpack Towers are not just about dealing with manifestoes and overcoming mindless bureaucracy, the Flatpack Arms throws open its doors on Thursday 28 January at 7.00pm for our first-ever Virtual Pub Quiz
The quiz has been put together by renowned quizmaster Peter Barden; there are no teams and it is open to all. So pull up a comfy chair, fire up the laptop, pour a relaxing drink and pit your wits against our renowned questioneers. For your entertainment we have rounds hosted by comedians Heydon Prowse and Miles Jupp, poet Iona Lee and John Harris of the Guardian as well as our own Flatpack 2021 team. Spoiler alert – you might expect a little politics to creep into the questions asked.
It’s absolutely free to take part but you need to register at Eventbrite to get all the Zoom link details etc – as soon as possible please – just follow this link. And, just like the Flatpack 2021 campaign, it is inclusive and open to all who care about local democracy – so feel free to tell your friends, colleagues and neighbours and send them the link. You could even create a WhatsApp group and work together to answer the questions.
As mentioned earlier Flatpack2021 rounds off the year with the Flatpack 2021 Summit. This is an event for groups or individuals, working together, who expect to stand as an independent group in May 2021.
The latest word from Robert Jenrick the minister in so-called charge of these things is that elections will go ahead in May as planned. However with this current government’s habit of switching direction and policy to suit themselves and their general incompetence, who knows. But whenever elections are called we need to be ready and the Flatpack Summit, bursting with brilliant workshops, will help you plan your campaign.
It is free to attend but you need to register, as early as possible please, so we can tailor the summit so you get the most out of it. Follow this link to sign up.
Meanwhile Peter Macfadyen has been attending meetings with groups heading off down the Flatpack Democracy route. He has virtually visited, to name but a few, the good people of Cambridge, Isle of Wight, Hull and Hexham. Think of all that carbon saved. More details of what’s happening, when, where and how you can join in the fun as local communities reclaim local democracy, can always be found on the Flatpack 2021 website.
So until Thursday 28 January, when we look forward to meeting you at the Flatpack Arms, for the Virtual Pub Quiz and what should be a great evening, stay safe.