From Nat and Alan:

WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY – What Sort of World Should We Build Afterwards? With Mark Thomas 

The coronavirus has changed everything. And of course, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how it will end. But it has also shown us – if we didn’t know – how badly broken our current economic system is. And it has demonstrated both what we can do when we act together, and that many things we were told were unaffordable are not unaffordable at all. This poses the question: What Sort of World Should We Build Afterwards?

Mark Thomas, the author of the book 99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We Can End It (one of the FT’s Best Books of 2019) and founder of The 99% Organisation will talk about what we should be aiming to achieve, how we can do it – and how you can help. And there will be plenty of time for questions. Do join in. Zoom link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82607766321?pwd=aVQ4NW4zYmJWZ2lBT0tXb0o4YXNyQT09  Meeting ID: 826 0776 6321 Password: 662342

WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY – Return of the tribes. Nationalism in the Age of Global Disaster


The Left Bank online discussion evenings continue to try new formats. For this evening, we invite you to sign up for Simon Schama’s talk, ‘Return of the tribes’ at the free, digital, Hay Festival, earlier in the day (4pm – 4.45pm). The link is here but hurry – there are only 1800 tickets left!

We’ll then share our impressions of the event as a way of starting the discussion. If you didn’t manage to catch the event, you can of course listen to the impressions of those who did – and then join in yourself. Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81750402273?pwd=TFY4MW5zakFUSjlzbHhRdGhJcEwwZz09 Meeting ID: 817 5040 2273 Password: 198633

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE – Covid-19 and Connectedness: In Terms of God, Religion and Humanity 

An open dialogue, with prompts, about understanding the need for developing the belief of the unity of humanity and religion in the light of global challenges we face. With presentation and facilitation from Rob Thistleton & Pete Hulme, humanitarians, Baha’is & World Citizens. The link for this session to follow in next mail out

Thursday Evening Stories for Life Join us every Thursday evening for the privilege of listening to two local storytellers, Austin Keenan and Alison Newsam. The stories will come from Scotland, the Middle East and beyond. The session will last from 7.30 to 8.45pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89387817722?pwd=Qk1qSkRzdm4wTUZ4TnlZaVUyeEVEdz09

Friday Bedtime Stories for Children Children and their families are invited to listen to two local storytellers every Friday evening (until further notice). Alison Newsam and Austin Keenan will be telling stories from around the world. The session will last from 6.30 to 7.00pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2792563240?pwd=UWdTTldNMGNjOEFQYWkrcUJ1Y3dyQT09

For Zoom access or any info please email nataliawaring2@gmail.com or you can sign up to the mailing list for The Left Bank Village talks and discussions here: http://eepurl.com/gxCmen. Please, as ever, do pass on to individual friends and family, but please do not share this access information publicly on social media.