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Events around London for your Calendar

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The second SCT (second chance Tuesday) will be on March 28, venue to be confirmed. Get to hear Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse courtesy of the London School of Economics on February 27, to get an invite email

Jenny. PR and media networking group

These4Walls finally have another live networking event. The group founded by James Gordon Mackintosh and Adrian Chitty had remained dormant for a long time, venue to be confirmed but keep February 23 clear in yor diary. Charlie Gower and the

Sense posse are hosting another of their Cinchmark screenings: Timecode at the Sense Loft on February 22.

Kudos to the Soflow Network for the LSE information.

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Second Chance Tuesday

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OK, so this is not for those of you who think that Web 2.0 is drinking the last chance saloon.First Tuesday was a networking event whose name became a lightning rod for all things The idea was to put together entrepreneurs, interested third parties (like PR agencies hungry for business) and venture capitalists in the same room to socialise, exchange business cards and hopefully be the genesis of a number of fruitful business relationships.

First Tuesday grew into a monster, the London meetings were held in big cavernous venues like Fabric nightclub in London. You can check out their broken site here.

Anyway the nice people at The Glasshouse have resurrected the format in a homage to First Tuesday with the catchy name Second Chance Tuesday. More details on the first London meeting here.

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St Patricks Day

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The Mayors Office has organised a parade for St Patrick’s Day in London. In addition, there is a range of activities happening over the coming weeks including a couple fo documentaries ‘I only came over here for a couple of years‘ and ‘Lost generation‘ being shown at the Tricycle Cinema on the Kilburn High Road Kilburn. I Only Came Over for a Couple of Years: Interviews with elderly Irish men and women in London intercut with footage of the 2003 London St. Patrick’s Day Parade. These testimonies of coming to London between the 1930s and 1960s constitute a moving and valuable record of a rapidly disappearing section of the London population.

Lost Generation: An RTÉ documentary screened in Ireland in December 2003 but never shown in Britain. The programme which depicts the plight of elderly Irish men in Britain is a serious indictment of Irish government policy towards the Irish in Britain and after heated debates in the Dail, has resulted in a recent reassessment of the level of grant-aid to Irish welfare organisations.

Both are particularly resonant for me, I have often heard my parents talk about the way they only came over for a couple of years, in their late 20s/ early 30s yet are now spending the twilight of their lifes in England. They neither have the resources or the will to move back home to Ireland, which had changed physically, economicly and socially beyond all recognition.

The Lost Generaton reminded me of a all the older Irish people I knew when I grew up in Liverpool. Before I was of primary school age, an English accent was something I only heard on the television. When I was in my teens, with the recession in Liverpool I was very conscious of the amount of funerals my parents went to for forgotten people and the dazed and confused old men with old style flat caps who sat in the shopping precinct and talked to each other in hushed voices. I know more dead Irish people than the living now.

For more information contact: Irish Studies Centre