Join the Clown Doctors on the Bridge

Posted on Wed 5th Oct 2011, 5:22pm

On Sunday 9th, as part of UK Uncut’s Block the Bridge, Block the Bill, a group of comedians, musicians and other talented attention-seekers will, for one day only, become THE CLOWN DOCTORS to save the NHS. (Like Patch Adams but without Robin Williams’ nauseating presence.)

You don’t have to be in a union to resist the cuts. Even precarious freelancers can fight. And on Sunday we’ll be on Westminster bridge with thousands of others to tell Andrew Lansley that he’ll be eating hospital food or, at the very least, going home in a London ambulance.

The Clown Doctors will be performing a one-off spectacular show in the very centre of Westminster Bridge. Lineup is still to be totally confirmed but you can be sure its stellar nature will delight and surprise. Already confirmed:

Josie Long
Mark Thomas
Alastair Barrie
Nick Revel
Chris Coltrane
Grace Petri
and many, many more.

The show starts at 1.30pm in the middle of the bridge. Look for the massive banner that says: ‘Alternative Reality Tour.’

Josie Long is currently on the Alternative Reality Tour, a strange and delightful tour of spontaneous free shows spreading the anti-cuts message around the country. Check out the website for dates near you.

Got a few quid spare? Help transform Westminster Bridge!

Posted on Tue 4th Oct 2011, 11:22am
Block the Bridge, Block the Bill is only days away. Almost 2,500 people have now indicated they will attend, making this quite possibly the largest single act of civil disobedience in the UK for years, and one that can leave the Lords in no doubt over the strength of feeling against the Health and Social Care bill.

To make the bridge look spectacular, and to ensure our message gets out as widely and as loudly as possible, people have been busy making and buying kit, including huge banners, speech bubble placards, megaphones, scrub sets, flyers and soundsystems.

If you've got a few quid spare, donate some cash to assist in the transformation of Westminster Bridge this Sunday 9th October. Let's create something beautiful!

Bank transfer
Account Name: UK Uncut
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account No.: 65482294


See you on the bridge.

A message of support from George Monbiot

Posted on Tue 4th Oct 2011, 10:23am

The government's assault on the NHS has just one purpose: to grant corporations greater access to public funds. To this end, it is prepared to destroy the greatest achievement in universal provision in the history of the United Kingdom, and one of the greatest worldwide. The US system, in which the rich are over-treated while the poor are left to rot, should serve as a grisly warning of where we could end up if these "reforms" go ahead.

We must stop this vandalism through a massive and sustained public mobilisation. As ever, UK Uncut are leading the way, with an inspiring campaign which I dearly hope will wake this country from its slumber.

George will do his best to make it to Block the Bridge, Block the Bill this Sunday. Almost 2,500 people have now indicated they're attending — make sure you're there too.
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