TODAY: Lobby Parliament

Methodist Central Hall front, London

National rally and lobby at the Houses of Parliament

Campaigners from all over the country will descend on Westminster today to demand an end to the mass closure of vital libraries.

Brent SOS libraries invites you to join us at the rally between 11.30am and 4pm  – we will have stall there and want as many people as possible to come along. Email us NOW to tell us if you are coming.

The lobby will begin at 2.30pm.

Organised by the Speak Up for Libraries campaign, there will be:

  • high profile speakers, entertainment and films all telling the same story – libraries are a valued and vital resource.
  • Visit the ‘pop up’ library and see for yourself the many faces a modern library.
  • Arrange to meet with your MP and tell them now is the time to act to protect libraries. Email your MP to arrange to meet them.
  • Support the campaign, and let us know if you are coming to the lobby.

Maps and timetable:

The venue for the rally is Methodist Central Hall, Westminster,Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH (map below).
View Speak up for libraries lobby – 13 March 2012 in a larger map

TUBE: Westminster, Embankment and Victoria.

Speak Up For Libraries are encouraging participants to meet with their MP at the House of Commons. Stewards will be available to help participants queuing for entry into the House of Commons.

Please note no banners or placards are allowed with the House of Commons.

Registration for the event will start at 10:30am onwards.

Key timings

  • 10.30: Ed Vaizey’s evidence to the select committee will be screened
  • 11.30: Pop Up Library and stalls open
  • 12.00: Rally starts
  • 14.00: Rally finishes and lobby commences
  • 16.00: Event closes