Occupy London Opens Islington School Of Ideas

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Last Updated 14 February 2012

Occupy London Opens Islington School Of Ideas

In time for half-term, the Occupy London School of Ideas has opened in an abandoned primary school on the corner of Bunhill Street and Featherstone Street EC1.

The School's predecessor, the recently evicted Bank of Ideas in Shoreditch, reportedly managed to host around 400 free workshops and other events during its occupation. Occupy plan to work with the local community around the school to establish a similar programme of events, designed to address local needs.

On opening day, a Community General Assembly sought to reach out to local people and Occupy Half Term has begun, providing free activities for kids on the theme of citizenship and there's also talk of a 'School of Rockupy' on beats and 'conscious' music. Find out more about the initiative and coming events at schoolofideas.org.uk.

Meanwhile, the eviction of the Occupy London camp outside St Paul's has been delayed, pending a decisions from senior judges over whether to hear an appeal. The camp, however, faced a rude awakening on Saturday morning when the library tent was the target of an arson attack. No-one was hurt, although there were "at least four homeless people asleep in the Library at the time of the incident." The incident is under investigation and the camp has said that it would welcome "donations of books to restock the library as well as other provisions including food, warm clothing and bedding."