Events


LIST OF EVENTS

Banniversary Events, 2022

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Entry Into Force for the TPNW, the following events are being hosted/organised by Scottish CND from January 20th – 24th 2022. 

Thursday 20th January Following PMQs at 11.00am
Debate in Scottish Parliament on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Motion submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland Scottish National Party
The debate on 20th January can be viewed here
Please watch this debate online and put your comments about it onthe Scottish Parliament’s  Facebook and Twitter, the Scottish Government Facebook and Twitter, or Nicola Sturgeon’s Facebook and Twitter

Thursday 20th January 3.00pm
Doomsday Clock Reset Announcement 
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
The announcement can be viewed here

Friday 21st January 3.00pm
Launch of Acronym Report by Dr Rebecca Johnson, ‘What does the TPNW mean for Britain?’
Westminster CND APPG
The launch can be viewed here

Saturday 22nd January 11.00am – 1.00pm
Faslane Naval Base, North Gate
Demo – Faslane Peace Camp
More details from Willemein Hoogendoorn on 07949 919 343
Faslane Peace Camp

Saturday 22nd January 1.00pm Buchanan St
The Glasgow Scottish CND Branch will meet at the top of Buchanan St. There will be posters, placards, Scottish CND songs, one of their well-recognised puppets and a talk about the Treaty.
Scottish CND Glasgow

Saturday 22nd January
2.00pm – 4.00pm Online
The North East Scottish CND Branch is celebrating this historic step forward with an online event which will be compered by Emma Watson and Jonathan Russell. Please join our meeting using this zoom link
Scottish CND North East

Sunday 23rd January 11.00am – 12.00pm
Faslane Naval Base, North Gate
Demo – Faslane Peace Camp
More details from Willemein Hoogendoorn on 07949 919 343
Faslane Peace Camp

Monday 24th January 5:30pm
‘What Does the TPNW Mean for Scotland?’
Q&A Webinar Dr Rebecca Johnson Executive Director Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy 
You can book tickets for this event here

If you do choose to engage with any of these events, share your participation on social media with the hashtags #nuclearban #TPNW. Any questions about these events, or any photos taken can be directed to scnd@banthebomb.org 


All week:

Display of banners and posters at Newcastle and Aberdeen Edinburgh and Glasgow Quaker Meeting Houses.

Edinburgh Billboards: Take your exercise cycling or walking around the billboards – post pictures of you with them on social media.
Find them at Meadowbank, Lutton Place, Cowgate, Calton Road, Richmond Terrace, King’s Stables Road, Murrayfield, Royal Mile. See map below!

Saturday 16 January

SCND Week of Action Challenge
Each day, we will be asking you to do a simple action – it won’t take more than five or ten minutes of your time – to raise awareness of the Treaty and to build support for it among your community.
Find the Week of Action Checklist here http://www.banthebomb.org/   
16th to 23rd January

Monday 18th January

(19.00 to 21.30) Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition
With SWILPF and Edinburgh CND supported by Women in Black Edinburgh
Online Talk/Discussion with Medea Benjamin co founder of Code Pink ‘Prospects for war and peace after the US elections.’
Register on Eventbrite or on Facebook (Prospects for war and peace after the US election)

(7.30pm) Ayrshire CND Monthly Meeting

Friday 22nd January

Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

Sheffield ICAN Partners carry flags of all the nations that have ratified the Treaty in the city centre.

(11am) Glasgow CND Iona Soper and Johnnie Hunter live from Faslane.

(11.30 am)  Network of Christian Peace Organisations.

(12 noon) Thanksgiving Service on Zoom finishing with bell ringing at Coventry Cathedral at 12noon.

(12 noon) Ringing in the Treaty

You can:

  • Get outside your own house and ring bells or bang on pots and pans at 12 noon to mark the occasion to let people on your street know about this historic event.

Join with St. Mark’s Church Portobello, Leith Churches and others up and down the country.

Hastings Borough Council  will fly the TPNW flag from the Town Hall and seafront Council Buildings.

Leeds City Council (a TPNW supporting council since 13thJanuary) will plant a Peace Tree in Park Square and fly the UN flag from the town Hall.

(20:00 – 21:30 GMT) TPNW Entry into Force Live-Stream – ICAN
RSVP online icanw.org

Launch of TPNW Quiz!
Find out more here!

SNP CND offers online talks and discussion on the TPNW to any interested group. Contact the Secretary on snpcndsecretary@gmail.com

Take part in the Twitter Storm on the 22nd! More details coming!

Test your knowledge with our TPNW quiz !
Find it here!

(7pm) Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign will host a Webinar with Michael McGowan journalist and former MEP on TPNW. To join this meeting contact germ.buster@phonecoop.coop

Freedom Come All Ye
Folk musicians and choirs in Scotland will sing Hamish Henderson’s famous words celebrating decades long peace campaigning. Watch for links on nuclearban.scot

(19:30 pm) Musicians for Peace and Disarmament Online Concert
With performances recorded by MPD Patrons Wissam Boustany, Julian Jacobson (with Mariko Brown), Roger Vignoles (with James Gilchrist and Guy Elliot) and Peggy Seeger, as well as Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Joy Lisney and the Primrose Piano Quartet. They will be joined by guest speaker Dr. Tilman Ruff, who was co-founder and founding Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Australia and internationally.
Register for free or buy a pay-as-you-wish ticket here.

ALSO that week

Tweeddale Peace Group Plant a Tree in Peebles for the Treaty.
See Tweeddale Peace Group on Facebook

WILPF UK Virtual Exhibition ‘Peace No Nukes’ online.
wilpf.org.uk

Kenspeckle Scots Support the Treaty.
See who’s doing their bit to promote TPNW on nuclearban.scot.

Doomsday Clock Announcement – Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Wednesday 27 January

(20:00 – 21:00 GMT) Scottish CND’s Year Ahead
RSVP via Eventbrite

Friday 29 January

(14:00-15:30 GMT) Scotland and Defence Diversification – Nuclear Education Trust
Friday 29 January
RSVP by email: chair@nucleareducationtrust.org

Sunday 31 January

(11:00 – 16:30 GMT) Beyond Nuclear
Get tickets

February

(TBC) The Humanitarian Origins of the Nuclear Ban Treaty – Glasgow CND
More information: david.peutherer4@ntlworld.com

Monday 8 February

Save the Date: SNP CND Event
RSVP via Secretary: snpcndsecretary@gmail.com

Monday March 1

Marshall Islands Remembrance Day
1 March 2021
More information to follow