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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:17
Simon Clark

Forest has three public events coming up in the next six weeks.

If you're in Brussels on Wednesday May 31 (World No Tobacco Day) do please join us for the official launch of Forest EU.

Venue is The Staff 42, a bar restaurant yards (or should I say metres?) from the European Parliament.

The event is from 6.30-9.00pm and features a live jazz band, one or two short speeches, plus (most important) FREE food and drink including a choice of Belgian beer.

Back in London our annual boat party, Smoke On The Water, takes place (post election) on Tuesday June 20.

Last year, despite some pretty miserable weather, 150 stoic guests still turned up and seemed to enjoy themselves. Fingers crossed it will be a nice warm, balmy evening (like 2015, below).

Friends, family and work colleagues are invited to join MPs, parliamentary researchers and think tank wonks.

Tickets are free but you must register in advance. Email to attend.

And finally don't miss The Freedom Dinner, our annual event at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.

This year's dinner takes place four days before the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the smoking ban in England so if you want to voice your opposition to that (and other anti-smoking regulations) this is the time to do it because guests invariably include MPs and other decision-makers.

I should add that there's a connection between The Freedom Dinner and the smoking ban because on June 26, 2007, we hosted Revolt In Style: A Freedom Dinner at The Savoy hotel in London. Almost 400 people attended and the guest speakers that night were Antony Worrall Thompson, Claire Fox and Andrew Neil.

We also had film crews from 12 countries including the UK (Newsnight), Russia, Greece, Germany and France.

It was quite an evening and The Freedom Dinner, it's little brother, isn't bad either.

Rod Liddle (below) was a guest at the Revolt In Style dinner in 2007 and his speech at The Freedom Dinner last year was so well received we've invited him back to speak again!

In 2016 we also launched the Voices of Freedom Awards and this year we'll be presenting more trophies to the great and the not so good.

Tickets for The Freedom Dinner cost £110 (single) or £990 for a table of ten. To book online click here.

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