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The guitarist will speak at the European Social Forum next week in London (October 16)…

PETE DOHERTY will be speaking at the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM (ESF) next weekend in LONDON.

The estranged Libertines guitarist will appear with Billy Bragg, Martin Smith and Asian Dub Foundation’s Pandit G for the discussion at Point 101, Centrepoint between 3-5pm (October 16).

The artists will be discussing the relationship between protest movements, politics and music, from Leadbelly to Marvin Gaye to the 1970’s ‘Rock Against Racism’ and ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ today.

For tickets, you must be registered for the European Social Forum. For details visit [url=]www.fse-esf.org.

Doherty’s new band Babyshambles will also play the night before (October 15) when they perform as part of a Love Music Hate Racism gig with Clash at London’s The Coronet.

[a][/a]’s Mick Jones will be bringing his new band Carbon/Silicon to the Astoria on the Saturday night (October 16) to continue the European Social Forum programme.

Other acts playing that night include Billy Bragg, Lady Sovereign and Blade.

Tickets for the shows are available by calling 08700 600 100 and all proceeds from the gigs will be donated to Unite Against Facism. Those registered with the European Social Forum will be able to get special discounts on tickets for the shows.

The European Social Forum is a political and cultural festival which is due to take place between October 14-17 in London’s Alexandra Palace and Bloomsbury.