Get involved with the Compass West Midlands group by emailing Michael. If you can’t get through to the organiser, please contact Jacqui. Want to know more? Check out the group's website for all the latest. Guardian columnist Zoe Williams at a West Midlands Politics of Networks event – courtesy of Kym Humphries wyrdsaester@ effemural.org.uk The group's next event is "Anti-Austerity: But Pro What?": a 2-part Workshop on 18 and 25 February, Birmingham, 7pm-9pm both dates. The event is free, but registration is required. The aim of the event is to set out a concise, inclusive and easily understandable alternative to neo-liberalism’s five principles. There will be guest speakers, group work and interesting exploration of progressive principles.