Drinking Liberally is the name of a worldwide phenomenon that as of two weeks ago, has now reached Dunedin.
Two important aspects to Drinking Liberally are covered by the name really: these are meetings of a left wing character, and they're held on licensed premises.
Here are the Dunedin Chapter details:
When? Every other Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Where? Velvet Underground, 11 The Octagon (Underneath Velvet Burger off the Octagon on Stuart St).
The next Drinking Liberally will be at the same place, same time, March 17.
Speaker is Dr Chris Rudd of the University of Otago Politics Department, who may perform, live, an autopsy of the 2008 election. Bring your masks.
I was at the first meeting a fortnight ago, to hear Green MP Keith Locke speak about the surveillance carried out on him since childhood. No laughing matter, apparently.
Come along and join in the left wing conviviality.