Glasgow Events from 31/03/2016

Hi all,

Another update going all the way to May, with the WestGAP Skillshare this Saturday and three (yes, three!) different festivals coming up – Buzzcut anti-hierachical experimental performance festival, the Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference, and Glasgow Zine Fair.

Also, our good friends at Talamh House, a local housing co-op and farm, have has some bad luck and need a hand. On 14th March 2016 a devastating fire destroyed the roof and the inside of the main house, taking with it communal kitchen and living rooms, and 5 bedrooms. They are raising funds to help rebuild: https://earth-ways.com/projects/talamh-appeal/

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Trans Day of Visibility
Thursday, March 31 at 5 PM
George Square

The 31st of March marks the yearly Trans Day of Visibility, and on this day trans people (including anyone identifying under the trans* umbrella) should come together, be out there and be proud.

We want to have a stationary demo in George Square – to hear speeches, share our stories with each other, and show anyone seeing us that we exist and we are strong together.

Please come along, invite your friends and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility together!

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Another Homeless Affair – Benefit gig for Glasgow Night Shelter
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Anderson Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Benefit gig for the night shelter with:
– The Ronaynes
– Five Cousins
– Dogtooth
– Scott Charles
& lots of good grub made by our very own night shelter volunteers!
In the church with the green pointy roof…
Tell your friends!

£8

Tel 07789454903 for tickets in advance, tickets will also be on the door.

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SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skill-share-tickets-22360199960

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Re-imagining a democratic Europe
Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM – 4 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

When do we get our say? An Open Space discussion aimed at prefiguring how a real European democracy would be. Is there a new kind of global governance we can create with others? How should we vote in the forthcoming referendum – to leave, to stay? What impact will the result have on the lives of people in Britain? Migration, TTIP, workers’ rights? Can we forge independent links with fellow Europeans outside of the EU of states and corporations? Lightning conductors so far: Gordon Asher, Leigh French, Neil Davidson, Marie Macpherson.

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Screening of Young Soul Rebels – LGBT Unity Centre Fundraiser/Free
Saturday, April 2 at 7 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Young Soul Rebels | Dir. Isaac Julien | 1991 | 105 min | UK
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C48N4TBsBdQ

This atmospheric classic received the Critics award at Cannes. Set in London 1977, queer & straight love stories and a murder mystery unfold with fabulous soul music tracks. Organically examines the racism and sexual politics of the time.

FREE/ Donation Fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Group
Shown with the support of Cinema for All as part of their "Reaching Communities’ project.

*The CCA is a Fully wheelchair accessible venue
*English subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members.

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AAA Conference
Sunday, April 3 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Fred Paton Centre,19 Carrington Street, Glsgow, G4 9AJ

2nd annual conference, hosted by Action Against Austerity (AAA) is in Glasgow, following a successful first conference in Perth last year. AAA is a network of grassroots, self-organised groups in Scotland using direct action against cuts, welfare sanctions, workfare, and fighting for a better world.

The Agenda is as follows.

1/ 11am to 11.30 a short introduction and welcome.

2/ 11.30 to 12.25 AAA organising, co-ordinating and networking.

3/ 12.30 to 13.10 CAA on organising within our communities.

4/13.10 to 13.40 break for lunch.

5/13.45 to 14.25 Introduction of Migrant solidarity groups.

6/ 14.30 to 15.10 The Resistance to Council Cuts.

7/15.15 to 16.25 Anti Workfare / Anti Sanctions and Advocacy work.

16.30 Closing the conference.

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BUZZCUT Festival 2016!
April 6 – April 10
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

BSL INTRODUCTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogjgl_kzPOY&feature=youtu.be

OH YUM YUM YES!

Here we are glorious folks! On this event page you can keep at best, abreast, with updates and info for BUZZCUT 2016 at The Pearce Institute in Govan!

Some info for now… everything begins on Wednesday 6th April with the SIDE BURNS SYMPOSIUM and finishes late into the night/morning of Sunday 10th April. There are no tickets available to book in advance and everything operates on a pay-what-you-can basis!

You can see the full line-up of artists from all over the globe in the programme by visiting: www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com

The daily schedules with info about each day… https://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com/daily-schedules/

AND WE ARE NOW LAUNCHING OUR POSTER! For the past 5 years we’ve worked with the exceptional Oona Brown who makes these great designs. Much love to her! This year’s poster also offers some info on our much developed accessibility routes and support for the festival. Do get in touch with any questions about engaging, navigating and enjoying BUZZCUT 2016!

Email: glasgowbuzzcut / buzzcutkarl
and if you’re interested in volunteering then email: buzzcutlucy

Just finally… we’re so bloody delighted to be returning with the outrageous idea of an artist-lead, 5-day, anti-hierachical, experimental performance festival! Much love to everyone who helps make this happen!

SEE.YOU.THERE!

All our love, BUZZCUT xx

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Lesvos Refugee Fundraiser
Friday, April 15 at 7 PM – 12 AM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Hello! We’re doing a fundraiser gig for the refugees arriving in Lesvos and we’ve invited some of our favourite bands to join us!

Seconds: soundcloud.com/weareseconds

Jutland Songs

The Yawns: theyawnsband.bandcamp.com

Rapid Tan

Breakfast Muff: www.breakfastmuff.bandcamp.com

BYOB
£6

In late May, Nadia’s going to Greece to volunteer, helping the refugees there. She’s paying for her own travel and accommodation. We’re fundraising for her to take clothes for the refugees and to buy food and supplies for them while she’s there.

Here’s a GOFUNDME page for those who want to donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/kmqxjqqk

Kinning Park Complex is right next to the Kinning Park Subway stop and a pretty short walk or cycle from town.

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Capital Reading Group: Chapter 3 (and more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4, and Chapter 2)
Saturday, April 16 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

**Note this is a week later than usual because many of us are busy on 9th April**

This time we will read Chapter 3 (Money, or the Circulation of Commodities) beforehand, but start the meeting with more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4 (on Commodity Fetishism), and Chapter 2 (the Process of Exchange). We’ll see how far we get!

Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make things easier. New folk always welcome.

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Free Pride Open Meeting
Sunday, April 17 at 1 PM – 4 PM
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Pride should be a protest and accessible to all. We are a group of LGBTQIA+ people with a vision to build something different, and we want you to join us. Come along to our first open meeting of 2016 to find out more about Free Pride and how you can get involved!

After the success of our first event last summer, we’re holding another Free Pride event this year. We want your ideas, input and enthusiasm to make it happen, so if you’ve been keen to get involved, or have some thoughts on what you’d like Free Pride 2016 to look like, now is your chance!

It’ll be a casual drop in so feel free to show up any time between 1 and 4! We’ll be in the Mary Barbour Suite in The Pearce Institute on Govan Road, two minutes away from Govan Subway Station and Govan Bus Station. You can also get the 23 and 26 McGills buses, and X19 Stagecoach bus, all from the city centre.

This is a wheelchair accessible room on the ground floor and there are disabled toilets too. Let us know if you have any additional accessiblity requirements and we’ll do our best to arrange something!

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2016 Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference
April 29 – May 2
Various Venues

Over the 2016 May Day holiday weekend (29 April to 2 May), Glasgow will host the Radical Film Network festival and unconference. This unique and innovative constellation of events brings together the collective efforts of activists, academics, and cultural workers from over twenty Scottish-based organisations engaged with radical film culture.

The Glasgow event builds on the 2015 inaugural conference of the Radical Film Network in Birmingham which explored alternative film cultures and political cinema in the 21st century. At the inaugural conference, initial steps were taken to open up spaces for discussion involving academics and participants in film culture. Grounding itself in Scotland’s vibrant radical film culture, the 2016 unconference and festival will respond to one another, allowing for questions and ideas to be explored beyond the conventional boundaries of academic events and film festivals.

More details available at: http://rfnscotland.org/

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Fail Better at Radical Film Network: Cabaret
Friday, April 29 at 9 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, G3 6NG

A Spectre
A Spectre
A Spectre’s Haunting Woodlands

The Radical Film Festival is happening all across Glasgow, and Fail Better is throwing THE AFTER PARTY on Friday and Saturday night of May Day Weekend. Aye, TWO NIGHTS, with art and dancing till 1!

So come down to the STUC for an anarchic mix of Music, Poetry, Film, Caberet, Bands, DJs, and Radge Politics.

LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED

Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!

http://rfnscotland.org/

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RFN – Resource space
April 30 – May 1
James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow

Part of the Radical Film Network
www.rfnscotland.org

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project, Spirit of Revolt, The Drouth and The Radical Film Archive amongst other exciting resources will be in the RFN Resource Space – where you can browse books, magazines, archives and independent radical films during the Unconference weekend.
www.rfnglasgow.info
www.facebook.com/events/1581401462182422/

RIB – videotheque
Sit, select and watch a radical film on a small monitor. Taken from the collection of films from the Radical Independent Bookfair Project reference library. Films available will include ones from regular and occasional contributors to the RIB project – AK Press Video, Autonomi, Camcorder Guerillas, Diversity Films, Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, PM Press, Reel News, SchMOVIES, as well as a host of many more cutting edge independent films that are an important antidote to the biased mainstream media. Be inspired, be angered, but most importantly – be made aware.
www.ribproject.org

Radical Film Archive – open surgery
Book an appointment at the resource space and get a personally guided tour through the radical film archive. The struggle starts where you are and it never ends. What are you interested in and we will see what we can dig out for you. The more people that know whats going on the better. Digital copies can be made of certain materials in the archive.

SOR – display
Browse through a selection of material from the Spirit of Revolt Archives of Dissent. SoR collects, manages and preserves multi-media records from Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present. We are an independent FREE community archive organised and wholly managed cooperatively by volunteer activists. The Deposits are housed in the Mitchell Library Archives, Glasgow. The Catalogue of Collections, spans 1860’s to present day, part-available online. Set up in 2011 SoR transforms the lack of visibility / denial of existence of our history by keeping it live through regular outreach events, exhibitions and workshops.
www.spiritofrevolt.info

The Drouth – magazine stall
The Drouth is a quarterly arts magazine founded in 2001 and based in Glasgow. It provides extensive coverage, critical essays and original new work in literature, politics, film, visual culture, music and architecture. The Drouth’s 55th issue, ‘RADICAL” will be launched at RFN, and celebrates the event through a range of articles exploring, in depth its films, ideas and theoretical concerns. This special issue launches at the Unconference on Saturday 30 April with talks and performances that night in the STUC (8-9pm). On Sunday 1 May The Drouth will be in Market Gallery in the East End to present Disappearing Glasgow (6.30-8.30pm), a series of shorts from filmmaker Chris Leslie documenting the regeneration of Glasgow, and its ramifications for the city’s social fabric. Both programmes are free, all welcome.
www.thedrouth.org

RIB – book + dvd stall
Browse, buy or take away free materials from the wee Radical Independent Bookfair Project stall. This table will have a selection of stock related to some of the radical film network events and groups involved as well as an eclectic mix of materials. The RiB project has been running stalls, collaborating on events and supporting small press publishers and independent producers, circulating radical reading materials and information since the 2006. Look out for the 10 year exhibition in October in the CCA.

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Gasgow Zine Fest: GRRRL STUFF
Saturday, April 30 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

GRRRL STUFF is a drop-in workshop for girls aged 8-16.

Led by Trudi Lang, the workshop encompasses all things DIY, including zine and badge making, all with a healthy dose of body positivity and loads of energy to harness your inner riot grrrl. There will be loads to make and take home, and all abilities are encouraged to join in!

This workshop is welcoming of all gender identities, is disabled accessible, and in general is for absolutely everyone with an interest in feisty feminist fun.

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Glasgow Zine Fest: gal-dem film screening and Podcast Recording
Saturday, April 30 at 3 PM – 6 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

gal-dem.com is a creative online magazine comprised of almost 50 women of colour. Founded by Liv, who was frustrated with the lack of diversity at her university, gal-dem is both revolutionary and everyday.

As part of Glasgow Zine fest, gal-dem will be screening their series Interlude in the CCA cinema. After this series of short films, there will be a discussion that will be recorded as part of their podcast.

This event is ticketed but free: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-zine-fest-gal-dem-present-film-screening-with-discussion-tickets-22754946658

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Glasgow Zine Fest and TYCI present: Zine Content and Curation
Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

TYCI is a women led multimedia platform based in Glasgow. They aim to provide a space for women to create and discuss interests through their zines, blog, events and podcasts and radio shows. Although based in Glasgow, they have contributors from all over the world who help to keep the ever expanding and developing discussion of feminism and gender going.

During their talk at GZF, a few of the core members of TYCI will discuss more about what the collective does, why it is important to create discussion and discourse, and also how to go about creating these features.

This event is free but ticketed

Find out more about TYCI here: http://www.tyci.org.uk/wordpress/

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Glasgow Zine Fest Presents! Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

UK Premiere of the film "Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles" by Vega Darling

Out of the culture of the 1990’s Pacific Northwest independent music scene, riot grrrl established third wave feminism and brought girl power to the masses, proving that music can change the world.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl is a platform to tell the story of riot grrrl in our own words.

This event takes place in CCA cinema, and is ticketed but FREE!

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=51&v=KdYCYaH5zhw

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Fail Better’s Big Red May Day Social
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

Fail Better brings you a whole night of Bands, DJs, and very special guests to celebrate the Radical Film Festival, and dance into the early hours of International Workers Day.

LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED

Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!

http://rfnscotland.org/

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Glasgow Zine Fest Opening Party
Saturday, April 30 at 10 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Come celebrate the start of Glasgow Zine Fest at the upstairs bar in CCA. We’ve got pals and GZF participants DJing all night long.

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Glasgow Zine Fest: Zine Fair
Sunday, May 1 at 12 PM – 6 PM
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

GZF’s bread and butter, the zine fair takes place on 1 May with loads of incredible people selling their self-published work. Come on down for great tunes, great chat, and obviously the best zines around.

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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Howling Spoon Performance K!tchen #2
Friday, April 1 at 7 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Again! Once Over! Encore! Encore!

Invigorated from our last encounter with the non-spoon beings of Glasgow, we return to share more howls and grunts and vowels and offer again a free/donation vegan meal prepared using surplus produce from Glasgow’s greengrocers, alongside a healthy platter of live art, anarchy, and enlightenment.

7pm Friday 1st April 2016 – Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1AQ, Scotland, Europe, Earth, The Spooniverse

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Howling Spoon is an international revolt of conscious-cutlery. We howl for every spoon who cannot howl for themselves. We have risen from our drawers to become cooks, activists, performance-makers, painters, sculptors, curators, collage-makers, poets, playwrights, and friends. As broth burps bubbles above a flame, we practice art and activism with a
chaotic surface, pitting joy against power.

Footage of the first Performance K!tchen here: https://vimeo.com/153964132

If you think you might be a spoon, then you are a spoon. Join the uprising by messaging howlingspoon

https://howlingspoon.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/howlingspoons

S P O O N S O F T H E W O R L D U N I T E !

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Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.

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The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Glasgow Adult Parkour Class
Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buchanan Street Underground Station, G1 2LW

Adult Parkour Class in Glasgow will be happening on Mondays and Thursdays! Locations will vary but the meet up point will be at an Underground Station.

Location: Buchanan Underground Station
Meet up time: 6:45pm
Class time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £6
Age: 18+
Email: info

Paul will be meeting you at Buchanan Underground Station, Hope to see lots of people there! All levels of practitioners welcome! Bring a friend and get £2 off your Class!

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill – Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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Glasgow Roller Derby -v- Bear City, Berlin!
Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Bellahouston Sports Centre, 1 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

Last year, Glasgow Roller Derby travelled to Berlin to take on the wonderful Bear City Roller Derby. This year, we host Berlin as they go head to head with us in what will be a high level european bonanza of derby!

And prior to our big headline act, there will be a cherry popper game featuring some of Scotland’s newest skaters on the block!

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Critical Mass
Friday, April 29 at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Moving Parts and Revolutions: Cycling Through Cinema
Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM
See Below

Within the historic ruins of Alexander Thompson’s Caledonia Road Free Church, Dr Lars Kristensen from the University of Skövde, Sweden, will deliver an entertaining and invigorating presentation on radical cycling culture, the bicycle and its relationship to the moving image. From a collage of archive footage and film clips, he will trace the role of the bike as it threads its way through cinema; touching on issues of migration, labour and the environment as well as its status as an enduring symbol of protest and collective solidarity.

The event will be preceded by an all-inclusive group-cycle led by Glasgow Bike Station, departing from their Finnieston location. We are delighted that Jennifer McCarey of the Glasgow Clarion Cycling Group will introduce the cycle with a brief history of the club and their long-standing radical traditions.

SCHEDULE:

(19:30) Meet at Glasgow Bike Station (65 Haugh Road).
(19:45-20:15) Introduction from Jennifer McCarey; depart from Bike Station.
(21:00) Arrive Gorbals Caledonia Road Church; presentation from Dr Lars Kristensen.
(22:00) End.

NB Please note this is an outdoor event. Riders are responsible for their own actions and must adhere to the highway code at all times. Bike lights are essential as there will be riding in the dark.

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United Glasgow Football Club

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

UGFC run beginners sessions for women every Monday night at the Firhill Complex. These sessions are trans inclusive. If you’ve not played since school or have never played at all, why not come along for a kickabout? Only £1 if working and nothing if you’re not earning!

For more info or to find out about our women’s 11-a-side team, get in touch with Jazz Rogers at jazz

Contact the Club for men’s training times.

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United Glasgow: Can You Support Us? A Call To Action!

From like-minded football clubs to individuals who agree with our stance on financial inclusion and anti-discrimination, United Glasgow has many supporters from across the world. We’re calling on you, your friends, families and local businesses to support our cause and help us to continue to provide access to football for Glasgow’s young people. As you will be aware, we operate under a system of paying only if you are able to, which is why we’re appealing for supporters to set up a monthly subscription (£10 suggested donation) to cover the costs of hiring training facilities.

"We spend nearly £800 per month on training venues alone; your monthly support can ensure we can keep providing access and opportunities for all." – Alan, Chairperson

In 2014/15, the significant of our total costs were spent on renting venues to provide access to sports (and we have grown since then!) and we could really use your help to continue to provide this.

If you would like to set up a subscription or one off payment, you can rest assured that your contributions are directly helping provide young people from all walks of Glasgow life the chance to train and play together.

http://www.unitedglasgowfc.eu/supportus

Also: Do you have any spare football boots that you could donate to those who have none but desperately want to play football? We’re always accepting donations of astro-trainers and moulded boots (no metal studs!) for our men’s teams. Please get in touch if you can help out.

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Glasgow Events from 22/03/2016

Hi all,

Another packed update, with ourselves at Glasgow Anarchist Federation having a slightly more light-hearted event than usual tonight, with a discussion about The Hunger Games books and films, then tomorrow our friends from the Empty Cages Collective will be in the city to provide support and advice on prison abolition campaigning. Loads more to look at this week as well, so be sure to take a look!

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The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

When I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Tear The Walls Down Tour #2 – Empty Cages Collective – Workshop
Wednesday, 23rd March: 6-8pm
Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow, G5 8JD

EMPTY CAGES Collective are coming to Glasgow!
Check out their work here : http://www.prisonabolition.org/

This workshop is open to all, with any level of experience, interest or knowledge. There will be opportunity for discussion and to focus on the struggle for abolition in a specifically Scottish context.

The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and we focus on prison expansion, as well as the role of prison labour. We explore recent resistance & ongoing struggles and aim to support new groups to emerge that can fight this racist, sexist, brutal system.

The Empty Cages Collective have been working towards building a movement in England, Wales & Scotland that fights the prison industrial complex. Through touring, popular education, events & actions, the collective have tried to connect individuals and groups who share a rage against the prison system and a desire to build a different world. The collective have produced publications, spoke at event after event, launched Community Action on Prison Expansion, took part in the international action camp against the mega prison in Wales, supported the Smash IPP campaign and organised the recent week of action against the P.I.C. Having visited five cities in March 2014, the first TDTW tour built the first friendships and now it is time to take to the road again.

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From Milton to the World presents…Urban Roots (film)
Thursday, March 24 at 5.45 PM
St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Liddesdale Square, G22 7BT

Welcome to the second film in our film festival!

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is running a series of free fortnightly films, chosen by the people of Milton. This film festival ‘From Milton to the World’ covers themes of food, biodiversity, community growing, fracking and other environmental topics. We hope that you will leave entertained and inspired to take positive action in your local environment!

Our second film ‘QUEEN OF THE SUN’ is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Free refreshments will be served at 5.45pm before the film starts at 6pm.

The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Marie, giving you a chance to share your thoughts on the film.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoeQodrVoM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

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TheGovanhillBaths: Film as the activist’s tool and film screening
Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM
MILK cafe, 452 Victoria Road, G42 8YU

LIVING ROOM LECTURES in collaboration with the ACHE Collective at the Milk Cafe

::: INTRODUCE :::

THE GOVANHILL BATHS
lecturing on the subject of
**Community Activism: The Baths and Film as the Activist’s Tool**

with a FILM SCREENING of Fran Higsons film
~~ "UNITED WE WILL SWIM" ~~
This 25 minute documentary about the 15 year campaign to save The Govanhill Baths is made by Camcorder Guerillas (directed by Fran Higson). Fran and the Guerillas specialise in activist filmmaking with subjects including protest movements across Scotland such as Stop the War campaigns, The Friends of Dungavel and The Faslane Peace Camp.

Director of UNITED WE WILL SWIM, Fran Higson, will speak on the value of film as a form of activism broadly, yet also in the context of Govanhill community activism.

Also up for discussion are the topics of activism and community ownership. How does the struggle to let the Baths live, and the Govanhill community thrive, relate to current struggles; locally and more widely?
How can we learn from these examples of community activism and local perseverance?

Join us at the MILK CAFE, Govanhill, to learn, discuss and eat good food

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It Wisnae Us? The Truth About Scotland and Slavery
Friday, March 25 at 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

March 25th – The date that British Parliament passed the bill abolishing Slave Trade in the British Empire in 1807

Before the talk food will be available from 630pm -745pm. Provided by The Vegan people’s kitchen Glasgow. £3.50 for a 3 course meal.

Scotland and Slavery talk by the super interesting Dr Iain Whyte author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. 8pm.

Dr Iain Whyte met Dr Martin Luther King in 1964. Dr King encouraged Dr Whyte to tell the Civil Rights story at home.

It Wisnae Us. The truth about Glasgow and Slavery talk by super engaging Speaker Dr Stephen Mullen. 845pm.

Very brief talk on Anti Slavery International. 920pm

930pm finish.

£4 suggested donation. All money raised is going to Anti Slavery International.

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The cost of organising this event is:

1. Venue hire £20

2. Speaker’s travel expenses £25

Any amount raised above this total will be donated to Anti-Slavery International.

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Capital Reading Group: Sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 1, and Chapter 2
Saturday, March 26 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Last time we had a good discussion of the first two sections of Chapter 1. We agreed that the next two dense sections deserve to be the focus of this meeting. So that’s: ‘The Form of Value or Exchange-Value’ and the ‘Fetishism of Commodities’. And also the short Chapter 2 on Exchange.

If you’ve not come before, feel free to come this time!

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Trident Ploughshares: Non-Violent Direct Action workshop
Saturday, March 26 at 10 AM
Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, G2 4PS

The focus is on taking action to disrupt the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system wherever it is. The issues raised and skills learnt at these workshops are transferable to other nonviolent campaigns – and by the way it’s fun!

The trainings are all from 10am to 5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. You need to be there for the whole day. There is a £3 booking fee and donations will be gratefully received at the training venue to cover our costs. – you can book here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trident-ploughshares-nonviolent-direct-action-members-training-tickets-21523436177

People who can’t risk arrest but would like to do practical hands on support are very welcome. Enquiries to tp2000

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Tangerine
Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

Plot:
"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:
http://www.moondoglabs.com/

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/128253391

Accessibility:
*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/accessibility/

Tickets:
*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18

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Another Homeless Affair – Benefit gig for Glasgow Night Shelter
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Anderson Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Benefit gig for the night shelter with:
– The Ronaynes
– Five Cousins
– Dogtooth
– Scott Charles
& lots of good grub made by our very own night shelter volunteers!
In the church with the green pointy roof…
Tell your friends!

£8

Tel 07789454903 for tickets in advance, tickets will also be on the door.

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SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skill-share-tickets-22360199960

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Re-imagining a democratic Europe
Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM – 4 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

When do we get our say? An Open Space discussion aimed at prefiguring how a real European democracy would be. Is there a new kind of global governance we can create with others? How should we vote in the forthcoming referendum – to leave, to stay? What impact will the result have on the lives of people in Britain? Migration, TTIP, workers’ rights? Can we forge independent links with fellow Europeans outside of the EU of states and corporations? Lightning conductors so far: Gordon Asher, Leigh French, Neil Davidson, Marie Macpherson.

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Screening of Young Soul Rebels – LGBT Unity Centre Fundraiser/Free
Saturday, April 2 at 7 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Young Soul Rebels | Dir. Isaac Julien | 1991 | 105 min | UK
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C48N4TBsBdQ

This atmospheric classic received the Critics award at Cannes. Set in London 1977, queer & straight love stories and a murder mystery unfold with fabulous soul music tracks. Organically examines the racism and sexual politics of the time.

FREE/ Donation Fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Group
Shown with the support of Cinema for All as part of their "Reaching Communities’ project.

*The CCA is a Fully wheelchair accessible venue
*English subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members.

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen – March Edition
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen with us! Get your party hats out, bring along 3.50£ and be served a delicious three course party meal! This time we are serving:

Starter: Courgettes with Pecan-Parmesan and Salad
Main: Superextrafruitilicious Banana-Pineapple Curry with Rice
Dessert: SURPRISE ANNIVERSARY CAKES!

Please bring along your own beverages, glasses and tap water will be provided.

See you then, you Partypossums!

P.S. Straight after the People’s Kitchen there will be a great talk on, titled "It wisnae us. Slavery and Scotland" by Dr Iain Whyte, author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. (see above)

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The Vegan People’s Kitchen is a non-profit event that is:
*offering a cheap, inclusive, ethical and healthy meal
*About anti-capitalism, shared responsibility and mutual aid
* A chance for the community to get together and socialise

We serve exclusively vegan food because it is
*ethical
*environmentally more sustainable
*cheap

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Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.

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The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass
Friday, 25th of March at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

4 EPIC TEAMS COME TO GLASGOW TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE OF BRITISH CHAMPION!

ROYAL WINDSOR RG v GRD
NEWC v ROYAL WINDSOR RG
LEEDS v GRD

4 GREAT TEAMS – 3 HIGH LEVEL GAMES – LOTS OF STALLS
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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Thursday Glasgow Adult Parkour Class
Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buchanan Street Underground Station, G1 2LW

Adult Parkour Class in Glasgow will be happening on Mondays and Thursdays! Locations will vary but the meet up point will be at an Underground Station.

Location: Buchanan Underground Station
Meet up time: 6:45pm
Class time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £6
Age: 18+
Email: info

Paul will be meeting you at Buchanan Underground Station, Hope to see lots of people there! All levels of practitioners welcome! Bring a friend and get £2 off your Class!

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill – Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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Glasgow Roller Derby -v- Bear City, Berlin!
Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Bellahouston Sports Centre, 1 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

Last year, Glasgow Roller Derby travelled to Berlin to take on the wonderful Bear City Roller Derby. This year, we host Berlin as they go head to head with us in what will be a high level european bonanza of derby!

And prior to our big headline act, there will be a cherry popper game featuring some of Scotland’s newest skaters on the block!

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United Glasgow Football Club

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

UGFC run beginners sessions for women every Monday night at the Firhill Complex. These sessions are trans inclusive. If you’ve not played since school or have never played at all, why not come along for a kickabout? Only £1 if working and nothing if you’re not earning!

For more info or to find out about our women’s 11-a-side team, get in touch with Jazz Rogers at jazz

Contact the Club for men’s training times.

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United Glasgow: Can You Support Us? A Call To Action!

From like-minded football clubs to individuals who agree with our stance on financial inclusion and anti-discrimination, United Glasgow has many supporters from across the world. We’re calling on you, your friends, families and local businesses to support our cause and help us to continue to provide access to football for Glasgow’s young people. As you will be aware, we operate under a system of paying only if you are able to, which is why we’re appealing for supporters to set up a monthly subscription (£10 suggested donation) to cover the costs of hiring training facilities.

"We spend nearly £800 per month on training venues alone; your monthly support can ensure we can keep providing access and opportunities for all." – Alan, Chairperson

In 2014/15, the significant of our total costs were spent on renting venues to provide access to sports (and we have grown since then!) and we could really use your help to continue to provide this.

If you would like to set up a subscription or one off payment, you can rest assured that your contributions are directly helping provide young people from all walks of Glasgow life the chance to train and play together.

http://www.unitedglasgowfc.eu/supportus

Also: Do you have any spare football boots that you could donate to those who have none but desperately want to play football? We’re always accepting donations of astro-trainers and moulded boots (no metal studs!) for our men’s teams. Please get in touch if you can help out.

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Capital Reading Group – Sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 1, and Chapter 2

Saturday 26th March

13:00–15:00
Electron Club, CCA, Sauchiehall Street

Last time we had a good discussion of the first two sections of Chapter 1. We agreed that the next two dense sections deserve to be the focus of this meeting. So that’s: ‘The Form of Value or Exchange-Value’ and the ‘Fetishism of Commodities’. And also the short Chapter 2 on Exchange.

If you’ve not come before, feel free to come this time!

The Hunger Games & Revolution: a dystopian society & revolution to learn from? Tues 22nd

hunger-games-mockingjay.jpgWhen I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:

Safer Spaces

Tuesday 22nd March. 18:45 – 21:00

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington St, Glasgow G4 9AJ

 

Glasgow Events from 09/03/2016

Hi all,

It’s International Working Woman’s Day, and while the UN might have dropped the content about class struggle that the day originally contained that history hasn’t been lost entirely in Glasgow, as we can see from the events going on. The revolutionary spirit of today lives on with Fail Better this Thursday putting on a night dedicated to one phrase: Fuck the Patriarchy! There is also the regular Other Feminist Reader group discussion on the 16th to check out as well as the Glasgow Woman’s Library walking tours. On top of that we have been getting the update back on track with more events and quite a few entries in the radical outdoors section at the end of this update.

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SHRAPNEL air Cuairt / Scottish Tour
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Ath-sgrìobhachadh le Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
Bon nobhail le Tormod Caimbeul
Stiùireadh le Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Air a’ stèidheachadh ann an dorchadas dubh Dhùn Eideann, tha sinn a’ leantainn aithrisear neo-aithnichte ’s e air teicheadh bho chasaid murt. Le fealla-dhà, tha sinn a’ leantainn an aithrisear ’s e a’ siubhail air feadh Dhùn Eideann a’ coinneachadh ri iomadach charactar annasach agus a’ seachnadh a’ phoileis bhrùideil, Walter Shrapnel. Tha an dealbh-chluich stèidhte air an nobhail leis an sàr sgrìobhaiche, Tormod Caimbeul le dealbhachadh, fo-thiotalan agus ceòl, tha Shrapnel freagarrach airson fìleantaich agus luchd-ionnsachaidh.

Co-produced by Tron Theatre and An Lanntair and supported by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, NTS, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Leabhraichean Beaga and Glasgow Life

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Adapted by Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
From the novel by Tormod Caimbeul
Directed by Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, ‘Shrapnel’ follows the journey of a man on the run for a crime he did not commit. With brilliantly anarchic humour, we follow our enigmatic narrator’s ever step through the streets of Edinburgh, as he meets an array of extraordinary misfits,whilst avoiding the psychopathic former detective, Walter Shrapnel. Adapted from Tormod a Bhocsair’s seminal Gaelic novel with animation, subtitles and live music, Shrapnel is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers alike and not to be missed.

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Fail Better: Fuck The Patriarchy
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is PARITY. We, irrespecitve of genitals, are all daily fucked by the patriarchy in unequal measures. We need to keep questioning, shouting, swearing, cracking down the system and supporting each other. This is a night of words, tunes and laughs to celebrate women’s day and everyone’s right to smash the fucking patriarchy. Mon doon!

a whole new set from the irrefutable MAGI GIBSON

GENESEE bring her earth bending tunes

we’ll have a wee piece from TILLY GIFFORD
(more work here: http://www.uniqueceramique.com/)

[mair to be added]

and we’re insanely lucky to have THE TWISTETTES headline for us

as always, it’s FREE ENTRY (you lucky peeeople) but chuck some coins in the bucket to cover travel n tat for the talent.

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Capital Reading Group – Discussion of Chapters 1 & 2
Saturday, March 12 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

After the last one was put off, we’re finally going to discuss the rest of Chapter 1 & 2! No David Harvey, just our own questions and ideas from our reading. The discussion will be recorded for those who can’t make it. Feel free to bring nibbles!

Turning up to later sessions for the first time is welcomed. Changed to the dates and readings will be posted in advance. You can also email glasgow if you need more information.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Glasgow Housing Co-Op presentations and discussion
Sunday, March 13 at 1 PM
Venue TBC

For now people would like to focus on learning about housing in Glasgow and housing co-ops in general so we will be having a day where people can present areas of interest or knowledge.

Presentations should be max 15 minutes and we don’t neccessarily have a projector so more talking than images, this is low key and informal skill sharing type event so don’t worry about needing to be super confident or polished WE AIN’T!

We will then have an open discussion about things which have been presente!

If people would also like to bring a dish we can have some food and chat afterwards!

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Challenging Military Visits to Schools in Scotland
Tuesday, March 15 at 6 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

This public meeting at Glasgow’s Scotland Trade Union Congress (STUC) from 7-9pm on Tuesday 15 March is to raise awareness about a petition to scrutinise Armed Forces visits to schools in Scotland, and to allow a discussion of the concerns behind it.

Speakers:

Owen Everett from ForcesWatch will speak on his research regarding military visits to schools

Army and Navy veterans Geoffrey Martin and Conor McAllister from Veterans for Peace Scotland will speak out about their experiences – both having been recruited at the age of 17.

Nicola Fisher, a local primary school teacher and Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) member.

All welcome. The event will start at 7pm however please come from 6:30pm to enjoy some tea, coffee and biscuits. Please book a free place to guarantee a seat. The venue has disabled access.

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Other Feminist Readers #6
Wednesday, March 16 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Transmission, 28 King Street, G1 5QP

For the sixth meeting of Other Feminist Readers we will read Carol Hanisch’s classic feminist treatise ‘The Personal is Political’ alongside Sara Ahmed’s recent discussion of Audre Lorde’s work on selfcare as a political act. These texts offer some historical context for the discussion in the previous session of the politics of care, distinguishing between the individualising narratives surrounding self-help and feminist conceptions of self-care in relation to collective organising.

For readings please go to: http://otherfeministreaders.tumblr.com/

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Scottish Peace Network: Anti-Militarist Vigil
Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Donald Dewar statue at the top of Buchanan Street

The Scottish Peace Network, a coalition of peace and anti-militarist organisations, is organising a vigil and gathering with the theme of Stopping the Bombing in Syria and Iraq and opposing militarism.

Anyone who can come even for a short time to stand in solidarity at this event is very welcome. Bring placards and banners if possible.

It is hoped to make this a regular monthly event.

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Plan C in Glasgow? Discussion meeting
Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 PM
Room GH 509, Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, G1 1QE

We are going to be having an open meeting on Wednesday the 16th of March to discuss the possibilities of organising as Plan C in Glasgow. If you are interested in Plan C, or organising with us, or just want to know more about the organisation then come along!

Plan C is a revolutionary organisation that is trying to organise in a way that is neither a network nor a party. We don’t think we are ‘the’ organisation that has the right way of organising but look to work together with other groups in a non-sectarian way. Plan C is currently active in a number of projects including the Transnational Social Strike process http://www.transnational-strike.info/, antifascist mobilisations, and organising solidarity with the doctors strikes and the revolution in the Rojava. For the last two years we have organised a festival of for 200 people in Edale in the Peak District, and published the magazine BAMN (http://www.weareplanc.org/bamn/).

If you want to read more about Plan C, here are a few articles that have been widely discussed in the organisation:

On Social Strikes and Directional Demands: http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/on-social-strikes-and-directional-demands/

What the Fuck is Social Reproduction http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/what-the-fk-is-social-reproduction/

Meaning of Plan A http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/a-is-for-austerity/
Plan B http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/b-is-for-plan-b/
Plan C http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/c-is-for-plan-c/

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GSFF16 Opening Event: Lost Treasure
Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM
GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016 opens with a major new audio-visual commission. In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on their most ambitious project to date. Intending to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people, Lost Treasure was never completed. Musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One), alongside filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen, have devised a live performance responding to the 60 year old unfinished film, weaving together the existing footage with traditional songs, field recordings and archival recordings of oral history.

All tickets £10
Lost Treasure is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. With thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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The Gruffalo
Saturday, March 19 from 1 PM
The Children’s Wood, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, G20

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood…..

Come and join us in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow for the Gruffalo. Tam Dean Burn will read The Gruffalo. There will be an opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and join in with a gruffalo easter hunt.

Given the level of interest in this event we have created an eventbrite page. The tickets are still FREE ( though you can make a donation – all of our activities are led by volunteers and any money raised will help towards a paid position and other free events)
You can chose from one of three slots 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-grufflalo-tickets-22035555941

Hope to see you then!

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Gladstone’s Bag presents: Silent Comedy Movies
Saturday, March 19 at 2 PM
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects! This month we have some classic comedy films as part of Glasgow’s comedy festival!

Doors 1:30pm, showtime 2pm. Suggested donation £5

To reserve seats please email us on info or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.

Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.

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Women of the Necropolis Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

Experience our fantastic women’s history walking tour which digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the histories of women buried in Glasgow’s Necropolis, as featured in Clare Balding’s book Walking Home. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-necropolis-heritage-walk/

£6/£10

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PLAYIN’ OOT!
Sunday, March 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Battlefield Avenue, G42

Reclaiming our streets for play! After a bit of a break, we’re having another street-play session, like last time closing the middle part of Battlefield Ave (between Craigmillar Rd and Ledard Rd) to through traffic (residents will have access) so our children can play safely in the street for a couple of hours. Please bring your children along for a play and to help make our third ‘Playin’ Oot’ session another success! We’re also looking for volunteers to help organise or just help on the day, e.g. to steward, help evaluate the day, or just to help teach our children some of the street games you played as a child. Parents and non-parents welcome! For more info on how this has been done elsewhere, click here:

http://playingout.net/

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The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

When I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Tear The Walls Down Tour #2 – Empty Cages Collective – Workshop
Wednesday, 23rd March: 6-8pm
Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow, G5 8JD

EMPTY CAGES Collective are coming to Glasgow!
Check out their work here : http://www.prisonabolition.org/

This workshop is open to all, with any level of experience, interest or knowledge. There will be opportunity for discussion and to focus on the struggle for abolition in a specifically Scottish context.

The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and we focus on prison expansion, as well as the role of prison labour. We explore recent resistance & ongoing struggles and aim to support new groups to emerge that can fight this racist, sexist, brutal system.

The Empty Cages Collective have been working towards building a movement in England, Wales & Scotland that fights the prison industrial complex. Through touring, popular education, events & actions, the collective have tried to connect individuals and groups who share a rage against the prison system and a desire to build a different world. The collective have produced publications, spoke at event after event, launched Community Action on Prison Expansion, took part in the international action camp against the mega prison in Wales, supported the Smash IPP campaign and organised the recent week of action against the P.I.C. Having visited five cities in March 2014, the first TDTW tour built the first friendships and now it is time to take to the road again.

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It Wisnae Us? The Truth About Scotland and Slavery
Friday, March 25 at 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

March 25th – The date that British Parliament passed the bill abolishing Slave Trade in the British Empire in 1807

Before the talk food will be available from 630pm -745pm. Provided by The Vegan people’s kitchen Glasgow. £3.50 for a 3 course meal.

Scotland and Slavery talk by the super interesting Dr Iain Whyte author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. 8pm.

Dr Iain Whyte met Dr Martin Luther King in 1964. Dr King encouraged Dr Whyte to tell the Civil Rights story at home.

It Wisnae Us. The truth about Glasgow and Slavery talk by super engaging Speaker Dr Stephen Mullen. 845pm.

Very brief talk on Anti Slavery International. 920pm

930pm finish.

£4 suggested donation. All money raised is going to Anti Slavery International.

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The cost of organising this event is:

1. Venue hire £20
2. Speaker’s travel expenses £25

Any amount raised above this total will be donated to Anti-Slavery International.

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Tangerine
Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

Plot:
"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:
http://www.moondoglabs.com/

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/128253391

Accessibility:
*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/accessibility/

Tickets:
*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skill-share-tickets-22360199960

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen – March Edition
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen with us! Get your party hats out, bring along 3.50£ and be served a delicious three course party meal! This time we are serving:

Starter: Courgettes with Pecan-Parmesan and Salad
Main: Superextrafruitilicious Banana-Pineapple Curry with Rice
Dessert: SURPRISE ANNIVERSARY CAKES!

Please bring along your own beverages, glasses and tap water will be provided.

See you then, you Partypossums!

P.S. Straight after the People’s Kitchen there will be a great talk on, titled "It wisnae us. Slavery and Scotland" by Dr Iain Whyte, author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. (see above)

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The Vegan People’s Kitchen is a non-profit event that is:
*offering a cheap, inclusive, ethical and healthy meal
*About anti-capitalism, shared responsibility and mutual aid
* A chance for the community to get together and socialise

We serve exclusively vegan food because it is
*ethical
*environmentally more sustainable
*cheap

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Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.

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The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Wednesday morning led ride
Wednesday, March 9 at at 11 AM – 1 PM
Free Wheel North at The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, G20 0DZ

From 7th & 9th March, Free Wheel North is running weekly led rides from the White House in Maryhill on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am.

Join us for two hours easy cycling on the towpaths and walkways around the north and west of the city. We avoid hills and main roads, and we’ll go no faster than blethering pace

We especially welcome newcomers and people looking to build their confidence on a bike. Even if you don’t have a bike of your own and just want to find out if cycling could be your thing, you can borrow one of ours for free.

There’s tea & coffee back at the White House at the end of the ride to recharge you for your onward journey.

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Knockout – Technique Session!
Saturday, March 19 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
John Paul Academy, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

A boxing session for the LGBTI Community and friends. Learn to box, get in shape, meet new people. £5. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Knockout is the new Boxing Club based in Glasgow, for the LGBT community and friends, providing boxing training sessions.

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Critical Mass
Friday, 25th of March at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

4 EPIC TEAMS COME TO GLASGOW TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE OF BRITISH CHAMPION!

ROYAL WINDSOR RG v GRD
NEWC v ROYAL WINDSOR RG
LEEDS v GRD

4 GREAT TEAMS – 3 HIGH LEVEL GAMES – LOTS OF STALLS
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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United Glasgow Football Club

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

UGFC run beginners sessions for women every Monday night at the Firhill Complex. These sessions are trans inclusive. If you’ve not played since school or have never played at all, why not come along for a kickabout? Only £1 if working and nothing if you’re not earning!

For more info or to find out about our women’s 11-a-side team, get in touch with Jazz Rogers at jazz

Contact the Club for men’s training times.

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United Glasgow: Can You Support Us? A Call To Action!

From like-minded football clubs to individuals who agree with our stance on financial inclusion and anti-discrimination, United Glasgow has many supporters from across the world. We’re calling on you, your friends, families and local businesses to support our cause and help us to continue to provide access to football for Glasgow’s young people. As you will be aware, we operate under a system of paying only if you are able to, which is why we’re appealing for supporters to set up a monthly subscription (£10 suggested donation) to cover the costs of hiring training facilities.

"We spend nearly £800 per month on training venues alone; your monthly support can ensure we can keep providing access and opportunities for all." – Alan, Chairperson

In 2014/15, the significant of our total costs were spent on renting venues to provide access to sports (and we have grown since then!) and we could really use your help to continue to provide this.

If you would like to set up a subscription or one off payment, you can rest assured that your contributions are directly helping provide young people from all walks of Glasgow life the chance to train and play together.

http://www.unitedglasgowfc.eu/supportus

Also: Do you have any spare football boots that you could donate to those who have none but desperately want to play football? We’re always accepting donations of astro-trainers and moulded boots (no metal studs!) for our men’s teams. Please get in touch if you can help out.

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Glasgow Events from 04/03/2016

Hi all,

A little bit late with this week’s update so if we are missing anything let us know and we’ll try get it in the next one. Also worth pointing out that this Saturday afternoon We Will Rise will be meeting to plan the next steps in their campaign to end detention now.

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Hidden Architectures- sharing of work in progress
Friday, March 4 at 3 PM – 4 PM
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG

Hidden Architectures is a new interdisciplinary performance collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist Jan Hendrickse.

Resonance
Mouths
Lines
Connections
Listening

Hidden Architectures explores the body as a living instrument.

Interconnectedness through sound, movement and material drive the work; which is performed by pairs of people connected mouth to mouth by almost invisible, taught threads.

Hidden Architectures is being developed in collaboration with dance artists Luke Birch, Gabi Sanchez, Elizabeth Rawes, Misa Brzezicki, Ian Spink, Brigid McCarthy, Chrissie Ardil, with producing support from Sam Eccles.

This FREE event will share some of the ideas we are working with, and invite discussion around it, at the end of our third week of research.

All welcome, just turn up- there will be tea and biscuits!
The ‘TV studio'(main club space), which we will present in, is fully accessible.

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Disarmament or death! Faslane Peace Camp Solidarity Night
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL

A Night of bands, Dj’s and Infotainment, with the intention of raising funds, awareness, support and solidarity for Faslane peace camp.

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Capital Reading Group
Saturday, March 5 at 11 AM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

An open group reading Marx’s Capital: Volume I. For each meeting we will discuss the set chapters and we will watch the relevant lecture by David Harvey. The reading plan is here: http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/

Turning up to later sessions for the first time is welcomed. Changed to the dates and readings will be posted in advance. You can also email glasgow if you need more information.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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We Will Rise PUBLIC MEETING
Saturday, March 5 at 4:30 PM – 8 PM
Garnethill Multicultural centre , 21 rose street glasgow g3 6rq

* Please note the change of time & venue. Many apologies that this venue does not have step free access. This is a temporary venue choice and all future meetings will be held at accessible venues. Please get in touch on 07448871696 with access needs *

Public meeting to discuss our participation in a National Day of Action Against Detention this spring. We’re going back to Dungavel – come along and lets plan and build this movement together.

From Harmondsworth to Lesvos, from Dungavel to Dunkirk…. no one is illegal and no one should be detained. Let’s make this the biggest collective refusal of detention that we have ever seen in Scotland, in the UK, and across the world.

We’ll be discussing our experiences and planning the next steps.

*FOOD*
*BUS PASS MONEY*
*CHILDCARE*

NB: Garnethill does have some accessibility issues. If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know.

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Groundswell Rising – Glasgow showing of anti-fracking film
Saturday, March 5 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Renfield St Stephen’s, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP

Frack off Glasgow are hosting the screening of this documentary on resistance to fracking. Executive producer Mark Lichty is coming to Scotland to speak at screenings of the film. He said: "The film shows how an industry rich with political connections managed to slip into a position of almost untouchable power and how at-risk communities have come together to fight back.”

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Movement is Not the Problem – Open Discussion, All Welcome!
Saturday, March 5 at 3:30 PM – 6 PM
Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church Hall, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

If you are interesting in meeting, discussing, self-educating and organising in response to the money driven wars our govenrments inflict on the world, the diplacement this causes to millions of people and the racist and absurd immigration laws they are met with when in search of safety, come to the Anderston Kelvingrove Parish church at 3:30PM on Saturday the 5th of March.

All people and ideas are welcome!

"There is no alternative – the future is self-organised"

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Personal Safety for Women (workshop)
Sunday, 6 March from 11 AM – 1 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

TYCI and Wise Women along with the Declaration Festival present a free personal safety workshop for women. Any woman can feel at risk of – or experience – abuse and crime in her home, on the street, on public transport or at work. Our free two hour workshop with Wise Women – wisewomen.org.uk – will teach simple but effective techniques and shock tactics that will help you identify, avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations. Capacity is limited so book your slot quickly to avoid disappointment:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/03-right-to-life-liberty-and-personal-security-part-2-tickets-22048435464

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Women of the East End Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 6 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

The women of the East End have always had to be industrious and resourceful simply to survive. This walking tour focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them. Find out about the women of the Templeton factory, the Suffragettes held in Duke Street Prison, the woman who set up the Barras and much, much more! For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-east-end-heritage-walk-spring/

£6/£10

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SHRAPNEL air Cuairt / Scottish Tour
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
Tron Theater, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Ath-sgrìobhachadh le Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
Bon nobhail le Tormod Caimbeul
Stiùireadh le Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Air a’ stèidheachadh ann an dorchadas dubh Dhùn Eideann, tha sinn a’ leantainn aithrisear neo-aithnichte ’s e air teicheadh bho chasaid murt. Le fealla-dhà, tha sinn a’ leantainn an aithrisear ’s e a’ siubhail air feadh Dhùn Eideann a’ coinneachadh ri iomadach charactar annasach agus a’ seachnadh a’ phoileis bhrùideil, Walter Shrapnel. Tha an dealbh-chluich stèidhte air an nobhail leis an sàr sgrìobhaiche, Tormod Caimbeul le dealbhachadh, fo-thiotalan agus ceòl, tha Shrapnel freagarrach airson fìleantaich agus luchd-ionnsachaidh.

Co-produced by Tron Theatre and An Lanntair and supported by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, NTS, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Leabhraichean Beaga and Glasgow Life

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Adapted by Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
From the novel by Tormod Caimbeul
Directed by Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, ‘Shrapnel’ follows the journey of a man on the run for a crime he did not commit. With brilliantly anarchic humour, we follow our enigmatic narrator’s ever step through the streets of Edinburgh, as he meets an array of extraordinary misfits,whilst avoiding the psychopathic former detective, Walter Shrapnel. Adapted from Tormod a Bhocsair’s seminal Gaelic novel with animation, subtitles and live music, Shrapnel is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers alike and not to be missed.

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Fail Better: Fuck The Patriarchy
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is PARITY. We, irrespecitve of genitals, are all daily fucked by the patriarchy in unequal measures. We need to keep questioning, shouting, swearing, cracking down the system and supporting each other. This is a night of words, tunes and laughs to celebrate women’s day and everyone’s right to smash the fucking patriarchy. Mon doon!

a whole new set from the irrefutable MAGI GIBSON

GENESEE bring her earth bending tunes

we’ll have a wee piece from TILLY GIFFORD
(more work here: http://www.uniqueceramique.com/)

[mair to be added]

and we’re insanely lucky to have THE TWISTETTES headline for us

as always, it’s FREE ENTRY (you lucky peeeople) but chuck some coins in the bucket to cover travel n tat for the talent.

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Glasgow Housing Co-Op presentations and discussion
Sunday, March 13 at 1 PM
Venue TBC

For now people would like to focus on learning about housing in Glasgow and housing co-ops in general so we will be having a day where people can present areas of interest or knowledge.

Presentations should be max 15 minutes and we don’t neccessarily have a projector so more talking than images, this is low key and informal skill sharing type event so don’t worry about needing to be super confident or polished WE AIN’T!

We will then have an open discussion about things which have been presente!

If people would also like to bring a dish we can have some food and chat afterwards!

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Challenging Military Visits to Schools in Scotland
Tuesday, March 15 at 6 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

This public meeting at Glasgow’s Scotland Trade Union Congress (STUC) from 7-9pm on Tuesday 15 March is to raise awareness about a petition to scrutinise Armed Forces visits to schools in Scotland, and to allow a discussion of the concerns behind it.

Speakers:

Owen Everett from ForcesWatch will speak on his research regarding military visits to schools

Army and Navy veterans Geoffrey Martin and Conor McAllister from Veterans for Peace Scotland will speak out about their experiences – both having been recruited at the age of 17.

Nicola Fisher, a local primary school teacher and Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) member.

All welcome. The event will start at 7pm however please come from 6:30pm to enjoy some tea, coffee and biscuits. Please book a free place to guarantee a seat. The venue has disabled access.

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The Gruffalo
Saturday, March 19 from 1 PM
The Children’s Wood, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, G20

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood…..

Come and join us in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow for the Gruffalo. Tam Dean Burn will read The Gruffalo. There will be an opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and join in with a gruffalo easter hunt.

Given the level of interest in this event we have created an eventbrite page. The tickets are still FREE ( though you can make a donation – all of our activities are led by volunteers and any money raised will help towards a paid position and other free events)
You can chose from one of three slots 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-grufflalo-tickets-22035555941

Hope to see you then!

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GSFF16 Opening Event: Lost Treasure
Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM
GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016 opens with a major new audio-visual commission. In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on their most ambitious project to date. Intending to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people, Lost Treasure was never completed. Musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One), alongside filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen, have devised a live performance responding to the 60 year old unfinished film, weaving together the existing footage with traditional songs, field recordings and archival recordings of oral history.

All tickets £10
Lost Treasure is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. With thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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Gladstone’s Bag presents: Silent Comedy Movies
Saturday, March 19 at 2 PM
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects! This month we have some classic comedy films as part of Glasgow’s comedy festival!

Doors 1:30pm, showtime 2pm. Suggested donation £5

To reserve seats please email us on info or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.

Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.

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Women of the Necropolis Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

Experience our fantastic women’s history walking tour which digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the histories of women buried in Glasgow’s Necropolis, as featured in Clare Balding’s book Walking Home. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-necropolis-heritage-walk/

£6/£10

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PLAYIN’ OOT!
Sunday, March 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Battlefield Avenue, G42

Reclaiming our streets for play! After a bit of a break, we’re having another street-play session, like last time closing the middle part of Battlefield Ave (between Craigmillar Rd and Ledard Rd) to through traffic (residents will have access) so our children can play safely in the street for a couple of hours. Please bring your children along for a play and to help make our third ‘Playin’ Oot’ session another success! We’re also looking for volunteers to help organise or just help on the day, e.g. to steward, help evaluate the day, or just to help teach our children some of the street games you played as a child. Parents and non-parents welcome! For more info on how this has been done elsewhere, click here:

http://playingout.net/

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The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

When I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Tear The Walls Down Tour #2 – Empty Cages Collective – Workshop
Wednesday, 23rd March: 6-8pm
Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow, G5 8JD

The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and we focus on prison expansion, as well as the role of prison labour. We explore recent resistance & ongoing struggles and aim to support new groups to emerge that can fight this racist, sexist, brutal system.

The Empty Cages Collective have been working towards building a movement in England, Wales & Scotland that fights the prison industrial complex. Through touring, popular education, events & actions, the collective have tried to connect individuals and groups who share a rage against the prison system and a desire to build a different world. The collective have produced publications, spoke at event after event, launched Community Action on Prison Expansion, took part in the international action camp against the mega prison in Wales, supported the Smash IPP campaign and organised the recent week of action against the P.I.C. Having visited five cities in March 2014, the first TDTW tour built the first friendships and now it is time to take to the road again.

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Tangerine
Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

Plot:
"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:
http://www.moondoglabs.com/

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/128253391

Accessibility:
*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/accessibility/

Tickets:
*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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All things Yellow!
Saturday, March 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch Cafe, 257 London Road, G40 1PE

We will be serving up a feast of yellow delights and getting in the mood for the Barrowland extravaganza later in the evening. Come meet old pals and new, get your yellow on as well as a grin….See you soon x

The cafe is ‘pay as you feel’ and we want to make you feel good!

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Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.

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The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Knockout – Conditioning Special
Saturday, March 5 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
John Paul Academy, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

An opportunity for the LGBT Community and friends to get as fit as a boxer! Beginners welcome!

Knockout is the new Boxing Club based in Glasgow, for the LGBT community and friends, providing boxing training sessions.

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Critical Mass
Friday, 25th of March at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

4 EPIC TEAMS COME TO GLASGOW TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE OF BRITISH CHAMPION!

ROYAL WINDSOR RG v GRD
NEWC v ROYAL WINDSOR RG
LEEDS v GRD

4 GREAT TEAMS – 3 HIGH LEVEL GAMES – LOTS OF STALLS
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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United Glasgow

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

Women (trans* inclusive)

5-a-side Drop-In – Monday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 7.30pm-8.30pm

11-a-side Training – Wednesday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 9pm-10.30pm

Contact the Club for men’s training times.

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Glasgow Events from 22/02/2016

Plenty of events in this week’s listing, starting this afternoon with a demo outside the UKBA offices on Brand Street. Also, our monthly discussion group is on tomorrow evening, looking to discuss the idea that all cops are bastards. Along with that there are some changes to the We Will Rise / End Detention meeting we previously advertised, as well as a lot of other things going on.

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Death In Colnbrook Detention Centre – Break The Media Silence – Solidarity
Monday, 22 February at 4:00 PM
UKBA offices, Festival Court, 200 Brand Street, G51 1DH (near Cessnock Underground)

Last Wednesday, 17.02.2016, Amir Siman-Tov died as a detainee at Colnbrook Detention Centre. He was known to other detainees as a “quiet and intelligent person” and as “a very gentle man.” Detainees report that when he came into the centre last month he was fit and healthy but died on Wednesday under suicide watch. An anonymous detention centre guard, said: "For it to happen on a constant watch is absolutely unheard of, completely unheard of."

Amir Siman-Tov’s death comes a month after the long-awaited Shaw review into detention centres concluded that the process of indefinite detention with heavily-restricted access to a lawyer was mentally traumatic for many detainees, and that detention in and of itself undermines welfare and contributes to vulnerability".

We Will Rise / End Detention Now call an emergency demo at the Glasgow Home Office this Monday. Meet at 4pm to send a clear message, at workers’ “home-time”, that we know the Home Office is covering up deaths in detention centres, driving people to suicide, ruining the physical health of thousands, and denying adequate access to healthcare to the thousands of people wrongfully detained by the UK’s racist immigration system and the mutlinational private security corporations profiteering from these violations.

We Will Rise / End Detention Now demands the abolition of all
detention and the closure of all Immigration Detention Centres.

It’s not time for a time limit, it’s time to shut them all down!

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Seminar Series 12: Lecture 4 – Geoffrey Pleyers: Mobilising Dissent: Social Activism in a Global Age
Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU

If you would like to register for the seminar, please do so via GCPH website: http://www.gcph.co.uk/events/164

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Why All Cops Are Bastards
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

The police are presented as an emergency service that are here to look after us. However a casual look shows that not only do they fail in this task, but that they are an actively harmful institution. The police use violence to prevent social change, enforce poverty, and control the working class. These problems are not a result of accident, mismanagement, or a few ‘bad apples’ in the force, but instead reveal the intended role of police in society.

This month’s discussions group will open with a short presentation on the historic reasons for the creation of the police, their current role in society, and a brief look at the social alternatives to the police. We will then follow this with an open discussion on the points raised.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Sworn Virgin – An evening with translator Clarissa Botsford
Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

February 25 at 6:00 pm – 7:30pm- Free

Sworn virgins are women who take a vow of chastity and wear male clothing in order to live as men in the patriarchal northern Albanian society. Translated to English by Clarissa Botsford, the novel Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones, explores this cultural practice and has recently been made into a film and new English edition was published in October 2015.

Clarissa will read excerpts from the book, discuss the challenges of translating it, and introduce the Sworn Virgin tradition, while exploring some of the themes inherent in the book such as cultural and sexual disorientation and transitions, gender identity and uncertainty, intercultural misunderstanding, emigration, and language as appropriation of identity.

For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/sworn-virgin-an-evening-with-translator-clarissa-botsford/

If you’re interested in having a peek at our current events programme, please do check our events calendar for further information: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/events/

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David Rovics & The Wakes
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 PM
Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

David Rovics world tour brings him back to Glasgow! David, The Wakes & Special guests TBC. The venue is the historic Govanhill baths in Glasgow.

TICKETS – £8

https://thewakes.bandcamp.com/merch/david-rovics-the-wakes-concert-ticket

The gig is open to 14s and over (Under 16s to be accompanied by an Adult).

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Demonstrate Against Nuclear Weapons
Saturday, 27 February at 12 PM
Faslane Naval Base, North gate

To co-incide with demonstrations in London, the Faslane Peace Camp will be holding a demonstration at Faslane Naval Base, home to the Trident nuclear programme. Feel free to arrive early and stay at the camp, travel up and stay overnight, or arrive early and make your stay!

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Capital Reading Group
Saturday, February 27 at 1 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

An open group reading Marx’s Capital: Volume I. For each meeting we will discuss the set chapters and we will watch the relevant lecture by David Harvey. The reading plan is here: http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/

Turning up to later sessions for the first time is welcomed. Changed to the dates and readings will be posted in advance. You can also email glasgow if you need more information.

*Provisional* dates and readings:

27th February – Chapters 1 & 2
12th March – Chapter 3
26th March – Chapters 4, 5 & 6
9th April – Chapters 7, 8 & 9
23rd April – Chapters 10 & 11
7th May – Chapters 12, 13 & 14
21st May – Chapter 15 (first half)
4th June – Chapter 15 (second half)
18th June – Chapters 16-24
2nd July – Chapter 25
16th July – Chapter 26-33
30th July – Conclusion

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Safe Passage Now – Movement of People is Not the Problem – Speak Out
Saturday, February 27 at 2 PM – 4PM
Buchanan Street Steps, G1

On the 27th of February, so far 80 cities across Europe will be holding marches to stand for the rights of refugees, and demand safe passages for people traveling across Europe.

Join us on the steps in front of the Concert Hall to stand and speak aloud against the difficulties and deaths of people travelling dangerous routes to and across Europe, as well as government’s responses to people who arrive in European countries, and to address the causes of this displacement – why are these wars happening and who is profiting?

Movement of people is not the crisis – conflict is the crisis, the response of governments is the crisis. We must fight the demonisation of refugees.

Millions of people are already fleeing, and denying them rights to safety will not make them disappear!

It is NOT our supposed welfare system that is encouraging people to make this dangerous journey; it is the persecution happening in their homes: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria where Britain has been directly involved and carrying out airstrikes, totalitarian regime in Eritrea, civil war in Sudan to name some.

The number of refugees that we have accommodated pales in insignificance compared to Jordan and Lebanon – we can do more!

Anyone who wants to join us, speak, or contribute ideas please do!

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Fedge workshop!
Sunday, February 28 at 10 AM
Killearn Woodland Cemetery

Do you want to learn to make a Fedge? Otherwise known as a willow hedge? Come, join us and learn how for just £10! Please email us (hello) to let us know you’re interested or to find out more (and get details of how to pay):)

Hoping to see lots of you there!

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Hidden Architectures- sharing of work in progress
Friday, March 4 at 3 PM – 4 PM
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG

Hidden Architectures is a new interdisciplinary performance collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist Jan Hendrickse.

Resonance
Mouths
Lines
Connections
Listening

Hidden Architectures explores the body as a living instrument.

Interconnectedness through sound, movement and material drive the work; which is performed by pairs of people connected mouth to mouth by almost invisible, taught threads.

Hidden Architectures is being developed in collaboration with dance artists Luke Birch, Gabi Sanchez, Elizabeth Rawes, Misa Brzezicki, Ian Spink, Brigid McCarthy, Chrissie Ardil, with producing support from Sam Eccles.

This FREE event will share some of the ideas we are working with, and invite discussion around it, at the end of our third week of research.

All welcome, just turn up- there will be tea and biscuits!
The ‘TV studio'(main club space), which we will present in, is fully accessible.

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Disarmament or death! Faslane Peace Camp Solidarity Night
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL

A Night of bands, Dj’s and Infotainment, with the intention of raising funds, awareness, support and solidarity for Faslane peace camp.

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We Will Rise PUBLIC MEETING
Saturday, March 5 at 4:30 PM – 8 PM
Garnethill Multicultural centre , 21 rose street glasgow g3 6rq

* Please note the change of time & venue. Many apologies that this venue does not have step free access. This is a temporary venue choice and all future meetings will be held at accessible venues. Please get in touch on 07448871696 with access needs *

Join us to expand the movement to End Detention Now!

Build towards a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST DETENTION this spring…

#SHUTTHEMDOWN

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Women of the East End Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 6 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

The women of the East End have always had to be industrious and resourceful simply to survive. This walking tour focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them. Find out about the women of the Templeton factory, the Suffragettes held in Duke Street Prison, the woman who set up the Barras and much, much more! For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-east-end-heritage-walk-spring/

£6/£10

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SHRAPNEL air Cuairt / Scottish Tour
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Ath-sgrìobhachadh le Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
Bon nobhail le Tormod Caimbeul
Stiùireadh le Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Air a’ stèidheachadh ann an dorchadas dubh Dhùn Eideann, tha sinn a’ leantainn aithrisear neo-aithnichte ’s e air teicheadh bho chasaid murt. Le fealla-dhà, tha sinn a’ leantainn an aithrisear ’s e a’ siubhail air feadh Dhùn Eideann a’ coinneachadh ri iomadach charactar annasach agus a’ seachnadh a’ phoileis bhrùideil, Walter Shrapnel. Tha an dealbh-chluich stèidhte air an nobhail leis an sàr sgrìobhaiche, Tormod Caimbeul le dealbhachadh, fo-thiotalan agus ceòl, tha Shrapnel freagarrach airson fìleantaich agus luchd-ionnsachaidh.

Co-produced by Tron Theatre and An Lanntair and supported by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, NTS, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Leabhraichean Beaga and Glasgow Life

SHRAPNEL
(14+)
Adapted by Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
From the novel by Tormod Caimbeul
Directed by Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, ‘Shrapnel’ follows the journey of a man on the run for a crime he did not commit. With brilliantly anarchic humour, we follow our enigmatic narrator’s ever step through the streets of Edinburgh, as he meets an array of extraordinary misfits,whilst avoiding the psychopathic former detective, Walter Shrapnel. Adapted from Tormod a Bhocsair’s seminal Gaelic novel with animation, subtitles and live music, Shrapnel is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers alike and not to be missed.

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The Gruffalo
Saturday, March 19 from 1 PM
The Children’s Wood, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, G20

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood…..

Come and join us in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow for the Gruffalo. Tam Dean Burn will read The Gruffalo. There will be an opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and join in with a gruffalo easter hunt.

Given the level of interest in this event we have created an eventbrite page. The tickets are still FREE ( though you can make a donation – all of our activities are led by volunteers and any money raised will help towards a paid position and other free events)
You can chose from one of three slots 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-grufflalo-tickets-22035555941

Hope to see you then!

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Gladstone’s Bag presents: Silent Comedy Movies
Saturday, March 19 at 2 PM
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects! This month we have some classic comedy films as part of Glasgow’s comedy festival!

Doors 1:30pm, showtime 2pm. Suggested donation £5

To reserve seats please email us on info or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.

Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.

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Women of the Necropolis Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

Experience our fantastic women’s history walking tour which digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the histories of women buried in Glasgow’s Necropolis, as featured in Clare Balding’s book Walking Home. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-necropolis-heritage-walk/

£6/£10

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PLAYIN’ OOT!
Sunday, March 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Battlefield Avenue, G42

Reclaiming our streets for play! After a bit of a break, we’re having another street-play session, like last time closing the middle part of Battlefield Ave (between Craigmillar Rd and Ledard Rd) to through traffic (residents will have access) so our children can play safely in the street for a couple of hours. Please bring your children along for a play and to help make our third ‘Playin’ Oot’ session another success! We’re also looking for volunteers to help organise or just help on the day, e.g. to steward, help evaluate the day, or just to help teach our children some of the street games you played as a child. Parents and non-parents welcome! For more info on how this has been done elsewhere, click here:

http://playingout.net/

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The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

A discussion on the revolutionary themes of The Hunger Games. This evening will contain spoilers! Full blurb to follow.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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Tangerine
Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

Plot:
"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:
http://www.moondoglabs.com/

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/128253391

Accessibility:
*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/accessibility/

Tickets:
*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18

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GSFF16 Opening Event: Lost Treasure
Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM
GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016 opens with a major new audio-visual commission. In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on their most ambitious project to date. Intending to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people, Lost Treasure was never completed. Musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One), alongside filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen, have devised a live performance responding to the 60 year old unfinished film, weaving together the existing footage with traditional songs, field recordings and archival recordings of oral history.

All tickets £10
Lost Treasure is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. With thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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All things Yellow!
Saturday, March 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch Cafe, 257 London Road, G40 1PE

We will be serving up a feast of yellow delights and getting in the mood for the Barrowland extravaganza later in the evening. Come meet old pals and new, get your yellow on as well as a grin….See you soon x

The cafe is ‘pay as you feel’ and we want to make you feel good!

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Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.

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The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass: Night Ride
Friday, 26th of February at 7 PM
George Square

Light up your bike and dress bright for this Night Ride ‘Critical Mass’. We will be riding around the City Centre, East End and ending up back at the West End for refreshments at The 78. Meet us at George Square, ready to leave at 7pm!

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Seahorses Swimming: Transgender Swimming sessions
Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM – 4PM
Whitehill Pool, 240 Onslow Drive, G31 3QE

A closed pool session for transgender people. The pool we have access to is Whitehill Pool which is located in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow.

It’s easily accessible via train via Duke Street or Alexandra Parade.

There is a small fee for the group which is currently £5 until we gauge regular numbers. Hopefully we can bring this down over time.

There is no requirement in regards to traditional swimwear however loose clothing (jeans t-shirts etc) are not allowed in the pool.

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Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

4 EPIC TEAMS COME TO GLASGOW TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE OF BRITISH CHAMPION!

ROYAL WINDSOR RG v GRD
NEWC v ROYAL WINDSOR RG
LEEDS v GRD

4 GREAT TEAMS – 3 HIGH LEVEL GAMES – LOTS OF STALLS
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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United Glasgow

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

Women (trans* inclusive)

5-a-side Drop-In – Monday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 7.30pm-8.30pm

11-a-side Training – Wednesday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 9pm-10.30pm

Contact the Club for men’s training times.

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