Glasgow Events from 30/08/2015

Hi all!

If you get this week’s update in time then we highly recommend today’s double-bill of amazing fund raising events. First up, the Digital Desperados are doing a film screening at the CCA for the LGBT Unity group. Then later is a gig for WestGAP down at Mono (on King’s Court). Also worth a bit of a look are the upcoming workshops being hosted by the Glasgow Anti-Raids Network.

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While You weren’t Looking

Sunday, 30th of August from 14:00 until 15:15

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

*UK Premiere*

While You Weren’t Looking | Dir Catherine Stewart | South Africa | 2015 | 74 mins

Tickets: On door only. No pre-booking. (capacity is 74)

Cost: Pay what you can – this is a fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Scotland group.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3v_E75-T2M

We’re screening the shorter ‘lesbian version’ as it’s been called.

Accessibility: The CCA is an accessible venue.

*The film will have English subtitles/ NO BSL

[for detailed information see www.digitaldesperados.org]

"WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING is an original story, set in Cape Town. The protagonists are gay and lesbian, from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humorous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers – black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies – that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold."

[from Imdb]

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WestGAP Bank Holiday Fundraiser

Sunday, 30th of August from 19:30 until 01:00

Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

MONO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

SACRED PAWS

SPINNING COIN

Pastels DJs

BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY – 7.30PM ’til late

£6 on the door/ £5 unwaged + westgap members

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against ill-considered policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, utilities, photocopying, stamps.

http://westgap.co.uk/

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LIVE MUSIC AT SHARMANKA: SHAM GATE

Thursday, 3rd of September from 9:00pm – 9:00pm

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, TRONGATE 103, G1 5HD

For September’s First Thursday event in the gallery, we look forward to hearing from Sham Gate, a musical project by Glasgow based artist Niall Morris. Using analog synthesisers and the human voice, Morris seeks to blur the line between spectator and performer, and offer an alternative to the established culture of electronic music performance, this time amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures.

The performance will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm show has concluded – a little after 8 – and donations for the performer will be collected from audience members as they leave.

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On the Side of the Road documentary UK Tour

Friday, 4th of September

Check http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/ for location details

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BICYCLE THIEVES

Tuesday, 8th of September at 18:30

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.

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Resistance Recipes: Palestinian Food and Film

Saturday, 9th of September at 18:30

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

There’s a feast for the senses with this special film and food event exploring Palestinian culture. A selection of short films will be screened which explore the politics of food in Palestine, illuminating struggles with access and how people are coming together using food to make a difference to their lives and communities. The screening will be complemented by a live demonstration of Palestinian cooking from a women’s collective in Nablus via skype. Tasters of the recipes will be prepared by a local Palestinian cook for the audience to try.

Given it is harvest time in Scotland, it is an opportunity to think and talk about food security and sovereignty in a local as well as global context.

6.30pm, £4 (£3 concessions)

All ages

Ticket sales will cover the cost of ingredients and any additional income will go to a Palestinian charity.

Book online through the CCA website or call 0141 352 4900

Organised by Open Jar Collective and Camcorder Guerillas

Part of the Cooking Pot series of events co-ordinated by the CCA as part of their Public Engagement programme http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/55c8c46a97f38a3d20000002

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project (RiB) will have a stall at the Resistance Recipes event.

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FAIL BETTER in September

Thursday, 10th of September from 20:00

McChuills Glasgow, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Rocketing into the throws of September, FAIL BETTER brings you a line up to ease your aching head n toes fae all the summer highs n lows…

inspired by his family history and the narratives of Irish mining communities, RICHARD SMITH will share his romances and epics

an emerging talent in the Glasgow scene MARI-ANN GREEN shares melodies and songs

a really warm welcome to JIM MONAGHAN who will be sharing poems and politics aplenty

one of Glasgow’s absolute belters BECCI WALLACE will storm the stage wi bits, bobs & travel logs from her album FRAGMENTALITY get it here: http://www.becciwallace.net/

fresh from Glasgow Pride the THEY THEY THEYS will rock the casbah with their unique blend of music, film & poetry. Not to be missed!

As ever, it’s free entry. Any quids you can chuck in the bucket are shared among the talent to cover travel and pleasure. See yas there!

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How to make a Freedom Of Information request

Sunday, 13th of September from 12:00 until 14:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Ever wondered how to get information out of government bodies? This workshop will teach you how to make a FOI request. This event is hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network.

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How to Facilitate a Meeting

Wednesday, 16th of September from 18:00 until 21:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

A workshop to help gain the skills and confidence to help keep meetings running smoothly. This event is hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network.

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Resistance in the Czech Republic

Wednesday, 16th of September from 18:45 until 21:00

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

In May this year the Czech state launched a massive attack on the anarchist movement under the name Operation Phoenix. Dozens of people were arrested on terrorism and hate crime charges; flats, squats and social centres were raided/evicted with alarming speed and brutality (with court orders that would normally take years to process being rubber-stamped overnight and water canons getting deployed); while the Anarchist Federation, the Anarchist Black Cross (prisoner support), and several other radical groups have had the servers which host their websites taken.

These brutal attacks had been authorised due to the efficiency and effectiveness of the anarchist movement in recent years, with the local solidarity network growing in numbers and becoming able to take on bigger and bigger targets, while social centres have provided the space for sharing of experience and ideas while building working class solidarity.

This month’s discussion will be led by two Czech anarchists who will give some information on the background to recent events in the Czech Republic.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Direct Action Workshop

Thursday, 17th of September from 18:00 until 21:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

The term direct action often gets used to describe any protest but what is it? How do you plan to take direct action? What are the considerations you need to make? This workshop, hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network, aims to give the answers.

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Scalarama 2015: House

Thursday, 17th of September from 19:00 until 23:00

The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

Our presentation for Scalarama 2015 is Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (1977), perhaps the craziest film ever made.

Check out the trailer: https://vimeo.com/matchboxcineclub/house

House is a Japanese film about a group of schoolgirls terrorised by a haunted house, which is also the very least of it. It was a struggling Japanese film industry’s answer to Jaws, made by an avant garde filmmaker who’d made his name at the pioneering edge of advertising. “I have the energy to make 10 or 20 Jaws if I’m asked,” said Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, and the film he did make was indeed 20 times harder to describe than Spielberg’s blockbuster. Here are some of the tries people have made:

"An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava…an unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria…a rollercoaster ride without brakes…a psychedelic ghost tale…a stream-of-consciousness nightmare sprung from a troubled head resting on a hot-pink pillow…Douglas Sirk on acid…a gloriously candy-coloured fever dream that has the ever-fresh quality of true eccentricity…Ringu on a Pixy Stix-fueled hug-a-thon…Pee-wee’s Playhouse with a witch that eats schoolgirls, only amped up by a factor of 100…the perfect synthesis of the avant-garde and the commercial."

So, writing about House is like dancing about architecture. It has to be seen to be believed, and even then it doesn’t make easy for you…

AAAND, stick around after the film for a set of awesome soundtrack music from CHAD PALESTINE (Blue Sunshine/monorail music).

Limited seating, book early to avoid disappointment.

TICKETS: £3 from Eventbrite, or take yr chances on-the-door.

Screening by arrangement with Eureka Entertainment.

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Harvest Celebration

Saturday, 19th of September from 12:00 until 16:00

The Back Garden, 19 Brechin Street, G3 7HF (behind the Possilpark Health and Care Centre)

The Harvest Celebration is fast approaching!

Please get in touch if you want to hold a stall, run a workshop or perform at it! We are offering £50 for a 2 hour workshop and £30 per musician (up to £120 max per band)!

There will be FREE locally grown produce, baking and tea/coffee for everyone! Including pakoras and tattie scones with homemade tomato sauce! Yum!!!

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PETROL GIRLS // TYPESETTERS // ANY LAST WORDS // + POETS TBA

Thursday, 24th of September from 20:00

McChuills Glasgow, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Punk. Poems. Rivers. Flowing.

PETROL GIRLS: Raging feminist hardcore from South East London. A spiky bundle of conkers ripening in the autumn wind, dripping spit and righteousness.

https://petrolgirls.bandcamp.com/

TYPESETTERS: Coarse punk-shoegaze from Chicago, Illinois. A dribbly mouthful of wasps and pumpkin seeds, spluttering oaths and cuddling apple trees.

https://typesetter.bandcamp.com/

ANY LAST WORDS: New screamo-spoken word fusion from Glasgow. A shivering set of strays letting their tongues roll up and down, creating the sound of wisdom.

PLUS POETS TO BE ANNOUNCED VERY SHORTLY…

8PM // Thursday 24th September // McChuills

FREE ENTRY! Donations for the acts very welcome.

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Stand and deliver!! A benefit for Faslane Peace Camp

Friday, 2nd of October from 15:00

Clydebar Helensburgh, 62-64 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 8AX

A benefit gig for faslane peace camp, starting with bands at the Clyde Bar helensburgh, then finishing with jamming/drumming round fire at Faslane Peace Camp

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Raspberry Pi Day

Saturday, 12th of December from 10:00 until 16:00

Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Building, 107 Rottenrow East, G4 0NG

The Raspberry Pi day is an event for all levels of ability and involvement. Several talks will be given during the day, covering the basics of the Raspberry Pi, as well as programming and electronics applications.

There will also be a laboratory area, with Raspberry Pis for hands on, interactive demonstrations and space for additional guest projects to be shared with those at the event.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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United Glasgow vs Kilmarnock Ladies

Sunday, 6th of September (contact team for kickoff time)

Rugby Park, Rugby Road, KA1 2DP Kilmarnock

Ever wanted to watch a United Glasgow Football Club team play in a top-level stadium? Well, here’s your chance…

United Glasgow FC Women’s Team travel to play Kilmarnock Ladies in September and the game will take place at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, home of Kilmarnock FC.

UGFC will be looking to avenge a bruising 8-0 defeat and have a good time in great surroundings. Access is free, come along and have a good time supporting UGFC away!

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

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu

www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129416972636/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764904386887499/?fref=ts

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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Critical Mass : Spetember

Friday, 25th of September at 18:00

George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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Glasgow Events from 25/08/15

COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: SALT OF THE EARTH
Tuesday, 25th of August at 18:30
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

The only film that was banned in America. It would have to be about unionisation and liberation.This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

Also COMMON GOOD PROJECT, will be at 
Centre Human Ecology in the Pearce Institute every Thursday from between 
1-4pm, or by prearranged times:


CHE Pearce Institute, 840-860
Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Phone: 07811263923 

email: info@inthecommongood.org 

Web: commgood.wordpress.com

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
Part of the PAR To increase understanding and encourage participation in helping to build local institutions where research can be shared, discussed and developed with others.

Suggestions for films themes discussion collaborations welcome. If anyone has a passion for any of these themes, topics, improvements, variations and want to talk them up, help out in organising and presenting them, Let us know.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting
Thursday, 27th of August from 18:30 until 20:00
African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids@gmail.com
07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

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Summer Herb Foraging Walk – FREE
Sunday, 30th of August from 11:00 until approximately 13:00
Meet in Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2HG

Discover the edible and medicinal plants growing around us in Glasgow and learn how to harvest them sustainably.

Summer flowers will still be blooming and Autumn berries and fruits will be starting to appear. Many of these plants can be used for a range of ailments and in first aid situations. The walk will suit all ages and abilities – please bring lots of questions and thoughts to share.

Meet in Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road at 11am – we’ll be leaving shortly after.

Practicalities: The walk will take us around different areas of Queen’s Park ending at the Glasshouse where there is a cafe, soft play and toilets. Sturdy footwear is advisable as paths may be muddy and the walk is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies – let me know if you have any access requirements.

For more information: whitecat-herbal@hotmail.co.uk

Blog with information on previous walks / foraging recipes / general herbal medicine: whitecat-herbal.com

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While You weren’t Looking
Sunday, 30th of August from 14:00 until 15:15
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

*UK Premiere*
While You Weren’t Looking | Dir Catherine Stewart | South Africa | 2015 | 74 mins

Tickets: On door only. No pre-booking. (capacity is 74)
Cost: Pay what you can – this is a fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Scotland group.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3v_E75-T2M
We’re screening the shorter ‘lesbian version’ as it’s been called.

Accessibility: The CCA is an accessible venue.
*The film will have English subtitles/ NO BSL
[for detailed information see http://www.digitaldesperados.org

“WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING is an original story, set in Cape Town. The protagonists are gay and lesbian, from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humorous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers – black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies – that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold.” [from Imdb]

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WestGAP Bank Holiday Fundraiser
Sunday, 30th of August from 19:30 until 01:00
Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

MONO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

SACRED PAWS
SPINNING COIN
Pastels DJs

BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY – 7.30PM ’til late

£6 on the door/ £5 unwaged + westgap members

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against ill-considered policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, utilities, photocopying, stamps.

http://westgap.co.uk/

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On the Side of the Road documentary UK Tour
Friday, 4th of September
Check http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/ for location details

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BICYCLE THIEVES
Tuesday, 8th of September at 18:30
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.

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Resistance Recipes: Palestinian Food and Film
Saturday, 9th of September at 18:30
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

There’s a feast for the senses with this special film and food event exploring Palestinian culture. A selection of short films will be screened which explore the politics of food in Palestine, illuminating struggles with access and how people are coming together using food to make a difference to their lives and communities. The screening will be complemented by a live demonstration of Palestinian cooking from a women’s collective in Nablus via skype. Tasters of the recipes will be prepared by a local Palestinian cook for the audience to try.

Given it is harvest time in Scotland, it is an opportunity to think and talk about food security and sovereignty in a local as well as global context.

6.30pm, £4 (£3 concessions)
All ages

Ticket sales will cover the cost of ingredients and any additional income will go to a Palestinian charity.

Book online through the CCA website or call 0141 352 4900

Organised by Open Jar Collective and Camcorder Guerillas

Part of the Cooking Pot series of events co-ordinated by the CCA as part of their Public Engagement programme
http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/55c8c46a97f38a3d20000002

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project (RiB) will have a stall at the Resistance Recipes event.

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Harvest Celebration
Saturday, 19th of September from 12:00 until 16:00
The Back Garden, 19 Brechin Street, G3 7HF (behind the Possilpark Health and Care Centre)

The Harvest Celebration is fast approaching!

Please get in touch if you want to hold a stall, run a workshop or perform at it! We are offering £50 for a 2 hour workshop and £30 per musician (up to £120 max per band)!

There will be FREE locally grown produce, baking and tea/coffee for everyone! Including pakoras and tattie scones with homemade tomato sauce! Yum!!!

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Resistance in the Czech Republic
Wednesday, 16th of September from 18:45 until 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

In May this year the Czech state launched a massive attack on the anarchist movement under the name Operation Phoenix. Dozens of people were arrested on terrorism and hate crime charges; flats, squats and social centres were raided/evicted with alarming speed and brutality (with court orders that would normally take years to process being rubber-stamped overnight and water canons getting deployed); while the Anarchist Federation, the Anarchist Black Cross (prisoner support), and several other radical groups have had the servers which host their websites taken.

These brutal attacks had been authorised due to the efficiency and effectiveness of the anarchist movement in recent years, with the local solidarity network growing in numbers and becoming able to take on bigger and bigger targets, while social centres have provided the space for sharing of experience and ideas while building working class solidarity.

This month’s discussion will be led by two Czech anarchists who will give some information on the background to recent events in the Czech Republic.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to
wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Raspberry Pi Day
Saturday, 12th of December from 10:00 until 16:00
Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Building, 107 Rottenrow East, G4 0NG

The Raspberry Pi day is an event for all levels of ability and involvement. Several talks will be given during the day, covering the basics of the Raspberry Pi, as well as programming and electronics applications.

There will also be a laboratory area, with Raspberry Pis for hands on, interactive demonstrations and space for additional guest projects to be shared with those at the event.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Glasgow Parkour Coaching: Free Adult Taster Session
Thursday, 27th of August at 18:45
Hillhead Underground Subway Station, 248 Byres Road, G12 8SH

Ever wanted to try parkour? Come along to Glasgow Parkour Coaching’s monthly Parkour taster last Thursday of the month!

This session is for beginners only and is a chance to get a taste of what goes on at our weekly adult classes. This monthly training session is a perfect opportunity for having a go at parkour.

The class is lead by an experienced parkour coach, and follows the format of all GPC classes. There will be a warm-up together, an introduction to some of the fundamentals of training, maybe some games, and a wee conditioning session too!

The training is free and open to people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. The training is specially tailored to beginners’ needs, and includes the fundamentals of parkour training. So come along and have a jump!!

This session is for beginners and new practitioners. So, if it’s your first time training, we’ll be super happy to see you!
You don’t need anything special, just remember to dress in loose, comfortable clothes and to bring plenty of water.
If it’s cold, wear layers you can take off easily, because we’ll warm up quickly but you don’t want to cool down too fast when you stop moving!! As for shoes, your fav running trainers is all you need. If you have several pairs, choose the lightest ones with the most flexible soles: they’ll be the best for touch and sensitivity.

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Critical Mass : August
Friday, 28th of August at 18:30
George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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United Glasgow vs Kilmarnock Ladies
Sunday, 6th of September (contact team for kickoff time)
Rugby Park, Rugby Road, KA1 2DP Kilmarnock

Ever wanted to watch a United Glasgow Football Club team play in a top-level stadium? Well, here’s your chance…

United Glasgow FC Women’s Team travel to play Kilmarnock Ladies in September and the game will take place at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, home of Kilmarnock FC.

UGFC will be looking to avenge a bruising 8-0 defeat and have a good time in great surroundings. Access is free, come along and have a good time supporting UGFC away!

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

http://www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc
https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129416972636/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/764904386887499/?fref=ts

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 14/08/2015

Hi all,

Another week, another update. This evening there is a collection for items being taken over to the Calais migrant camp, so if you have anything to donate then see the details below. We are also putting on our regular discussion group this Wednesday, this month looking at the idea of scarcity of resources. As ever drop us a quick line if you think of any other events you think we should know about that fits in with our loose idea of promoting anything working class, community-based, DIY, anarchist, radical, or alternative (so no political parties, front groups, or purely commercial ventures).

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Glasgow Supports Migrants in Calais

Friday, August 14 at 4:00pm

Scout Hall, 71 Glencairn Drive, Pollokshields, G41 4QN

Approximately 5000 people, many of whom have fled from war and persecution, are living in a shanty town in Calais called The Jungle. People from Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan are attempting to cross the UK border in search of a better life. Those living in the Jungle are provided with one meal per day, and most are living in makeshift tents with limited access to running water.

To be treated with respect and dignity and seek asylum are fundamental human rights. Irrespective of the differing views on the current European migration crisis, it cannot be right that in the 21st century, people are living in abject poverty and dying at Britain’s border.

This trip will take a transit van packed with donations of clothing, bedding and practical items from Glasgow to our fellow humans in Calais.

DROP OFF POINT- SCOUT HALL AT 71 GLENCAIRN DRIVE, POLLOKSHIELDS, G41 4QN.

FROM 4pm FRI

Just Giving page

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/glasgowtocalais-01

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Does powering the planet have to cost us the Earth? – Dr Mark Symes | Glasgow Skeptics

Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm

The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Through this talk, we will examine how much energy we humans use as a species, where we get it from, and how much we might need 30 years from now. We will explore some of the possible options for our future energy diet, and what this might mean for our lifestyles in the future. We will consider a broad range of possibilities, maybe de-bunk some myths, possibly face some hard truths, and hopefully finish up wiser than when we started.

Mark Symes is a lecturer in energy conversion and electrochemistry at the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry. He is passionate about finding solutions to pressing societal problems by using the power of science. This drove him to begin a research programme which aims to develop new methods for storing renewably-generated power, so that we can have clean energy when the sun doesn’t shine and when the wind doesn’t blow. Despite this clear agenda, he tries to be as impartial as the facts allow when talking about the future of our energy supply to the general public.

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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Protest for an Affordable Railway

Tuesday, August 18 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Glasgow Central Station (front entrance)

Rail fares are rising again, yet the cost of living isn’t get any cheaper. In January 2016 passengers will be asked to pay out even more for their rail fares. Passengers and taxpayers are paying a high price for the failures of rail privatisation.

Come protest the cost of rail travel.

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Beyond Scarcity

Wednesday, August 19th at 6:45pm until 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This month’s AFed discussion group will open with a short introduction to the ideas of scarcity, the role of capitalism in artificially limiting our access to resources, and how anarchist communists think we can move beyond our current economy to gain well-being for all.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Glasgow Pride Breakfast

Saturday, August 22 at 9:30am

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre, 423 London Road, G40 1AG

LGBT Age, T-Time Glasgow & LGBT Health and Wellbeing are hosting our first Glasgow Pride Breakfast. Join us for delicious food, live entertainment and friendly chat on the morning of Pride. Kick-start your Pride celebrations at this family-friendly event for the LGBTQI community and friends.

The aim of the breakfast is to provide a safe, inclusive space to celebrate and to build our sense of community. You are welcome to come alone, with groups, families and friends. If you are unsure about attending and would feel more able to attend with a buddy, give us a ring to discuss.

The Calton Centre is just around the corner from Glasgow Green, so for those that want to join the march, they can leave together after breakfast.

Please book early to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/1JdS4ie

Contact: beverley@lgbthealth.org.uk/0141 271 2330

Cost: £3 suggested donation

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Free Pride Glasgow

Saturday, August 22 at 2:00pm

The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

Pride should be free. Pride should be a protest. Pride should be accessible to all.

Instead, Pride events have become over-commercialised and de-radicalised, and people are charged money if they want to participate. Pride belongs to LGBTQIA+ people; and we want it back.

We are tired of the lack of inclusiveness for trans, intersex and asexual people and other marginalised groups that make part of our LGBTQIA+ communities, including disabled people/people with and people of colour.

So we are aiming to rectify this, by holding our own free and accessible event!

Join us after the march at the Art School for a day (and night!) of workshops, stalls, performance, poetry, music and more!

~~~~DAY TIME EVENT: 2PM-7PM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~

With stalls + workshops from: LGBT Unity, Sex Workers Open University, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Roller Derby, Rape Crisis Scotland, Asexuality workshop, Disability workshop and MORE.

Poetry + performance from: Elaine Gallacher, Marcus Mac Antu air neir, Liz Cronin, Maki Yamazaki, Skye Pope, THEY THEY THEYS and MORE.

~~~~NIGHT TIME EVENT: 10PM-3AM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~~

DJS

MATTHEW WILLIAMS

LOCK UP YOUR DJS

& MORE TBC

Performance TBC

Short Films from:

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS

This Is What I Want festival

Nicole O’Reilly

& MORE!

The event is completely free to attend.

ACESSIBILITY:

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.

Gender Neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.

We are aiming to have BSL interpreters present for performance and short film screenings. We will also aim to have the short films subtitled.

There will be an alcohol free space available in the evening, where we will screen short films and provide a quiet alternative to the partying!

If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: SALT OF THE EARTH

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

The only film that was banned in America. It would have to be about unionisation and liberation.This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

Also COMMON GOOD PROJECT, will be at 
Centre Human Ecology in the Pearce Institute every Thursday from between 
1-4pm, or by prearranged times:


CHE Pearce Institute, 840-860
Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Phone: 07811263923 

email: info 

Web: commgood.wordpress.com

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

Part of the PAR To increase understanding and encourage participation in helping to build local institutions where research can be shared, discussed and developed with others.

Suggestions for films themes discussion collaborations welcome. If anyone has a passion for any of these themes, topics, improvements, variations and want to talk them up, help out in organising and presenting them, Let us know.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting

Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids

07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

**********

Summer Herb Foraging Walk – FREE

Sunday, August 30th at 11:00am – 1:00pm (ish)

Meet in Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2HG

Discover the edible and medicinal plants growing around us in Glasgow and learn how to harvest them sustainably.

Summer flowers will still be blooming and Autumn berries and fruits will be starting to appear. Many of these plants can be used for a range of ailments and in first aid situations. The walk will suit all ages and abilities – please bring lots of questions and thoughts to share.

Meet in Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road at 11am – we’ll be leaving shortly after.

Practicalities: The walk will take us around different areas of Queen’s Park ending at the Glasshouse where there is a cafe, soft play and toilets. Sturdy footwear is advisable as paths may be muddy and the walk is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies – let me know if you have any access requirements.

For more information: whitecat-herbal

Blog with information on previous walks / foraging recipes / general herbal medicine: whitecat-herbal.com

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While You weren’t Looking

Sunday, August 30 at 2:00pm – 3:15pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

*UK Premiere*

While You Weren’t Looking | Dir Catherine Stewart | South Africa | 2015 | 74 mins

Tickets: On door only. No pre-booking. (capacity is 74)

Cost: Pay what you can – this is a fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Scotland group.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3v_E75-T2M

We’re screening the shorter ‘lesbian version’ as it’s been called.

Accessibility: The CCA is an accessible venue.

*The film will have English subtitles/ NO BSL

[for detailed information see www.digitaldesperados.org]

"WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING is an original story, set in Cape Town. The protagonists are gay and lesbian, from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humorous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers – black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies – that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold."

[from Imdb]

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BICYCLE THIEVES

Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.

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Resistance in the Czech Republic

Wednesday, September 16th at 6:45pm until 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

In May this year the Czech state launched a massive attack on the anarchist movement under the name Operation Phoenix. Dozens of people were arrested on terrorism and hate crime charges; flats, squats and social centres were raided/evicted with alarming speed and brutality (with court orders that would normally take years to process being rubber-stamped overnight and water canons getting deployed); while the Anarchist Federation, the Anarchist Black Cross (prisoner support), and several other radical groups have had the servers which host their websites taken.

These brutal attacks had been authorised due to the efficiency and effectiveness of the anarchist movement in recent years, with the local solidarity network growing in numbers and becoming able to take on bigger and bigger targets, while social centres have provided the space for sharing of experience and ideas while building working class solidarity.

This month’s discussion will be led by two Czech anarchists who will give some information on the background to recent events in the Czech Republic.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Glasgow Parkour Coaching: Free Adult Taster Session

Thursday, August 27 at 6:45pm

Hillhead Underground Subway Station, 248 Byres Road, G12 8SH

Ever wanted to try parkour? Come along to Glasgow Parkour Coaching’s monthly Parkour taster last Thursday of the month!

This session is for beginners only and is a chance to get a taste of what goes on at our weekly adult classes. This monthly training session is a perfect opportunity for having a go at parkour.

The class is lead by an experienced parkour coach, and follows the format of all GPC classes. There will be a warm-up together, an introduction to some of the fundamentals of training, maybe some games, and a wee conditioning session too!

The training is free and open to people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. The training is specially tailored to beginners’ needs, and includes the fundamentals of parkour training. So come along and have a jump!!

This session is for beginners and new practitioners. So, if it’s your first time training, we’ll be super happy to see you!

You don’t need anything special, just remember to dress in loose, comfortable clothes and to bring plenty of water.

If it’s cold, wear layers you can take off easily, because we’ll warm up quickly but you don’t want to cool down too fast when you stop moving!!

As for shoes, your fav running trainers is all you need. If you have several pairs, choose the lightest ones with the most flexible soles: they’ll be the best for touch and sensitivity.

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Critical Mass : August

Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm

George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129416972636/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764904386887499/?fref=ts

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 08/08/2015

Hello everyone, here’s a quick Friday update to remind you all that Glasgow Social Centre’s fundraiser is tomorrow, with lots of fun activities for all ages! Hope to see you there, and enjoy the weekend.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages!

Funday activities include:

– Relaxing massages from 2pm

– Tricks by a stage magician

– Free food for all

– Arts, crafts and games

– Make your own water squirter (2PM -outdoors – weather permitting – bring change of clothes)

– Free shop with clothes,ornaments and plants

– Stalls from groups such as the Radical Independent Bookfair, WestGAP, Unity and AFed

– Live music

…and more!

The event is free, but we will be collecting donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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Greeks ‘breaking bad’: The politics of extreme austerity – Dr Georgios Karyotis

Monday, August 10 at 7:00pm

The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Since 2010, Greece has been at the epicentre of the global economic crisis. Despite receiving two record-high international rescue packages – conditional upon the implementation of extreme austerity measures – economic and social indicators have since worsened instead of improving. The victory of radical-left party Syriza in the January 2015 elections raised expectations that there might be a realistic alternative to austerity, expectations that received a major blow after the July 2015 agreement for a planned third bailout that goes against many of Syriza’s pre-electoral pledges. The aim of this public talk is to explore developments in Greece and their broader implications for crisis-ridden states. In particular, using original survey evidence, it will seek to analyse how attitudes towards austerity have developed over time, identify the drivers of vote for the anti-austerity camp in the last general election and speculate about the reasons for the Greek government’s dramatic U-turn in the recent negotiations with its creditors. The follow-up discussion will focus, among others, on what lies ahead for Greece, for Europe and for austerity politics in general and on why we should care about these.

Dr Georgios Karyotis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Secretary of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association. His main research interests lie in the areas of international security theory, international relations, austerity politics and migration and had been published in some of the top international academic journals. He is the co-editor of the recently published The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: GROWN IN DETROIT

Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30pm

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly African-American, pregnant and parenting teenagers.

Also COMMON GOOD PROJECT, will be at 
Centre Human Ecology in the Pearce Institute every Thursday from between 
1-4pm, or by prearranged times:


CHE Pearce Institute, 840-860
Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Phone: 07811263923 

email: info 

Web: commgood.wordpress.com

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

Part of the PAR To increase understanding and encourage participation in helping to build local institutions where research can be shared, discussed and developed with others.

Suggestions for films themes discussion collaborations welcome. If anyone has a passion for any of these themes, topics, improvements, variations and want to talk them up, help out in organising and presenting them, Let us know.

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Does powering the planet have to cost us the Earth? – Dr Mark Symes | Glasgow Skeptics

Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm

The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Through this talk, we will examine how much energy we humans use as a species, where we get it from, and how much we might need 30 years from now. We will explore some of the possible options for our future energy diet, and what this might mean for our lifestyles in the future. We will consider a broad range of possibilities, maybe de-bunk some myths, possibly face some hard truths, and hopefully finish up wiser than when we started.

Mark Symes is a lecturer in energy conversion and electrochemistry at the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry. He is passionate about finding solutions to pressing societal problems by using the power of science. This drove him to begin a research programme which aims to develop new methods for storing renewably-generated power, so that we can have clean energy when the sun doesn’t shine and when the wind doesn’t blow. Despite this clear agenda, he tries to be as impartial as the facts allow when talking about the future of our energy supply to the general public.

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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Beyond Scarcity

Wednesday, August 19th at 6:45pm until 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This month’s AFed discussion group will open with a short introduction to the ideas of scarcity, the role of capitalism in artificially limiting our access to resources, and how anarchist communists think we can move beyond our current economy to gain well-being for all.

=====

Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Glasgow Pride Breakfast

Saturday, August 22 at 9:30am

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre, 423 London Road, G40 1AG

LGBT Age, T-Time Glasgow & LGBT Health and Wellbeing are hosting our first Glasgow Pride Breakfast. Join us for delicious food, live entertainment and friendly chat on the morning of Pride. Kick-start your Pride celebrations at this family-friendly event for the LGBTQI community and friends.

The aim of the breakfast is to provide a safe, inclusive space to celebrate and to build our sense of community. You are welcome to come alone, with groups, families and friends. If you are unsure about attending and would feel more able to attend with a buddy, give us a ring to discuss.

The Calton Centre is just around the corner from Glasgow Green, so for those that want to join the march, they can leave together after breakfast.

Please book early to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/1JdS4ie

Contact: beverley@lgbthealth.org.uk/0141 271 2330

Cost: £3 suggested donation

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Free Pride Glasgow

Saturday, August 22 at 2:00pm

The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

Pride should be free. Pride should be a protest. Pride should be accessible to all.

Instead, Pride events have become over-commercialised and de-radicalised, and people are charged money if they want to participate. Pride belongs to LGBTQIA+ people; and we want it back.

We are tired of the lack of inclusiveness for trans, intersex and asexual people and other marginalised groups that make part of our LGBTQIA+ communities, including disabled people/people with and people of colour.

So we are aiming to rectify this, by holding our own free and accessible event!

Join us after the march at the Art School for a day (and night!) of workshops, stalls, performance, poetry, music and more!

~~~~DAY TIME EVENT: 2PM-7PM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~

With stalls + workshops from: LGBT Unity, Sex Workers Open University, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Roller Derby, Rape Crisis Scotland, Asexuality workshop, Disability workshop and MORE.

Poetry + performance from: Elaine Gallacher, Marcus Mac Antu air neir, Liz Cronin, Maki Yamazaki, Skye Pope, THEY THEY THEYS and MORE.

~~~~NIGHT TIME EVENT: 10PM-3AM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~~

DJS

MATTHEW WILLIAMS

LOCK UP YOUR DJS

& MORE TBC

Performance TBC

Short Films from:

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS

This Is What I Want festival

Nicole O’Reilly

& MORE!

The event is completely free to attend.

ACESSIBILITY:

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.

Gender Neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.

We are aiming to have BSL interpreters present for performance and short film screenings. We will also aim to have the short films subtitled.

There will be an alcohol free space available in the evening, where we will screen short films and provide a quiet alternative to the partying!

If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: SALT OF THE EARTH

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

The only film that was banned in America. It would have to be about unionisation and liberation.This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting

Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids

07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

**********

Summer Herb Foraging Walk – FREE

Sunday, August 30th at 11:00am – 1:00pm (ish)

Meet in Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road at 11am – we’ll be leaving shortly after.

Discover the edible and medicinal plants growing around us in Glasgow and learn how to harvest them sustainably.

Summer flowers will still be blooming and Autumn berries and fruits will be starting to appear. Many of these plants can be used for a range of ailments and in first aid situations. The walk will suit all ages and abilities – please bring lots of questions and thoughts to share.

Practicalities: The walk will take us around different areas of Queen’s Park ending at the Glasshouse where there is a cafe, soft play and toilets. Sturdy footwear is advisable as paths may be muddy and the walk is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies – let me know if you have any access requirements.

For more information: whitecat-herbal

Blog with information on previous walks / foraging recipes / general herbal medicine: whitecat-herbal.com

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BICYCLE THIEVES

Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm

The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass : August

Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm

George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

**********

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129416972636/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764904386887499/?fref=ts

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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Email future events including name/time/date/location/description to:
glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net

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The Autonomy Update is brought to you by Glasgow Anarchist Federation. Visit our blog at:
http://glasgow.afed.org.uk

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Glasgow Events from 03/08/2015

Hi all,

We are all ack from a short summer break, and so have a lot to put in the update. Of particular note this Saturday is a funday at Kinning Park to help raise money and awareness of the Glasgow Social Centre project. Also, before we get started with the listing, we recieved the following message from our friends at the Unity Centre:

Dear Friends,

Following inspirational talks from Movement for Justice at the End Detention weekend in Glasgow about the previous Shut Down Yarlswood Detention Centre protests whereby the outer fence to the detention centre was demolished and protests inside formed; not to mention discussion of consistent unrest inside the detention centre resulting in certain self-help guides being confiscated (and later returned after outside actions) and disgusting retaliation tactics used by guards, including solitary confinement and refusing detainees access to food, it has been decided that Glasgow will have a presence on the 8th of August at the next SHUT DOWN YARLSWOOD!

We are looking for support to organise this. Due to many difficulties organising a coach we will go down in as many cars as possible. We are currently fundraising for fuel costs through crowdfunding: http://www.gofundme.com/8z3k4r337y
Donations can also be made directly to The Unity Centre through a number of methods (including paypal) found here to avoid crowdfunding costs: http://unitycentreglasgow.org/donate-to-the-unity-centre/

We also ask that anyone who has a car and is willing/able to drive or would/could let someone else drive get in touch. We currently have two confirmed cars which are full. The Unity LGBT group also want to go and will fill another car and there are many more keen individuals on a waiting list.

Anyone wanting to come is more than welcome to be added to the list. We have been to the Surround Harmondsworth protests in the past and the atmosphere is something to experience. We strongly believe that these types of continued protests are necessary to propel the End Detention Movement.

There are many other ways to get involved in the End Detention Movement. It would be great to have T-shirts made and new banners so a crafty banner making day could be set up. Also sharing and promoting this call for support.

We are really keen to be involved/support individuals and groups wanting to be more involved in Ending Detention across the UK and can be contacted about this anytime (email or phone or pop into the centre in person). It may be just to talk things through, answer queries or provide information about how the current detention system works.

Hope to hear from many of you.

SOLIDARITY!!!

The Unity Centre
30 Ibrox St
Glasgow G511AQ
0141 427 7992
info

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Ebola: A View From the Front Line – Dr Sharon Irvine | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, August 3 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. The epidemic sweeping across the region has now killed five times more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined. Just over a year later over 11000 people have been reported as having died from the disease.

Dr Sharon Irvine has recently returned from her second deployment in Sierra Leone and brings a unique first hand perspective on the difficulties of treating and containing a deadly virus in a developing country.

Sharon Irvine is currently in the final year of an MRC Fellowship at the University of Glasgow researching antibiotic resistance in bacteria. She is an Infectious Disease and Microbiology Registrar in Glasgow, which led to the opportunity to volunteer as a clinician in the Ebola Response in Sierra Leone. She is keen to be involved long term in the reintroduction of normal healthcare into this beautiful country.

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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LIVE MUSIC AT SHARMANKA: FROG POCKET
Thursday, August 6 at 8:00pm
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Our live performance for August’s First Thursday event comes from Frog Pocket, whom we’re very pleased to welcome to the Gallery. Frog Pocket’s eclectic blend of sounds, ranging from folk to electronica, his skills as a violin player (and various other things too!), a record catalogue of several albums and his abilities as a collaborative player (notably with Mike Heron) are all signs that we’re in for a wonderful experience as he performs amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures!

As ever, the performance will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm show has concluded – a little after 8 – and donations for the performer will be collected from audience members as they leave.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!
Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages!

Funday activities include:

– Relaxing massages from 2pm
– Tricks by a stage magician
– Free food for all
– Arts, crafts and games
– Make your own water squirter (2PM -outdoors – weather permitting – bring change of clothes)
– Free shop with clothes,ornaments and plants
– Stalls from groups such as the Radical Independent Bookfair, WestGAP, Unity and AFed
– Live music

…and more!

The event is free, but we will be collecting donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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Greeks ‘breaking bad’: The politics of extreme austerity – Dr Georgios Karyotis
Monday, August 10 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Since 2010, Greece has been at the epicentre of the global economic crisis. Despite receiving two record-high international rescue packages – conditional upon the implementation of extreme austerity measures – economic and social indicators have since worsened instead of improving. The victory of radical-left party Syriza in the January 2015 elections raised expectations that there might be a realistic alternative to austerity, expectations that received a major blow after the July 2015 agreement for a planned third bailout that goes against many of Syriza’s pre-electoral pledges. The aim of this public talk is to explore developments in Greece and their broader implications for crisis-ridden states. In particular, using original survey evidence, it will seek to analyse how attitudes towards austerity have developed over time, identify the drivers of vote for the anti-austerity camp in the last general election and speculate about the reasons for the Greek government’s dramatic U-turn in the recent negotiations with its creditors. The follow-up discussion will focus, among others, on what lies ahead for Greece, for Europe and for austerity politics in general and on why we should care about these.

Dr Georgios Karyotis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Secretary of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association. His main research interests lie in the areas of international security theory, international relations, austerity politics and migration and had been published in some of the top international academic journals. He is the co-editor of the recently published The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: GROWN IN DETROIT
Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30pm
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly African-American, pregnant and parenting teenagers.

Also COMMON GOOD PROJECT, will be at 
Centre Human Ecology in the Pearce Institute every Thursday from between 
1-4pm, or by prearranged times:


CHE Pearce Institute, 840-860
Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Phone: 07811263923 

email: info 

Web: commgood.wordpress.com

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
Part of the PAR To increase understanding and encourage participation in helping to build local institutions where research can be shared, discussed and developed with others.

Suggestions for films themes discussion collaborations welcome. If anyone has a passion for any of these themes, topics, improvements, variations and want to talk them up, help out in organising and presenting them, Let us know.

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Does powering the planet have to cost us the Earth? – Dr Mark Symes | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Through this talk, we will examine how much energy we humans use as a species, where we get it from, and how much we might need 30 years from now. We will explore some of the possible options for our future energy diet, and what this might mean for our lifestyles in the future. We will consider a broad range of possibilities, maybe de-bunk some myths, possibly face some hard truths, and hopefully finish up wiser than when we started.

Mark Symes is a lecturer in energy conversion and electrochemistry at the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry. He is passionate about finding solutions to pressing societal problems by using the power of science. This drove him to begin a research programme which aims to develop new methods for storing renewably-generated power, so that we can have clean energy when the sun doesn’t shine and when the wind doesn’t blow. Despite this clear agenda, he tries to be as impartial as the facts allow when talking about the future of our energy supply to the general public.

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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Glasgow Pride Breakfast
Saturday, August 22 at 9:30am
Calton Heritage and Learning Centre, 423 London Road, G40 1AG

LGBT Age, T-Time Glasgow & LGBT Health and Wellbeing are hosting our first Glasgow Pride Breakfast. Join us for delicious food, live entertainment and friendly chat on the morning of Pride. Kick-start your Pride celebrations at this family-friendly event for the LGBTQI community and friends.

The aim of the breakfast is to provide a safe, inclusive space to celebrate and to build our sense of community. You are welcome to come alone, with groups, families and friends. If you are unsure about attending and would feel more able to attend with a buddy, give us a ring to discuss.

The Calton Centre is just around the corner from Glasgow Green, so for those that want to join the march, they can leave together after breakfast.

Please book early to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/1JdS4ie
Contact: beverley@lgbthealth.org.uk/0141 271 2330
Cost: £3 suggested donation

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Free Pride Glasgow
Saturday, August 22 at 2:00pm
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

Pride should be free. Pride should be a protest. Pride should be accessible to all.

Instead, Pride events have become over-commercialised and de-radicalised, and people are charged money if they want to participate. Pride belongs to LGBTQIA+ people; and we want it back.

We are tired of the lack of inclusiveness for trans, intersex and asexual people and other marginalised groups that make part of our LGBTQIA+ communities, including disabled people/people with and people of colour.

So we are aiming to rectify this, by holding our own free and accessible event!

Join us after the march at the Art School for a day (and night!) of workshops, stalls, performance, poetry, music and more!

~~~~DAY TIME EVENT: 2PM-7PM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~

With stalls + workshops from: LGBT Unity, Sex Workers Open University, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Roller Derby, Rape Crisis Scotland, Asexuality workshop, Disability workshop and MORE.

Poetry + performance from: Elaine Gallacher, Marcus Mac Antu air neir, Liz Cronin, Maki Yamazaki, Skye Pope, THEY THEY THEYS and MORE.

~~~~NIGHT TIME EVENT: 10PM-3AM @ THE ART SCHOOL~~~~

DJS
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
LOCK UP YOUR DJS
& MORE TBC

Performance TBC

Short Films from:
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
This Is What I Want festival
Nicole O’Reilly
& MORE!

The event is completely free to attend.

ACESSIBILITY:

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.
Gender Neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.
We are aiming to have BSL interpreters present for performance and short film screenings. We will also aim to have the short films subtitled.
There will be an alcohol free space available in the evening, where we will screen short films and provide a quiet alternative to the partying!
If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: SALT OF THE EARTH
Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

The only film that was banned in America. It would have to be about unionisation and liberation.This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting
Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids
07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

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COMMON GOOD FILM NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BICYCLE THIEVES
Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass : August
Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm
George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129416972636/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/764904386887499/?fref=ts

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 21/07/2015

Hi all,

A few interesting events this week coming, with planning for the social centre on Tuesday, an anti-raids planning meeting for those facing dawn raids from the racists in the UKBA and those wanting to support them taking place this Thursday, and the general secretary of the IWW speaking this Saturday coming.

Also, our good friends at WestGAP are looking for more people to head along and get involved. This can be through doing some admin around the office or by helping folks with claimants advice and enquiries. You can contact them through http://westgap.co.uk/contact-us/

As ever, if you know of any events coming up then drop us a line.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Funday Planning Meeting

Tuesday, July 21st at 6:45pm – 8:15pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Our next summer event is going to be a funday suitable for people of all ages that hopes to highlight some of the ways in which a social centre could be used in Glasgow. We would like your help in putting it together. So if you are interested in helping plan out this event, or just want to get involved in setting up a social centre, then head along and meet the rest of the collective!

Please note the change in previously advertised date.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids

07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

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‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour

Saturday, July 25 at 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CCA Clubroom, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us.

We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.

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FREE Dance Event

Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!

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The Festival of Code 2015

Monday July 27 to Sunday August 2

Tay House, 300 Bath St, G2 4LH

Young Rewired State <http://yrs.io> is a connected community of coders and digital makers aged 18 and under. We introduce them to like-minded peers, and expert mentors, at free events around the world, where they focus on collaboration, skill development and using their digital skills for social good.

Every summer, we run the world’s largest annual hackathon for young people! The ‘Festival of Code <http://festival.yrs.io/>’ is a week-long celebration of young technology talent, bringing together coders from all across the UK – and the world – to build projects together to solve real world problems. Over the past six years, we’ve worked with over 2,000 young people in the UK and abroad, with lots of our alumni now returning to mentor the next generation of young coders.

At the Festival our community gather from Monday to Thursday at volunteer-led local centres <http://festival.yrs.io/centres> to make new friends and prototype projects using their coding skills and open data. They then come together for the Festival weekend where they showcase what they have built to parents, mentors, press, industry and expert judges, while having lots of fun experimenting with new technology and eating much pizza!

The Festival of Code 2015 is taking place from *July 27th to August 2nd, *with the Glasgow centre being run at Tay House by Waqas Arshid. Full information about the Festival can be found at festival.yrs.io

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World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance

Thursday, July 30 at 20:00

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.

Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here

http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/555c6ab685085d7e38000026

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages! We hope this event will play host to a whole heap of activities, from stalls showing the kind of things people and activities you would likely find in a social centre through to to crafts and games for the young at heart.

A full programme of events and activities will be available shortly. If you are interested in having a stall or putting on an activity then get in touch!

The event is free, but we will be hoping to collect donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass : July Jolly

Friday, July 31 at 6:30pm

George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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FREE ADULT PARKOUR TASTER – JULY

Thursday, July 30 at 6:45pm

Hillhead Underground Station, 248 Byres Road, G12 8SH

Ever wanted to try parkour? Come along to Glasgow Parkour Coaching’s monthly Parkour taster last Thursday of the month!

This session is for beginners only and is a chance to get a taste of what goes on at our weekly adult classes. This monthly training session is a perfect opportunity for having a go at parkour.

The class is lead by an experienced parkour coach, and follows the format of all GPC classes. There will be a warm-up together, an introduction to some of the fundamentals of training, maybe some games, and a wee conditioning session too!

The training is free and open to people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. The training is specially tailored to beginners’ needs, and includes the fundamentals of parkour training. So come along and have a jump!!

This session is for beginners and new practitioners. So, if it’s your first time training, we’ll be super happy to see you!You don’t need anything special, just remember to dress in loose, comfortable clothes and to bring plenty of water. If it’s cold, wear layers you can take off easily, because we’ll warm up quickly but you don’t want to cool down to fast when you stop moving!!

As for shoes, your fav running trainers is all you need. If you have several pairs, choose the lightest ones with the most flexible soles: they’ll be the best for touch and sensitivity.

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Glasgow Events from 13/07/2015

Hi all,

Back into the swing of a regular update now, and just in time for tomorrow’s solidarity demo outside the Home Office building… Hope to see folks there!

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Solidarity with Amir Parsa!

Monday, July 13 at 11:00am

UKBA offices, Festival Court 200 Brand Street, G51 1DH (near Cessnock Underground)

Last week Amir Parsa collapsed outside of the Home office in pain while protesting the racist policies of the Home Office. He attempted to continue to stand with his banner but the pain was too great and he fell. Members of staff at the Home Office saw this incident and were asked to call an ambulance but they refused, saying that he was not their responsibility as he was on the other side of the fence, and saying "you’re his friends you call him an ambulance". An ambulance was called and Amir was taken to the Southern General hospital where he is now.

SOLIDARITY NOW! A demonstration will take place at 11am on Monday the 13th of July to continue Amir’s protest- spread the word!

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Out of the Ordinary – A Short History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the Planet Earth by the Glasgow Skeptics

Monday, July 13 at 7:00pm

The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Nearly 14 billion years ago the universe began with the Big Bang. Since then, a lot has been going on, from the development of stars and galaxies, to the eventual creation of the Earth. So where do scientists think all of this came from? And where do we, as humans, fit in?

Becky Douglas is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, researching gravitational waves and co-lead of the Glasgow Chapter of ScienceGRRL, an organisation that promotes and supports women in science. She is a keen science communicator and has been known to share science in exchange for beer, cake and occasionally coffee.

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Invisible Lines at Unfix festival

Sunday, July 12 at 7:30pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Two people journey through time, space and site, connected mouth to mouth by an almost invisible thread. A visually arresting, intimate and playful performance exploring human connectedness through notions of listening, trust and risk. An unusual, engaging, subtle dance which speaks of how we might co-exist in the world.

Devised and performed by Luke Birch and Saffy Setohy Dance Artist, conceived by Saffy Setohy.

Part of the wonderful new event Unfix Festival of Performance and Ecology- 4 days packed full of performances, workshops and other events by artists from Scotland and beyond.

Tickets to be found here http://www.unfixfestival.com/

Unfix Festival is entirely artist led and run. We have a crowdfunder campaign here if you would like to support this vibrant and eclectic event…….

http://www.gofundme.com/unfixfestival15

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Third People’s Vegan Kitchen

Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm

The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Aloha, fellow sun depleted Glaswegians!

We, the Glasgow People’s Vegan Kitchen, invite you once more to a taste bud-exhilarating vegan feast. This time we will bring the tropics to Glasgow with some funky Caribbean music and a delicious menu consisting of sizzling Pulled Jackfruit Burgers with various crunchy salads & magnificent Silken Tofu cheesecake.

All for just £3 (we accept pirate booty, too).

Clean those gills, put on the hula skirts and join us!

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Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me – The Missing Pieces Edit

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

It is happening again.

Due to force majeure the last time I screened this work and due to public request I am going to screen it again.

This is a personal project. I have reinserted 77 minutes of footage cut from the theatrical release of Fire Walk With Me. This personal vision of the film runs to an epic 201 minutes.

New musical cues have been added to two scenes. The narrative has been slightly restructured to accommodate changes and countless characters and sub plots are once again made present. In lieu of a director’s cut this is as close to the original vision of Fire Walk With Me as we are likely to see.

It has carefully and professionally been assembled with a lot of care and passion.

The film will be presented in 1280 x 720 resolution with a stereo audio mix.

The event is free and tickets will not be issued (it is too simple for free tickets not to be used). This is old school cinema – first come first served. The Old Hairdresser’s will seat around 70 people.

Please arrive early. Doors will open 12:30. The film will begin promptly at 13:00. I hope you will join me.

Thank you.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Funday Planning Meeting

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue TBC (see next update)

Our next summer event is going to be a funday suitable for people of all ages that hopes to highlight some of the ways in which a social centre could be used in Glasgow. We would like your help in putting it together. If you are interested in helping plan out this event, or just want to get involved in setting up a social centre, then head along and meet the rest of the collective!

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‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour

Saturday, July 25 at 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CCA Clubroom, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us.

We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.

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FREE Dance Event

Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!

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World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance

Thursday, July 30 at 20:00

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.

Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here

http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/555c6ab685085d7e38000026

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages! We hope this event will play host to a whole heap of activities, from stalls showing the kind of things people and activities you would likely find in a social centre through to to crafts and games for the young at heart.

A full programme of events and activities will be available shortly.

The event is free, but we will be hoping to collect donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Glasgow Parkour Girls – Women*’s Class Returns!

Tuesday, July 14 at 06:45pm

Our weekly class for women is back!

Open to women aged 16 to 100, of all levels of experience and ability.

This class is a friendly and supportive environment, where you can learn the fundamentals of parkour, find some new physical challenges, and train hard, whatever your level

Even if you’ve never tried parkour before, come along and learn the basics in a supportive group (we all know what it’s like to not be able to do a push up!!)

All you need is a pair of trainers and some clothes that you can move around in. Glaswegian weather is unpredictable so we’d usually recommend bringing some layers and a waterproof. And a big bottle of water too.

Our ADAPT qualified and experience coach will run the class, taking you through joint preparation, a sweaty warm up, some tricky technical drills or learning a new skill, some intense conditioning to build up your strength, and a stretch at the end of the class.

It costs 10 quid for a two hour session, and send an email to classbooking to book your place.

(p.s. The gender binary is rubbish. Queer and trans identities welcome.)

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Glasgow Parkour Girls – Conditioning Jam

Thursday, July 16 at 06:45pm

Kelvinbridge Subway Station (beside the carpark)

Come along and get strong! As of this Thursday we’re beginning conditioning jams – a coach led, informal meet up to condition for parkour. Sessions will be free and last 60-90mins. They’ll be a mix of conditioning through movement and technique, as well as some classic, exhausting conditioning exercises.

Women practitioners of all levels welcome as everything can be scaled to ability. Novice jumpers are also welcome.

If you have any suggestions for anything you would like to focus on, please let us know. As ever, these are outdoor sessions, so dress appropriately and bring plenty of water.

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