Glasgow Upcoming Events Listing (2012 Feb 10th)

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February
– Pop up social centre
Saturday 11th February
– Anti ACTA demo
– Inverness Anarchist Film Festival
Tuesday 14th February
– The Love Equally March
– First hand account from Afghanistan
– IWW general member branch meeting
Wednesday 15th February
– AFed and friends meeting
Thursday 16th February
– Winter Warmer Film Night: The Man Who Stopped the Desert
Saturday 18th February
– Campaign against GCC Public Entertainment License Meeting
Wednesday 22nd February
– Greg Philo: ‘Public Beliefs and Political Struggle’
Friday 24th February
– Precarious Workers Meeting
Saturday 25th February
– SDL plan to march…
Tuesday 13th March
– IWW monthly film showing.

More details of all events …

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Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February
– Pop Up Social Centre Launch
Launch of the Pop Up Social Centre
@ Kinning Park Complex.

Over the weekend of the 10-12th February, the KP will see the first Pop-up Social Centre. For more details of what the popup is read on. Here’s the line-up:

Friday 6.30 – 9.45 talks, discussions and film (details below)

7pm: Urban Activism and the Commons
7.20pm: Kinning Park Complex story
7.40pm: Sustaining Activism over the Long Term
8.30pm: Film: The Garden

Urban Activism and the Commons

Sometimes it seems that our city is drowning under the torrential logic of capital. A councillor’s retirement package amounts to more money than many of us will make in a working lifetime; private developers and monopoly landlords gorge on public assets fed to them by local government; and the ruling parties continue to propagate the most insulting sound-bite of the current crisis: “We’re all in this together”. B*llsh*t, we’re not all in this together, the political, industrial and financial elites are doing very well on our labour, time and anxieties.

Stopping the rot starts wherever we find ourselves. There is no big secret to enacting change. The knowledge and skills required to end the rule of the few resides within each of us. Tapping into that knowledge is itself a learning process that takes place in the here-and-now, not sometime in the future. Our communities are worth more than any number of pound, euro or dollar signs. We realise this worth when we come together and share what we have. This ‘coming together’ is the essence of the Glasgow Social Centre (GSC).

From the 10th to the 12th of February, the GSC invites you to take part in a series of events spanning across the coming year in various locations around the city. These events, known as Pop-Up Social Centres, are intended to increase our collective confidence through sharing our stories and ideas. These events are intended to produce practical actions that defy the possessive logic of capitalist greed by creating collective ways of being-in-the-world.

Saturday 12am-10pm Roller disco, food, entertainment, stalls and more!

12-8pm People’s Cafe
3-6pm Roller Skating
6-10pm Acoustic Cafe and pot luck. For pot luck bring along anything you want to share: food, tricks, games, music, instruments, ball pools etc.
Also stalls during the day and free shop! Bring or take clothes for free.

Roller Disco Disco, Food & Chat

The ‘Social’ in Social Centre is crucial to the ethos of the social centre movement. Theatre, poetry, music, dance and roller-skating discos: we use these mediums to tell our stories of love, adventure and resistance; we use these mediums to imagine new ways of being-in-the-world; and we use these mediums to simply make an arse of ourselves.

Saturday is about roller-skating, food and fighting capitalism. Saturday is about coming along to share a song, a joke, a story, some cake, a recipe; or a piece of utterly useless information about clocks, owls, coat hangers or sand paper. If, for the time being, you’d like to hold on to such particulars, then that’s fine too: your company is more than enough.

If you can, please bring along guitars, trumpets, mandolins, drums, shakers, wobble boards, sport socks, bean bags, post-its and egg-timers (the fancier, the better).

Sunday 11-6pm Gardening, craft and bikes

11-3pm Gardening workshop/skillshare
2-4pm Dr. Bike from the Bike Station (bring your broken bike!)
2-5pm Craft workshop

Gardening, Dr Bike & Craft

My mate gave me his old racer when he bought himself a brand spank’n new Rally Grifter. The racer is gubbed and in need of some serious attention. On Sunday 12th February at the Pop-Up Social Centre our friends The Glasgow Bike Station are running a bike maintenance workshop. The winter is particularly harsh on our two-wheeler, ten-speeder dream machines: pop along for some Tender Lovin Bike Care. I’ll see you all there with ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’ (that’s my new racers name).

Other friends will be there too. We will be running a workshop on raised garden beds. Dominate your vegetable patch without backache. Erect a raised garden bed on your urban plot and let the worms work their magic.

Sunday is about skill sharing. It’s about learning practical stuff with friends. As well as the above, the Glasgow Social Centre will be putting on an up-cycling workshop where you can learn how to turn bike tire inner tubes into wallets, purses and maybe even dinner jackets. There are all sorts of practical and fantastical things you can do with a wee bit of junk and imagination. We’ll let you what junk to bring over the coming week.
For directions please visit http://www.kinningparkcomplex.org/directions/

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Saturday 11th February
– Anti ACTA demo
1:30-3pm. Outside city chambers. George Sq

ACTA is a shady new intellectual property enforcement treaty – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. It will impose censorship of the internet and have severe impacts on online privacy. It is the international version of PIPA/SOPA that provoked last month’s internet blackout protest strike by websites such as wikipedia. ACTA has been pushed by multinational corporations including Disney and other “entertainment” giants, pharmaceutical companies anxious to continue profiteering by selling medicines, which often resulted from publically funded research, at prices unaffordable to most of humanity.

The European Parliament will vote in June 2012 about whether to ratify ACTA, and positions have been taken by Governments throughout Europe. Nobody on here will be surprised to hear that the UK Government is supporting ACTA – taking the side of multinationals against ordinary people.

Freedom of speech and internet activists have organised protests around the world. Tomorrow in Glasgow we will be demonstrating as simultaneous demos take place across the EU. Be there and stand up for a free internet!
http://www.facebook.com/events/375858179095979/?ref=ts

– Inverness Anarchist Film Festival
Please forward this to contacts in Inverness. 🙂

11th February, 10am-5pm
The Bike Shed, Grant Street, Merkinch
Free/Donation
Vegan food, Tea & Coffee
10.15am – Anarchism in America
12.30pm – Lunch
1.30pm – An Anarchist’s Story: Ethel MacDonald
2.30pm – The Pipe
4.00pm – Snacks & Chat
Organised by Inverness Anarchist Federation
inverness.af@gmail.com
https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/inverness-anarchist-film-festival-11th-february-2012/

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Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th February
– Go-Green week – Glasgow Uni events
Sustainable Saturday & Sunday

Sustainable Futures Forum
Two day event run by People & Planet. Packed with talks, workshops,
skills-sharing, open space sessions and of course a party – the
student sustainability event of the year in Scotland!
Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm, Strathclyde Uni Student’s Association, 90 John St

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Tuesday 14th February

– The Love Equally March – Edinburgh

Join with us and Love Equally on Valentine’s Day!

Love Equally March and Rally for Equal Marriage – Tuesday 14th February, Edinburgh

The majority of the people of Scotland support equal marriage. Join us for the Love Equally March on the Valentine’s Day to clearly demonstrate that support and ensure the Scottish Government feel the love that exists in Scotland for marriage equality!

Join the Scottish Youth Parliament, the Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland, NUS Scotland, Stonewall Scotland and supporters from all over Scotland to ensure the marriage equality remains high on the political agenda.

In keeping with the Love Equally and Equal Marriage campaigns the march will be positive and we would ask that everyone who attends the march brings that positivity to the march! Show the love and positive vision for marriage by wearing wedding attire, bringing banners and balloons etc. and help us make the march a true representation of the support for Love Equally!

2:30pm Assemble at Bristo Square.

March Route – Forrest Road – George IV Bridge – Royal Mile – Scottish Parliament

3:45pm Rally outside Scottish Parliament. A range of supporters for marriage equality will address the rally outside the Scottish Parliament.

Please register your attendance, help us manage attendance and ensure everyones safety. Please register here: http://loveequallymarch.eventbrite.co.uk/

Please note the march is open to all supporters of marriage equality but under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Share the love – Love Equally on Valentine’s Day!

– First hand account from Afghanistan
7:30pm
Renfield St Stephens, 260 Bath St, Glasgow
Co-sponsored by Scottish CND and Scottish Stop the War.

Maya Evans talking about her recent visit to Afghanistan with Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She met with human rights activists, refugees, and people affected by NATO night raids and drone strikes. Come hear her first hand account of the impact of the war in Afghanistan. More info http://fromhastingstokabul.wordpress.com/.

– IWW general member branch meeting
7:30pm
Electron Club. Upstairs in the CCA.
Clydeside IWW general member branch meeting.
For all workers in and out of work, in a Trade union or not Abolish the Wages
system!

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Wednesday 15th February
– AFed and friends meeting
7:30-9:30pm
Room 8. Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre. 6 Daisy Street, G42 8JL

One of our regular meetings to organise new and ongoing local campaigns. They are open to anyone friendly to the AFed’s Aims and Principles: http://afed.org.uk/organisation/aims-and-principles.html

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Thursday 16th February
– Winter Warmer Film Night: The Man Who Stopped the Desert
6-9pm
Geoff Shaw Community Education Centre, 25 Kerrylamont Avenue, Toryglen, G42 0DN

The Man Who Stopped The Desert is a documentary telling the story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate African peasant farmer who has transformed the lioves of thousands of people across the Sahel by restoring degraded land and planting trees.

Join us for the beautiful and moving film, followed by a discussion for our 4th Winter Warmer Film Night.

Food and chat from 6pm, film on 6.30pm.

The Geoff Shaw Centre is on the number 7 bus route, and a short walk from the number 12 route.
Map is here : http://g.co/maps/wvyz8

It’s also not far from Kings Park or Mount Florida railway stations.

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Saturday 18th February
– Campaign against GCC Public Entertainment License Meeting
1-4pm
The Art School Union , The Beresford Building, Sauchiehall Street

As of 1st April 2012, Glasgow City Council will be changing their ‘Entertainments’ License, to include all free events, including Exhibitions.
After this date, all proposed public exhibitions, regardless of scale, will need to submit a tedious application along with a hefty fee, 6 weeks prior to the date, as well as public notification, 6 sets of lay out plans, and will involve consultation with Strathclyde police, Strathclyde Fire Brigade, Building Control, Environmental Health, local councillors, local community councils, and local area management committees.

It’s a ridiculously bureaucratic process which is being introduced at a particularly uncertain period, weeks before the start of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art – GI2012.
At a time were Glasgow creative community is the subject of extensive research, being branded the “Glasgow Miracle”, and when 2012 is being marketed as the “Year of Creative Scotland”, this will have a crippling impact on many small scale, non-profit, emerging organisations, artists and practitioners.

Please spread the word so we can build the campaign.

For more details on the license : http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/57F0A7CC-ADC8-4798-BC8B-9E7A5C97F9F0/0/BriefingNotePEL.pdf

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Wednesday 22nd February
– Greg Philo: ‘Public Beliefs and Political Struggle’
7-10pm
Adam Smith Building room 916. Glasgow University
Greg Philo, research director of Glasgow University Media Group and author of ‘Bad News From Israel’ and ‘More Bad News from Israel’, will be speaking on ‘Public Beliefs and Political Struggle’ with regards to Israel-Palestine.

“They have the skills to rival any market research organisation, combined with a name independent researchers would die for.”
The Sunday Times on Glasgow Media Group.

“Every journalist should read this book; every student of journalism should read it.”
John Pilger, New Statesman on ‘Bad News from Israel’.

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Friday 24th February
– Precarious Workers Meeting
7-9pm
Electron Club. Upstairs in the CCA.

http://precariousworkersgroup.wordpress.com/

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Saturday 25th February
– SDL plan to march…

Keep your eyes peeled for news as it comes in. There WILL be a counter presence and its looking definite that the SDL (Scottish Defence League, but actually racist thugs) will be in Glasgow on this day.

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Tuesday 13th March
– IWW monthly film showing.
7:30pm
Electron Club, upstairs in CCA
Details TBC
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