April Glasgow events

Events coming up in next few weeks.

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Tuesday 10th April
– IWW Clydeside meeting

Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘The Island President’

Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘Taking Root – the vision of Wangari Maathi’ (Glasgow Natural History Society)

Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ (Glasgow Tenants & Resident Network)

Wednesday 11th April
– Film Screening: ‘Dooman River’ (Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network)

Thursday 12th April
– National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns – Stop the Evictions: Glasgow Protest

Saturday 14th April
– Spring Into Action at the Woodlands Community Garden

Thursday 19th April
– St Imier talk

Thursday 19th April
– ‘Glasgow Environment Cafe’

Friday 20th April
– Urban Studies Seminar Series: Inequalities

Saturday 21st April
– ‘Save Our Steps’ Rally

Saturday 21st April
– Seeds Spoken Word and Music

Monday 23rd April
– Free Pussy Riot Now – Edinburgh

Thursday 26th April
– Andy Irvine

Saturday 28th April
– Pedal on Parliament: Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle (Make Scotland Safer for Bicycles)

Saturday 28th April
– ‘Antifascistas’ Exhibition (International Brigade Memorial Trust)

Sunday 29th April
– Unity Pub Quiz

Tuesday 1st May
– Mayday Forum

Sunday 6th May
– STUC Mayday march
– Argyle St Mayday Festival

Wednesday 16th May
– Urban Studies Seminar Series: Inequalities

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Tuesday 10th April
– IWW Clydeside meeting
7:30pm.

Electron Club. Upstairs in the CCA.

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Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘The Island President’
8pm, GFT, Rose Street, Glasgow

Nearly 2,000 Maldive islands are being engulfed by rising sea levels and changing weather patterns caused by climate change. This visually stunning and politically potent film (“Astonishing access… Superb” Variety) pits the US, China and India against one man – former President Nasheed of the Maldives – as he single-handedly challenges the international community’s muddled response to reducing global carbon emissions.

Against a wonderful soundtrack by Radiohead and Stars of the Lid, we follow Nasheed (who increasingly starts to resemble a kind of James Bond hero in an all-too-real thriller) as he moves from playful underwater publicity stunts to an extraordinary behind-the-scenes climax at the contentious 2009 UN climate conference in Copenhagen.

Discussion afterward with with Ahmed Moosa, former Maldives special envoy on climate change to the UK, plus campaigners Alexis Barnett (SCIAF) and Diane Green (Christian Aid).

For further info – http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/whats_on/3925_the_island_president

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Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘Smoke & Mirrors’
7pm – 9pm

This film, made in partnership with the ‘Edinburgh Against Stock Transfer’ campaign group in 2005, documents their successful challenge to The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to privatise all 23,000 of the city’s council homes. It considers the impact of gentrification programmes on working-class communities, and shows how a well-organised grass-roots, neighbourhood-based struggle can challenge and defeat deeply unpopular policy decisions.

Neil Gray, along with other members of GTRN, will be present to discuss the film and the current housing crisis in Glasgow and Scotland with a view to assessing the potential for effective housing action in the present.

7pm, Kinning Park Complex

For Further Info http://glasgowresidents.wordpress.com/
http://www.kinningparkcomplex.org/2012/03/22/glasgow-tenants-and-residents-network-film-night/

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Tuesday 10th April
– Film Screening: ‘Taking Root: the vision of Wangari Maathai’
7pm

The film tells the story of The Green Belt Movement and its founder, Professor Wangari Muta Maathai. Maathai was the first African woman and first Environmentalist to be awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

“I always felt that our work was not simply about planting trees. It was about inspiring people to take charge of their environment, the system that governed them, their lives and their future.”

For further info & trailer see http://guenvironmental.blogspot.co.uk/, hosted by the Glasgow Natural History Society – http://www.glasgownaturalhistory.org.uk/winter.html

7pm, Davidson Lecture Hall, University of Glasgow

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Wednesday 11 April 2012
– Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network Film Screening: ‘Dooman River’ (2009)
5.30pm

This screening is in observance of International Day For Street Children.

Twelve-year-old Chang-ho lives in a small town in China along the frozen river that borders North Korea. Despite the constant presence of poverty and hardship in the community that the family calls home, people of the town have remained sympathetic toward the Korean refugees fleeing famine and misery. Chang-ho finds friendship with one of the young bordercrossers who comes to the town scavenging food for his sibling. But he soon turns on his new friend as suspicions mount against the undocumented migrants. He finds himself in a quandary over his loyalties in an exquisitely detailed story of compassion and strife across an uneasy geopolitical border.

Screenings are free of charge, open to all & start at 5.30pm. Should you wish to reserve a ticket please contact the CCA directly. For full information on all our screenings, please see http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/events/201112filmseries/

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Thursday 12th April
– NCADC Stop the Evictions – Glasgow Protest
5pm – 7pm

Rally & Protest at Red Road/Petershill Road, Glasgow, G21.

Up to 140 Glasgow asylum seekers are to be evicted by their landlord, Ypeople, in the next few weeks, and left without home, and without access to work or any benefits or state support whatsoever. These people have had their claim for asylum refused even though most are unable to return to their countries because they are too dangerous. They include Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Zimbabwe and others.

Ypeople, a charity funded to provide accommodation to vulnerable people, claims they have to do this before handing over the housing of asylum seekers to Serco, a giant multinational making money for its shareholders out of running prisons and detention centres.
The hand over period runs to November yet Ypeople have decided to evict everyone right now. Community groups say they will not be able to cope. We call on Ypeople to act with humanity towards these extremely vulnerable people and on Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to step in and stop this disaster before it happens.

Called by Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns, The Unity Centre, Ypeople Glasgow Residents Association.

Stop the Evictions – No Deportations – End Destitution Now!

For further info http://ncadc.org.uk/blog/2012/04/stop-the-evictions-glasgow-protest-12-april/

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Saturday 14th April
– Spring Into Action at the Woodlands Community Garden
Woodlands Community Garden 91- 111 West Princes Street

Calling all residents of Woodlands and Beyond!

We will be Springing into action this Saturday all day at the Woodlands Community Garden and surrounding area.

We will be Cleaning up / Planting out / Veging Out and Eating Up

10.30 – 12.00 : Join us with our friends from the Community Council to help clean up Woodlands.

12.00 – 2.00 – Seed Sowing, tips on growing, gardening workshop, bulb planting, wildflower seed sowing in the garden and the area.

2.00 – 5.00pm – Communal lunch – Bring a dish – Open stage for anyone wanting to bring an instrument / Sing a Song / Tell a Story / Recite a Poem – the afternoon will be composed of what people make of it.

Come along for all or part of the day, bring yourselves, your friends, your grannies, their friends, bring them all!

Cause We Love Woodlands and We Love Glasgow- it’s your area and your city and it’s all just what we make of it.

For more info emai:l woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com

See you on Saturday!

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Thursday 19th April
– St Imier talk
6:30-9pm
Room 407, Boyd Orr Building. Glasgow University.

In August 2012 anarchists from all over the world will be gathering in St Imier, Switzerland for a week of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Anarchist International – a major split with the authoritarian international of Karl Marx.

This split represents a fundamental divide between those who believe that communism can be imposed from above, and those who believe that we can only have true communism if we have freedom as well. How we get where we want to go is as important as where we want to go.
As part of the process of building up to the summer event, the AF is hosting a series of meetings around the country. The theme of the meetings is the struggle against authoritarianism- from St Imier to today. The following issues will be discussed:

• The background to St Imier and what was involved in the split
• How the struggle against authoritarianism continued in key revolutions such as Russia and Spain
• The debate about human ‘nature’ and why humans do not need authority to flourish
• The role of authoritarian tendencies in struggles today eg the cuts movement, the strikes in the public sector, the student movement and within the anarchist movement itself

For further info – https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/
Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/240919052672305/

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Thursday 19th April
– ‘Glasgow Environment Cafe’ – Local Election Hustings
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Event organised by RSBP, WWF, & Friends of the Earth. Question Glasgow’s candidates (Due to restrictions on space and time at the event, only candidates from the five parties currently represented in the Scottish Parliament will be invited to take part) on their environmental credentials – including housing, transport, climate change, biodiversity, waste – a real opportunity to put the environment at the heart of your local authority.

Refreshments provided.
7.3pm, Adelaides, 209 Bath Street, Glasgow
http://guenvironmental.blogspot.co.uk/

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Friday 20th April
– Urban Studies Seminar Series: Inequalities
3pm – 4.30pm

‘The Changing Boundaries of the Welfare State: The Public/Private mix in welfare activity from Thatcher to Cameron’ (Prof John Hills)

This seminar looks at the way in which the role of the state has evolved within different aspects of welfare activity (broadly defined) in the United Kingdom since 1979 and forward to the possible impacts of the plans of the Coalition government that took office in 2010 for changing that role through reform and fiscal retrenchment.

3pm, Adam Smith Lecture Theatre (Rm 1115), Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow

Further info at http://urbanstudiesglasgowprofjohnhills-eorg.eventbrite.com

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Saturday 21st April
– ‘Save Our Steps’ Rally
12pm 1pm

The Scottish Government has provisionally approved plans for Glasgow City Council to use public money to expand Buchanan Galleries, demolishing the Concert Hall steps in the process!

We believe that public money should not be used for private profit, certainly not at a time of huge cuts to vital public services.

Glasgow Green Party have fought this proposal all the way and we invite all supportive groups and individuals to stand with us on the Steps to show the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council that we believe an iconic part of Glasgow City Centre should not be sacrificed, especially not for such a risky venture.

At Royal Concert Hall steps, Buchanan Street.
For Further Info – http://glasgowgreens.org.uk
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/304137012988650/

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Saturday 21st April
– Seeds Spoken Word and Music
7:30pm
CCA

Poetry, music, comedy, drama and the usual good vibes at another relaxed gathering

http://www.facebook.com/events/149815725145024/

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Monday 23rd April
– Free Pussy Riot Now – Edinburgh
6pm. Russian Consulate, Edinburgh

Dissatisified with a culture of masculine hysteria
An uncontrolled autocracy devours our brains
The Orthodox religion is a hardened penis
Coercing its patients to accept conformity
Soon the regime will censor our dreams
The time has come for the battle to explode
http://www.full-stop.net/2012/02/16/blog/helen-stuhr-rommereim/pussy-riot-in-translation/

PUSSY RIOT speak: “we realized that this country needs a militant, punk-feminist, street band that will rip through Moscow’s streets and squares, mobilize public energy against the evil crooks of the Putinist junta and enrich the Russian cultural and political opposition with themes that are important to us: gender and LGBT rights, problems of masculine conformity, absence of a daring political message on the musical and art scenes, and the domination of males in all areas of public discourse.”
http://www.vice.com/read/A-Russian-Pussy-Riot

Now two of their members are in prison, awaiting a trial for ‘hooliganism’ on April 24th.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601

Pull on your neon balaclava, pick up an electric guitar, get yourself down to the RUSSIAN EMBASSY to protest with these women. Meet at 6pm. Pussy Riot at 6.30pm.
On the evening before their trial we will make sure that PUTIN knows women around the world are watching him. In solidarity with PUSSY RIOT.

more background info at http://freepussyriot.org/

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Thursday 26th April
– Andy Irvine @Star Folk Club
8pm

Andy, an IWW member, has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, he fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.

To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Tickets are £10/£8 Concession.
8pm, Star Folk Club, St Andrew’s in the Square (off Saltmarket), St Andrew’s Street, Glasgow.
http://www.andyirvine.com

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Saturday 28th April
– ‘Antifascistas: British & Irish Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War’ Exhibition

Antifascistas tells the story of the 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who joined the
legendary International Brigades to defend democracy during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.
Produced by the International Brigade Memorial Trust, the exhibition sets out the reasons why
the volunteers took the extraordinary decision to risk their lives in a foreign war – in which
more than 500 of them died. The role of the British Battalion in many of the key battles in Spain
is described, along with brief biographies of outstanding individuals who took part. Antifascistas
also details the heroic work of the medical volunteers in makeshift hospitals near the front line.
In addition, the exhibition considers the cultural and artistic impact of the International Brigades
and their historical legacy, underlining the importance today of remembering their example of
international solidarity.

Hosted by Glasgow City Unison, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ –
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April (12pm – 4pm)
Monday 30th April – Thursday 3rd May (9.30am – 4pm)

For Further Info – http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/events.htm

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Saturday 28th April
– ‘Pedal on Parliament’ Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle (Make Scotland Safe for Bicycles)
9am, George Square, Glasgow

Safer cycling and cities fit for people is an important issue for Scotland. Pedal on Parliament will be gathering cyclists (and anyone who wants to join them) from across the nation to cycle on Holyrood to tell our politicians that cycling matters. In February, up to 2000 cyclists gathered in London to cycle on the Westminster Parliament in support of safer cycling and cities fit for people. On April 28th, to coincide with a follow-up ride in London, Pedal on Parliament will be gathering cyclists from across the nation to cycle on Holyrood to tell our politicians that cycling matters. We’re asking everyone who cycles in Scotland – or who would like to cycle, or would like their families to cycle, but who doesn’t feel safe – to join us for a big ride of our own – and a big picnic. Young and old, keen commuter or weekend pedaller, fit or not – you don’t even need to be on a bike. You just need to show up and add your voice to help make Scotland safe for cycling.

More Info at http://pedalonparliament.org/
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/346583735388533/

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Sunday 29th April
– Unity Pub Quiz
8pm, Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. Open to non students too.

We’re testing everyone’s brainboxes and trying to raise some much-needed cash for Unity in the Community (SCO40466) at Jim’s Bar in the QMU on April 29th. Come along and learn a bit about how asylum seekers get treated, drink some super-cheap beers and enjoy a quiz!

http://unitycentreglasgow.org/

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Tuesday 1st May
– Mayday Forum

So far the plans for Mayday in Glasgow are at an early stage. Please come to the planning meetings to determine how we will celebrate international worker’s day in Glasgow this year. 🙂

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Sunday 6th May
– STUC Mayday march
– Argyle St Mayday Festival

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Wednesday 16th May
– Urban Studies Seminar Series: Inequalities
3pm – 4.30pm

‘Inequality in Britain, across society and health: a slideshow’ (Prof Danny Dorling)

This lecture will consider the impact of equality – and inequality –on our lives. It will be illustrated using novel mapping techniques which bring statistics on the way we live – and die – to life.

Further info at http://urbanstudiesglasgowprofdannydorling-eorg.eventbrite.com/

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