Stuff this week and next (8th – 19th January)

Hi All,

So as the New Year lurches into full-swing, we’re restarting the weekly
listing. Please see below for events o’er the next week and a bit, just to
give some advance notice of the stuff at the tail end of next week. We hope
there’s at least some stuff in there that you’ll find of interest.

As always, anything that you’d like to see in future updates, please let us
know via the email link at the end of the listing.


Wednesday 8th January
– (Film Screening) Winter Warmers: ‘Water Rising’, ‘Buriganga’, ‘Mission of
Mermaids’ (Urban Roots)

Saturday 11th January
– Local Food Social Support Hub (Woodlands Community Garden)

Saturday 11th January (‘til Sunday 19th January)
– Kinning Park Complex: New Year Spruce Up! (Kinning Park Complex)

Sunday 12th January
– Support Spanish Women’s Choice March (Edinburgh)

Monday 13th January
– ‘The Ideological Issues surrounding the Study of Gender
Differences’ (Glasgow Skeptics)

Tuesday 14th January
– Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting

Wednesday 15th January
– ‘Say NO to Tesco’: Campaign Meeting (Say NO to Tesco)

Wednesday 15th January
– An Anarcho-Communist View of Psychiatry (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)

Wednesday 15th January
– Fabric Reuse and Upcycle Sessions (Urban Roots)

Wednesday 15th January
– Film Screening: ‘Hitler’s Children’ (GRAMNet)

Thursday 16th January
– Film Screening: ‘Chasing Ice’ (Glasgow University Climate Action Society)

Saturday 18th January
– Film Screening: ‘Children in Chains’ (Scottish Palestinian Forum)

Saturday 18th January – Sunday 19th January
– Urban Roots – The Big Damshot Clean-Up (Urban Roots)

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th January
– Urban Roots: Urban Permaculture Course


Wednesday 8th January
– (Film Screening) Winter Warmers: ‘Water Rising’, ‘Buriganga’, ‘Mission of
Mermaids’(Urban Roots)
The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG

Film Screening hosted by Urban Roots. ‘Water Rising’ (2012, 50mins).
Directors: Muireann de Barra, Aisling Crudden



Summary: In the wake of mass protests against water privatization in Bolivia,
Water Rising documents a community in crisis and transition in the early 21st
Century, where private control over water failed to meet basic needs. Told
through personal stories of those working and living in the city of El Alto,
the film shares intimate portraits of a vast fledgling city where chaos,
poverty and community resilience meet on the fringes of Bolivian society.

This screening will be preceded by two short films:

Buriganga (2012) – a 12min documentary about livelihoods intertwined with the
Buriganga River in Bangladesh (trailer:

Mission of Mermaids (2012) – a 15min short film about our fragile oceans,
which uses the archetype of the mermaid, a mythical creature that is evocative
of the ocean’s beauty and mystery. (trailer:

Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start. Free entry – donations welcome.

For Further Info –

Saturday 11th January
– Local Food Social Support Hub (Woodlands Community Garden)
The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS
12 – 3pm

Feeling Isolated? Worried about Winter Bills? Affected by Welfare Cuts? Want
tips on how to cook on a budget?

Join us at the Albany Centre on Saturday 11th January from 12pm-3pm. Woodlands
Community Garden’s local food social support hub provides a friendly welcome
and access to a hot and healthy meal for people experiencing hardship as well
as access to training and/or volunteering opportunities.

As this is a new initiative we are keen to hear from people, organisations or
campaigns supporting those affected by welfare cuts, so come along to chat
over how you could get involved.

We have some creche spaces available on the day too (As creche spaces are
limited get in touch if you wish to reserve a space, if not they will be
allocated on the day on first come first served basis).

Please share this invite to other people or organisations you think may be

For Further Info –

Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th January
– Kinning Park Complex: New Year Spruce Up! (Kinning Park Complex)
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA
11am – 5pm

We need your help to make KPC better!

This is a shout out to all of those who use the Downstairs Hall especially!
Help us make it better to work in and grab a paint brush! 11am-5pm between
11th-19th of January


Its also a great chance to meet the rest of the KPC community. Email if you can attend!

For Further Info –

Sunday 12th January
– Support Spanish Women’s Choice March (Edinburgh)
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh,

We are seeking support from local feminist organisations to join protest
against the new abortion law reform in Spain.…

We would be grateful if you could disseminate the information below and join
us in our demonstration.

Demonstration: 12th of January at 1pm.

Trail: From the Scottish Parliament to the Spanish Consulate (From freedom to

Let’s get noticed: Pro-choice colour is violet, so bring something of that
colour if you can and a casserole to make some noise.

For Further Info –

Monday 13th January
– Glasgow Skeptics: ‘The Ideological Issues surrounding the Study of Gender
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
7pm – 9.30pm

Talk hosted by Glasgow Skeptics. It is of enormous importance to study the
psychological differences between men and women scientifically. For example,
such research can ultimately help to understand why men and women suffer to
different degrees from a number of mental disorders, why boys and girls do not
always perform equally in schools, and why there are not equal numbers of men
and women working in every profession.

In this talk, Gijsbert will discuss how research of gender differences is
difficult to discuss without getting into ideological discussions.

Interestingly, both the left and right extremes of the political spectrum seem
surprisingly united in rejecting a common sense approach to research of gender
differences, especially when it come to accepting the role of biology in
gender differences and sexuality. Stoet discusses how the influence of
ideology severely limits the positive effect research could potentially have
on dealing with existing gender gaps in society.

Gijsbert Stoet is an internationally renowned psychologist, currently working
a Reader in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Dr. Stoet is originally
Dutch, and has worked a long time in England, Germany, and the USA. His
current research focuses on cognitive psychology, education, and achievement
gaps between men and women. His research is regularly covered in the national
and international media.

For Further Info –

Tuesday 14th January
– Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street, Glasgow, G2
7pm – 9pm

Branch meeting of the Clydeside General Membership Branch of the Industrial
Workers of the World.

Founded in 1905, the IWW is open to all workers. Don’t let the “industrial”
part fool you. Our members include teachers, cleaners, social workers, retail
workers, construction workers, bartenders, and computer programmers. Only
bosses are not allowed to join. If you are currently unemployed or are a
retired, you can still join. You have a legal right to join a union and your
membership is confidential. We are a volunteer-driven union, and this means
we, not union bosses or bureaucrats, run the union. The IWW is not controlled
by or affiliated with any political party or political movement. No money goes
to politicians. Membership dues are used to maintain the union and assist
organising campaigns. As a result, monthly dues are low.

Clydeside GMB is a general membership branch, which means it includes members
from a range of jobs. Recently, we’ve taken part in a range of actions,
including pickets against companies which use Workfare labour. So come along
and meet us, and find out what the One Big Union is all about. It has a great
history, and a great future – in an increasingly globalised economy, workers,
too, need to organise globally.

For Further Info –

Facebook Page –

Wednesday 15th January
– ‘Say NO to Tesco’: Campaign Meeting (Say NO to Tesco)
iCafe, Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6ND

Organised by Say NO to Tesco.

Tesco already has more than 3,000 stores and takes 1/8th of all the money
spent on shopping in the UK. A new Tesco opened last month at 341 Great
Western Road, Glasgow (below the new block of flats), against the wishes of
the local community. We fear this will devastate the many local businesses
nearby. Why should we give them any more?!

This is a Campaign to stop the growing number small Tesco stores in Scotland.

Sign the petition:

For Further Info:

Wednesday 15th January
– An Anarcho-Communist View of Psychiatry (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carringdon Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ
6.45pm – 9pm

A talk and discussion hosted by Glasgow Anarchist Federation. As an opening to
a broader open discussion this short talk will focus on the need to develop a
broadly anarcho-communist critique of psychiatry. Specifically, such a
critique would understand how psychiatry and other mental health regimes
operate within and alongside capitalism and the state. In particular this
requires an understanding of psychopharmacological industry and how diagnoses
can operate as political devices.

The talk will necessarily touch on themes that may be distressing including
depression, anxiety, psychotic diagnoses and the abuse of psychiatric
patients. Every effort will be made to ensure a safe space is maintained but
anybody attending should recall that discussions of this nature always have
the potential to trigger distress. A clearly sign-posted break-out area will
be provided.

Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations
towards costs are appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free
of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We ask that all
those attending this event read the first page of our safer spaces policy

Wednesday 15th January
– Fabric Reuse and Upcycle Sessions (Urban Roots)
Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow, G41
6.30 – 8.30pm

Join us for a 2 part workshop to upcycle and reuse those old clothes you’ve
had lying about for ages but didn’t know what to do with.

Bring along old things you’d like to make into new things, learn and share
skills and have a lovely time with some very nice people.

Wednesdays 15th and 22nd 6.30 – 8.30pm. Free but donations are welcome.

To book your place please contact us on or call
0141 613 2766.

For Further Info –

Wednesday 15th January
– Film Screening: ‘Hitler’s Children’ (GRAMNet)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Film Screening hosted by GRAMNet.

Hitler’s Children is a film about the descendants of the most powerful figures
in the Nazi regime: men and women who were left a legacy that permanently
associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history. They discuss the
delicate balance they have reached as they negotiate between their natural
admiration toward their parents and their innate revulsion of their parents’

For Further Info –

Thursday 16th January
– Film Screening: ‘Chasing Ice’ (Glasgow University Climate Action Society)
Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University, University Gardens, G12 8QQ

Film Screening hosted by Glasgow Uni Climate Action Society. Chasing Ice is
the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering
undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos
compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as
they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

If you missed this award winning documentary in cinemas last year, now is your
chance to see it for free in all its stunning beauty on the big screen.

Film Info (& Trailer) –

Event Info –

Saturday 18th January
– Film Screening: ‘Children in Chains’ (Scottish Palestinian Forum)
CCA, 35- Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 3JD

Film Screening hosted by the Scottish Palestinian Forum. Event is free, but

This short documentary highlights the grave ongoing breaches of international
humanitarian law committed by Israel in its treatment of Palestinian minors
and carried out as part of a military occupation which is now over 45 years
old. This film sets out the context of occupation and the discriminatory
effect of martial law.

Filmmaker John Pullman present a Q&A with the director after the screening.

For Further Info –

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th January
– Urban Roots – The Big Damshot Clean-Up (Urban Roots)
Neilsland Square, Glasgow, G53
12 – 2pm

Urban Roots would like to invite you to come and get dirty as we clean up
Damshot Woods on the 18th and 19th of January.

In 2014 Urban Roots hopes to get permission to use the area of Woodland behind
St Paul’s High School for a variety of community and youth projects. In
association with the School and John Muir Awards Scheme we plan to use the
space to teach local folk about nature, learn conservation skills and
bushcraft, and enjoy this gorgeous greenspace right on our doorsteps.

We are starting this work with The Big Damshot Cleanup on the 18th and 19th of
January, from 1200hrs to 1400hrs and we hope you’ll come down, get involved
and find out more about what we hope to do in the space. Years of neglect will
take time to reverse, but with community support Damshot Woods can become a
valued space for everyone.

Dress for Scottish weather, bring your friends and your enthusiasm and you’ll
be provided with highly fashionable high-vis jackets, sturdy gloves and litter
pickers before being unleashed to rid the woods of rubbish, and help clear
fallen trees and branches the recent winds have dislodged.

We’d love to know how you use the woods. If you’d like to tell us why you care
about Damshot Woods, or for more information on the clean up please get in

Event Listing –

For Further Info –

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th January
– Urban Roots: Urban Permaculture Course
Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, 18 Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow, G42 0LE

Hosted by Urban Roots. Permaculture is a holistic design system for
sustainable living, creating systems for minimum effort and maximum effect.
Course will be held at Urban Roots in Toryglen, January 18th and 19th. Courses
costs are £120 – £40 depending on income.

By the end of the course, participants will have

– worked with other participants

– have an understanding of permaculture ethics

– understand the value of the principles as a guide to design

– have practised some observation techniques

– have seen exampels of permaculture in action

– know some possible next steps in permaculture

– have had fun.

This course counts as the first weekend of the full Permaculture Design Course
(with 5 remaining weekends from Feb-Jun ’14).

For Further Info –



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