Events from the 5th April onwards

Hi all,

Seeing as it is a busy weekend of events coming up I thought I’d get this update out on the Friday. Lots more events been passed our way since the last update so without further ado…

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Wild Words Spring Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 5at 10:30am – 4:00pm
Woodlands Community Gardens Office

AWAKENINGS

Join us for a day of creative inspiration, writing across mediums, including poetry and prose. This friendly and free workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will be meeting indoors at our office, but weather permitting exploring in and around our community garden for inspirational signs of spring. Tutored by Nalini Paul.

LIMITED SPACES – ADVANCE BOOKING
email woodlandscommunitgarden@gmail.com or call 0141 332 9311

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Nuclear Free Scotland Rally
Saturday, April 5 at 11:00am
George Square

Join the March & Rally against Nuclear Weapons

Assemble George Square: 10.30
March: 11.00
Rally: 12.00

http://springwalk.org/

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Grow your Own Food Workshop
Saturday , April 5 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Woodlands Community Gardens 91–111 West Princes Street, Woodlands, G4 9BY

SOWING SEEDS AND STARTING PLANTS
Join us at the community garden to increase your confidence and skills in growing your own food

This is the first in a series of workshops that are taking place on the 1st Saturday of each month from 3-5pm. If you can’t make it on Saturdays then they each workshop is repeated on the second Wednesday of each month (6-8pm). All workshops are suitable for people whatever their gardening experience. The classes are free, but donations are welcome to support our work. There is no need to book in advance, but if you need more information contact Roz 0141 332 9311 or via woodlandscommunityfood@gmail.com

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International Roma Day 2014
Sunday, April 6 at 10:30am (+evening event from 5pm)
Govanhill Park Glasgow, United Kingdom

We invite you to be part of our first ever awareness raising march for International Roma Day in Glasgow.

We will start in Govanhill Park at 10 30 and walk through Govanhill to Albert Road. Further, you are invited to come along for the FREE evening celebration event in Victoria Halls (BYOB) on the same day – door open 5pm – tickets only.

Live music: Esther & Tim, Gypsy Romania, Gypsy Patrik & Emil, Roma DJ music, Roma food and more. Tickets and wrist bands for evening will be handed out at the march.

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Baby Disco
Sunday, April 6 at 12:30pm
Mono Cafe Bar 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

Mono is pleased to present a fun-time wiggle for babies, toddlers and early schoolers with resident DJ Sci-Fi Steven (Bis). 12.30 – 2.30 pm.

All welcome! Recommended age 0-7 and parents.

Recommended donation £1 per tiny person (if you can afford it).

Mono Baby Disco is the 1st Sunday of every month

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Local Food Support Hub
Monday, April 7 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

“Lovely Food and a really friendly Welcome ”

” I know lots of people who have been hit by benefit cuts who will benefit from this great initiative”

Monday 7th April 6-8pm

CHANGE OF VENUE – Please note due to building works, we will now be at the Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ, rather than as advertised at Windsor Hall

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 information, support and training/volunteering opportunities. People are free to attend without the need for a referral or voucher.

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Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Clubroom, CCA, Sauchiehall Streeet

Branch meeting of the Clydeside IWW, a grassroots union for all workers.

http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

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Fascism INC (film)
Thursday, April 10 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Clubroom, CCA, Sauchiehall Streeet

Fascism INC, the new film of the creators of Debtocracy and Catastroika. The premier is due on April 10th at Clubroom, CCA. More info:

http://infowarproductions.com/fascism_inc/
and here:
http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/533d3d97ff2f6dce1100005d

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Contemporary Anarchist Theory and Practice: Critical Perspectives
9th April 2014 from 11am – 5pm.
Dumfries Campus

The mini-conference/get-together is an opportunity to share research and critical practice. With ‘critical’ playing multiple roles, meaning either important, relevant/vital, analytical, supportive, evaluative or from opposing traditions. The conference will take place at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries Campus. It is hosted by the School of School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. Speakers include:

Morgan Gibson (Queensland University)
Vicente Ordóñez Roig (Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain)
David Lamb (Hon Reader in Bioethics, Univ. Birmingham, Council member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council)
Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh University)
Dek Keenan (Independent Labour Researcher)
Hartwig Pautz (Spirit of Revolt and University of the West of Scotland)
John Crossan (University of Glasgow)
Sotiris Frantzanas (University of Glasgow)
Hamish Kallin (University of Edinburgh)

There will also be a Radical Independent Bookstall. The event is free and open to all. To book your place please contact: Benjamin Franks: Benjamin.Franks@glasgow.ac.uk or Sotiris Frantzanas: s.frantzanas.1@research.gla.ac.uk

For those not in a hurry back, there are some good pubs and reasonable eateries around Dumfries town centre, and so something in the evening might spontaneously arise. School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Rutherford McCowan Building, Crichton Campus Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL (The campus is approximately 2.5 miles from Dumfries train station).

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Molatham : Studio Portraiture From The West Bank by Scott Caruth
April 10 – April 24, see below for times
1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow , G3 8TL

‘Molatham’ is a new solo exhibition which looks at the role of studio portraiture photography in occupied Palestine by Glasgow-based artist Scott Caruth. ‘Molatham’ literally translates as “to cover ones face” and the term is used to describe those fighting both violently and non violently against Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

“Documenting resistance to the occupation can be problematic and anybody hoping to do so must be careful not to photograph anybodies face, as proof of a demonstrators participation could lead to their imprisonment or worse. As a result of this, images of balaclava-clad, faceless entities have come to dominate the aesthetic of this conflict. Examining Palestinian studio portraiture opens up a fresh perspective of a people whose identity is too often abstracted by outsiders’ images of conflict. Furthermore, looking at found studio portraiture creates a unique opportunity to look at the subjects in ways that they have chosen to be depicted. One use of Palestinian studio portraiture takes the form of Martyr posters. The only time a resistance fighter’s identity is made public is when he or she is killed or imprisoned. In this instance their faces appear all over the city walls in the form of martyr posters or murals. Posters are also made for civilians killed in the conflict. The posters represent studio portraiture’s direct social function and political purpose and their depictions of their subjects highly contradict the images of them that we have been accustomed to by the western media.”

The show will present work from a Nablus based graphic design company who specialise in martyr and political prisoner iconography alongside a collection of studio portraits collected throughout the West Bank.

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Exhibition preview at 7pm on Thursday 10th April . Refreshments kindly provided by Saramago.

The show will run between 10th – 24th April and will be open each day between 10am and 5pm. New Glasgow Society , 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow. ( A few doors down from Firebird)

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* GLASGOW’S BIGGEST EVER BRING-A-DISH! * Open House Opening Night
Friday, April 11 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

For the ‘preview’ night of Glasgow Open House we bring you something a little bit different…

Join us as we attempt to host the BIGGEST BRING-A-DISH EVENT that Glasgow has EVER seen!

The public as well as the artists, their friends and family, are invited to come together to mark the opening of the festival ahead of a packed ten-day programme of events.

Rustle up your signature dishes and most tasty treats for a proper celebratory feast!

* Music from Face Invaders *

BYOB + BYOD (Dish!)

Free and open to all

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Angry Workers of the World Invite You to a Discussion/Workshop on the Workers’ Inquiry Method
Saturday, April 12 at 11:00am – 4:00pm
Kinning Park Complex 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

Angry Workers of the World are a collective using class composition analysis and workers inquiry methods in the logistics sector in West London (think Amazon etc.). Class composition is a mode of analysis developed in the extra-parliamentary Italian autonomous movement during the 1960s and 1970s.

They want to meet with like-minded groups and individuals across the UK and will be visiting Glasgow on Saturday 12th and Edinburgh on Sunday 13th to discuss class composition and workers inquiry as a method of political struggle with local workers and activists. The workers inquiry method was undertaken as a form of engaged ‘co-research’ bypassing normal union structures and dissolving barriers between subject-researcher and object-researched; a technique for developing a closer understanding of the subjective and material conditions of workers from the point of view of the workers themselves. What role might this form of ‘co-research’ have in organising new forms of struggle and organisation in the workplace and community?

Angry Workers of the World are related to a group of workers / activists at the forefront of composition and inquiry practice globally. They are close to collectives in India (Kamunist Kranti and Gurgaon Workers News), Wildcat in Germany, and Mouvement Communiste in France. They follow:

“an Operaist approach that sees as the starting point the complex composition of the working class. Once we understand class as being composed by gender, status, places of origins, qualifications etc. we can start asking about historically changing forms and contents of struggles. Questions concerning migration, waged work and reproductive work, ‘self-employment’ etc. enters the focus of attention. Such a notion of class is never assuming, but always asks for inquiry. This then requires practical engagement – there isn’t any other form of verification. This is what we are attempting in West London“.

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KPC Open Studios and Family Day
Sunday, April 13 at 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kinning Park Complex 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

An open studios day with live music, dancing, craft making, storytelling, and the launch of the Broth Mix Cafe. Come visit the building, meet the tenants and see what goes on behind the studio doors.

Free event, all welcome.

Open Jar Collective will be resident in the KPC for the two weeks during the Glasgow International Festival of Art (Monday 7th – Sunday 20th April) to create BROTH MIX – a space for conversation and local action.

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Green Anarchism
Wednesday, 16 April, 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Digger diving, tree sitting, tunnel digging, food growing, primitivist crusties. Kind of sums up many perceptions of green anarchists, but are they true?

This month’s talk/discussion will give you the chance to learn about the thoughts and methods of green anarchism directly. Our guest speaker has experiences ranging from the early days of food growing and self sufficiency, through to roads protests, anti nuclear action, hunt sabbing, squatting, and tree sitting, as well as organising community woodlands while both learning and passing on crafts and skills. They have been through youthful optimism, degenerating scenes, burn out, and all the way back to spreading the word of humans thriving sustainably.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

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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 here: http://tinyurl.com/GlasgowAF

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Dave Rovics
The Griffin Glasgow Scotland
Friday, April 18th, 7 pm

Riot folk singer Dave Rovics returns to Glasgow.

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