Events from the 13th April onwards

Hi folks,

Here is the weekly events update. In addition to the main events below, it is worth noting that the Open Jar Collective take up residence at Kinning Park Complex for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014, to create ‘Broth Mix’ – a temporary cafe open daily 12-5pm from Mon 14 – Sun 20 April. The Cafe will play host to a range of free workshops, music, film, and family events, as well as offering a friendly space to sit and chat over a hearty bowl of soup. Well worth popping in and seeing what is happening. We are also putting on another of our talk/discussion events, this month looking at Green Anarchism. If you have any feedback for the Autonomy Update then feel free to grab us for a chat there.

Now without further ado…


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.


Sunday, April 13 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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”

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.
Todays food hub also a creche – there are limited spaces so its helpful to let us know in advance if you need a creche space.


Glasgow Open House Children’s Event: *Harry Horse – Play For Kids* by *Tam Dean Burn*
Sunday, April 13 at 2:00pm
Mono Cafe Bar 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

Come down to Mono for some Sunday afternoon stories read by the brilliant Tam Dean Burn from The Children’s Wood.

Suitable for kids and adults !

Harry Horse was an award-winning multi-talented artist specialising in political cartoons, children’s books and even a widely praised computer game ( Drowned Gods ). He tragically died in January 2007 at 46 years old. Since then Tam Dean Burn has been championing his work, in radio and video broadcasts and in performance, particularly with his show Year Of The Horse, which features all 52 political cartoons published in the Sunday Herald up to the week of his death. Year Of The Horse will be part of Tam’s GI show at The Poetry Club on April 10. For Glasgow Open House Art Festival Tam will read two of Horse’s best loved stories for young children- A Friend For Little Bear and Little Rabbit Goes To School with musical accompaniment.


Broth Mix Film Night
Tuesday, 15 April at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

An evening of short films and discussion about urban food projects and creativity. Featuring the film ‘A Growing Exchange’, by artists Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier, exploring the role of artists in urban food projects in Glasgow and The Hague. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Alex Wilde, Chris Freemantle and Bob Hamilton.


PubhD III – Glasgow Skeptics
Tuesday, 15 April at 7:00pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

We’re back for the third round of PubhD; three PhD students take ten minutes to explain their research.

Iva Čukić (Psychology) is trying to understand whether certain personality traits make us more prone to certain diseases (and which ones), or perhaps to leading a long and healthy life. The answers may be surprising…

David Talbot (Education) is working on the myth and mystery of Interdisciplinarity. Interdisciplinarity has been studied extensively for over 40 years, and is considered one of the most important aspects of most research today, and yet there remains no agreement about what it actually is or how to teach it. Dave hopes to fix all of that…or maybe just publish some journal articles.

Emma Woodham (Cancer Research) wants to understand how cancer spreads throughout the body. She uses cutting edge imaging techniques to discover potential new drug targets.


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.


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:


Dave Rovics
The Griffin Bar, 266 Bath Street, G2 4JP
Friday, April 18th, 7 pm

Riot folk singer Dave Rovics returns to Glasgow.



OPENARIES – Ceramic Arts event
Saturday, April 19 at 11:00pm – 3:00am
Woodlands Community Gardens, 91–111 West Princes Street, G4 9BY

Artists Laura Aldridge and Anna Mayer have designed and built a roving kiln for ceramics out of two oil drums welded together and will be holding three firing events across the city, including this one at Woodlands Garden. Old and new friends alike are invited to gather for performances and ceramic appreciation. Local artists and practitioners are also welcome to contribute a performance or offering. There is an emphasis on sociality and an exploration of how the art making process can be both ritualistic and casual.
So join us for ceramic happenings in the gap site at 127 West Princes Street (next to the Community Garden) and in the garden for some tasty treats and guided garden tours.


David Rovics At Faslane Peace Camp
Saturday, April 19 at 7:00pm
Faslane Peace Camp

David Rovics is playing a small acoustic gig at the peace camp. Get in touch if you want to stay overnight or for the whole weekend (there’s loads to do!). You might need to bring a tent.


Saturday, April 19 at 11:00pm – 3:00am
Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, G2 2SZ

TYCI’s April event features a live set from Irish ‘party pop band’ The Wonder Villains and The Natives Are Restless DJ on the decks.

Doors at 11pm, free before midnight, £2 after. Anyone who arrives after midnight but writes ‘TYCI’ on their knuckles will still get in free.

Every month, TYCI will support a different charity, with the funds raised at this event going to End Violence Against Women (


Lynne Friedli on mental health and the psychologising of social justice in Scotland
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Join us for our latest ‘library chat’, an informal roundtable conversation in the convivial surroundings of our library in the Pearce Institute. There will be space and time for general discussion and input from all participants. Light refreshments provided.Please email to confirm attendance. RSVP essential.

Dr Lynne Friedli is a freelance researcher, with a special interest in the relationship between mental health and the struggle for social justice. She is author of a report for World Health Organisation Europe on Mental health, resilience and inequality and has contributed to the forthcoming WHO Europe Strategy on Mental Health.

Lynne is interested in current debates about the politics of ‘assets based approaches’ and the psychologising of public health, and is currently researching the use of psychological approaches in workfare and other employment programmes.


Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00pm – 8:00pm
GCVS Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS

2pm Wednesday 7th May at the Albany Centre

Limited spaces so please book in advance via

One of the largest causes of the recent increase in food poverty has been has been the ever harshening system of sanctions imposed on benefit claimants. This free event will bring together individuals, community groups and advice organisations to discuss what can be done to both support individuals who have been sanctioned and to challenge the unfairness of the sanctions system.

2-5pm Speakers, stalls, workshops and discussion
Workshop topics confirmed as:
A) Food Aid and Resilient Communities
B) Effective Campaigning
C) Sanctions and the Scottish Welfare Fund
5-6pm Carry on the conversation over a cuppa
6-8 pm Free Food Hub Dinner for people experiencing hardship
(Full programme to follow shortly.)

2 responses to “Events from the 13th April onwards

  1. GAA picket 25th April

    • Cheers Jan! I’ll add it to the list for next week. We are getting back to work on automating repeating events soon, so hopefully fix that (I keep missing out IWW branch meets and Critical Mass as well).

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