Events from the 4th May onwards

Hi folks,

A couple of quick notices before we get to the upcoming events.

First up our friends out at Talamh Housing Co-op in Coalburn (S.Lanarkshire), are seeking new members who wish to live collectively and have energy to commit to the co-op. The site is 50 acres, mixed habitat, young native woodland, 17thC listed farmhouse undergoing repair, polytunnel, veggie terraces, and they are members of Radical Routes.

You can see more on their website: http://www.talamh.org.uk/ Also, if you’d like to visit and volunteer for a day or longer, then please email: talamh@lineone.net
Next up, we have helped to put together a bumper issue of the Resistance Free Sheet, dedicated to resistance to war and those who profit from them. A special focus is given to the way in which WW1 remembrance is being used as a celebration of militarism, and showing how the great war has never really ended.

https://glasgowanarchists.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/resistance_special_against_war.pdf
With those out the way, on with the events listing…

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Radical Workers Bloc of Mayday March
Sunday, May 4 at 11:30am
South West corner of George Square (opposite Greggs)

Clydeside IWW will be assembling to take part in the STUC post-mayday march, and welcome any radical workers to join them on the march itself, and then for an informal social after the march in Mono (10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB).

Information on the origins of Mayday: http://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday

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Queer-Trans-Feminist-Sex Worker- LGB and more… Bloc
Sunday, May 4 at 11:30am
George Square

Lets walk with our colleagues, co-workers, community members in solidarity for ALL workers’ rights and against austerity. Agaisnt transphobia, sexism, homophobia and all discriminations; for sex workers’ rights! – join us!

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Mono Baby Disco
Sunday, May 4 at 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Mono Cafe Bar 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

This Sunday MONO BABY DISCO!

A fun-time wiggle for babies, toddlers and early schoolers with resident DJ Sci-fi Steven (Bis). Come along!

Recommended donation £1 if you can.

MONO BABY DISCO is on the first Sunday of every month.

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A Crash Course in Particle Physics – Dr Chris White | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Particle physics continues to excite public interest, due to various high profile discoveries in recent years. It also generates controversy, as ever larger experiments are needed to test present day theories. Nevertheless, particle physics (together with cosmology) aims to answer the most profound questions faced by humankind: what is the universe, where did it come from, and how will it end? In this talk, I will review our current best fundamental theory – the Standard Model of physics. This itself distils over a hundred years of research, culminating in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Then, I will describe how we know that the Standard Model must actually be wrong, and how some of these issues may or may not be resolved.

Dr Chris White works in the Particle Physics Theory group at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the theory of quarks and gluons, which underpins physics at the Large Hadron Collider. He has recently also worked on quantum gravity, and at how to apply mathematics from particle physics to other research areas, such as optics and computer science.

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PLANET OCEAN – Free Film Screening & Discussion
7pm on the 7th of May 2014
Boyd Orr Room 222, Lecture Theatre on ground floor, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

*FREE ENTRY*

Earthmovies presents another film screening, this time ‘Planet Ocean’ which highlights the beauty and environmental threats to the world’s oceans. This is most likely the first public screening in Scotland of the newly released film acclaimed director Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Researchers and the film crew travel all over the world to capture some really stunning images from the sky and underwater. But it is a also a strong reminder what is at stake. The human impact is immense and undeniable. Pollution, overfishing, ocean acidification…the sea life is under threat from its most feared predator: the human being.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion about the state of the oceans from a Scottish point of view. Invited guest speakers are Calum Duncan from the Marine Conservation Society and Esther Brooker from Scottish Environment Link.

For more info visit http://www.earthmovies.org or like Earthmovies on Facebook.

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Great Grub
Starts Tuesday June 10 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Hall, 160 Peat Road, G53 6DE

This is a free course but booking is necessary.

Come along to our weekly cookery workshops and make delicious food to share with your family

Learn new cookery skills through practical cookery workshops
Learn about healthy and nutritious food
Share and exchange recipes
Learn about how food can be healthy for you and the environment
Eat delicious food together!
This course is Free, though places are limited

To book a place contact Lucy at Urban Roots

Tel:07974523925 or Email: lucy@urbanroots.org.uk

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

FOOD HUB SPECIAL EVENT
2pm Wednesday 7th May at the Albany Centre

Limited spaces so please book in advance via http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/woodlands-community-garden-5239172271

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.)

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WestGAP Fundraiser
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00pm
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

STEREO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

DISCO SHARK (Stevie Jackson, Belle and Sebastian)
NO MORE TIGER
PAUL THOMSON (Franz Ferdinand) DJ Set til late
plus more!

Throw yourself around to all those hits you feared you might never hear live again, as performed by pop legend Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) and his super troupe, DISCO SHARK. Hot damn! Courtesy of Franz Ferdinand’s PAUL THOMSON, you’ll get down to records that you can’t believe you never heard the first time round. And you’ll enjoy the brand new opportunity to see brand newly re-branded outfit NO MORE TIGER (previously Easy, Tiger), featuring Nudes on Mars DJ Flore De Hoog and Jim McAteer, esteemed co-host of the Rio Cafe’s splendid monthly open mic night.

All this, and you’ll be doing a good thing, too.

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against screwed up policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, phone bill, photocopying, stamps.

http://westgap.co.uk/

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Frack Watch
18 May at 14:00–16:00
GMAC Glasgow,103 Trongate, G1 5HD

Meeting for people in Glasgow who want to oppose unconventional gas. Discussion includes idea to launch campaign to get local councils on board to refuse permission to the dirty gas companies. Updates from Falkirk, Canonbie, North Lanarkshire. Update from FoE. More fundraising ideas.

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Organised Anarchists?
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

‘Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.’ – The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (draft)

‘Anarchism is organisation, organisation and more organisation.’ – Errico Malatesta

A common question raised at our monthly discussions is to ask what we need to do to win victories in the struggles we face. This short talk aims to present a view of what we in the Anarchist Federation mean when we talk about revolutionary organisations and what role they play as part of the working class. We will then open the discussion to look at the practical methods of organisation that we could all take into our lives, whether we are anarchists or not.

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 will be 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 brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS
Sunday, May 25 at 7:00pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

Grab your logs, slice yourself some cherry pie and pour yourself a damn good cup of coffee – it’s Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS!

///CALL FOR ENTRIES///

Ms B Presents… is a performance and lecture night at The Old Hairdressers, where a variety of interested/interesting people gather to explore a chosen subject. This year’s run is concerned with cult television with an influence that can be felt all over pop culture.

I’m looking for writers, performers, lecturers, historians, musicians, fans and other interested individuals to contribute talks, lectures, presentations and/or performances of all kinds, responding to Twin Peaks and satellite cultural happenings. Ideas to be explored could include..
– TV tropes used in Twin Peaks
– The role of music in the show
– The show in the context of David Lynch’s other works
– The legacy of the show in pop culture over 20 years after it was aired
– Performances/music inspired by any aspect of Twin Peaks
– A discussion of a particular episode or character
…but any ideas are welcome. All contributions to be up to 30 minutes long.

Ideas, proposals and questions to clairebiddles@hotmail.co.uk by Sunday 11 May.

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Glasgow Against Atos – Final Picket (End of campaign)
Friday, May 30at 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Atos Assessment Centre: Corunna House, Cadogan Street, G2 7RD

Join Glasgow Against Atos (GAA) and friends for an afternoon of salutation, contemplation, recognition, and celebration – in bringing to an end GAA, a campaign we at GAA are proud to have participated in. Our grassroots campaign against Atos reached far and wide, we were involved regionally, nationally – our banners and logo’s even featuring in European activist campaigns. It was a dynamic and passionately fought campaign; GAA more than played its part in forcing this insidious company Atos out of the political shadows – and into the full glare of society.

Some of our activists have constantly campaigned with GAA from its inception, a few have been actively on the picket since the end of 2012. GAA feel we have met most of our campaign demands and objectives – and the time has come to end the campaign and Glasgow Against Atos.

We thank everyone who has supported GAA, and this event on May 30th is our chance to unite for one last time.

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Is Britain a Christian Country? Is Scotland? – Prof. Callum Brown | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 2 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

David Cameron has raised interesting issues regarding both his personal form of Christian faith (like Magic FM’s poor reception in the Chilterns) and the nature of Britain as ‘a Christian country’. Callum Brown will reflect on this with some reference to hard and soft evidence.

Callum Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of 10 books, mostly on secularisation, religion and society, including The Death of Christian Britain (2001). He maintains the Humanist history blog at http://humanisthistory.academicblogs.co.uk/

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Permaculture Gathering 2014
7 June – 8 June, Starts at 10:00
Urban Roots Glasgow, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA

This year’s Permaculture Scotland gathering is a one day event at Urban Roots in Glasgow, on Saturday 7th June 2014 – to include:

– Inspirational workshops (contact us if you want to run one!)
– Practical permaculture demonstrations
– Fun kids space
– Networking and info opportunities
– Ceilidh, bar and super-amazing prizes raffle
– Scottish General Meeting

To Book:
Please follow this link:
http://www.permaculture.org.uk/scotland/gathering14
where you’ll find loads more info and a link to the booking form.

See you there!

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Health & Hierarchy
18 June at 18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This month’s talk looks at the negative impact capitalist society has upon our health and wellbeing.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be 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 brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Faslane 32- annual music and cultural celebration of peace
27 June at 03:30 – 08:30
Faslane Peace Camp

Acting Strange Theatre Company and Campsie Socialists invite you to come sing, act, laugh, eat and celebrate 32 years of principled peace campaigning at Faslane Peace Camp.

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