Glasgow Events from 04/06/2015

Hi all,

This week has some amazing film events coming up this Thursday, looking back on the rent strikes of 1915. Also this weekend is the LGBT Unity Gayleigh – head along to have a good dance and there will also be the chance to buy one of a very limited run of LGBT Unity t-shirts that look super swish. Finally, the IWW will be hosting a recruitment and induction meeting in town this Sunday, so if you want to be part of a union that will fight to win then give them a look.


Film, Memory, and Glasgow Histroy

Thursday, June 4 at 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Gilmorehill Centre, 9 University Avenue, G12

Organised by the Early Cinema in Scotland Research Project (

Histories of protest, resistance, and working-class solidarity are often poorly documented in dominant narratives and archives, as the Sheffield Film Co-op filmmakers found while researching the Glasgow rent strikes of 1915 for their documentary Red Skirts on Clydeside (1984). As Glasgow starts to commemorate the centenary of the rent strikes, this event explores stories of collective struggle and resistance told through film.

The day’s programme includes two screenings spanning a hundred years of Glasgow social history on film, and a roundtable discussion bringing together filmmakers and historians to raise questions about archives, memories, voices and silences in historical documentary. How does the use of archive footage, still images, and oral history expand conventional notions about primary sources? What audiovisual strategies do filmmakers use to contest established historical narratives? How do these films engage with audiences within and outwith their community?

All welcome – Free and unticketed.


We are not removing! Two films and a blether for the centenary of the 1915 Rent Strikes

Thursday, June 4 at 7:00pm

The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Presented by Document Human Rights Film Festival, Spirit of Revolt – Archives of Dissent, Scottish Peace Network, and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

Free (donations welcome)

Refreshments provided

Free crèche (contact organisers to book place)

The 1915 rent strikes, which started in the back-courts of Govan tenements, were a famous victory in the ongoing struggle for decent, affordable housing, and an example of working-class solidarity in action. While the workers were risking their lives at the front, or their health in the munitions factories of the First World War, the landlords tried to increase the rents. But the women were not having any of that. They didn’t have the vote yet, but they had each other’s backs when they said – We are not removing!

Red Skirts on Clydeside (1984, 43min)

Introduced by filmmaker Jenny Woodley

When this film was made, the importance of women in the history of social movements on the Clyde had been all but forgotten. The filmmakers bring this history back from the archives through interviews with women who knew Mary Barbour, Helen Crawfurd, and Agnes Dollan. Hear how the sheriff officers got chucked into the midden and how the tenement back courts echoed with radical ideas!

You Play Your Part (2011, 24min)

Introduced by filmmaker Kirsten MacLeod

Twenty-seven years after the original film was made, Govan women reflect on their lives and roles by the Clyde in a unique collaborative women’s history film project.

There will be some time and refreshments between the films for anyone interested in the rent strikes centenary or in contemporary housing issues to meet and chat.

More information:

Email: contact



Thursday, June 4 at 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, TRONGATE 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

For our First Thursday event in June, we have an evening of songs and poems in languages of the universe performed amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures. See the show and join in too, with our multilingual song workshop!

The show will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm performance has concluded, so a little after 8 o’clock. Donations will be collected from audience members after the performance.



Saturday, June 6 at 7:00pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

LGBT Unity Solidarity Group invite you to celebrate our community at the Queer Gaylidh Dance Party.

A ceilidh to get everyone dancing, and then some DJ sets by our awesome queer allies.

This is a party for everyone, and you’re very much invited.

100% queer, 100% inclusive, everybody welcome


This is a fundraiser to keep the LGBT Unity Project as powerful as ever!


Tickets £3 on the door, free for asylum seekers and refugees

ALSO: KINO FIST are putting on the LGBTQ Unity afterparty at Nice n Sleazys after the ceilidh dance party at Garnet hill Multicultural centre xxxxxxxx


Come Join the IWW

Sunday, 7 June at 2:00pm

Electron Club Room, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

What is the IWW? How does the IWW work? How can i get involved and help organise fellow workers? Come along to this meeting to gain info about us and join the union that fights to win!


Lectures by my friends in the cupboard under the stairs

Wednesday, 10 June – Saturday, 20 June

Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, G4 9SE

A series of short lectures to take place over ten days, in a purpose-built lecture space under the stairs at the Glue Factory. The space seats three people only. Each lecture is given only once, and not recorded. The lectures are not grouped around a theme or selected for congruence; instead, the lecturers were asked as friends, to lecture on what they care about. See the full programme here:


Glasgow Social Centre: Events Planning Meeting

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

Come meet the Glasgow Social Centre Collective and find out about the project and help us plan out our upcoming events.


Robust Hummingbird presents: Logan and Lucille // Gabriel Featherstone // Mayor Stubbs // Dangle Manatee

Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, G12 8PB

Robust Hummingbird presents another night of twirly-whirly, topsy-turvy, brain-curling insight into the core of life itself, featuring music, poems, stories, plays, and comedy from:

LOGAN AND LUCILLE: All the way from cactus littered Tucson, Arizona to Irn-Bru littered Glasgow, this pair weave their voices together into a yarn more attractive than your favourite scarf. This is their only show in Scotland of a two-month tour of Europe and North America – COME AND MOVE YOUR FEET!

GABRIEL ISCARIOT FEATHERSTONE: Gabriel asks to be described as follows – ‘An ancient and competent Glasweigan comedian, poet and master kazooist, often referred to as “The Supreme Beauty of the Universe”‘

MAYOR STUBBS: Glasgow alt-folk guitar-melter bathing your sore feet in his oozing sincerity.

DANGLE MANATEE will be hanging out and most likely cracking out a short, participatory play (as will everyone you ever meet).

If you’d like to throw your own spanner in the works, then hoy us a message, we can most likely squeeze up and fit you on the bus.

Tchai Ovna // 7pm // Friday 12th June // Donate what you can to the touring acts // Tea on tap //

Be kind always.



Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

The Glad Café, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG

Feminist free jazz, punk, noise and metal, infused with passion and humour; Copenhagen’s Selvhenter play their first gig in Scotland.

£8 Adv



Celebrate & Share with Maryhill Integration Network

Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Many Hands Communisy Garden, 35 Avenuepark Street, G20 8TS

MIN welcomes you to join us for Celebrate & Share, an afternoon of food, music and art from across the world in our ‘Many Hands’ Community Garden.

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015


Tam’s sponsored 10k run for the night shelter

Sunday, June 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meeting at Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Night shelter volunteer Tam Brady is planning to take part in the Men’s 10km run to raise money for the Glasgow Night Shelter on Father’s Day – Sunday 21st June. The run will start at Riverside Transport Museum at 10am and will end an hour or two later at Glasgow Green.

Part of the route along the side of the Clyde will take Tam close to the church where the night shelter is located and up and over the Kingston Bridge. Tam has been in training for several months for the run and is hoping to set a personal best.

Do you fancy sponsoring Tam to raise money for the night shelter? Perhaps you’d also like to join some of the night shelter guests and volunteers to cheer Tam on his way?

We’ll be meeting outside the night shelter at 10am to walk to the route of the run to cheer Tam on.

Donations can be made by donating money to the Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In account at any TSB branch, account number: 75140563 and sort code: 87-37-51 or by sending a cheque made out to “Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In” to: Glasgow Night Shelter c/o Brett Nicholls Associates Ruthven Mews, 57 Ruthven Lane Glasgow G12 9BG


Repression in Belarus – Belarus ABC Infotour 2015

Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and learn about the repression they face from those fighting against it.

Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus. They follow the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years. Unlike in some other ex-Soviet Union countries and other modern dictatorships, anarchists do not form a minor part of a dissident prison population. Instead anarchists make up just under half of the ‘political’ prisoners in Belarus.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned consistently for them to be released and, in the immediate term, for them to be allowed visits, medication, letters and literature, and raises money for solicitors’ fees and to buy the comrades’ food. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IFA-IAF) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness and spark further solidarity.


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 will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:




June Critical Mass

Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm

George Square

6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.

General Critical Mass Info:


Roller Derby

GRD are hosting their first Sur5al event featuring male v male and female v female teams. The event will take place at the Arc at Caledonian University on the 20th June 2015 and run from 10-6. As usual a whole lot of fun to be had and kids under 14 get in free.


Tickets available:


United Glasgow FC

Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

While the men’s team has finished up for the summer, the women’s team is still going strong through June:

Day Home time Away

Sun 7 Women’s Team 14:00 Harmony Row Ladies

Sun 14 Rangers Reserves VS Women’s Team

Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning


It’s a Knockout!

Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm

Scottish Community Development Centre, Suite 305 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington St, G2 6HJ

Knockout is a new LGBT boxing group being set-up in Glasgow. The club aims to be as inclusive as possible and would like to hear from interested people and potential members in planning the next steps.

The club is for all abilities but at this stage are particularly keen to hear from absolute beginners too. Whether you fancy trying it once, becoming a regular member, or just finding out a bit more, then you will be made most welcome.

The club organisers are keen to have others on board to help out, so even if you don’t see yourself having a go, but would be interested in helping to run the club or get it off the ground, it would be great to have you along.

Whether you are lesbian, transgender, bisexual, gay or an ally – whether you are a complete beginner or not – come along and have your say.

And if we haven’t sold it to you yet, how about we offer you some tea and biscuits too?

You can sign up by joining this event, or you can email knockoutglasgow for some more information.


Glasgow Parkour Girls 5km or 10km run!

Sat June 13th from 11am

We’re running 5km or 10km together, so pick your distance and start training!


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