A little later than planned this week due to the busy nature of life (and unfortunately not as much to do with the sun as I would like), but till some cracking events to check out.
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.
Fail Better: The Workers Have No Country
Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL
Your man BRAM E GIEBENS will be howling at the moon.
A sunburnt LORNA MACBEAN will be singing songs.
ROSANNA HALL will take to the stage in fine splendour
Glasgow’s own Shakespearean superstar, KEITH WARWICK. He’ll be reading a passage from his book, strumming a few tunes and sharing some anecdotal debauchery.
She’s broad, she’s broad, she’s broader than broadway. Actually she’s not, she’s Rally. That’s right JENNY LINDSAY is going to be sharing some poems with us.
From the busking streets of glasgow comes poetry, beats and strums fae THE MACHINE ELVES OF HYPERSPACE.
Free entry. All welcome. Chuck £3 in the bucket if you can and it will go directly to artists and visionaries looking to come up with a better idea of the world.
Robust Hummingbird presents: Logan + Lucille // Gabriel Featherstone // Mayor Stubbs // Dangle Manatee // Alice Seville // Suzanna Derewicz
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.
Close All Slaughterhouses
Sunday, June 13 at 12:00pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3NY
The Philosophy behind the March: Demanding the abolition of animal exploitation, torture and killing
The number of people who refuse to participate in the mass exploitation, torture and killing of nonhumans is growing. While it is important to ask people to boycott the consumption of animal products (i.e. to be vegan) we must denounce the very existence of animal-use industries. Animal exploitation, just like any other form of exploitation, implies a system that makes oppression morally acceptable and justified, and discourages challenges to its fundamental ideology. This discrimination against nonhuman animals, called "speciesism", is at the root of all animal slavery. It concerns the whole of our society and must be addressed at a collective level. As such, animal exploitation is a political and social issue. In this context, we use the term "political" because we are engaging citizens in order to change social organizations, laws, institutions, ideologies and culture. The prohibition of animal slavery and consumption should never be compromised and presented as an option, nor as a matter of personal choice. It is a matter of justice for the exploited and murdered victims. If we do not boldly and directly demand this social change now, the status of animals as commodities will remain the default option, and abolition of nonhuman animal slavery will always remain a dream, never a reality.
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.
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 & the Czech Republic – 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. They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region 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: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/
United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event
Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG
To kick off the United Glasgow Football Club 4th anniversary weekend we’ll host a discussion event about football’s role in tackling discrimination (and the successes and failures that the various groups have found) on Friday 26th June.
In addition to speakers from United Glasgow FC, we’ll have:
Football Beyond Borders
FC Lampedusa Hamburg
RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)
More speakers to be announced closer to the time.
RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION
June Critical Mass
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.
General Critical Mass Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass_(cycling)
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.
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 14 Rangers Reserves VS Women’s Team
Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning
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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