Glasgow Events from 23/06/2015

Hi folks,

A couple of events of note this week, including the Glasgow Social Center having another open planning meet and ourselves putting on members of the Anarchist Black Cross of Belarus, who will talk on the repression faced in the region (full tour info here: ).

Also we highly recommend taking a special note in your diary for the End Detention WeekEND – a whole weekend of workshops and events to build towards effective direct action. You can donate to help make the event happen:

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Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

Come along and get involved with the Glasgow Social Centre by helping us plan out two summertime events.


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:


Migrant Voice Premiere of Short Films
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00pm
GMAC Film, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to the premiere of the short films of our Many Voices, One Community Project on June 25th from 6pm.

We hope you are able to join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Scotland. Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Glasgow as shown by their cameras.

As places are limited, please rsvp no later than June 15th to Marjorie


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.


Dead Air Party
Friday, June 26 at 8:00pm
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

A unique live experience at the crossroads of an underground gig, participative performance and silent disco.

Musicians Andy Abbott and James Islip (of That Fucking Tank) perform a set of high-octane instrumental noise-rock that can only be heard via special headphones supplied at the start of the event. The duo play in the middle of the room with the audience around them. Some of the audience have taken part in movement and dance workshops with artists Yvonne Carmichael and Bryony Pritchard prior to the event. You can join in, spectate and tune in and out as you feel.

Limited to 50 people, with dance workshop preceding the performance / party.
Workshop at 6pm, DAP from 7pm.



Open Rights Group Scotland Glasgow launch with Wendy Grossman
Sunday, June 28 at 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Renfield Lane, G2 6PH, Old Hairdressers (opposite Stereo)

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

Tell us at our launch on Sunday 28th June. We are holding a series of events in Scotland to launch ORG’s new Scotland Officer, Pol Clementsmith, who will be heading up our campaigning in Scotland. Come for a combined talk and meet and greet with Pol, who is ready to hear your ideas for the future of Open Rights Group’s campaigns in Glasgow as well of in the rest of Scotland.

There will be a talk from Wendy Grossman on surveillance and the Snowden revelations. Wendy is a journalist, blogger and member of ORG’s Advisory Council.

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The Govan Project
Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm and 7:00pm-9:00
Plantation Productions 978 Govan Road

We seem to have a strong consensus that much is wrong in our communities and many default models that repeatedly fail to deal with putting anything right. The real experts on issues that affect ordinary people are to be found nearest the problem. Participatory Action Research, is about listening to these experts at source and attempting to. First. Find ways of working with each other Second. Find our own solutions to problems. Third. How do we put our plans into action.

Join us at these events to find out more:

The Govan Project (volunteer information session) 5:30-6:30

Want to make community resources more responsive to community needs? Want to learn new skills? Want to be more involved in decision making in your community? A community led research project exploring how we make community resources work for the people of Govan.

History of our streets. Film/Discussion 7-9:00

It was the early 1980s Dennistoun Glasgow. The people of Reidvale, hadn’t a clue what they were doing when they set up a community housing association. A model that is now used all over the UK. What drove them is, they knew what they wanted, as well as what they didn’t want.

How people fight to keep their communities alive. What lessons can we learn today from those who set the examples? We will be recording conversations as part of Govan Participatory Action Research Project. Come along and tell us what you are thinking, or just enjoy the film.

Further Info:


Thursday, July 2 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Jazzhandstemazepamman brings his subversive drones and noise to Sharmanka to play amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures, presenting a piece entitled GRIEF PORN, which looks at ‘fake grieving’ and mass hysteria in the wake of celebrity deaths.

“… mourning sickness is a religion for the lonely crowd that no longer subscribe to orthodox churches. It’s flowers and teddies are it’s rites, it’s collective minutes silences it’s liturgy and mass.” Patrick West (Conspicuous Compassion)

The performance will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm show has concluded, therefore a little after 8. Donations will be collected from audience members as they leave.


End Detention WeekEND
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at 10:00am to 8:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

A group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies are organising a capacity building weekend at Kinning Park Complex. Over two days, we aim to build the community’s capacity to organise together and take direct action against oppressive institutions, corporations and systems. The weekend will involve training, workshops, films, music, stories, food, childcare – to inform, enrage, collectivise, and act. Specifically it aims to empower those most affected by migration barriers – to lead a movement for change, and for allies to work effectively with them. We also want to build connections and share experiences with our allies in England, Europe and beyond. This weekend will be a platform for increased activity and direct action.

(info tbc)
* Linking prison abolition movement to border struggles
* How does detention work and how does it work to disempowered?
* Movement building- session for people in struggle for papers only-
* The Ally Industrial Complex- session for people with papers with anti-oppression games-
* Corporate Involvement in Detention: Who’s profiting?
* No Borders
* Facilitation & Consensus
* Direct Action Tactics & Legal
* Media





June Critical Mass: June-Jont
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
George Square

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

The start point will be the column in George Square, open to suggestions for the route! Either on the day when we congregate, or in advance on this page!

The ride will be a gentle one, which will go at a pace that suits everyone: all are welcome! 🙂

General Critical Mass Info:


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 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning


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