Glasgow Events 08/08/2015


Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Thursday, July 9 at 20:00-21:00
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

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


Fail Better: FRACK OFF
Thursday, July 9 at 20:00
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Scotland is telling frackers to frack the frack off. This is a rallying cry to get behind the FRACK OFF movement. We’ll have info & a quick Q&A alongside….

poyems fae TRISH BUCHAN

we’ll have rallying songs aplenty RHONA MACLEOD

punk poet DANNI GLOVER brings new things

jam slam HIGGY onto the stage

a new song for the frack free movement fae DOUGIE SMITH

DOMINIC O’HARA returns with more songs of resistance

short film THE SKY IS PINK
An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.

Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing a proposal to allow fracking in several communities in New York State.

Residents are deeply divided over the controversial drilling method. Supporters of fracking say it would give a much-needed financial boost to the affected communities. Those against it argue that the health and environmental risks far outweigh the rewards.

As always it’s free entry! Chuck a few quid in if u can to keep the talent in travel.


End Detention WeekEND
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at 10:00 to 20:00
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 a social centre (Kinning Park Complex) in Glasgow. 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


Make sure you know about the related event which is next on the list!


Van for donations down to Calais Migrant Solidarity
Up until the weekend starting July 11
Contact for location details to give items

Hopefully at end of the End Detention WeekEND a van will be going down with everything we have collected to support those trying to survive and make the crossing from Calais, France over to the UK!

We are looking for donations of:

* Tents, tarps and sleeping bags PLEASE make sure that tents are complete and unbroken;
* Bikes, bike trailers and bike repair stuff – are always needed and really useful for people to stay mobile and get around;
* Pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, cutlery – for people in the squats and jungles;
* Books, dictionaries, texts, zines etc – in any and all languages. Especially, English, French, Italian, Arabic, Pashto, Farsi, Tigrinya, Amharic and Greek;
* Games & music making – card games, board games, footballs, basketballs, and any instruments etc;
* Tools – for fixing stuff;
* Phones, phone chargers and sim cards;
* Cameras – we are always in need of good cameras as they are often damaged / destroyed by the police;

If anyone has anything to give, please contact claphamjunction88 and work out getting the stuff to the gang around the weekend of the 11th.


Saturday, July 11 at 23:00 until July 12 at 03:00
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

If it’s lovin’ that you want, we got what you need so get down to PUSH IT where we’ll be playing your favourite summer jamz all night long! We’ll be ridin on our surfboards, sweatin til our clothes come off and celebrating a long hot summer, bring your sun cream and your best shades cos it’s gonna be HOT!!!

£3 entry for all night


Co-devising with Plants: Exploring Gardening as Performance (UNFIX)
Saturday, July 11 at 17:30-19:00
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Green Stage and The Living Stage in association with Eco Drama present this workshop as part of the UNFIX festival of performance and ecology, July 10-12 in Glasgow.

This workshop explores how experiences of gardening and food growing can shape performance and spatial design.

Working with improvisation in response to plants, seeds, soil and tools, we will create a multi-sensory shared space for listening and story-sharing over a cup of herbal tea.

We’ll explore the concept of story-compost, listening to a fragments from interviews with Cardiff gardeners and recording any insights and stories they bring to mind.

Please bring an object which signifies a personal connection to ecology and/or gardening.

This is part of the UNFIX festival of performance and ecology, a new festival with a fantastic programme.

Workshop hosted by:
Green Stage (Lisa Woynarski & Rosie Leach): Green Stage (UK) explores and embodies ecological ideas and practice. We devise and produce theatre and performance that is alive to the ecological conundrums we find ourselves in.

The Living Stage (Tanja Beer): The Living Stage is a global ecoscenography project which combines stage design, permaculture & community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable & edible performance space.

Eco Drama (Emily Reid): Eco Drama (Glasgow) creates inventive theatre and creative learning projects that strive to embed sustainability and ecology at the heart of the experience.


Out of the Ordinary – A Short History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the Planet Earth by the Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, July 13 at 19:00
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Nearly 14 billion years ago the universe began with the Big Bang. Since then, a lot has been going on, from the development of stars and galaxies, to the eventual creation of the Earth. So where do scientists think all of this came from? And where do we, as humans, fit in?

Becky Douglas is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, researching gravitational waves and co-lead of the Glasgow Chapter of ScienceGRRL, an organisation that promotes and supports women in science. She is a keen science communicator and has been known to share science in exchange for beer, cake and occasionally coffee.


Invisible Lines at Unfix festival
Sunday, July 12 at 19:30
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Two people journey through time, space and site, connected mouth to mouth by an almost invisible thread. A visually arresting, intimate and playful performance exploring human connectedness through notions of listening, trust and risk. An unusual, engaging, subtle dance which speaks of how we might co-exist in the world.

Devised and performed by Luke Birch and Saffy Setohy Dance Artist, conceived by Saffy Setohy.

Part of the wonderful new event Unfix Festival of Performance and Ecology- 4 days packed full of performances, workshops and other events by artists from Scotland and beyond.

Tickets to be found here

Unfix Festival is entirely artist led and run. We have a crowdfunder campaign here if you would like to support this vibrant and eclectic event…….


Third Vegan People’s Kitchen
Friday, July 17 at 19;00
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Aloha, fellow sun depleted Glaswegians!
We, the Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen, invite you once more to a taste bud-exhilarating vegan feast. This time we will bring the tropics to Glasgow with some funky Caribbean music and a delicious menu consisting of sizzling Pulled Jackfruit Burgers with various crunchy salads & magnificent Silken Tofu cheesecake.

All for just £3 (we accept pirate booty, too).
Clean those gills, put on the hula skirts and join us!


Repression of anarchist movement in Czech Republic info tour
Wednesday, July 22 at 18:45-20:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This event is still to be confirmed.


‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour
Saturday, July 25 at 19:15 – 21:15
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us. We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.


FREE Dance Event
Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!


World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance
Thursday, July 30 at 20:00
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.
Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here


The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair
Saturday, August 8 at 10:00-17:00
Trades Hall Of Glasgow 84 Glassford Street, G1 1UH

The Big Glasgow Comic Page Presents The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair August 8th

We bring to you a whole fantastic day of assorted geekery complete with of 40 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more.

The Comic Mart runs from 10am – 5pm

Cosplay/Fancy Dress encouraged as we’ll be having a competition for under and over 16’s.

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