Glasgow Events from 13/07/2015

Hi all,

Back into the swing of a regular update now, and just in time for tomorrow’s solidarity demo outside the Home Office building… Hope to see folks there!


Solidarity with Amir Parsa!

Monday, July 13 at 11:00am

UKBA offices, Festival Court 200 Brand Street, G51 1DH (near Cessnock Underground)

Last week Amir Parsa collapsed outside of the Home office in pain while protesting the racist policies of the Home Office. He attempted to continue to stand with his banner but the pain was too great and he fell. Members of staff at the Home Office saw this incident and were asked to call an ambulance but they refused, saying that he was not their responsibility as he was on the other side of the fence, and saying "you’re his friends you call him an ambulance". An ambulance was called and Amir was taken to the Southern General hospital where he is now.

SOLIDARITY NOW! A demonstration will take place at 11am on Monday the 13th of July to continue Amir’s protest- spread the word!


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 7:00pm

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 7:30pm

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 People’s Vegan Kitchen

Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm

The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Aloha, fellow sun depleted Glaswegians!

We, the Glasgow People’s Vegan 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!


Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me – The Missing Pieces Edit

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

It is happening again.

Due to force majeure the last time I screened this work and due to public request I am going to screen it again.

This is a personal project. I have reinserted 77 minutes of footage cut from the theatrical release of Fire Walk With Me. This personal vision of the film runs to an epic 201 minutes.

New musical cues have been added to two scenes. The narrative has been slightly restructured to accommodate changes and countless characters and sub plots are once again made present. In lieu of a director’s cut this is as close to the original vision of Fire Walk With Me as we are likely to see.

It has carefully and professionally been assembled with a lot of care and passion.

The film will be presented in 1280 x 720 resolution with a stereo audio mix.

The event is free and tickets will not be issued (it is too simple for free tickets not to be used). This is old school cinema – first come first served. The Old Hairdresser’s will seat around 70 people.

Please arrive early. Doors will open 12:30. The film will begin promptly at 13:00. I hope you will join me.

Thank you.


Glasgow Social Centre: Funday Planning Meeting

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue TBC (see next update)

Our next summer event is going to be a funday suitable for people of all ages that hopes to highlight some of the ways in which a social centre could be used in Glasgow. We would like your help in putting it together. If you are interested in helping plan out this event, or just want to get involved in setting up a social centre, then head along and meet the rest of the collective!


‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour

Saturday, July 25 at 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CCA Clubroom, 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


Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages! We hope this event will play host to a whole heap of activities, from stalls showing the kind of things people and activities you would likely find in a social centre through to to crafts and games for the young at heart.

A full programme of events and activities will be available shortly.

The event is free, but we will be hoping to collect donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.




Glasgow Parkour Girls – Women*’s Class Returns!

Tuesday, July 14 at 06:45pm

Our weekly class for women is back!

Open to women aged 16 to 100, of all levels of experience and ability.

This class is a friendly and supportive environment, where you can learn the fundamentals of parkour, find some new physical challenges, and train hard, whatever your level

Even if you’ve never tried parkour before, come along and learn the basics in a supportive group (we all know what it’s like to not be able to do a push up!!)

All you need is a pair of trainers and some clothes that you can move around in. Glaswegian weather is unpredictable so we’d usually recommend bringing some layers and a waterproof. And a big bottle of water too.

Our ADAPT qualified and experience coach will run the class, taking you through joint preparation, a sweaty warm up, some tricky technical drills or learning a new skill, some intense conditioning to build up your strength, and a stretch at the end of the class.

It costs 10 quid for a two hour session, and send an email to classbooking to book your place.

(p.s. The gender binary is rubbish. Queer and trans identities welcome.)


Glasgow Parkour Girls – Conditioning Jam

Thursday, July 16 at 06:45pm

Kelvinbridge Subway Station (beside the carpark)

Come along and get strong! As of this Thursday we’re beginning conditioning jams – a coach led, informal meet up to condition for parkour. Sessions will be free and last 60-90mins. They’ll be a mix of conditioning through movement and technique, as well as some classic, exhausting conditioning exercises.

Women practitioners of all levels welcome as everything can be scaled to ability. Novice jumpers are also welcome.

If you have any suggestions for anything you would like to focus on, please let us know. As ever, these are outdoor sessions, so dress appropriately and bring plenty of water.


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