Glasgow Events from 25/08/15

Tuesday, 25th of August at 18:30
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

The only film that was banned in America. It would have to be about unionisation and liberation.This film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

Also COMMON GOOD PROJECT, will be at 
Centre Human Ecology in the Pearce Institute every Thursday from between 
1-4pm, or by prearranged times:

CHE Pearce Institute, 840-860
Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Phone: 07811263923 



Part of the PAR To increase understanding and encourage participation in helping to build local institutions where research can be shared, discussed and developed with others.

Suggestions for films themes discussion collaborations welcome. If anyone has a passion for any of these themes, topics, improvements, variations and want to talk them up, help out in organising and presenting them, Let us know.


Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting
Thursday, 27th of August from 18:30 until 20:00
African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:
07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)


Summer Herb Foraging Walk – FREE
Sunday, 30th of August from 11:00 until approximately 13:00
Meet in Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2HG

Discover the edible and medicinal plants growing around us in Glasgow and learn how to harvest them sustainably.

Summer flowers will still be blooming and Autumn berries and fruits will be starting to appear. Many of these plants can be used for a range of ailments and in first aid situations. The walk will suit all ages and abilities – please bring lots of questions and thoughts to share.

Meet in Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road at 11am – we’ll be leaving shortly after.

Practicalities: The walk will take us around different areas of Queen’s Park ending at the Glasshouse where there is a cafe, soft play and toilets. Sturdy footwear is advisable as paths may be muddy and the walk is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies – let me know if you have any access requirements.

For more information:

Blog with information on previous walks / foraging recipes / general herbal medicine:


While You weren’t Looking
Sunday, 30th of August from 14:00 until 15:15
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

*UK Premiere*
While You Weren’t Looking | Dir Catherine Stewart | South Africa | 2015 | 74 mins

Tickets: On door only. No pre-booking. (capacity is 74)
Cost: Pay what you can – this is a fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Scotland group.

We’re screening the shorter ‘lesbian version’ as it’s been called.

Accessibility: The CCA is an accessible venue.
*The film will have English subtitles/ NO BSL
[for detailed information see]

“WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING is an original story, set in Cape Town. The protagonists are gay and lesbian, from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humorous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers – black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies – that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold.” [from Imdb]


WestGAP Bank Holiday Fundraiser
Sunday, 30th of August from 19:30 until 01:00
Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

MONO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

Pastels DJs

BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY – 7.30PM ’til late

£6 on the door/ £5 unwaged + westgap members

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against ill-considered policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, utilities, photocopying, stamps.


On the Side of the Road documentary UK Tour
Friday, 4th of September
Check for location details

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.


Tuesday, 8th of September at 18:30
The Portal Plantation Productions, 987 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Unemployed Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani) is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. Disaster strikes when Antonio’s bicycle is stolen.


Resistance Recipes: Palestinian Food and Film
Saturday, 9th of September at 18:30
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

There’s a feast for the senses with this special film and food event exploring Palestinian culture. A selection of short films will be screened which explore the politics of food in Palestine, illuminating struggles with access and how people are coming together using food to make a difference to their lives and communities. The screening will be complemented by a live demonstration of Palestinian cooking from a women’s collective in Nablus via skype. Tasters of the recipes will be prepared by a local Palestinian cook for the audience to try.

Given it is harvest time in Scotland, it is an opportunity to think and talk about food security and sovereignty in a local as well as global context.

6.30pm, £4 (£3 concessions)
All ages

Ticket sales will cover the cost of ingredients and any additional income will go to a Palestinian charity.

Book online through the CCA website or call 0141 352 4900

Organised by Open Jar Collective and Camcorder Guerillas

Part of the Cooking Pot series of events co-ordinated by the CCA as part of their Public Engagement programme

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project (RiB) will have a stall at the Resistance Recipes event.


Harvest Celebration
Saturday, 19th of September from 12:00 until 16:00
The Back Garden, 19 Brechin Street, G3 7HF (behind the Possilpark Health and Care Centre)

The Harvest Celebration is fast approaching!

Please get in touch if you want to hold a stall, run a workshop or perform at it! We are offering £50 for a 2 hour workshop and £30 per musician (up to £120 max per band)!

There will be FREE locally grown produce, baking and tea/coffee for everyone! Including pakoras and tattie scones with homemade tomato sauce! Yum!!!


Resistance in the Czech Republic
Wednesday, 16th of September from 18:45 until 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

In May this year the Czech state launched a massive attack on the anarchist movement under the name Operation Phoenix. Dozens of people were arrested on terrorism and hate crime charges; flats, squats and social centres were raided/evicted with alarming speed and brutality (with court orders that would normally take years to process being rubber-stamped overnight and water canons getting deployed); while the Anarchist Federation, the Anarchist Black Cross (prisoner support), and several other radical groups have had the servers which host their websites taken.

These brutal attacks had been authorised due to the efficiency and effectiveness of the anarchist movement in recent years, with the local solidarity network growing in numbers and becoming able to take on bigger and bigger targets, while social centres have provided the space for sharing of experience and ideas while building working class solidarity.

This month’s discussion will be led by two Czech anarchists who will give some information on the background to recent events in the Czech Republic.


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:


Raspberry Pi Day
Saturday, 12th of December from 10:00 until 16:00
Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Building, 107 Rottenrow East, G4 0NG

The Raspberry Pi day is an event for all levels of ability and involvement. Several talks will be given during the day, covering the basics of the Raspberry Pi, as well as programming and electronics applications.

There will also be a laboratory area, with Raspberry Pis for hands on, interactive demonstrations and space for additional guest projects to be shared with those at the event.




Glasgow Parkour Coaching: Free Adult Taster Session
Thursday, 27th of August at 18:45
Hillhead Underground Subway Station, 248 Byres Road, G12 8SH

Ever wanted to try parkour? Come along to Glasgow Parkour Coaching’s monthly Parkour taster last Thursday of the month!

This session is for beginners only and is a chance to get a taste of what goes on at our weekly adult classes. This monthly training session is a perfect opportunity for having a go at parkour.

The class is lead by an experienced parkour coach, and follows the format of all GPC classes. There will be a warm-up together, an introduction to some of the fundamentals of training, maybe some games, and a wee conditioning session too!

The training is free and open to people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. The training is specially tailored to beginners’ needs, and includes the fundamentals of parkour training. So come along and have a jump!!

This session is for beginners and new practitioners. So, if it’s your first time training, we’ll be super happy to see you!
You don’t need anything special, just remember to dress in loose, comfortable clothes and to bring plenty of water.
If it’s cold, wear layers you can take off easily, because we’ll warm up quickly but you don’t want to cool down too fast when you stop moving!! As for shoes, your fav running trainers is all you need. If you have several pairs, choose the lightest ones with the most flexible soles: they’ll be the best for touch and sensitivity.


Critical Mass : August
Friday, 28th of August at 18:30
George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.


United Glasgow vs Kilmarnock Ladies
Sunday, 6th of September (contact team for kickoff time)
Rugby Park, Rugby Road, KA1 2DP Kilmarnock

Ever wanted to watch a United Glasgow Football Club team play in a top-level stadium? Well, here’s your chance…

United Glasgow FC Women’s Team travel to play Kilmarnock Ladies in September and the game will take place at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, home of Kilmarnock FC.

UGFC will be looking to avenge a bruising 8-0 defeat and have a good time in great surroundings. Access is free, come along and have a good time supporting UGFC away!


The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

Women (trans* inclusive)

5-a-side Drop-In – Monday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 7.30pm-8.30pm

11-a-side Training – Wednesday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 9pm-10.30pm

Contact the Club for men’s training times.


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