Glasgow Events from 30/08/2015

Hi all!

If you get this week’s update in time then we highly recommend today’s double-bill of amazing fund raising events. First up, the Digital Desperados are doing a film screening at the CCA for the LGBT Unity group. Then later is a gig for WestGAP down at Mono (on King’s Court). Also worth a bit of a look are the upcoming workshops being hosted by the Glasgow Anti-Raids Network.


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.



Thursday, 3rd of September from 9:00pm – 9:00pm

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, TRONGATE 103, G1 5HD

For September’s First Thursday event in the gallery, we look forward to hearing from Sham Gate, a musical project by Glasgow based artist Niall Morris. Using analog synthesisers and the human voice, Morris seeks to blur the line between spectator and performer, and offer an alternative to the established culture of electronic music performance, this time amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures.

The performance will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm show has concluded – a little after 8 – and donations for the performer will be collected from audience members as they leave.


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.


FAIL BETTER in September

Thursday, 10th of September from 20:00

McChuills Glasgow, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Rocketing into the throws of September, FAIL BETTER brings you a line up to ease your aching head n toes fae all the summer highs n lows…

inspired by his family history and the narratives of Irish mining communities, RICHARD SMITH will share his romances and epics

an emerging talent in the Glasgow scene MARI-ANN GREEN shares melodies and songs

a really warm welcome to JIM MONAGHAN who will be sharing poems and politics aplenty

one of Glasgow’s absolute belters BECCI WALLACE will storm the stage wi bits, bobs & travel logs from her album FRAGMENTALITY get it here:

fresh from Glasgow Pride the THEY THEY THEYS will rock the casbah with their unique blend of music, film & poetry. Not to be missed!

As ever, it’s free entry. Any quids you can chuck in the bucket are shared among the talent to cover travel and pleasure. See yas there!


How to make a Freedom Of Information request

Sunday, 13th of September from 12:00 until 14:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Ever wondered how to get information out of government bodies? This workshop will teach you how to make a FOI request. This event is hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network.


How to Facilitate a Meeting

Wednesday, 16th of September from 18:00 until 21:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

A workshop to help gain the skills and confidence to help keep meetings running smoothly. This event is hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network.


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:


Direct Action Workshop

Thursday, 17th of September from 18:00 until 21:00

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

The term direct action often gets used to describe any protest but what is it? How do you plan to take direct action? What are the considerations you need to make? This workshop, hosted by the Glasgow Anti Raids Network, aims to give the answers.


Scalarama 2015: House

Thursday, 17th of September from 19:00 until 23:00

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

Our presentation for Scalarama 2015 is Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (1977), perhaps the craziest film ever made.

Check out the trailer:

House is a Japanese film about a group of schoolgirls terrorised by a haunted house, which is also the very least of it. It was a struggling Japanese film industry’s answer to Jaws, made by an avant garde filmmaker who’d made his name at the pioneering edge of advertising. “I have the energy to make 10 or 20 Jaws if I’m asked,” said Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, and the film he did make was indeed 20 times harder to describe than Spielberg’s blockbuster. Here are some of the tries people have made:

"An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava…an unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria…a rollercoaster ride without brakes…a psychedelic ghost tale…a stream-of-consciousness nightmare sprung from a troubled head resting on a hot-pink pillow…Douglas Sirk on acid…a gloriously candy-coloured fever dream that has the ever-fresh quality of true eccentricity…Ringu on a Pixy Stix-fueled hug-a-thon…Pee-wee’s Playhouse with a witch that eats schoolgirls, only amped up by a factor of 100…the perfect synthesis of the avant-garde and the commercial."

So, writing about House is like dancing about architecture. It has to be seen to be believed, and even then it doesn’t make easy for you…

AAAND, stick around after the film for a set of awesome soundtrack music from CHAD PALESTINE (Blue Sunshine/monorail music).

Limited seating, book early to avoid disappointment.

TICKETS: £3 from Eventbrite, or take yr chances on-the-door.

Screening by arrangement with Eureka Entertainment.


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!!!



Thursday, 24th of September from 20:00

McChuills Glasgow, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Punk. Poems. Rivers. Flowing.

PETROL GIRLS: Raging feminist hardcore from South East London. A spiky bundle of conkers ripening in the autumn wind, dripping spit and righteousness.

TYPESETTERS: Coarse punk-shoegaze from Chicago, Illinois. A dribbly mouthful of wasps and pumpkin seeds, spluttering oaths and cuddling apple trees.

ANY LAST WORDS: New screamo-spoken word fusion from Glasgow. A shivering set of strays letting their tongues roll up and down, creating the sound of wisdom.


8PM // Thursday 24th September // McChuills

FREE ENTRY! Donations for the acts very welcome.


Stand and deliver!! A benefit for Faslane Peace Camp

Friday, 2nd of October from 15:00

Clydebar Helensburgh, 62-64 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 8AX

A benefit gig for faslane peace camp, starting with bands at the Clyde Bar helensburgh, then finishing with jamming/drumming round fire at Faslane Peace Camp


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.




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.


Critical Mass : Spetember

Friday, 25th of September at 18:00

George Square

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


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