Glasgow Events from 16/09/2015

Hi all,

Here is the latest update. Some great events this week from the Anti-Raids Network, and ourselves in Glasgow AFed putting on speakers here to shine some light on state repression in the Czech Republic.


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:


The Z List Dead List – Iszi Lawrence | Glasgow Skeptics

16th September 19.00-21.30
Location The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Skeptic, comedian, and voice of The Skeptics Guide To The Universe, Iszi Lawrence is out to delight and inform with her new show ‘The Z List Dead List’.

The Z List Dead List is a live comedy show about obscure people from history. As a skeptic, Iszi has found a few people from the past that will pique your interest. Expect woo, violence, sex, and death. And a competition.

The show is also a podcast – with guest interviews from Jon Ronson, Griff Rhys Jones, Natalie Haynes, Neil Denny, Richard Herring, and more. You can find it on iTunes, or at


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.


Abortion Rights Comedy Fundraiser Night
Thursday, September 24 at 7:30pm
Katie’s Bar Glasgow, 17 John Street, G1 1HP

A comedy & cocktails night with Kate Smurthwaite & Denise Christie to raise funds for the UK’s pro-choice campaign! Tickets £10/8 from Katie’s Bar.


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


Tony Cox Solidarity
12th October
Everywhere including Glasgow


In solidarity with arrested Dundonian welfare advocate Tony Cox from Scottish Unemployed Workers Network(SUWN), the IWW, Edinburgh Anarchist Federation and Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (ECAP) will join a host of groups including (SUWN themselves) who will take part in a Britain wide day of action in solidarity with him.

The attempt to prevent claimants being represented and accompanied is an assault on welfare advocates but also more importantly claimants and those on benefits- the worst off in society. We will not stand for this. If this goes unchallenged it will set a worrying precendent.

We are calling on activists across Britain to join us.

12th October: we will be outside Jobcentres talking about the right to representation.

13th October : Scottish activists will support Tony outside Forfar Sheriff Court.

Outside of Scotland, we’re suggesting groups can choose either day to be outside job centres talking to claimants about the right to be represented and accompanied.

Actions Planned:-

Glasgow Anarchist Collective(GAC) :-

Wales:- there will be an action involving Cymru IWW and Welsh anarchists and others in Cardiff on the 12th, possibly in Wrexham, Merthyr and other Welsh towns too.

To read about Tony Cox’s case, see 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.




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 : September
Friday, 25th of September at 18:00
George Square

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


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