Glasgow Events from 06/02/2016

Hi all,

A few notes before we go on with the events listing proper. First up we, like most of Glasgow, are well aware of the gathering of rape advocates that is being attempted this Saturday. Unfortunately, due to the whole thing becoming a public spectacle, the chances of actually confronting those involved is slim to nothing, and so we haven’t put any of the many George Square protests in the listing (as these will likely just be used by opportunists to sign folks up to their particular party). That said, it seems like folks will be gathering from 7:30pm if you are interested in gathering to just show opposition to their ideas.

Also, after some discussion with list users at events, we have separated out any radical food solidarity projects from the main listing. We’ll see how it works over the next few months. We’ll be adding things like the Vegan Kitchen and Food Not Bombs gatherings to this section as well. Do let us know if we have missed any group out.

Now, on with the listing…


Seed and Tree Festival: Celebrating Food for the Common Good
Saturday, 6 February at 10 AM – 10 PM
St. Frances Community Centre, Cumberland Street, G5 0SE

Share the seeds and sing to the trees
Celebrating food for the common good.

This unique event, hosted by Common Good Food and Helping Britain Blossom, blends celebration, practical workshops and planning for national political action.


In dark times it’s always good to have a party, and winter can be long and difficult. So please join us on the 6th February to celebrate the lengthening days and make radical plans for the 2016 growing season.

Scotland has a growing local food movement, the Scottish government has stated that Scotland should be a good food nation, and the earth under our feet has a lot of potential to feed us – if only we can find the right plants to grow there. Variety is the spice of life, yet how many varieties of Scottish grown fruit and veg can you readily find? Right now we rely heavily on imported food, and two things that are very scarce, yet which could be abundant, are locally grown vegetable seeds and orchard fruits.

“How do we safeguard the genetic and cultural resilience of Scotland’s home-grown food, starting with seeds and orchards?”

This is the serious question we will be asking, along with a good measure of fun: music, stories, songs, firelight, curry and ceilidh.

For more information go to: and


Ditching the Fear (film screening)
Saturday, 6 February at 7:00pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

A recent documentary about logistic workers in Italy portraying the struggle of mainly migrant workers against the harsh labour regime within logistics and how this put workers’ self-organisation back on the wider political agenda.

Since the financial crisis in 2008, states, companies, and politicians have increasingly undermined workers’ and union rights all over Europe and beyond. However, unusual events have occurred in the southern Europe countries most hit by European austerity policies. We see low-wage workers developing new forms of effective and lively resistance. The documentary Ditching The Fear follows the struggles and actions taken by precarious migrant workers in Italian warehouses and logistics companies. Over ten days, the embedded film team discusses, fights with and documents what can be understood as the forefront of a new workers’ movement. With the help and experience of the grassroots union SI-COBAS, the migrant workers are effectively organising against their isolating and degrading working conditions, displaying a solidarity that is changing their work and lives. 

The documentary (80mins) is in Italian with English subtitles. 
It has been produced by the team at and will be presented in Glasgow by Plan C and CounterinfoLab. The film will be followed by a discussion on recent struggles within logistics in Italy, India, Germany, and the UK. The producer will be present.


2nd Glasgow Housing Co-Op Open Meeting
Sunday, 7 February at 11 AM – 1 PM
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Following on from the interesting last meeting we will be holding another general open meeting for anyone interested in being part of a housing co-op in Glasgow, helping to facilitate a co-op happening or just interested in learning about the idea of co-op’s!


Sisters Uncut Glasgow – First Meeting
Thursday, February 11 at 6 PM

This is an initial meeting to discuss the viability of a Sisters Uncut Glasgow

Sisters Uncut are a feminist group taking direct action for domestic and sexual violence services:

We would like to invite self identifying women with experience, knowledge and interest in domestic violence services, refuge services, women’s aid, disabled, migrant and refugee services, LGBTQIA+ services, and solicitors with experience in this area to attend – to share their experience .

Sisters Uncut is London based, so this meeting is to discuss and learn about the ways in which Glasgow and Scotland’s services have been affected by government cuts, and how to support and organise in Glasgow.


Abortion Rights Meeting
Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

In Project Space 2 (upstairs- venue is accessible with a lift), there will be a meeting to discuss:

– Setting up an escort service for those attending the abortion clinic at Queen’s University Hospital during Lent.
– Organising a solidarity demo for the woman charged with procuring an abortion in Northern Ireland.


Fail Better | Fuck Trident
Thursday, February 11 at 8 PM
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

It’s the second Thursday in Feburary and as usual, two things are true. 1) There’s a pile of genocidal weapons just outside Glasgow that could at any moment destroy us all, AND 2) there’s some fucking great poetry and music at McChuills.

Then on the 14th of Febuary instead of exchanging tacky cards and bodily fluids, go and make the world a better place and demand that Trident is scrapped. The activity you choose can be varied, creative and fun. It can be as simple as a bit of leafletting or standing with a banner for an hour, it could be holding a street stall or running a public meeting, or putting up posters around the town, dropping a banner from a local landmark or some witty graffiti.

So, ahead of that, come drink, dance, and be merry and a few days later go challenge the state with its weapons of mass destruction and it’s constant greedy snivveling charge at war. Oh and poems, let’s hear some poems from:



and other words from



And songs from



There’ll be information and fliers about what you can do to oppose trident too.

As ever it’s free but a few quid as a donation is most welcome.



Capital Reading Group
Saturday, February 13 at 1 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

An open reading group to read Marx’s Capital volume 1. We will bring some spare copies of the text. We plan to meet every two weeks.


This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Saturday, February 20 at 7 PM
13th Note, 50-60 King Street, G1 5QT

PIG//CONTROL: Raging hardcore/punk coming over from berlin again to help everyone enjoy a serious bangover. Plenty of music to stream and download around, check it out!

RATS BLOOD: Abbrasive d-beat hailing from Ireland, also have a bunch of music to stream and download on this amazing new website called bandcamp.

Headless Kross:The heaviest, doomiest, loudest band in Gtown? Psych infused monolithic doom, not to be missed.

SICK OF TALK: New(ish) gruff punk from Glasgow, Fresh after the Tape launch in January, smash pints and jump around.

£5 OTD


Seminar Series 12: Lecture 4 – Geoffrey Pleyers: Mobilising Dissent: Social Activism in a Global Age
Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU

If you would like to register for the seminar, please do so via GCPH website:


Why All Cops Are Bastards
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

The police are presented as an emergency service that are here to look after us. However a casual look shows that not only do they fail in this task, but that they are an actively harmful institution. The police use violence to prevent social change, enforce poverty, and control the working class. These problems are not a result of accident, mismanagement, or a few ‘bad apples’ in the force, but instead reveal the intended role of police in society.

This month’s discussions group will open with a short presentation on the historic reasons for the creation of the police, their current role in society, and a brief look at the social alternatives to the police. We will then follow this with an open discussion on the points raised.


This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


David Rovics & The Wakes
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 PM
Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

David Rovics world tour brings him back to Glasgow! David, The Wakes & Special guests TBC. The venue is the historic Govanhill baths in Glasgow.


The gig is open to 14s and over (Under 16s to be accompanied by an Adult).


Faslane Peace Camp Solidarity Night
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL

A Night of bands, Dj’s and Infotainment, with the intention of raising funds, awareness, support and solidarity for Faslane peace camp.


The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

A discussion on the revolutionary themes of The Hunger Games. This evening will contain spoilers! Full blurb to follow.


This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.


*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see:

*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18




Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.


The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.




Critical Mass
Friday, 26th of February at 05:30pm meet, 6:00pm start
George Square

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


Bridging The Gap
Saturday, February 6 at 3 PM – 6 PM
Xercise4Less Glasgow Cambridge Street, 200 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3DZ

We have entered the age of movement in the fitness community with classes focussed on everything from bodyweight exercises through to animal flow style. These classes however do not provide the toolkit to a true generalist, someone dedicating time to movement to compliment a skill set or even a trainer who needs every tool available to them for their clients.

‘Bridging The Gap’ is not a definitive guide or the be all end all. It is however a beginning; a place to invert, locomote, prepare, play and have a good time whilst doing it.

Our workshop is not focused on skills, fitness or play but instead the grey area where all three exist. A 360 degree approach will allow participants to continue their development in any field or activity from various points of view, with longevity of training in mind. Breaking down skills and end goals for processing.

– Workshop Includes –

– Detailing and joint preparation – Our guide to essential and fundamental movements of the body throughout.

– Inversions/handstands – Handstand protocols and practice on the floor to help you better understand and prepare for handstands.

– Reaction & Response – Life is full of unpredictable moments, so we have devised several unique processes to help our students be better prepared for their practices.

– Locomotion – Introduction to bilateral and quadrupedal movement patterns that will allow you to cross the space in a variety of ways.


Seahorses Swimming: Transgender Swimming sessions
Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM – 4PM
Whitehill Pool, 240 Onslow Drive, G31 3QE

A closed pool session for transgender people. The pool we have access to is Whitehill Pool which is located in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow.

It’s easily accessible via train via Duke Street or Alexandra Parade.

There is a small fee for the group which is currently £5 until we gauge regular numbers. Hopefully we can bring this down over time.

There is no requirement in regards to traditional swimwear however loose clothing (jeans t-shirts etc) are not allowed in the pool.


United Glasgow

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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