Glasgow Events from 09/02/2016

Hiya folks,

Please note the change in date for the Sister’s Uncut meeting since the last update went out. There has also been a whole raft of events added to the radical sports and outdoors section. We’ll also be starting a reading group this Saturday with the long-term goal of reading and discussing volume 1 of Marx’s Capital, so anyone interested in getting to grips with this hefty tome is more than welcome.


Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking Projects Night
Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Happy new year filmmaker-yins

We’re delighted to announce the return of the Lock Up project nights. The first one of 2016 is to be held in the downstairs Saramango cafe/bar in the CCA, Sauchiehall Street – NOT the Club Room. The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue and Saramago bar is on the ground floor, which is level access and has an accessible toilet.

This is going to be an informal get-to-know-each-other session where we’ll hopefully discuss what you want to get out of LUYDF and maybe ideas for short, filmable scripts – however on this subject we’ll also be chatting to you about how the LUYDF projects/scripts format will be a bit different this year….but most importantly it’s a chance for you guys to network and chat to like-minded people.

It will also be PANCAKE TUESDAY so there might be pancakes involved.

Anyone is welcome. You don’t have to have filmmaking exeprience at all. Our meetings are also free to attend!

Hope to see you there


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.



Sisters Uncut Glasgow – First Meeting
Friday, February 12 at 6 PM
Transmission, 28 King Street, G1 5QP


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.


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. There is no need to read anything (unless you want to) for this first meeting. The aim is to introduce ourselves to one another and agree to a reading plan / discuss how we would like go ahead. We could then watch David Harvey’s ‘introduction’ lecture.
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


GSFF16 Opening Event: Lost Treasure
Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM
GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016 opens with a major new audio-visual commission. In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on their most ambitious project to date. Intending to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people, Lost Treasure was never completed. Musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One), alongside filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen, have devised a live performance responding to the 60 year old unfinished film, weaving together the existing footage with traditional songs, field recordings and archival recordings of oral history.

All tickets £10
Lost Treasure is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. With thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.




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.




Knockout – Technique Special
Saturday, February 20 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Glasgow Club Gym John Paul, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

Knockout is the new Boxing Club based in Glasgow, for the LGBT community and friends, providing boxing training sessions.

Fancy giving boxing a go? Or improving on existing skills? From the LGBTI Community in Glasgow? Or a friend of? Join us for our Technique special, with optional sparring (not as scary as it sounds, it can be gentle!). Get in touch for details. Cost: £5. Over 18s only unless accompanied by parent/guardian. And beginners more than welcome!


Critical Mass: Night Ride
Friday, 26th of February at 7 PM
George Square

Light up your bike and dress bright for this Night Ride ‘Critical Mass’. We will be riding around the City Centre, East End and ending up back at the West End for refreshments at The 78. Meet us at George Square, ready to leave at 7pm!



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.


Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA





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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