Glasgow Events from 04/03/2016

Hi all,

A little bit late with this week’s update so if we are missing anything let us know and we’ll try get it in the next one. Also worth pointing out that this Saturday afternoon We Will Rise will be meeting to plan the next steps in their campaign to end detention now.


Hidden Architectures- sharing of work in progress
Friday, March 4 at 3 PM – 4 PM
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG

Hidden Architectures is a new interdisciplinary performance collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist Jan Hendrickse.


Hidden Architectures explores the body as a living instrument.

Interconnectedness through sound, movement and material drive the work; which is performed by pairs of people connected mouth to mouth by almost invisible, taught threads.

Hidden Architectures is being developed in collaboration with dance artists Luke Birch, Gabi Sanchez, Elizabeth Rawes, Misa Brzezicki, Ian Spink, Brigid McCarthy, Chrissie Ardil, with producing support from Sam Eccles.

This FREE event will share some of the ideas we are working with, and invite discussion around it, at the end of our third week of research.

All welcome, just turn up- there will be tea and biscuits!
The ‘TV studio'(main club space), which we will present in, is fully accessible.


Disarmament or death! 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.


Capital Reading Group
Saturday, March 5 at 11 AM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

An open group reading Marx’s Capital: Volume I. For each meeting we will discuss the set chapters and we will watch the relevant lecture by David Harvey. The reading plan is here:

Turning up to later sessions for the first time is welcomed. Changed to the dates and readings will be posted in advance. You can also email glasgow if you need more information.


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 5 at 4:30 PM – 8 PM
Garnethill Multicultural centre , 21 rose street glasgow g3 6rq

* Please note the change of time & venue. Many apologies that this venue does not have step free access. This is a temporary venue choice and all future meetings will be held at accessible venues. Please get in touch on 07448871696 with access needs *

Public meeting to discuss our participation in a National Day of Action Against Detention this spring. We’re going back to Dungavel – come along and lets plan and build this movement together.

From Harmondsworth to Lesvos, from Dungavel to Dunkirk…. no one is illegal and no one should be detained. Let’s make this the biggest collective refusal of detention that we have ever seen in Scotland, in the UK, and across the world.

We’ll be discussing our experiences and planning the next steps.


NB: Garnethill does have some accessibility issues. If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know.


Groundswell Rising – Glasgow showing of anti-fracking film
Saturday, March 5 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Renfield St Stephen’s, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP

Frack off Glasgow are hosting the screening of this documentary on resistance to fracking. Executive producer Mark Lichty is coming to Scotland to speak at screenings of the film. He said: "The film shows how an industry rich with political connections managed to slip into a position of almost untouchable power and how at-risk communities have come together to fight back.”


Movement is Not the Problem – Open Discussion, All Welcome!
Saturday, March 5 at 3:30 PM – 6 PM
Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church Hall, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

If you are interesting in meeting, discussing, self-educating and organising in response to the money driven wars our govenrments inflict on the world, the diplacement this causes to millions of people and the racist and absurd immigration laws they are met with when in search of safety, come to the Anderston Kelvingrove Parish church at 3:30PM on Saturday the 5th of March.

All people and ideas are welcome!

"There is no alternative – the future is self-organised"


Personal Safety for Women (workshop)
Sunday, 6 March from 11 AM – 1 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

TYCI and Wise Women along with the Declaration Festival present a free personal safety workshop for women. Any woman can feel at risk of – or experience – abuse and crime in her home, on the street, on public transport or at work. Our free two hour workshop with Wise Women – – will teach simple but effective techniques and shock tactics that will help you identify, avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations. Capacity is limited so book your slot quickly to avoid disappointment:


Women of the East End Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 6 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

The women of the East End have always had to be industrious and resourceful simply to survive. This walking tour focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them. Find out about the women of the Templeton factory, the Suffragettes held in Duke Street Prison, the woman who set up the Barras and much, much more! For more information and booking, please see:



SHRAPNEL air Cuairt / Scottish Tour
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
Tron Theater, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB

Ath-sgrìobhachadh le Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
Bon nobhail le Tormod Caimbeul
Stiùireadh le Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Air a’ stèidheachadh ann an dorchadas dubh Dhùn Eideann, tha sinn a’ leantainn aithrisear neo-aithnichte ’s e air teicheadh bho chasaid murt. Le fealla-dhà, tha sinn a’ leantainn an aithrisear ’s e a’ siubhail air feadh Dhùn Eideann a’ coinneachadh ri iomadach charactar annasach agus a’ seachnadh a’ phoileis bhrùideil, Walter Shrapnel. Tha an dealbh-chluich stèidhte air an nobhail leis an sàr sgrìobhaiche, Tormod Caimbeul le dealbhachadh, fo-thiotalan agus ceòl, tha Shrapnel freagarrach airson fìleantaich agus luchd-ionnsachaidh.

Co-produced by Tron Theatre and An Lanntair and supported by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, NTS, Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Leabhraichean Beaga and Glasgow Life

Adapted by Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul
From the novel by Tormod Caimbeul
Directed by Muireann Kelly

“perceptive, poetic and comedic … set in Edinburgh, in areas not unlike those featured in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting”
– Scottish Review of Books

Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, ‘Shrapnel’ follows the journey of a man on the run for a crime he did not commit. With brilliantly anarchic humour, we follow our enigmatic narrator’s ever step through the streets of Edinburgh, as he meets an array of extraordinary misfits,whilst avoiding the psychopathic former detective, Walter Shrapnel. Adapted from Tormod a Bhocsair’s seminal Gaelic novel with animation, subtitles and live music, Shrapnel is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers alike and not to be missed.


Fail Better: Fuck The Patriarchy
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is PARITY. We, irrespecitve of genitals, are all daily fucked by the patriarchy in unequal measures. We need to keep questioning, shouting, swearing, cracking down the system and supporting each other. This is a night of words, tunes and laughs to celebrate women’s day and everyone’s right to smash the fucking patriarchy. Mon doon!

a whole new set from the irrefutable MAGI GIBSON

GENESEE bring her earth bending tunes

we’ll have a wee piece from TILLY GIFFORD
(more work here:

[mair to be added]

and we’re insanely lucky to have THE TWISTETTES headline for us

as always, it’s FREE ENTRY (you lucky peeeople) but chuck some coins in the bucket to cover travel n tat for the talent.


Glasgow Housing Co-Op presentations and discussion
Sunday, March 13 at 1 PM
Venue TBC

For now people would like to focus on learning about housing in Glasgow and housing co-ops in general so we will be having a day where people can present areas of interest or knowledge.

Presentations should be max 15 minutes and we don’t neccessarily have a projector so more talking than images, this is low key and informal skill sharing type event so don’t worry about needing to be super confident or polished WE AIN’T!

We will then have an open discussion about things which have been presente!

If people would also like to bring a dish we can have some food and chat afterwards!


Challenging Military Visits to Schools in Scotland
Tuesday, March 15 at 6 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

This public meeting at Glasgow’s Scotland Trade Union Congress (STUC) from 7-9pm on Tuesday 15 March is to raise awareness about a petition to scrutinise Armed Forces visits to schools in Scotland, and to allow a discussion of the concerns behind it.


Owen Everett from ForcesWatch will speak on his research regarding military visits to schools

Army and Navy veterans Geoffrey Martin and Conor McAllister from Veterans for Peace Scotland will speak out about their experiences – both having been recruited at the age of 17.

Nicola Fisher, a local primary school teacher and Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) member.

All welcome. The event will start at 7pm however please come from 6:30pm to enjoy some tea, coffee and biscuits. Please book a free place to guarantee a seat. The venue has disabled access.


The Gruffalo
Saturday, March 19 from 1 PM
The Children’s Wood, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, G20

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood…..

Come and join us in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow for the Gruffalo. Tam Dean Burn will read The Gruffalo. There will be an opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and join in with a gruffalo easter hunt.

Given the level of interest in this event we have created an eventbrite page. The tickets are still FREE ( though you can make a donation – all of our activities are led by volunteers and any money raised will help towards a paid position and other free events)
You can chose from one of three slots 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm.

Hope to see you then!


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.


Gladstone’s Bag presents: Silent Comedy Movies
Saturday, March 19 at 2 PM
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects! This month we have some classic comedy films as part of Glasgow’s comedy festival!

Doors 1:30pm, showtime 2pm. Suggested donation £5

To reserve seats please email us on info or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.

Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.


Women of the Necropolis Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

Experience our fantastic women’s history walking tour which digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the histories of women buried in Glasgow’s Necropolis, as featured in Clare Balding’s book Walking Home. For more information and booking, please see:



Sunday, March 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Battlefield Avenue, G42

Reclaiming our streets for play! After a bit of a break, we’re having another street-play session, like last time closing the middle part of Battlefield Ave (between Craigmillar Rd and Ledard Rd) to through traffic (residents will have access) so our children can play safely in the street for a couple of hours. Please bring your children along for a play and to help make our third ‘Playin’ Oot’ session another success! We’re also looking for volunteers to help organise or just help on the day, e.g. to steward, help evaluate the day, or just to help teach our children some of the street games you played as a child. Parents and non-parents welcome! For more info on how this has been done elsewhere, click here:


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

When I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.


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:


Tear The Walls Down Tour #2 – Empty Cages Collective – Workshop
Wednesday, 23rd March: 6-8pm
Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow, G5 8JD

The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and we focus on prison expansion, as well as the role of prison labour. We explore recent resistance & ongoing struggles and aim to support new groups to emerge that can fight this racist, sexist, brutal system.

The Empty Cages Collective have been working towards building a movement in England, Wales & Scotland that fights the prison industrial complex. Through touring, popular education, events & actions, the collective have tried to connect individuals and groups who share a rage against the prison system and a desire to build a different world. The collective have produced publications, spoke at event after event, launched Community Action on Prison Expansion, took part in the international action camp against the mega prison in Wales, supported the Smash IPP campaign and organised the recent week of action against the P.I.C. Having visited five cities in March 2014, the first TDTW tour built the first friendships and now it is time to take to the road again.


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


The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP


Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see:




All things Yellow!
Saturday, March 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch Cafe, 257 London Road, G40 1PE

We will be serving up a feast of yellow delights and getting in the mood for the Barrowland extravaganza later in the evening. Come meet old pals and new, get your yellow on as well as a grin….See you soon x

The cafe is ‘pay as you feel’ and we want to make you feel good!


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 – Conditioning Special
Saturday, March 5 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
John Paul Academy, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

An opportunity for the LGBT Community and friends to get as fit as a boxer! Beginners welcome!

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


Critical Mass
Friday, 25th of March at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.



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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