Glasgow Events from 31/03/2016

Hi all,

Another update going all the way to May, with the WestGAP Skillshare this Saturday and three (yes, three!) different festivals coming up – Buzzcut anti-hierachical experimental performance festival, the Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference, and Glasgow Zine Fair.

Also, our good friends at Talamh House, a local housing co-op and farm, have has some bad luck and need a hand. On 14th March 2016 a devastating fire destroyed the roof and the inside of the main house, taking with it communal kitchen and living rooms, and 5 bedrooms. They are raising funds to help rebuild:


Trans Day of Visibility
Thursday, March 31 at 5 PM
George Square

The 31st of March marks the yearly Trans Day of Visibility, and on this day trans people (including anyone identifying under the trans* umbrella) should come together, be out there and be proud.

We want to have a stationary demo in George Square – to hear speeches, share our stories with each other, and show anyone seeing us that we exist and we are strong together.

Please come along, invite your friends and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility together!


Another Homeless Affair – Benefit gig for Glasgow Night Shelter
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Anderson Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Benefit gig for the night shelter with:
– The Ronaynes
– Five Cousins
– Dogtooth
– Scott Charles
& lots of good grub made by our very own night shelter volunteers!
In the church with the green pointy roof…
Tell your friends!


Tel 07789454903 for tickets in advance, tickets will also be on the door.


SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here:


Re-imagining a democratic Europe
Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM – 4 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

When do we get our say? An Open Space discussion aimed at prefiguring how a real European democracy would be. Is there a new kind of global governance we can create with others? How should we vote in the forthcoming referendum – to leave, to stay? What impact will the result have on the lives of people in Britain? Migration, TTIP, workers’ rights? Can we forge independent links with fellow Europeans outside of the EU of states and corporations? Lightning conductors so far: Gordon Asher, Leigh French, Neil Davidson, Marie Macpherson.


Screening of Young Soul Rebels – LGBT Unity Centre Fundraiser/Free
Saturday, April 2 at 7 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Young Soul Rebels | Dir. Isaac Julien | 1991 | 105 min | UK

This atmospheric classic received the Critics award at Cannes. Set in London 1977, queer & straight love stories and a murder mystery unfold with fabulous soul music tracks. Organically examines the racism and sexual politics of the time.

FREE/ Donation Fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Group
Shown with the support of Cinema for All as part of their "Reaching Communities’ project.

*The CCA is a Fully wheelchair accessible venue
*English subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members.


AAA Conference
Sunday, April 3 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Fred Paton Centre,19 Carrington Street, Glsgow, G4 9AJ

2nd annual conference, hosted by Action Against Austerity (AAA) is in Glasgow, following a successful first conference in Perth last year. AAA is a network of grassroots, self-organised groups in Scotland using direct action against cuts, welfare sanctions, workfare, and fighting for a better world.

The Agenda is as follows.

1/ 11am to 11.30 a short introduction and welcome.

2/ 11.30 to 12.25 AAA organising, co-ordinating and networking.

3/ 12.30 to 13.10 CAA on organising within our communities.

4/13.10 to 13.40 break for lunch.

5/13.45 to 14.25 Introduction of Migrant solidarity groups.

6/ 14.30 to 15.10 The Resistance to Council Cuts.

7/15.15 to 16.25 Anti Workfare / Anti Sanctions and Advocacy work.

16.30 Closing the conference.


BUZZCUT Festival 2016!
April 6 – April 10
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)



Here we are glorious folks! On this event page you can keep at best, abreast, with updates and info for BUZZCUT 2016 at The Pearce Institute in Govan!

Some info for now… everything begins on Wednesday 6th April with the SIDE BURNS SYMPOSIUM and finishes late into the night/morning of Sunday 10th April. There are no tickets available to book in advance and everything operates on a pay-what-you-can basis!

You can see the full line-up of artists from all over the globe in the programme by visiting:

The daily schedules with info about each day…

AND WE ARE NOW LAUNCHING OUR POSTER! For the past 5 years we’ve worked with the exceptional Oona Brown who makes these great designs. Much love to her! This year’s poster also offers some info on our much developed accessibility routes and support for the festival. Do get in touch with any questions about engaging, navigating and enjoying BUZZCUT 2016!

Email: glasgowbuzzcut / buzzcutkarl
and if you’re interested in volunteering then email: buzzcutlucy

Just finally… we’re so bloody delighted to be returning with the outrageous idea of an artist-lead, 5-day, anti-hierachical, experimental performance festival! Much love to everyone who helps make this happen!


All our love, BUZZCUT xx


Lesvos Refugee Fundraiser
Friday, April 15 at 7 PM – 12 AM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Hello! We’re doing a fundraiser gig for the refugees arriving in Lesvos and we’ve invited some of our favourite bands to join us!


Jutland Songs

The Yawns:

Rapid Tan

Breakfast Muff:


In late May, Nadia’s going to Greece to volunteer, helping the refugees there. She’s paying for her own travel and accommodation. We’re fundraising for her to take clothes for the refugees and to buy food and supplies for them while she’s there.

Here’s a GOFUNDME page for those who want to donate:

Kinning Park Complex is right next to the Kinning Park Subway stop and a pretty short walk or cycle from town.


Capital Reading Group: Chapter 3 (and more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4, and Chapter 2)
Saturday, April 16 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

**Note this is a week later than usual because many of us are busy on 9th April**

This time we will read Chapter 3 (Money, or the Circulation of Commodities) beforehand, but start the meeting with more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4 (on Commodity Fetishism), and Chapter 2 (the Process of Exchange). We’ll see how far we get!

Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make things easier. New folk always welcome.


Free Pride Open Meeting
Sunday, April 17 at 1 PM – 4 PM
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Pride should be a protest and accessible to all. We are a group of LGBTQIA+ people with a vision to build something different, and we want you to join us. Come along to our first open meeting of 2016 to find out more about Free Pride and how you can get involved!

After the success of our first event last summer, we’re holding another Free Pride event this year. We want your ideas, input and enthusiasm to make it happen, so if you’ve been keen to get involved, or have some thoughts on what you’d like Free Pride 2016 to look like, now is your chance!

It’ll be a casual drop in so feel free to show up any time between 1 and 4! We’ll be in the Mary Barbour Suite in The Pearce Institute on Govan Road, two minutes away from Govan Subway Station and Govan Bus Station. You can also get the 23 and 26 McGills buses, and X19 Stagecoach bus, all from the city centre.

This is a wheelchair accessible room on the ground floor and there are disabled toilets too. Let us know if you have any additional accessiblity requirements and we’ll do our best to arrange something!


2016 Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference
April 29 – May 2
Various Venues

Over the 2016 May Day holiday weekend (29 April to 2 May), Glasgow will host the Radical Film Network festival and unconference. This unique and innovative constellation of events brings together the collective efforts of activists, academics, and cultural workers from over twenty Scottish-based organisations engaged with radical film culture.

The Glasgow event builds on the 2015 inaugural conference of the Radical Film Network in Birmingham which explored alternative film cultures and political cinema in the 21st century. At the inaugural conference, initial steps were taken to open up spaces for discussion involving academics and participants in film culture. Grounding itself in Scotland’s vibrant radical film culture, the 2016 unconference and festival will respond to one another, allowing for questions and ideas to be explored beyond the conventional boundaries of academic events and film festivals.

More details available at:


Fail Better at Radical Film Network: Cabaret
Friday, April 29 at 9 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, G3 6NG

A Spectre
A Spectre
A Spectre’s Haunting Woodlands

The Radical Film Festival is happening all across Glasgow, and Fail Better is throwing THE AFTER PARTY on Friday and Saturday night of May Day Weekend. Aye, TWO NIGHTS, with art and dancing till 1!

So come down to the STUC for an anarchic mix of Music, Poetry, Film, Caberet, Bands, DJs, and Radge Politics.


Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!


RFN – Resource space
April 30 – May 1
James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow

Part of the Radical Film Network

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project, Spirit of Revolt, The Drouth and The Radical Film Archive amongst other exciting resources will be in the RFN Resource Space – where you can browse books, magazines, archives and independent radical films during the Unconference weekend.

RIB – videotheque
Sit, select and watch a radical film on a small monitor. Taken from the collection of films from the Radical Independent Bookfair Project reference library. Films available will include ones from regular and occasional contributors to the RIB project – AK Press Video, Autonomi, Camcorder Guerillas, Diversity Films, Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, PM Press, Reel News, SchMOVIES, as well as a host of many more cutting edge independent films that are an important antidote to the biased mainstream media. Be inspired, be angered, but most importantly – be made aware.

Radical Film Archive – open surgery
Book an appointment at the resource space and get a personally guided tour through the radical film archive. The struggle starts where you are and it never ends. What are you interested in and we will see what we can dig out for you. The more people that know whats going on the better. Digital copies can be made of certain materials in the archive.

SOR – display
Browse through a selection of material from the Spirit of Revolt Archives of Dissent. SoR collects, manages and preserves multi-media records from Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present. We are an independent FREE community archive organised and wholly managed cooperatively by volunteer activists. The Deposits are housed in the Mitchell Library Archives, Glasgow. The Catalogue of Collections, spans 1860’s to present day, part-available online. Set up in 2011 SoR transforms the lack of visibility / denial of existence of our history by keeping it live through regular outreach events, exhibitions and workshops.

The Drouth – magazine stall
The Drouth is a quarterly arts magazine founded in 2001 and based in Glasgow. It provides extensive coverage, critical essays and original new work in literature, politics, film, visual culture, music and architecture. The Drouth’s 55th issue, ‘RADICAL” will be launched at RFN, and celebrates the event through a range of articles exploring, in depth its films, ideas and theoretical concerns. This special issue launches at the Unconference on Saturday 30 April with talks and performances that night in the STUC (8-9pm). On Sunday 1 May The Drouth will be in Market Gallery in the East End to present Disappearing Glasgow (6.30-8.30pm), a series of shorts from filmmaker Chris Leslie documenting the regeneration of Glasgow, and its ramifications for the city’s social fabric. Both programmes are free, all welcome.

RIB – book + dvd stall
Browse, buy or take away free materials from the wee Radical Independent Bookfair Project stall. This table will have a selection of stock related to some of the radical film network events and groups involved as well as an eclectic mix of materials. The RiB project has been running stalls, collaborating on events and supporting small press publishers and independent producers, circulating radical reading materials and information since the 2006. Look out for the 10 year exhibition in October in the CCA.


Gasgow Zine Fest: GRRRL STUFF
Saturday, April 30 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

GRRRL STUFF is a drop-in workshop for girls aged 8-16.

Led by Trudi Lang, the workshop encompasses all things DIY, including zine and badge making, all with a healthy dose of body positivity and loads of energy to harness your inner riot grrrl. There will be loads to make and take home, and all abilities are encouraged to join in!

This workshop is welcoming of all gender identities, is disabled accessible, and in general is for absolutely everyone with an interest in feisty feminist fun.


Glasgow Zine Fest: gal-dem film screening and Podcast Recording
Saturday, April 30 at 3 PM – 6 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD is a creative online magazine comprised of almost 50 women of colour. Founded by Liv, who was frustrated with the lack of diversity at her university, gal-dem is both revolutionary and everyday.

As part of Glasgow Zine fest, gal-dem will be screening their series Interlude in the CCA cinema. After this series of short films, there will be a discussion that will be recorded as part of their podcast.

This event is ticketed but free:


Glasgow Zine Fest and TYCI present: Zine Content and Curation
Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

TYCI is a women led multimedia platform based in Glasgow. They aim to provide a space for women to create and discuss interests through their zines, blog, events and podcasts and radio shows. Although based in Glasgow, they have contributors from all over the world who help to keep the ever expanding and developing discussion of feminism and gender going.

During their talk at GZF, a few of the core members of TYCI will discuss more about what the collective does, why it is important to create discussion and discourse, and also how to go about creating these features.

This event is free but ticketed

Find out more about TYCI here:


Glasgow Zine Fest Presents! Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

UK Premiere of the film "Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles" by Vega Darling

Out of the culture of the 1990’s Pacific Northwest independent music scene, riot grrrl established third wave feminism and brought girl power to the masses, proving that music can change the world.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl is a platform to tell the story of riot grrrl in our own words.

This event takes place in CCA cinema, and is ticketed but FREE!

View the trailer here:

Fail Better’s Big Red May Day Social
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

Fail Better brings you a whole night of Bands, DJs, and very special guests to celebrate the Radical Film Festival, and dance into the early hours of International Workers Day.


Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!


Glasgow Zine Fest Opening Party
Saturday, April 30 at 10 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Come celebrate the start of Glasgow Zine Fest at the upstairs bar in CCA. We’ve got pals and GZF participants DJing all night long.


Glasgow Zine Fest: Zine Fair
Sunday, May 1 at 12 PM – 6 PM
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

GZF’s bread and butter, the zine fair takes place on 1 May with loads of incredible people selling their self-published work. Come on down for great tunes, great chat, and obviously the best zines around.




Howling Spoon Performance K!tchen #2
Friday, April 1 at 7 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Again! Once Over! Encore! Encore!

Invigorated from our last encounter with the non-spoon beings of Glasgow, we return to share more howls and grunts and vowels and offer again a free/donation vegan meal prepared using surplus produce from Glasgow’s greengrocers, alongside a healthy platter of live art, anarchy, and enlightenment.

7pm Friday 1st April 2016 – Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1AQ, Scotland, Europe, Earth, The Spooniverse


Howling Spoon is an international revolt of conscious-cutlery. We howl for every spoon who cannot howl for themselves. We have risen from our drawers to become cooks, activists, performance-makers, painters, sculptors, curators, collage-makers, poets, playwrights, and friends. As broth burps bubbles above a flame, we practice art and activism with a
chaotic surface, pitting joy against power.

Footage of the first Performance K!tchen here:

If you think you might be a spoon, then you are a spoon. Join the uprising by messaging howlingspoon

S P O O N S O F T H E W O R L D U N I T E !


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.




Glasgow Adult Parkour Class
Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buchanan Street Underground Station, G1 2LW

Adult Parkour Class in Glasgow will be happening on Mondays and Thursdays! Locations will vary but the meet up point will be at an Underground Station.

Location: Buchanan Underground Station
Meet up time: 6:45pm
Class time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £6
Age: 18+
Email: info

Paul will be meeting you at Buchanan Underground Station, Hope to see lots of people there! All levels of practitioners welcome! Bring a friend and get £2 off your Class!


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:


Glasgow Roller Derby -v- Bear City, Berlin!
Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Bellahouston Sports Centre, 1 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

Last year, Glasgow Roller Derby travelled to Berlin to take on the wonderful Bear City Roller Derby. This year, we host Berlin as they go head to head with us in what will be a high level european bonanza of derby!

And prior to our big headline act, there will be a cherry popper game featuring some of Scotland’s newest skaters on the block!


Critical Mass
Friday, April 29 at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.



Moving Parts and Revolutions: Cycling Through Cinema
Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM
See Below

Within the historic ruins of Alexander Thompson’s Caledonia Road Free Church, Dr Lars Kristensen from the University of Skövde, Sweden, will deliver an entertaining and invigorating presentation on radical cycling culture, the bicycle and its relationship to the moving image. From a collage of archive footage and film clips, he will trace the role of the bike as it threads its way through cinema; touching on issues of migration, labour and the environment as well as its status as an enduring symbol of protest and collective solidarity.

The event will be preceded by an all-inclusive group-cycle led by Glasgow Bike Station, departing from their Finnieston location. We are delighted that Jennifer McCarey of the Glasgow Clarion Cycling Group will introduce the cycle with a brief history of the club and their long-standing radical traditions.


(19:30) Meet at Glasgow Bike Station (65 Haugh Road).
(19:45-20:15) Introduction from Jennifer McCarey; depart from Bike Station.
(21:00) Arrive Gorbals Caledonia Road Church; presentation from Dr Lars Kristensen.
(22:00) End.

NB Please note this is an outdoor event. Riders are responsible for their own actions and must adhere to the highway code at all times. Bike lights are essential as there will be riding in the dark.


United Glasgow Football Club

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

UGFC run beginners sessions for women every Monday night at the Firhill Complex. These sessions are trans inclusive. If you’ve not played since school or have never played at all, why not come along for a kickabout? Only £1 if working and nothing if you’re not earning!

For more info or to find out about our women’s 11-a-side team, get in touch with Jazz Rogers at jazz

Contact the Club for men’s training times.


United Glasgow: Can You Support Us? A Call To Action!

From like-minded football clubs to individuals who agree with our stance on financial inclusion and anti-discrimination, United Glasgow has many supporters from across the world. We’re calling on you, your friends, families and local businesses to support our cause and help us to continue to provide access to football for Glasgow’s young people. As you will be aware, we operate under a system of paying only if you are able to, which is why we’re appealing for supporters to set up a monthly subscription (£10 suggested donation) to cover the costs of hiring training facilities.

"We spend nearly £800 per month on training venues alone; your monthly support can ensure we can keep providing access and opportunities for all." – Alan, Chairperson

In 2014/15, the significant of our total costs were spent on renting venues to provide access to sports (and we have grown since then!) and we could really use your help to continue to provide this.

If you would like to set up a subscription or one off payment, you can rest assured that your contributions are directly helping provide young people from all walks of Glasgow life the chance to train and play together.

Also: Do you have any spare football boots that you could donate to those who have none but desperately want to play football? We’re always accepting donations of astro-trainers and moulded boots (no metal studs!) for our men’s teams. Please get in touch if you can help out.


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