Glasgow Events from 06/05/2016

Hi all,

Back after a wee break with a bumper round-up. Of special note is that on Saturday there is a day of action to surround Dungavel detention center and show solidarity with those inside, building a movement towards an end to all detention. That evening also has a choice between a roller derby fundraiser and a film screening on migrant and climate issues before a late night fundraiser for the new Glasgow Autonomous Space. There is also much more besides:

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Screw War; Let’s Dance!
Friday, May 6 at 8 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Screw War; Let’s Dance!

Sick of daily reports of acts of violence and harshness? Then join KPC’s Donation Disco!

A party that asks nothing of you other than your attendance and maybe your spare change, Screw War; Let’s Dance aims to raise some money to fund art works or creative activism that’s pro-peace and anti-war.

It’s a BYOB affair with tunes by Edinburgh based duo Wonkee Baw. All the money raised will go to a fund to be administered by KPC to fund a creative response to conflict ladden narratives in the media.

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Surround Dungavel – Transnational Day of Action
Saturday, May 7 at 11 AM
Meet at George Square to travel to Dungavel

No One Is Illega! Shutdown Detention Centres!

We Will Rise are joining thousands of others around the UK and across Europe to participate in a day of action against detention on May 7th.

BOOK A COACH TICKET FROM GEORGE SQ TO DUNGAVEL HERE:
https://shutdungavel.eventsmart.com/events/wwr/

Let’s stand in SOLIDARITY with those detained!

Locking people up due to their immigration status is wrong, there is no way to operate a humane or safe detention system.

NO ONE should be locked up because of their immigration status.

Join the dots between Lesvos and Yarls Wood, Dunkirk and Dungavel, then join us!

*On the demo we will encourage those who have been through the system to take the megaphone, speak and be heard*

If you are travelling from Edinburgh, check here
https://www.facebook.com/events/606155776203552/

For information on how to get involved in organising this and ongoing protests and events with We Will Rise email we.will.rise

Groups in support:

WE WILL RISE
THE UNITY CENTRE
UNITY SISTERS
LGBT UNITY
THE WHITE FEATHER / RESIST MILITARISM NETWORK
GLASGOW PALESTINE ACTION
GLASGOW ANARCHIST FEDERATION
FREE PRIDE
UNITED GLASGOW FOOTBALL CLUB
GLASGOW REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKERS SOLIDARITY
STIRLING ANARCHISTS
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY PALESTINE SOCIETY
FIST COLLECTIVE
MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY,
SOAS DETAINEE SUPPORT (SDS)
ALL AFRICAN WOMEN’S GROUP,
SISTERS UNCUT
ANTI RAIDS NETWORK
NO BORDERS WOMEN AND NON-BINARY FOLK
BRIGHTON MIGRANT SOLIDARITY, SHAKE! – YOUNG VOICES IN ARTS, MEDIA, RACE & POWER
DETAINED VOICES
CLOSE THE VERNE
CLOSE CAMPSFIELD CAMPAIGN
SHUT DOWN MORTON HALL
MANCHESTER MIGRANT SOLIDARITY
SOUTH YORKSHIRE MIGRATION AND ASYLUM ACTION GROUP
LEEDS NO BORDERS
NO BORDERS ICELAND
BLACK WOMEN’S RAPE ACTION PROJECT
ANARCHIST GROUP OF AMSTERDAM
NO BORDERS SUSSEX
MIGRANT SOLIDARITY GROUP OF HUNGARY
GETTING THE VOICE OUT
FAITES VOTRE JEU!
NO BORDERS FRANKFURT
NO ONE IS ILLEGAL STOCKHOLM
BORDERLINE-EUROPE
BARBED WIRE BRITAIN
MIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK
RIGHT TO REMAIN
LESBIANS AND GAYS SUPPORT THE MIGRANTS
NO DEPORTATIONS-RESIDENCE PAPERS FOR ALL
CALAIS MIGRANT SOLIDARITY
WELCOME TO HUNGARY
CITY OF SANCTUARY

We Will Rise is a group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies who have come together to organise and take direct action against the systems, institutions, and corporations who contribute to our oppression. We are the movement we want to see. We aim to take on all forms of oppression, including between ourselves. We aim to empower those most affected by migration barriers – to lead a movement for change and for allies to work effectively with them.

We also want to build connections and share experiences with our allies. We will tackle racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and all forms of oppression. Our regular protests at Dungavel will aim to embody our principles. Reform is not the answer, we want abolition. We expect our allies to respect our politics and work with us towards these ends.

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Radical Film Archive: The Migrant Crisis and Climate crisis
Saturday, May 7 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Lauriston arches, Cleland lane, Lauriston, G5 9DS

The radical film archive is about a representing under told and forgotten stories
This evening clip show with a difference. The archive is a tool for community organizing.
A way for people to research and represent struggles using the work of those that came before.

Migrants and environmentalists exploring these linked issues of where and how people will be living in the 21st century.

Together they will make a presentation with many voices.

Using clips of archival material and discussion we will look at the problems we face and the likely sources of solutions.

This is collaboration going into dark issues in the hope that together we can face them.

Films and speakers tbc

Hosted by WAVEparticle ‘Open Spaces’
‘Open Spaces’ is part of Art & Living: Laurieston www.lauriestonlivingarts.com the art strategy developed for the area by WAVEparticle, in partnership with New Gorbals Housing Association and Urban Union, and supported by Glasgow City Council, Stalled Spaces, Network Rail and a range of local partners.

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GRD Presents: QUEERIOSITY #2 – 90S AND GRUNGE NIGHT
Saturday, May 7 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

Come as you are, as you were or as you want to be!

Come on down and celebrate with us at another Queeriosity night at Garnethill Multicultural centre.

We had a great time in January, so we thought we’d do it again. We’re going 90s Grunge this time to enjoy some old tunes, but most off all we’d like to enjoy your company and queer up the night – whatever that means to you!

All proceeds go directly to supporting Glasgow Roller Derby and helping the league continue to run.

Tickets are only £2 in advance, or £3 on the door!

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A Fundraiser For GAS
Saturday, May 7 at 11 PM
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

A fundraiser for Glasgow Autonomous Space

General Ludd B2B Bake
Letitia Pleiades
Unity Centre DJs
Tenement Yard DJs

£5 All Night
Free to asylum seekers and sans papiers,
£3 with bus ticket from Dungavel demo (https://www.facebook.com/events/865225303622854/)

http://bit.ly/1VApQsT
GAS is a newly formed space to host groups struggling against capitalism and other forms of oppression. It will be a safe space for all and a resource to aid groups in their aims. It will be run by those using the space, non-hierarchically and not for profit. The space aims to include a wood workshop, print workshop, infoshop/library/reading room, fitness space, meeting space and kitchen.

email glasgowautonomous for more information and to get involved with GAS

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Radical Childcare Collective: May Meet up
Sunday, May 8 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

The next get together (sorry for late notice!!) will be at KPC this coming sunday (8th May)

Bring nibbles to share
bring activities to do

if it’s sunny we’ll probably be out in the garden/small park across the way, if it’s raining we are upstairs at KPC (press the buzzer marked upstairs hall)

See you there!

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Cartoon and Crafts For Kids!
Tuesday, May 10 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Townhead Village Hall, 60 St Mungo Avenue, G4 0PL

Free films: Mwansa the Great | The Legend of Ngong Hills | Ding Dong | The Money Tree | Kukinga

Africa in Motion Film Festival in collaboration with the Central and Western Integration Network (CWIN) invite families to come along and experience a fun filled, craft and cinematic afternoon at Townhead Village Hall! Join us for a specially curated package of animation short films from across the African continent, as well as creative activities using crayons, plasticine, recyclables and other fun materials through our different craft stations. Snacks will be provided!

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UNITY ARABIC/ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXCHANGE –
Tuesday, May 10 at 7 Pm – 9 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Free/donation

Every Tuesday we meet to exchange Arabic and English language in a conversation class. It is a space for all levels to come and we all learn what we like in the way that we want – some focus on writing and grammar, others prefer to swap slang.

We aim to improve our language skills and get to know each other in a supportive environment – the class is a welcoming place, where English is not put on a pedestal and everyone is learning.

The group is volunteer run and functions collectively – we make decisions all together.

The class is free but we welcome donations. Any money goes directly to funding others’ travel, who could not otherwise afford to attend the class. If you can’t come to the class but want to support us anyway, you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/languageexchange

Bringing snacks to share is encouraged 🙂

The Unity Centre offers practical support and unconditional solidarity to asylum seekers and all migrants – http://unitycentreglasgow.org/. The class has gotten so big we have outgrown Unity’s office, hence the move to KPC.

[We are particularly in search of English speakers to join us, as there are many more Arabic speakers than English speakers. You certainly don't have to be a native speaker, anyone from anywhere is welcome!]

Please email unitylanguageexchange if you’d like to come down and feel free to extend this invitation.
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Hope to see you there!

* KPC will host us for the next weeks, but do email unitylanguageexchange to confirm venue as it might change later in the year.

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Restless Natives: Euromaidan Rough Cut
Saturday, May 14 at 7 PM
GMAC Film, 103 Trongate, G1 5HD

Document Human Rights Film Festival is delighted to offer another chance to see our 2015 International Jury prize winner, Euromaidan Rough Cut.

What does it look like when the streets of Ukraine’s capital are turned into a war zone? A sequence of several stories uncover 2014’s transformation of Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan, which took place beneath an onslaught of tear gas during anti-government demonstrations. The situation escalated from playful protests in winter into the most extreme levels of violence and chaos. What motivates Ukrainians to place their own bodies against the police cordons? Where do opinions diverge and when does solidarity triumph? The personal portraits of the protesters form a mosaic of stories that is far from completed.

This screening is free and ticketed via http://documenteuromaidan.eventbrite.co.uk/

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They Will Have To Kill Us First
Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 PM
Drygate Brewery, 85 Drygate, G4 0UT

Free Event

They Will Have To Kill Us First / Johanna Schwartz / Mali/UK 2015 / 1h40m / French, Songhay, Bambara, Tamashek, English with English subtitles / Documentary

Africa in Motion presents They Will Have To Kill Us First in partnership with Glasgow’s Restless Natives Festival. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremist groups seized control. They Will Have To Kill Us First is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. It shows how rather than laying down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back!

The screening will be followed by drinks, snacks and a virtual concert showcasing Malian music in exile. Pay What You Can proceeds donated to the Glasgow Women’s Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers.

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Out Door Dance
Sunday, May 15 at 11 AM – 12 PM
North Kelvin Meadow

Join Lizzie and Daniel for dance and music in the meadow ! Move, play and create your own dance in nature .

Suitable for all ages ( under 5 years welcome accompanied by an adult ).

Percussion instruments provided but if you have any instruments of your own feel free to bring them along!

Donation only 🙂

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Exploring Expressive Life Modelling with All The Young Nudes
Monday, May 16 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Saint Luke’s, 17 Bain Street, G40 2JZ

Many of you have been asking about more life model training workshops, so here we have it!

We’ve decided to make this life modelling workshop in Glasgow slightly more interesting. There has been a lot of feedback of late about models’ poses and what people find interesting to draw. Many are keen on poses which don’t seem contrived, but more like a moment frozen in time. From this, we bring you a workshop in which you can explore your expressiveness!

**SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS – BEGINNERS WELCOME**

This session will be run by two very talented and fun-making individuals; Gavin Glover (puppetteer, director, theatre maker) and Beth Frieden (theatre maker, performer and life model).
Participants will leave feeling comfortable experimenting with emotion and narrative in their life modelling practice.

Expect lots of creating poses out of movement. Attention will also be drawn to the factors that determine how long a pose can be held for, such as body tension, face tension, points of support, balance, and different ways to cope with these.

You will work on expressing emotions with body language, and will also use props and the surrounding space to generate stories, and consider how stories can be used to create series of poses. The class will culminate in a simulated scenario where you will be encouraged to use your new narrative, expressive, and critical skills to experience what being a life model is really like, in a series of held poses with props similar to what would be expected of them in a real life drawing scenario.

This workshop is open to beginners and experienced life models alike.

Do get in touch if you have any specific queries or questions and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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Rowan Refuge Summer Open Days 2016
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
34 Ravenshall Road, Shawlands, G413SP

– free entry –

Are you interested in…

– organic gardening ?
– growing food, herbs and flowers ?
– birds, bugs and other wildlife ?
– composting, recycling and upcycling ?
– small space DIY structures ?

…then this wee southside of Glasgow residential garden may interest you!

Also available:

– mini bookstall –
– info point –
– seed swap –
– refreshments –

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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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.

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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.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Parkour Pathways (4 Week Course)
Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM – 9 PM
St. Enoch Underground Station

PARKOUR PATHWAYS (Glasgow)

During this 4 weeks crash course students will be taken through the following fundamentals and also given a resource to continue their training;

– Weekly themed technical sessions – flight, touch, pass and play.

– A different conditioning routine to aid the developement of your Parkour and general movement practice will be delivered each week. Students will also receive a PDF of exercises covered after each to take into their own training.

-Each session will finish with a short jam where you can work on specific movements or alternatively have the coach set you a task in line with your goals.

Delivered by one of the top coaches in Scotland and ADAPT Level 2 instructor David Banks. David has been practicing Parkour for almost a decade and his skills have allowed him to teach and perform internationally. Renowned for his ability to integrate creative and task based exercises into his teaching he also draws from his experience as a proffesional stage performer, dancer and movements artist to bring you high quality information from a variety of fields.

Every aspect of Parkour is scaleable and as such this course is suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds. Beginners, advanced and profesional athletes alike will all be gently pushed in a safely structured environment.

This course does not allow for drop-in sessions and must be booked through the eventbrite. The spaces are also extremely limited for this class so book fast to avoid disappointment Parkour is for everyone and if this course is unnaffordable get in contact and we can discuss options. Also if you have any additional mental or physical needs contact us in advance so David can structure anonymously set the session in reference to that need.

4 weekly sessions from Tuesday 10th of May (£35/£30 for students)

7 – 9pm meet at St. Enochs Underground each week

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Women of the West End Heritage Walk – Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Join women from history, such as Mary Barbour and Agnes Dollan, on this pioneering women’s heritage walk that reveals the hidden histories of Glasgow’s West End: from pipe-smoking forewomen to revolting schoolmistresses.Our tour guides will share with you a unique and inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made the West End. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/women-of-the-west-end-heritage-walk/

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Glasgow’s Maiden Grrders vs Blackpool Roller Derby
Saturday, May 21 at 12 PM – 3 PM
The Arc Sports Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Back on track after their last winning home game, on the 21st May, Glasgow’s reserves, the Maiden Grrders will do battle with Blackpool Roller Derby’s A-Team. Blackpool hosted an excellent Sur5al tournament last year and some of our Maidens went down, but this will be the full length real deal.

We are really excited to welcome them to Glasgow and to cheer our Maidens on.

Come on down to the ARC and cheer with us, and enjoy snacks, games and fun while you’re there. Remember tickets are cheaper online in advance at £6.

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Critical Mass
Friday, May 27 at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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United Glasgow Football Club

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

www.unitedglasgowfc.eu
www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc

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.

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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.

http://www.unitedglasgowfc.eu/supportus

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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