Glasgow Events anti-fracking bus and migrant solidarity good news

There’s places still available on a free/donation bus from Glasgow to the big anti-fracking demo in Manchester on Saturday.

Whilst we’re all still reeling from Trumpocalypse, there has been good news locally – a fabulous local campaign kicked out a proposed new Migrant Detention Centre in Paisley. Well done to all involved and remember – don’t mourn the darkness, light a candle/organise. Do what you can and we will see change when we collectively work and organise ourselves with solidarity and determination and humour and love and light.

Glasgow night shelter for destitute asylum seekers are looking for new volunteers – see open evening listing 1st December below for more details.

Fracking is currently on hold in Scotland, but the moratorium could end next year as there’s to be a government consultation starting January – watch this space for updates on keeping this fossil fuel in the ground – climate change is happening but this is something we can do locally.

Have a good few weeks. Take care of yourselves and don’t lose hope that we can make a difference in the world for the better.

Friday 11th November

Maslow’s Community Shop and the Kinning Park Complex invite you to


A night of funk and fusion to celebrate difference and diversity!

Despite what Theresa May & Donald Trump think, it’s our differences and diversity that make the world the spicy and interesting place it is!

Come and join us for a night of food, cocktails, live music and dancing to show your support for our multi-cultural, multi-ethic, multi-national city.

Danny McLaren aka The Mad Chef from Bloc+ will be making fusion inspired finger food whilst the bar staff at Bloc+ will be making some killer cocktails for you all to try.

Live music will come from Glasgow’s fantastic Chrissy Barnacle whilst The Unity Centre DJs Lemofack, Alieu and Ashanti will be spinning some funky beats to get you all up and moving.

If this wasn’t enough there will also be live Sax and Piano during the night, because a Friday night can NEVER have too much funk!

All the money raised on the evening will be going to support Maslow’s Community Shop which helps provide clothes, shoes and basic
necessities to refugees, asylum seekers and people experiencing hardship.

So, come join us, stick two fingers up to Theresa and Donald and raise some money for a fantastic cause whilst having an amazing time.



11th November at 19:00–23:59

Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street, G411BA


Saturday 12th November

Anti Fracking demo.

Free/donation bus places available from Glasgow to the UK wide anti-fracking demo in Manchester this Saturday.


We Will Rise: a group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and allies who campaign to End Immigration Detention in UK.

Public Meeting & Social

12th November 2-6pm

Fred Paton Day Care Centre

19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ


Black Lives Matter Scotland: Organising Event
Saturday 12th November 15:00

Event held by Black Lives Matter Scotland for black people (including mixed race) interested in organising future events in Glasgow.

Please contact for directions to Glasgow Autonomous Space, or just turn up!


Woodlands Community Garden invite you to Kale Fest – a magical Kale-idoscopic afternoon of delights.

It’s green, it’s beautifully nutritious, it’s easy to grow and it’s one of Scotland’s oldest vegetables – but how much do we really know about Kale? Join us for a delicious afternoon indulging in everything kale – celebrate the flavours, history and uses of this easy to grow veg.

2pm: Meet at Woodlands Community Garden, for Kale Harvesting Demonstration and a storytelling walk from the garden to the CCA

3.30pm: Programme starts at CCA with a mix of Kale inspired films, performance, talks and stories

5pm: Guess Speaker and expert in Kale, Christopher Trotter

5.30pm: Sample some Kale delights

Special Guess – Bryan Burnett from BBC radio


Sunday 13th November.

Scottish Assembly of the IWW.

The session from 2.45 to 4.45pm approximately will be Public, with an invite to fellow workers not in the Industrial Workers of the World to discuss organising in workplaces and in industry sectors in an increasingly precarious & casualised work environment.

3.25-4.55 The Capitalist project of a 21C insecure, mobile and “flexible” workforce – includes presentation by Officina Precaria on their advocacy work in Edinburgh amongst mostly Spanish migrants. IWW members with experience of insecure employment in any sector – education, bar & restaurant, etc

Location: Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St., G2 3JD. The Clubroom is on the second floor and lift accessible.

20th November

Interfaith Family Fun Day


This year our annual Interfaith Week Family Fun Day will take place on the 20th November (2-4.30pm) in Glasgow’s West End (the large hall at Hillhead Primary School, 110 Otago St, Glasgow G12 8NS). As well as performances, free food, face-painting, and henna, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about different religious traditions from members of those traditions, while engaging in fun activities such as trying your hand at Sikh calligraphy, Hindu Rangoli, decorating pebbles for universal peace, origami and lantern making. A unique occasion not to be missed – all the family welcome!


22nd November

Education Under Occupation in Palestine: Talk & Discussion


Boyd Orr 507 (Lecture Theatre C). Glasgow University

Glasgow University Palestine Society invites you to a discussion on Education under Occupation in Palestine. This is the last in a series of events forming part of Right to Education Week, a grassroots Palestinian movement which seeks to document, research, and raise awareness about the issues facing Palestinian students, teachers and academic institutions under Israeli military occupation

We are delighted to have two special guest speakers:

Keith Hammond is a retired university lecturer with a long involvement in Palestinian history and politics. He has coordinated European projects in Palestine and been involved in Non-Government
Organisations and different organisations of Palestinian civil society. Mr Hammond has a particular involvement in Palestinian Universities on both the West Bank and in Gaza and supports the work of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine.

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Mai Abu Moghli is a Palestinian human rights activist based in London. Mai is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, University College of London. Her research focus is on human rights education in Palestinian Authority schools in the Occupied West Bank. Mai holds a Masters degree in human rights from the University of Essex and has worked extensively in the field of human rights in the MENA region.

The speakers will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.


We are also holding two film screenings:

Roadmap to Apartheid

Tuesday, 15th November @ 6:30PM

Boyd Orr 412 (Lecture Theatre B)

5 Broken Cameras

Thursday, 17th November @ 6:30PM

Boyd Orr 407 (Lecture Theatre A)


Saturday 26th November

Anti-Racist march

Assemble Glasgow Green from 10.30 to leave at 11am to march through Glasgow City Centre to GFT Rally, from 12 Noon, in Rose Street. Clydeside IWW will have the branch banner & other anti-State revolutionaries are invited to form a “black Bloc” to show our opposition to Racism and Fascism.


Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Rags to Riches’ 5th edition of This Is Not A Craft Fair is on its way!

It’s been a quick and busy year and the Christmas gift buying frenzy is finally upon us.

But we have it all sorted for you. We have some of the best
established and emerging upcyclers who all create innovative upcyled products to rival any high street mass produced soulless tattery will be under one roof in our beloved swimming pool.

We have unusual objects, funky jewellery, useful homeware and all the weirdest, unique and quirkiest items at affordable prices and more.

All items are made with love and all innovatively handcrafted using post consumer waste.

The best Christmas buying option for people who care for their loved ones, care for the planet and care to support local economy.

Dive in to the eco Christmas buying experience with us, beat the city center madness and chat to some lovely people about their journey and their craft.

And this is likely to be the last one before we shut the doors to our beloved building as we get ready for the most important upcycling project yet !

Saturday 26th November 2016

11am to 6pm

Govanhill Baths

99 Calder Street

All our makers, crafters , upcyclers, designers ( becaue they are defined as all these things to us! ) will be revealed in the next few weeks.


CHARITEA – With Haifa Zangana
30 November at 18:30
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We’ve all seen the news reels and sensational headlines, and we’ve all heard first hand accounts from friends and family still caught up in the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
What we don’t hear enough about is all the positive humanitarian work that is currently ongoing inside the country to help rebuild valuable infrastructures which help the people that are most in need.

Join us to raise awareness and much needed funds to help this work to continue! £15 a ticket and in return you will be served delicious Iraqi food, live Iraqi Oud and poetry as well as helping Iraqi Refugees

With us to give a talk on the evening will be Haifa Zangana who is a novelist, political commentator and currently has a weekly column in Al-Quds newspaper as well as being a regular contributor for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and Al-Ahram.

This is a ticketed event limted to 120 seats. Please reserve your seating through one of the following hosts by texting IRAQ2016 with the number of seats to be reserved. £15 per ticket free for kids under 8

Supported by Scottish Action for Refugees (SAFR)
All funds go to International Action for Iraqi Refugees

Vivian – 07540706747
Fayrouz – 07828310433
Wesun – 07545035341

Doors open 6.30pm.



Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Open Evening for Winter volunteers on Thursday 1st December at 8pm at the night shelter.

Email us for more details.

Imagine being in a strange city in a foreign country on a cold winter’s night. You can’t speak the language and you have nowhere to stay. It’s starting to rain and you don’t know anyone who can help you…

What do you do? Where do you go?

Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers began in December 2011. Since then we have been providing somewhere safe and warm to stay overnight for people who because of their immigratin status cannot access normal homeless services.

Located in a church hall in the west end of Glasgow and run almost entirely by volunteers, the night shelter provides a hot meal and somewhere safe to stay for up to 15 men every night, 365 nights a year, including Christmas Day and Hogmanay.

The people we look after are refused asylum seekers who are not eligible for support and homeless non-EU migrants who because of their immigration status cannot access normal homeless services.

This group of people face multiple difficulties; often unable to speak English; without any family or friends who can help them; unable to do paid work; with an insecure immigration status; not knowing their rights and often scared to draw attention to their plight for fear of coming to the attention of the authorities, they are blocked from accessing any support that is funded by public money.

Glasgow Night Shelter are looking for new volunteers to help cover over the holiday period when some of our long-term volunteers leave Glasgow to visit family and friends.
We’re also planning to run a day time drop in on Christmas & Boxing Day when everywhere else will be shut and our guys have nowhere to go. If you’re interested in volunteering or want to help out over the holiday period, the Open Evening will be an excellent time to find out more!
Contact us for more details, thanks!


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