Glasgow Anarchist Federation

Glasgow Events Autonomy Update Jan 8 2018

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Happy/solidarity-filled 2018 folks!

Just a reminder to send any events you would like listed here to glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net. There are over 800 subscribers to this list, so if you’re producing radical events in Glasgow, use this resource! This week’s update follows.

1. Arabic-English Language Exchange
2. Food Not Bombs Organising Meeting
3. Fuck Off Tory Cunts Court Case
4. Anarchist Federation Film showing: The Anti-Fascists
5. Red and Black Song Club
6. Celtic Connections Free concerts heads up

1. Arabic-English Language Exchange
Every Tuesday
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street
6-8pm


https://www.facebook.com/unitylanguageexchange/

Come and join us for the Unity* Arabic/English language exchange! It is a conversation class where people can learn Arabic and Arabic speakers can learn/improve their English and get to know each other in a supportive environment – an environment where English is not put on a pedestal and everyone is learning.

The class started as a response to the limited spaces for people to study ESOL at college. Many are on waiting lists for many many months, so we wanted to act together so people could practice their English in the mean time. Anyone of any level can attend. We also urgently need more English speakers!

An organisation called Arika has given us some money to provide travel expenses for those that could not attend the class otherwise, but this money is running out. Please help if you can: https://www.youcaring.com/people-who-couldn-t-attend-otherwise-601139 Come on down! 🙂

*The Unity Centre has been open almost 10 years and offers unconditional support and solidarity to asylum seekers and all other migrants http://unitycentreglasgow.org/

2. Food Not Bombs Organising Meeting
Wednesday, 10/1/18
Mono Cafe Bar, King Street, G1
5.30-7pm

Planning our next moves, and deciding the date of our first stall. Come along, bring your ideas with you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/143561629765452/

3. Fuck Off Tory Cunts Court Case
Thursday, 11/1/18
Glasgow Sheriff Court
10am

David McHarg is on trial for displaying a ‘Fuck off you Tory cunts’ poster on his window. Class War Scotland has called for a solidarity demonstration outside Glasgow Sheriff Court.

4. Anarchist Federation Film Showing: The Anti-Fascists
Thursday, 11/1/18
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street
6-9pm
In 2014, left-wing activists and a group of neo-nazis clashed in the immigrant quarter of the Swedish town of Malmö, leaving several wounded and one anti-fascist – Showan Shattack – nearly dead. That same year, a violent gang of Fascists attacked an anti-Racist demonstration in Stockholm. A fight broke out between them and the few members of Anti-Fascist Action, which left one Fascist wounded, and one anti-fascist in jail. In this context, a documentary crew set out examining the history and activities of the Swedish anti-fascist movement, and its connections to the same one in Greece. Its successes and failures have lessons for all of us.

Join us for tea and biscuits at GAS (we’ll heat the upstairs room up ahead of time :-)) and we’ll watch the film and chat about it informally afterwards. Free, all welcome, donations accepted.

www.afed.org.uk

5. Red and Black Song Club
Wednesday, 17/1/18
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street
7-9pm

Glasgow libertarian left choir celebrating songs of working class struggle, anti-fascism and resistance. Keeping the tradition of radical song alive.
https://www.facebook.com/redandblacksongclub/

6. Celtic Connections free concerts heads up

Daily, 19/1/18-4/2/18
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, top of Buchanan Street
5pm

Loads of Celtic Connections events are super expensive, but did you know that there is a free concert every day, Danny Kyle’s Open Stage, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 5pm?

The Danny Kyle Open Stage is a series of concerts held over the course of the festival that allows emerging musical talent to take part in Celtic Connections. From all the performers on the Open Stage, six will be chosen to display their talents in a showcase concert on the final night, and receive the opportunity to perform in support slots at next year’s festival.

Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of Scottish traditional music, and campaigned tirelessly for its revival in Scotland. His close friend Liz Clark comperes the concerts in his memory, and the concerts have a reputation for drawing attention to acts that are now household names, including Karine Polwart and Rura.

The final showcase will be held on Sunday 4 February. Check www.celticconnections.com for more information and details.

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