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Psychiatry and Social Class

bird-with-spoonThursday 29th September. 7-9pm

Our next talk will feature a presentation by Maddie Blanche followed by lots of time for discussion about the intersections of class and mental health.

The diagnosis and treatments given to people of different social classes by psychiatrists is a big subject and has been a continuing area of interest to mental health professionals and researchers. This talk and discussion will introduce and explore some of the issues around class and psychiatry from a working class perspective.

Glasgow Autonomous Space
Unit 11
53 Kilbirnie Street
G5 8JD

(go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park, directly opposite Anaya/Lahore Indian restaurant. There is a small set of steps up to a door into side of the warehouse building. That is the space. Phone 07828540512 if you are having trouble or to get in the non step entrance if you have access needs)

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated.

We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

Glasgow Events Glasgow Autonomy Update 14th September 2016

Hi everyone,

This started as a short update, as first one in a while, but has turned into a pretty long one! Lots on this month!

Enjoy!

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Public Meeting to address Glasgow transport crisis:
Get Glasgow Moving! Building a citywide Public Transport campaign

Thursday 15th September – 7pm
Renfield St Stephen’s, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

https://www.facebook.com/events/225852114483359/

Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess:

• Private bus companies continue to cut our vital services and increase fares so that they’re completely unaffordable.
• Glasgow Subway (built in 1896) still only serves a tiny area of our city and is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended:http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/glasgowtube
• Our overground trains are operated by a company (Abellio) owned by the Dutch state (not ours!)
• And our bike hire is run by a private company (Nextbike GmbH) based in Germany…

Compare this to Edinburgh, where publicly-owned Lothian Buses are popular with residents offering a comprehensive service and affordable fares.

And compare this to London, where publicly-owned Transport for London operate a fully-integrated network with “Oystercard” smartcard tickets (in use since 2003) making it so simple to change between buses, tubes, trains and bikes. They also have ambitious plans for expansion over the coming decades:crossrail2.co.uk

Glasgow deserves better! Come and help build the citywide Public Transport campaign we need to make it happen.

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Being GalGael
Thursday 15th September – 12 to 8pm – Friday 16th September – 11 to 3pm
Old Barn Dumbreck Stables, 82 Dumbreck Road, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, G41 4SN

OUR Story DAYS
Story Gathering & Seeding
With next year being GalGael’s TWENTIETH year – we’ve started something we’ve called Being GalGael – taking some time to check in on a shared sense of who we are, what matters to us and what kind of changes we’re here to make.

So, what do we mean by Story Gathering & Seeding?

On THURSDAY 15th we’d love all of you who’ve been part of our story over the last 20 years to join us in remembering the twists & turns with photos, things, articles (BYO), as we create a timeline. And just gab about old times.

On FRIDAY 16th we’re very much hoping more people can join us in sharing that story with folk old and new, and for some banter to tease out the good stuff and explore the kind of stories we want to seed for the next 20 years.

The format for both days, means you can pop in and stay for a short space of time or most of the time and have still have a useful input. Join us for 1 or 2 days – whichever feels relevant.

a wee bit more info…

Thurs 15th Sept – If you’ve been a part of our story over the last 20 years, we’d love you to join us on THURSDAY remembering the highs and lows with photos, things, articles, posters, and mementos. We’re creating a timeline that’ll help us share the story with others and capture the learning, the touchstones, the principles. We also just want a chance to gab about old times – share stories and memories, eat soup, belt out poetry and warm our hearts round a fire. Pop in for any amount of time between 12 to 8 p.m. Soup at 6 p.m.

Fri 16th Sept – FRIDAY will shift focus as we share how that story with characters old and new, and to work with that some more to galvanise and inspire our future story. We’d very much love you to join us in spending some time – gathered around some pithy questions like – ‘what is the great dream we’re wrestling in to reality’, ‘what are the big lessons?’. Or just mull over the timeline and make your thoughts known in other ways such as writing on the wall or adding a picture to the timeline. At the end of the two days we want to be in a better place to say hello to the legacy we’re co-creating over the years to come.

We’ve not had much time to get the word out – please help by letting others know it’s on. We realise it’s quite short notice so will understand if you can’t make it! And we’ll be attempting to cart the timeline back to Govan so you can add your bit later…

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Cultivate Kickstarter – Minibus Tour of Community Gardens
Friday 16th September – 11am – 3pm
The Concrete Gardens, 200 Balmore Road, G22 6LJ

Join us for a minibus tour starting from the Concrete Gardens at 11am and returning at 3pm. We will get a guided tour of the Hidden Gardens and Woodlands Gardens and another garden to be confirmed. Get tips and inspiration from other growers.

Meet at the Concrete Gardens at 10:30am. Bring good shoes and waterproofs if it is raining.

Lunch will be provided.

Spaces limited. To book your place email wilde.alex@gmail.com

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Refuweegee’s Good Food, Good Mood BBQ
Saturday 17th – 12-5pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

We would like you to help us celebrate our amazing city and all of the people within it, by coming along to our world barbecue event, sponsored by the fabulous folks at Expat Focus – expatfocus.com.

On the 17th September 2015, 100,000 people participated in the refugees welcome march in London. This year there will be another march, to again show the government loud and clear that we and the rest of the world are ready to welcome refugees. We are currently in talks with a variety of organisations in the city to see how we can create a similar call to action in Glasgow.

Meantime, we would like to ensure that there is a place for people to come together and socialise, share food and stories and celebrate what we have achieved so far. There is always plenty more to be done but we also believe there is plenty to celebrate. So please join us for a festival style, family friendly day, sampling food from around the world in the sunshine!

We’ll have people taking charge of BBQs to share traditional foods from around the world – with Iranian, Scottish, Syrian & Eritrean dishes confirmed, it’s set to be a brilliant event.

We’ll also have all the usual festival style event treats with music, facepaiting and of course sunshine!

Come along, bring your friends and family and celebrate all of the amazing people who make Glasgow by filling yer bellies!

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Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain: film screening + Q&A with Lisa Mckenzie and Paul Sng
Saturday 17th September 2016 – 6pm
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britains shows the most relevant and uncompromising British band in years sticking two fingers up to the zeitgeist and articulating the rage and desperation of those without a voice in austerity Britain.

The film follows Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run up to the 2015 General Election, visiting the neglected, broken down and boarded up parts of the country that many would prefer to ignore.

Part band doc, part look at the state of the nation, the documentary features individuals and communities attempting to find hope among the ruins, against a blistering soundtrack by Sleaford Mods.

Tickets: £5 / £2 concessions – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593670

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Following the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by poet/activist Jim Monaghan with Lisa McKenzie (author Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain) and Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain co-director Paul Sng.

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Workplace Organiser Training Session
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

Clydeside IWW will be hosting a Workplace Organiser Training Session over two days – 17th and 18th September (11am to 6pm both days). The venue – Glasgow Autonomous Space* – will be open from 10.30am to allow a prompt start. It is open to IWW Members in Scotland & others on similar Lists who share our anti-capitalist vision.

Andy from Manchester who will deliver the Sessions writes: “The training has been developed by IWW organisers over many years from direct experience. It is an absolutely great way to familiarise yourself with basic organising skills.The training is designed to incorporate your real-life work situation to make it as realistic as possible and help tailor it to your needs. The point is to help you think through how to organise where you work, but contains many skills useful to organising outside the workplace as well. The tactics taught are based on successful organising work over the last decade worldwide, and the training is constantly being adapted to incorporate the latest experiences of direct action organising.”

* A few places are available for non IWW members Please contactwestscotland@iww.org.uk to reserve your place, which must be done in advance as course materials need to be printed off.

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Cultivate Event – Soil Health
Monday 19th September – 12pm-3pm
The Concrete Gardens, 200 Balmore Road, G22 6LJ

As part of the Cultivate programme the Concrete Garden are putting on a series of training and networking sessions targeted at community groups who have a small growing space.

This session will cover what is soil and how can you care for it? Explore different ways of making compost including looking at the Concrete Garden’s hot box system.

We will also look at hygiene and keeping yourself safe in the garden.

Lunch will be served at 12pm followed by a practical session with Abi in the garden and finishing up with a hot drink and chat .

To book your place email wilde.alex@gmail.com

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Walls (Glasgow Screening)
Thursday 22nd September a- 7:00–20:20pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join the UK’s leading social change film festival for the Scottish premiere of a portrait of division and common humanity.

More than 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the appetite for erecting barriers between nations still remains: 41 walls currently divide communities, shutting out dialogue, feeding mistrust and resentment. Seeking to understand their impact, this stunning documentary focuses on individuals living on either side of the Spain/Morocco, US/Mexico and South Africa/Zimbabwe borders.

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, with guests including Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh).

For full event details and access to the film’s trailer, go to http://bit.ly/Walls-CCA

TICKET PRICES: £6/£4.50 concs

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Free Pride: Bi Furious
Thursday 22nd September – 11pm-3am
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

free pride presents: bi furious, a night celebrating bi, pan and non-mono identities!!

very often us bi+pan people are pushed out from mainstream gay nights and judged for not being ‘queer enough.’ this is a night to celebrate your identity, be who you want + get with who you want without judgement, and have a dance to some amazing bi talent on the decks.

featuring Free Pride favourites Shugg, Etzali & Deep Brandy Album Cuts!

we are also VERY excited to have Joey Fourr bringing us their ‘wonk-pop 4 queer kids’ all the way from London

everyone is welcome so come down & boogie with us, pay what you can & have a good time!!

ACCESSIBILITY:

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible venue. Gender neutral toilets will be available and a safer spaces policy will be in place on the night. If you have any other accessibility needs please get in touch & we will do what we can to accommodate them!

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CHARITEA – With Haifa Zangana
Friday 23rd September – 6:30pm
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 Refugeeshttp://theiair.co.uk/en/about/

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 no kids.

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.

SUPPORT REFUGEES. SUPPORT IRAQ. SUPPORT HUMANITY.

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The Junkyard Free Festival Presents The Eclectic Circus
Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September
203 Bell Street, G4 0TD

Roll up for a Bank Holiday extravaganza…..

The Junkyard Free Festival Returns September Weekend with The Eclectic Circus.

The festival site will be transformed into a Circus theme for the weekend, with more than a few tricks up our sleeves.

Come see some of the best DJs and Live acts Glasgow has to offer. Plus there will be an array of tasty street food and beverages to tantalize your taste buds. Circus performers, comedy, face painters, tarot reading, punch&judy and a whole lot more. We will be transforming the cave into a whole new world for you to experience. Think NEON lights and carnival decor and get ready to be blown away!
Stay tuned as this one’s gonna be quirky!
more…..

The festival is FREE and we welcome all, big and small, pets an all.

DJs and Live Acts will be announced shortly!

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SQIFF 2016 – Scottish Queer International Film Festival
Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

From classic queer horror to brand new web series via documentaries on Madonna’s dancers and fierce trans-led political parties in the Philippines, the best short films from around the world and right here in Scotland, workshops and masterclasses with top industry professionals and two massive inclusive parties, SQIFF 2016 is bigger and better than ever. Tickets start from just £4 (free for unemployed and asylum seekers) and all workshops are free.

New for SQIFF 2016 – Festival Passes which will be on sale till 22nd September. Come to everything at the festival including our Friday and Saturday night parties for just £40 / £30 conc.

ACCESS: All venues have good access for wheelchairs and other mobility issues including accessible toilets. All films screen with English subtitles or captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Selected screenings have a hearing loop or audio description available. Selected intros, Q&As, and discussions have BSL interpretation. If you require BSL interpretation for any events which don’t already have it, email info@sqiff.org and we’ll book this for you. Most venues have gender neutral toilets. See listings at www.sqiff.org for further access details or contact us with any questions.

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Psychiatry and Social Class
Thursday 29th September 7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

The diagnosis and treatments given to people of different social classes by psychiatrists is a big subject and has been a continuing area of interest to mental health professionals and researchers. This talk will introduce and explore some of the issues around class and psychiatry from a working class perspective and will be followed by a group discussion.

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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:https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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The Occupation of the American Mind – Film Screening
Sunday 2nd October 2-4pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

”It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading
us, for so long that we are free from propaganda is one of the most
significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century.” John Carey

“The Occupation of the American Mind”
Israel’s Public Relations War in the United State.

Justifying the indefensible is about. Keep saying the same thing over
and over again till people believe it. While the carnage continues
behind a vale of propaganda. An important film everyone should see.

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An Anti-Colonial Menu
Sunday 2nd October 7-9pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

Culinary Legacies of Colonialism:
An Anti-Colonial Menu

Sun 2 Oct at 7pm, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow
£10 (includes film ticket and two course meal)

An Anti-Colonial Menu looks to discuss ancestral delicacies from the African continent pre-colonial rule. This one off dine and view event looks to discuss the politics and heritage of African cooking as one of the most diverse, yet least experienced, least understood cuisines in the world, through the research of historical foods and lost recipes from all of Africa – with the idea that the hangover of colonial rule also extends its legacy within the everyday food experience.

This communal dining experience will be followed by the film Black Girl.

This event is brought to you by Black History Month, Soul Food Sisters, Aya Distribution, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Küche and African Challenge Scotland.

La noire de… (Black Girl) | Ousmane Sembène | Senegal/France 1966 | 1h5m | French with English subtitles | 12

This recently and beautifully restored version of Black Girl is pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s first feature film, and is one of the first features by a director from sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d’Azur. However, things don’t turn out as she planned. A very moving and beautifully filmed portrayal of the gradual breakdown of a fragile, young woman, this is a great opportunity to see one of the genuine classics of African cinema.

Tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culinary-legacies-of-colonialism-an-anti-colonial-menu-tickets-27330883408?aff=eac2

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Glasgow Events Black Lives Matter and Pride

We’d like to draw your attention that tomorrow in Glasgow there will be a Black Lives Matter demo to protest about all the people of colour killed by police in UK as well as in solidarity with those protesting in USA. Please come if you can.

Cheers

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Free Pride + SQIFF Film Screening: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Friday 12th August

7pm

University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

90 John Street, G1 1JH

Free Pride and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival are teaming up for a super special Free Pride fundraising film screening!

We’ll be screening the brilliant Kate Bornstein documentary ‘Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger’, alongside a selection of exciting LGBTQ+ short films.

This will be the first time the film has screened in Glasgow, so don’t miss out on a rare chance to see this brilliant film on a big screen!

‘Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw.

Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.’

Find out more about the film here: The film, “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”

Pay what you can! We’ll be taking donations to fund our main Free Pride event on 20th August, but the event is free to attend.

In association with Strathclyde LGBT+!

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. All films will have english subtitles. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Black Lives Matter Glasgow
Saturday 13th August

3-6pm. Meeting at Donald Dewar statue at top of Buchanan St

Rally for all the black lives lost due to police brutality.

There will be a demonstration in on the Buchanan Steps by the Donald Dewer statue followed by a vigil for Sheku Bayoh

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The Physics of Ghosts

Monday 15th

Admiral Bar, Waterloo St

Doors open at 7pm. Kickoff at 7.30

Glasgow Skeptics

In this talk we ask “What are ghosts made of?” and follow up by asking why do they haunt specific places? How do they move around and go through walls and throw things across rooms when nobody is looking?

The obvious answer is they don’t – but what if they did? How would it work?

All of these questions and more will be answered, interweaved with real life ghost stories from Thomas’ granddad’s 50 years as an exorcist with the Church of England. These will be debunked, bunked and debunked again and you might learn a thing or two about Quantum Tunneling theory in the process.

Thomas Hind is a former physicist turned science communicator turned comedian. He studied Physics at the University of Glasgow and followed it up with an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh as well as briefly working at CERN.

His Granddad, the Reverend Tom Willis, was once the Church of England’s foremost exorcist working in their paranormal-tinged Ministry of Deliverance (not related to the Jon Voight film). He made regular TV and radio appearances, including one infamous appearance where he accidentally swore on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

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This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

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Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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LGBTQ Mental Health Empowerment Space: Writing for Mental Health

Monday 15th

6-8pm

Flourish House

25 Ashley Street

LGBT Health and Wellbeing have started a supportive, friendly and confidential space in Glasgow for LGBTQ+ people with lived experience of mental ill health to come together, share our experiences and challenge mental health stigma. Our meetings are once a fortnight, on Mondays from 6-8pm. You can come to as many or as few meetings as you like.

This location is wheelchair accessible.

WRITING FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

Writer Elaine Gallagher will be with us for this meeting. No writing experience required! Elaine says: “This session is to give people a taste of what it is like to write, and to encourage people who have written before to get back into it. In short exercises focused on writing for mental health we will encourage everyone to write their thoughts, without worrying about craft or technique… or even grammar. The session will be a safe space, free of criticism, with no pressure to read what you have written but welcoming you to read if you should

wish to.”

Booking: Booking isn’t essential, but we’d really appreciate it if you did! You can phone 0141 271 330 or email jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk

Booking ahead of the event helps us to plan better, but we definitely understand that not everyone can or wants to commit to coming along – you’re welcome to just turn up.

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Free Pride Banner making for Glasgow Pride march

18th August

4-9pm

Strathclyde Univerrsity Union

We will be marching on Saturday 20th of August, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue the fight for our rights.

Come along on Thursday before the march to make all the amazing radical banners and placards we wil be showing off on the march. All materials will be provided, and if you want, we will keep a hold of your placard/banner and bring it to the march for you to use.

We will be making banners from 4pm so feel free to drop in whenever you like.

We always aim to centre the voices of those most marginalized in our community and beyond, so welcome women, trans*, disabled, POC, and migrant groups and individuals to join us. If there is anything we can do to support your campaigns or struggles either during pride or after, please get in touch.

Join our march event and invite your friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Pride is a Protest!

Saturday 20th August is Glasgow Pride

Parade starting from Glasgow Green at 12 noon

There will be various radical, community and trade union blocks, including Free Pride, who have an post parade event too – see listing below this one.

Join Free Pride Glasgow as we take part in Glasgow Pride March 2016!

We will be marching through the streets of Glasgow, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue our fight for more rights.

If you would like to march with us, then either meet us at our meeting point, or look out for us during the march.

MEETING PLACE: King’s Court, Glasgow, G1 5RB 11am. Walk towards Glasgow Green at 11.30am.

We believe Pride is a protest, so bring your banners, drums, pots and pans and loud voices. We will be hosting a banner making session for the march on Thursday the 18th of August.

Accessibilty for the march: There will be a Free Pride quiet bloc for anyone who wants to join. This group will be clearly indicated with a banner at our meeting place. If you do not feel comfortable coming alone, one of our wonderful Free Pride volunteers can come meet you, just message our page. Also if there is anything we can do to make the march more accessible don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you can’t make it for the march: then you can still come and join us during the whole day for Free Pride, at the Art School. This will be a whole day of workshops, performances, film screenings, stalls and a club night to top it off! For the LGBTQ+ community, by the LGBTQ+ community.

Hope to see you there! And however you decide to spend your Pride, we hope you have a wonderful day.

Free Pride.

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Free Pride Glasgow 2016

20th August 2pm – 3am

The Art School

20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Free Pride is BACK!

Last year, we came together to bring an inclusive, accessible & radical event for the LGBTQIA+ community in Glasgow. We didn’t think it was right to charge money to attend Pride, excluding those who can’t afford expensive tickets. So we created a free alternative, focusing on marginalised identities, promoting community and having a fun, safe space to celebrate pride. We had great feedback after last year’s event, so now we’re coming back!

Join us at the Art School after the Pride march for a day and night of talks, workshops, stalls, music, poetry & more!

DAYTIME 2pm–7pm

Music + poetry all day in the Vic Bar

Workshops + talks including

Ukblack Pride, Sex Worker Open University, disability workshop, trans identities workshop, vlogging masterclass + more!

Stalls from LGBT Youth Scotland, Danii’s House, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Rape Crisis Scotland, Black Lives Matter, Terence Higgins Trust + more!

NIGHTIME 10pm–3am

DJ sets across two floors, and a selection of films from Scottish Queer International Film Festival and Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking on the top floor. Music from:

Deep Brandy Album Cuts (PVC/TRUANTS)

Wheelman (STEREOTONE)

Letitia Pleiades (PVC)

Junglehussy

Kaiserin

+ more TBC!

Performance from

Jak Soroka

Sgaire Wood

Bea Webster

+ more TBC!

Hosted by Gloria ✨

We will also be meeting to join the Glasgow Pride march at 11am. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

Accessibility:

The event is completely free to attend.

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.

Gender neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.

The event is family-friendly.

We are currently fundraising to have BSL interpeters present throughout the event, and the films we are screening will be subtitled.

There will be a Quiet Space available throughtout the whole event, day + night, for anyone needing time away from the main activities. It’s not possible for us to make this totally quiet, but we’ll provide things to make this as peaceful an environment as possible.

If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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Glasgow Events Online Communications Security Talk

Again, massive apologies for the poor service of your “weekly” autonomy update. We have had some offers of help from a couple of regular readers/event attenders and we will be prioritising resuming regular service once life calms down a little!

To assist us, please email with events that you know are coming up to the list address, or bring details of same to the event below and feel free to speak to any of Glasgow AFed about this list.

In the meantime your humble list admin this week doesn’t have time for a proper listing and therefore excuse that once again there is just a single event announced again.

Hope you’re all having a good summer.

Love and rage.

Online Communications Security Talk
Tuesday 26th July
7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space
Unit 11
53 Kilbirnie Street
G5 8JD

(go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park, directly opposite Anaya/Lahore Indian restaurant. There is a small set of steps up to a door into side of the warehouse building. That is the space. Phone 07828540512 if you are having trouble or to get in the non step entrance if you have access needs)

We are facing a radical re-organisation of our government due to the meltdown of the Conservative party in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, it is looking like Theresa May will be our next PM, she is best known for cheer-leading the Investigatory Powers Bill (Communications Data Bill) through parliament, taking over from a Prime Minister who thought we should ban encryption, she is even more set on increasing the intelligence services ability to collect citizens’ communications.

In light of the Snowden leaks and the constant work of whistleblowers, we are finding out more about the capabilities of the intelligence services in the UK and worldwide, The need for open communication is more pressing then ever with the rise of an ideological erosion of personal freedoms, in this age of mass communication.

Find out about the current technologies, and a framework for mitigating threats faced when communicating on-line.

Organised in conjunction with 57North Hacklab

Glasgow Autonomous Space,
Kilbirnie Street
Tuesday 26th July
7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1034449869941888/

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Glasgow Events Migrant solidarity – eyewitness talk from a volunteer in Women’s Space in Ritsona Refugee Camp

Apologies for lack of emails to this list. Lots of stuff been going on behind the scenes and compiling this list each week takes a chunk of time that hasn’t been possible for past while. We hope to get back on track shortly.

Tonight we are very excited to be hosting a talk by someone involved with the women’s space in Ritsona Refugee Camp, Greece. We will hear eyewitness account of what its like at the camp and the realities of migrant solidarity in Greece.

Please also consider supporting the work and this event by letting others know about the talk, whether or not you can make it yourself.

Tuesday 28th June.
7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street. G5 8JD

An AFED member has been volunteering on a red-listed (no running water) refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece. She will talk about her personal experiences of setting up and working in a women’s space, about NGOs and their function within the camp and what happens on a volunteer’s return. There will be an opportunity to donate towards her work with pregnant and post-natal refugees and their babies so bring a few spare pennies if you have them.

https://www.facebook.com/events/934004950042005/

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Glasgow Events from 19/05/2016

Hi folks,

Another jam-packed update, with both an open night for the Glasgow Night Shelter where folks can learn how to get involved and a fundraiser to help expand the project. Along with that there is a load of other events on the go!

Enjoy🙂

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Show your support for the Glasgow Primary School Janitors
Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 PM
Buchanan Gallery Steps

Come along and show your support for the Glasgow Primary School Janitors, on strike for fair & equal pay. Glasgow city council are refusing to negotiate. bring union members, banners friends and family.

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Speed Sisters – Summer Season
Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Speed Sisters | Dir. Amber Fares | 78 mins | Palestine | 2015

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

Fundraiser for Refuweegee – https://refuweegee.co.uk/
Entry FREE/Donations for Refuweegee

+ Introduction by Refuweegee about their work
+ Film followed by letter writing session (optional😉

Film with subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members and introduction with BSL interpretation.

Trailer – https://vimeo.com/125648413

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Open evening at Glasgow Night Shelter
Thursday, May 19 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Contact details below

Interested in volunteering at the night shelter? Then come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 19th May at 8pm to find out more about the shelter and what it is like to volunteer there. This is an excellent opportunity to see what the shelter does and how our amazing team of volunteers do it, bring your friends!

Email glasgownightshelter[at]gmail.com to get more details or text 07929852264

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Rae Spoon
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Suggestion donation £6 waged/£4 unwaged
All ages welcome, BYOB for those 18+ only
Accessible venue and gender neutral toilets will be available

A rare chance to see the exceptional Canadian musician, performer and writer Rae Spoon (http://www.raespoon.com/) as part of their tour of UK and Europe! Their latest solo album Armour follows their critically acclaimed film and album My Prairie Home as well as their book Gender Failure, co-authored with Ivan E Coyote, which explores their experiences of failing to fit into society’s traditional binary understanding of gender. Support from Laurence Made Me Cry (http://laurencemademecry.com/) – singer/songwriter and artist Jo Whitby, Leeds-based queer punk act Jesus and his Judgemental Father (https://www.facebook.com/jesusandhisjudgementalfather/) and Glasgow-based singer/songwriter and storyteller Chrissy Barnacle (https://chrissybarnacle.bandcamp.com/).

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Cycle In Movie – Bikes vs Cars
Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Pollokshields Playhouse, Albert Drive, G41 2PE

Join us for a our open-air, cycle-in screening of Bikes vs Cars – an intelligent, intimate and well crafted look at how we can make or cities more bike and people friendly.

Alongside the main screening we’ll be showing some carefully selected ‘cycle-in shorts’ in our shipping container cinema, Soul Riders will be on hand to help you with any bike related questions and Jaldikatessan will provide much needed sustenance.

This is a free event (suggested donation £2)

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Belter for a Shelter!
Tuesday, May 24 at 10 PM
Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3LG

Glaswegians unite to bring you a night to swing and boogie to your heart’s desire in order to raise funding for our city’s Refugee Night Shelter!

The current Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers has been providing a vital service in Glasgow for the last five years: giving a home for up to fifteen men a night who have been denied access to public charity facilities due to their refugee status.

The team over at the night shelter are currently in the process of raising funds for the opening of a new mixed-gendered shelter in order to house more people affected by asylum. This shelter will be licensed to house both men and women which is crucial in their efforts to keep families together.

So, please, join us in a drink and a dance for humanity as we have some cracking acts lined up for you…

Harry & The Hendersons (Band)
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A sweet and unusual blend of Americana, psychedelic-rock and folk meets striking vocal harmonies to create an irresistible sound.
https://soundcloud.com/harryandthehendersons

The Ediots
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Their main purpose being for you to groove all night long, The Ediots team up as a four man band that oozes old school charm whilst shaking up modern music with unadulterated madness.
https://soundcloud.com/the-ediots

samaniona
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Bluesy folk that will make your mind wonder…
https://soundcloud.com/samaniona

To top it all off we have our good and talented friends, Kubwa (Strawberry Jam Sound System), Clippa (Too Much Hype) and Adler (Partial) to whisk the night away, playing a mixture of music from disco to funk, and beyond…

>Super groovy visuals from Sean Zelle!<

ENTRANCE:
£4 MINIMUM DONATION
£5 AFTER MIDNIGHT

All proceeds from the evening will be donated towards the opening of the new shelter.

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UNITY ARABIC/ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXCHANGE –
Tuesday, May 24 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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What do sex workers want? Film night
Friday, June 3 at 7 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

For International Sex Workers’ Day, Sex Worker Open University is inviting to a projection of three short movies exploring the diverse realities of sex workers around the world, followed by a Q&A wth sex workers and allies from SCOT-PEP and Umbrella Lane, two organsiations working with sex workers in Scotland

The programme includes:

Soy negra, soy marica, soy puta (i’m black, i’ m queer, i’m a whore) by Hugo Meijer and Cas van der Pas – a short documentary that follows Diana Navarro, a sex worker and lawyer who is fighting for the rights of trans people and sex workers in Colombia.

Becky’s Journey by Sine Plambech tells the story of Becky, a 26 year old Nigerian woman who has made two attempts to go to Europe to sell sex in the hopes of changing her life.

What do sex workers want? Sex worker and activist Toni Mac take the stage in East London to spell out the demand of the sex workers’ rights movement.

Ages: 14+ accompanied by an adult

Ticket: £7; £3 concession

www.swou.org
www.scot-pep.org.uk
www.umbrellalane.org

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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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Magical Radical Collective (formerly Radical Childcare Collective) June Meet up!
Sunday, June 12 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Next meet up will be same time and place KPC 12-4pm
Weather dependent we will either be in the upstairs hall or out in the garden!

This months skilshare theme is KNITTING! so bring along any spare wool, knitting kneedles you have knocking about.

It will be super casual so feel free to join in or not depending how you are feeling on the day.

As usual bring snacks to share if you fancy and any other bits and bobs that are fun! (we usually have a good supply of crafting paper etc, balls, face paints, and a mini resorce library on all things parenting/hanging out with kids)

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United Glasgow FC 5th Anniversary Fundraiser
Saturday, June 25 at 7 PM – 3 AM
O2 ABC, 300 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 3JA

United Glasgow Football Club will celebrate it’s 5th anniversary on 25th June 2016 and we’d love you to be part of it!

There will be music from:

The Wakes (Glasgow/Folk and Roll)
www.thewakes.info

Bombskare (Edinburgh/Ska)
www.bombskare.com

Esperanza (Glasgow/Ska/Punk/Reggae)
http://www.reverbnation.com/esperanza

There will also be a range of 5th Anniversary UGFC merchandise available over this weekend and merchandise from FC Lampedusa Hamburg and RFC Lions Ska Football Club, among others!

Tickets are only £6 in advance from the O2 ABC Box Office, www.ticketweb.com or from United Glasgow FC players. If you want to support but can’t come, you can buy a ticket and we’ll donate it to someone who can’t afford to come otherwise.

Whether you’ve played for us, came and watched us, support us from a distance or just like the idea, why not come along and say hi – it’s our birthday after all!

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United Glasgow FC Men’s Player of the Year Night
Sunday, June 26 at 7 PM – 12 AM
The Rum Shack Glasgow, 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB

It’s at the end of a VERY long season for United Glasgow FC’s men’s teams and we think it’s time to celebrate those who’ve made this a great year.

With more award winners than ever, this should be a great night with food, drinks, raffles and music at the Rum Shack in Glasgow’s south side.

Awards will be presented for:

Player of the Year (Saturday Team)
Player of the Year (Sunday Team)
Player of the Year (Development Team)
Players Player of the Year (Saturday Team)
Players Player of the Year (Sunday Team)
Players Player of the Year (Development Team)
Top goalscorer
Most Improved Player (Development Team)
Volunteer of the Year

And more.

Come along and celebrate the 2015/16 season of United Glasgow FC’s men’s teams!

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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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Kinning Park Complex: Social Sundays
Every Sunday 11am – 4pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Join us every Sunday for good food, clothes swapping and up-cycling activities for all the family!

Upcycling: Learn how to turn junk into practical household and garden items!

Café: The Real Junk Food Project will be joining us every week! Using ‘intercepted’ food waste. Served on a Pay-What-You-Want basis!

Swap ‘Shop’: Bring unwanted clothes/accessories/textiles and toys still in good condition and swap them for others!

contact: christy
jon
for more info call us: 0141 419 0329

Our doors are always open so pop in for a chat if you are passing and we will have a cup of tea in the garden!

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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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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GRD Presents: Stefanie Mainey Bootcamp
Sunday, May 22 at 1 PM – 5:45 PM
The Arc Sports Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Glasgow Roller Derby is excited to announce our Spring 2016 Intermediate bootcamp: featuring the one and only Stefanie Mainey!

Stef is coming up from London, where she skates for London Rollergirls’ A Team, London Brawling, currently ranked #3 in the world! So grab this opportunity for her coaching at intermediate level in Scotland while you can.

Stef is a full time roller derby coach, and a legendary skater with a wealth of international experience and success. She will be delivering a bootcamp with both off-skates fitness and strength, and on skates training. This a unique opportunity to hone your skills and learn from one of the biggest names in roller derby.

Intermediate = full WFTDA minimum skills passed. Already playing games, or cleared to.

On-Skates tickets are £50, anyone who will be coming along solely to take notes should buy an off-skates ticket for £25.

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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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Knockout – LEAP Festival Fortnight Taster Session
Saturday, June 4 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Glasgow Club Gym John Paul, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

A Taster session for the LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight. Want to try boxing but feel a bit uneasy? Let us take you through a workout in which you learn some boxing basics, and train like a fighter! For more information, get in touch. Members of the trans community welcome.

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United Glasgow FC 5th Anniversary Friendly Match
Saturday, June 25 at 1 PM – 5 PM
James Mcgrory Park – St Roch’s FC, Provanmill, East Dunbartonshire

United Glasgow Football Club will celebrate it’s 5th anniversary on 25th June 2016 and we’d love you to be part of it!

Like last year, we’ll have a match between current UGFC players, ex-players (and long serving club players/volunteers) and friends of UGFC.

The match is being hosted for the second year in a row by our friends at St Roch’s FC who’ll have a licence to run a bar at the event on the day with beers on the go at £2 a can and other drinks available.

There will also be a range of 5th Anniversary UGFC merchandise available over this weekend and merchandise from FC Lampedusa Hamburg and RFC Lions Ska Football Club, among others!

Whether you’ve played for us, came and watched us, support us from a distance or just like the idea, why not come along and say hi – it’s our birthday after all!

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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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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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