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Glasgow Events from 21/07/2015

Hi all,

A few interesting events this week coming, with planning for the social centre on Tuesday, an anti-raids planning meeting for those facing dawn raids from the racists in the UKBA and those wanting to support them taking place this Thursday, and the general secretary of the IWW speaking this Saturday coming.

Also, our good friends at WestGAP are looking for more people to head along and get involved. This can be through doing some admin around the office or by helping folks with claimants advice and enquiries. You can contact them through http://westgap.co.uk/contact-us/

As ever, if you know of any events coming up then drop us a line.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Funday Planning Meeting

Tuesday, July 21st at 6:45pm – 8:15pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Our next summer event is going to be a funday suitable for people of all ages that hopes to highlight some of the ways in which a social centre could be used in Glasgow. We would like your help in putting it together. So if you are interested in helping plan out this event, or just want to get involved in setting up a social centre, then head along and meet the rest of the collective!

Please note the change in previously advertised date.

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Glasgow Anti-Raids Meeting

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

African Arts Centre, 286 Broomloan Road, G51 2JQ

Worried about dawn raids? Interested in joining together to resist them? Come along to this public meeting. Refreshments and childcare provided.

If you have information to share or want to talk then contact:

glasgowantiraids

07448586481 (on Lyca Mobile)

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‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour

Saturday, July 25 at 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CCA Clubroom, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us.

We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.

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FREE Dance Event

Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!

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The Festival of Code 2015

Monday July 27 to Sunday August 2

Tay House, 300 Bath St, G2 4LH

Young Rewired State <http://yrs.io> is a connected community of coders and digital makers aged 18 and under. We introduce them to like-minded peers, and expert mentors, at free events around the world, where they focus on collaboration, skill development and using their digital skills for social good.

Every summer, we run the world’s largest annual hackathon for young people! The ‘Festival of Code <http://festival.yrs.io/>’ is a week-long celebration of young technology talent, bringing together coders from all across the UK – and the world – to build projects together to solve real world problems. Over the past six years, we’ve worked with over 2,000 young people in the UK and abroad, with lots of our alumni now returning to mentor the next generation of young coders.

At the Festival our community gather from Monday to Thursday at volunteer-led local centres <http://festival.yrs.io/centres> to make new friends and prototype projects using their coding skills and open data. They then come together for the Festival weekend where they showcase what they have built to parents, mentors, press, industry and expert judges, while having lots of fun experimenting with new technology and eating much pizza!

The Festival of Code 2015 is taking place from *July 27th to August 2nd, *with the Glasgow centre being run at Tay House by Waqas Arshid. Full information about the Festival can be found at festival.yrs.io

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World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance

Thursday, July 30 at 20:00

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.

Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here

http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/555c6ab685085d7e38000026

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages! We hope this event will play host to a whole heap of activities, from stalls showing the kind of things people and activities you would likely find in a social centre through to to crafts and games for the young at heart.

A full programme of events and activities will be available shortly. If you are interested in having a stall or putting on an activity then get in touch!

The event is free, but we will be hoping to collect donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Critical Mass : July Jolly

Friday, July 31 at 6:30pm

George Square

Meet at the column for a gentle paced cycle around town.

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FREE ADULT PARKOUR TASTER – JULY

Thursday, July 30 at 6:45pm

Hillhead Underground Station, 248 Byres Road, G12 8SH

Ever wanted to try parkour? Come along to Glasgow Parkour Coaching’s monthly Parkour taster last Thursday of the month!

This session is for beginners only and is a chance to get a taste of what goes on at our weekly adult classes. This monthly training session is a perfect opportunity for having a go at parkour.

The class is lead by an experienced parkour coach, and follows the format of all GPC classes. There will be a warm-up together, an introduction to some of the fundamentals of training, maybe some games, and a wee conditioning session too!

The training is free and open to people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. The training is specially tailored to beginners’ needs, and includes the fundamentals of parkour training. So come along and have a jump!!

This session is for beginners and new practitioners. So, if it’s your first time training, we’ll be super happy to see you!You don’t need anything special, just remember to dress in loose, comfortable clothes and to bring plenty of water. If it’s cold, wear layers you can take off easily, because we’ll warm up quickly but you don’t want to cool down to fast when you stop moving!!

As for shoes, your fav running trainers is all you need. If you have several pairs, choose the lightest ones with the most flexible soles: they’ll be the best for touch and sensitivity.

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Glasgow Events from 13/07/2015

Hi all,

Back into the swing of a regular update now, and just in time for tomorrow’s solidarity demo outside the Home Office building… Hope to see folks there!

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Solidarity with Amir Parsa!

Monday, July 13 at 11:00am

UKBA offices, Festival Court 200 Brand Street, G51 1DH (near Cessnock Underground)

Last week Amir Parsa collapsed outside of the Home office in pain while protesting the racist policies of the Home Office. He attempted to continue to stand with his banner but the pain was too great and he fell. Members of staff at the Home Office saw this incident and were asked to call an ambulance but they refused, saying that he was not their responsibility as he was on the other side of the fence, and saying "you’re his friends you call him an ambulance". An ambulance was called and Amir was taken to the Southern General hospital where he is now.

SOLIDARITY NOW! A demonstration will take place at 11am on Monday the 13th of July to continue Amir’s protest- spread the word!

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Out of the Ordinary – A Short History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the Planet Earth by the Glasgow Skeptics

Monday, July 13 at 7:00pm

The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Nearly 14 billion years ago the universe began with the Big Bang. Since then, a lot has been going on, from the development of stars and galaxies, to the eventual creation of the Earth. So where do scientists think all of this came from? And where do we, as humans, fit in?

Becky Douglas is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, researching gravitational waves and co-lead of the Glasgow Chapter of ScienceGRRL, an organisation that promotes and supports women in science. She is a keen science communicator and has been known to share science in exchange for beer, cake and occasionally coffee.

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Invisible Lines at Unfix festival

Sunday, July 12 at 7:30pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Two people journey through time, space and site, connected mouth to mouth by an almost invisible thread. A visually arresting, intimate and playful performance exploring human connectedness through notions of listening, trust and risk. An unusual, engaging, subtle dance which speaks of how we might co-exist in the world.

Devised and performed by Luke Birch and Saffy Setohy Dance Artist, conceived by Saffy Setohy.

Part of the wonderful new event Unfix Festival of Performance and Ecology- 4 days packed full of performances, workshops and other events by artists from Scotland and beyond.

Tickets to be found here http://www.unfixfestival.com/

Unfix Festival is entirely artist led and run. We have a crowdfunder campaign here if you would like to support this vibrant and eclectic event…….

http://www.gofundme.com/unfixfestival15

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Third People’s Vegan Kitchen

Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm

The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Aloha, fellow sun depleted Glaswegians!

We, the Glasgow People’s Vegan Kitchen, invite you once more to a taste bud-exhilarating vegan feast. This time we will bring the tropics to Glasgow with some funky Caribbean music and a delicious menu consisting of sizzling Pulled Jackfruit Burgers with various crunchy salads & magnificent Silken Tofu cheesecake.

All for just £3 (we accept pirate booty, too).

Clean those gills, put on the hula skirts and join us!

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Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me – The Missing Pieces Edit

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

It is happening again.

Due to force majeure the last time I screened this work and due to public request I am going to screen it again.

This is a personal project. I have reinserted 77 minutes of footage cut from the theatrical release of Fire Walk With Me. This personal vision of the film runs to an epic 201 minutes.

New musical cues have been added to two scenes. The narrative has been slightly restructured to accommodate changes and countless characters and sub plots are once again made present. In lieu of a director’s cut this is as close to the original vision of Fire Walk With Me as we are likely to see.

It has carefully and professionally been assembled with a lot of care and passion.

The film will be presented in 1280 x 720 resolution with a stereo audio mix.

The event is free and tickets will not be issued (it is too simple for free tickets not to be used). This is old school cinema – first come first served. The Old Hairdresser’s will seat around 70 people.

Please arrive early. Doors will open 12:30. The film will begin promptly at 13:00. I hope you will join me.

Thank you.

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Glasgow Social Centre: Funday Planning Meeting

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue TBC (see next update)

Our next summer event is going to be a funday suitable for people of all ages that hopes to highlight some of the ways in which a social centre could be used in Glasgow. We would like your help in putting it together. If you are interested in helping plan out this event, or just want to get involved in setting up a social centre, then head along and meet the rest of the collective!

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‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour

Saturday, July 25 at 7:15pm – 9:15pm

CCA Clubroom, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us.

We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.

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FREE Dance Event

Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!

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World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance

Thursday, July 30 at 20:00

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.

Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here

http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/555c6ab685085d7e38000026

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Glasgow Social Centre: Summer Funday!

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00am until 4:00pm

Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come one, come all, to our fantastic Summer Funday. This event is perfect for people of all ages! We hope this event will play host to a whole heap of activities, from stalls showing the kind of things people and activities you would likely find in a social centre through to to crafts and games for the young at heart.

A full programme of events and activities will be available shortly.

The event is free, but we will be hoping to collect donations that can go towards our fund to setting up a social centre so a few quid per person could go a long way.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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Glasgow Parkour Girls – Women*’s Class Returns!

Tuesday, July 14 at 06:45pm

Our weekly class for women is back!

Open to women aged 16 to 100, of all levels of experience and ability.

This class is a friendly and supportive environment, where you can learn the fundamentals of parkour, find some new physical challenges, and train hard, whatever your level

Even if you’ve never tried parkour before, come along and learn the basics in a supportive group (we all know what it’s like to not be able to do a push up!!)

All you need is a pair of trainers and some clothes that you can move around in. Glaswegian weather is unpredictable so we’d usually recommend bringing some layers and a waterproof. And a big bottle of water too.

Our ADAPT qualified and experience coach will run the class, taking you through joint preparation, a sweaty warm up, some tricky technical drills or learning a new skill, some intense conditioning to build up your strength, and a stretch at the end of the class.

It costs 10 quid for a two hour session, and send an email to classbooking to book your place.

(p.s. The gender binary is rubbish. Queer and trans identities welcome.)

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Glasgow Parkour Girls – Conditioning Jam

Thursday, July 16 at 06:45pm

Kelvinbridge Subway Station (beside the carpark)

Come along and get strong! As of this Thursday we’re beginning conditioning jams – a coach led, informal meet up to condition for parkour. Sessions will be free and last 60-90mins. They’ll be a mix of conditioning through movement and technique, as well as some classic, exhausting conditioning exercises.

Women practitioners of all levels welcome as everything can be scaled to ability. Novice jumpers are also welcome.

If you have any suggestions for anything you would like to focus on, please let us know. As ever, these are outdoor sessions, so dress appropriately and bring plenty of water.

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Glasgow Events 08/08/2015

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Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Thursday, July 9 at 20:00-21:00
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come along and get involved with the Glasgow Social Centre by helping us plan out two summertime events.

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Fail Better: FRACK OFF
Thursday, July 9 at 20:00
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Scotland is telling frackers to frack the frack off. This is a rallying cry to get behind the FRACK OFF movement. We’ll have info & a quick Q&A alongside….

poyems fae TRISH BUCHAN

we’ll have rallying songs aplenty RHONA MACLEOD

punk poet DANNI GLOVER brings new things

jam slam HIGGY onto the stage

a new song for the frack free movement fae DOUGIE SMITH

DOMINIC O’HARA returns with more songs of resistance

short film THE SKY IS PINK
An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.

Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing a proposal to allow fracking in several communities in New York State.

Residents are deeply divided over the controversial drilling method. Supporters of fracking say it would give a much-needed financial boost to the affected communities. Those against it argue that the health and environmental risks far outweigh the rewards.

As always it’s free entry! Chuck a few quid in if u can to keep the talent in travel.

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End Detention WeekEND
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at 10:00 to 20:00
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

A group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies are organising a capacity building weekend at a social centre (Kinning Park Complex) in Glasgow. Over two days, we aim to build the community’s capacity to organise together and take direct action against oppressive institutions, corporations and systems. The weekend will involve training, workshops, films, music, stories, food, childcare – to inform, enrage, collectivise, and act. Specifically it aims 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 in England, Europe and beyond. This weekend will be a platform for increased activity and direct action.

PROGRAMME OF WORKSHOPS
(info tbc)
* Linking prison abolition movement to border struggles
* How does detention work and how does it work to disempowered?
* Movement building- session for people in struggle for papers only-
* The Ally Industrial Complex- session for people with papers with anti-oppression games-
* Corporate Involvement in Detention: Who’s profiting?
* No Borders
* Facilitation & Consensus
* Direct Action Tactics & Legal
* Media

*DONATE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN* http://www.gofundme.com/x4w7ffw

Make sure you know about the related event which is next on the list!

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Van for donations down to Calais Migrant Solidarity
Up until the weekend starting July 11
Contact for location details to give items

Hopefully at end of the End Detention WeekEND a van will be going down with everything we have collected to support those trying to survive and make the crossing from Calais, France over to the UK!

We are looking for donations of:

* Tents, tarps and sleeping bags PLEASE make sure that tents are complete and unbroken;
* Bikes, bike trailers and bike repair stuff – are always needed and really useful for people to stay mobile and get around;
* Pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, cutlery – for people in the squats and jungles;
* Books, dictionaries, texts, zines etc – in any and all languages. Especially, English, French, Italian, Arabic, Pashto, Farsi, Tigrinya, Amharic and Greek;
* Games & music making – card games, board games, footballs, basketballs, and any instruments etc;
* Tools – for fixing stuff;
* Phones, phone chargers and sim cards;
* Cameras – we are always in need of good cameras as they are often damaged / destroyed by the police;

If anyone has anything to give, please contact claphamjunction88 and work out getting the stuff to the gang around the weekend of the 11th.

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PUSH IT: SUMMER JAMZ
Saturday, July 11 at 23:00 until July 12 at 03:00
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

If it’s lovin’ that you want, we got what you need so get down to PUSH IT where we’ll be playing your favourite summer jamz all night long! We’ll be ridin on our surfboards, sweatin til our clothes come off and celebrating a long hot summer, bring your sun cream and your best shades cos it’s gonna be HOT!!!

£3 entry for all night

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Co-devising with Plants: Exploring Gardening as Performance (UNFIX)
Saturday, July 11 at 17:30-19:00
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Green Stage and The Living Stage in association with Eco Drama present this workshop as part of the UNFIX festival of performance and ecology, July 10-12 in Glasgow.

This workshop explores how experiences of gardening and food growing can shape performance and spatial design.

Working with improvisation in response to plants, seeds, soil and tools, we will create a multi-sensory shared space for listening and story-sharing over a cup of herbal tea.

We’ll explore the concept of story-compost, listening to a fragments from interviews with Cardiff gardeners and recording any insights and stories they bring to mind.

Please bring an object which signifies a personal connection to ecology and/or gardening.

This is part of the UNFIX festival of performance and ecology, a new festival with a fantastic programme. http://unfixfestival.com/

Workshop hosted by:
Green Stage (Lisa Woynarski & Rosie Leach): Green Stage (UK) explores and embodies ecological ideas and practice. We devise and produce theatre and performance that is alive to the ecological conundrums we find ourselves in. www.greenstagetheatre.co.uk

The Living Stage (Tanja Beer): The Living Stage is a global ecoscenography project which combines stage design, permaculture & community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable & edible performance space. http://ecoscenography.com/the-living-stage

Eco Drama (Emily Reid): Eco Drama (Glasgow) creates inventive theatre and creative learning projects that strive to embed sustainability and ecology at the heart of the experience. www.ecodrama.co.uk

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Out of the Ordinary – A Short History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the Planet Earth by the Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, July 13 at 19:00
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Nearly 14 billion years ago the universe began with the Big Bang. Since then, a lot has been going on, from the development of stars and galaxies, to the eventual creation of the Earth. So where do scientists think all of this came from? And where do we, as humans, fit in?

Becky Douglas is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, researching gravitational waves and co-lead of the Glasgow Chapter of ScienceGRRL, an organisation that promotes and supports women in science. She is a keen science communicator and has been known to share science in exchange for beer, cake and occasionally coffee.

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Invisible Lines at Unfix festival
Sunday, July 12 at 19:30
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Two people journey through time, space and site, connected mouth to mouth by an almost invisible thread. A visually arresting, intimate and playful performance exploring human connectedness through notions of listening, trust and risk. An unusual, engaging, subtle dance which speaks of how we might co-exist in the world.

Devised and performed by Luke Birch and Saffy Setohy Dance Artist, conceived by Saffy Setohy.

Part of the wonderful new event Unfix Festival of Performance and Ecology- 4 days packed full of performances, workshops and other events by artists from Scotland and beyond.

Tickets to be found here http://www.unfixfestival.com/

Unfix Festival is entirely artist led and run. We have a crowdfunder campaign here if you would like to support this vibrant and eclectic event…….

http://www.gofundme.com/unfixfestival15

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Third Vegan People’s Kitchen
Friday, July 17 at 19;00
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

Aloha, fellow sun depleted Glaswegians!
We, the Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen, invite you once more to a taste bud-exhilarating vegan feast. This time we will bring the tropics to Glasgow with some funky Caribbean music and a delicious menu consisting of sizzling Pulled Jackfruit Burgers with various crunchy salads & magnificent Silken Tofu cheesecake.

All for just £3 (we accept pirate booty, too).
Clean those gills, put on the hula skirts and join us!

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Repression of anarchist movement in Czech Republic info tour
Wednesday, July 22 at 18:45-20:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This event is still to be confirmed.

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‘YOUR CLASS NEEDS YOU’ – the Industrial Workers of the World 2015 national speaking tour
Saturday, July 25 at 19:15 – 21:15
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

The National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike, introduces the fighting union, what it stands for and how it is winning victories for the working class – like higher wages for cleaners, permanency for temps and safety at work for fast food workers. The IWW sees the world as divided by the boss class and the working class, and no-one will fight for our class other than us. We organise so that workers can win for themselves and are not reliant on Union full timers or politicians to fight for them. Come along to this event and find out what the IWW is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Fight for your class.

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FREE Dance Event
Saturday, July 25, time to be confirmed
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

There will be a free family jam (dance, music, art) lead by a local talented dancer, Lizzie and Rebecca Moore from @TheGlasgowJam.

The session will be for two hours and is suitable for any ages, for all the family to participate (there will be opportunities for rest breaks for tired parents/adults)! If your family and friends enjoy physical play, dance, creating sound and art together then this is for you! The higher the attendance the more likely this will be offered again in the future so please tell your friends and spread the word.

Did I mention it is FREE!!!

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World Premiere of the first Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance
Thursday, July 30 at 20:00
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

This international production is the result of Polina Zioga’s doctoral research on brain-computer interfaces that provide the brain with a non-muscular channel for communicating with the external world. The real-time brain-activity of a performer and the audience controls the live audio-visual projections and the atmosphere of the theatrical stage, which functions as an allegory of the social stage.

The performance explores the life and work of Enheduanna (ca. 2285-2250 B.C.E.), an Akkadian Princess, the first documented High Priestess of the deity of the Moon Nanna in the city of Ur (present-day Iraq), who is regarded as possibly the first known author and poet in the history of human civilisation, regardless of gender.

In her most known work, ‘The Exaltation of Inanna’, Enheduanna describes the political conditions under which she was removed from high office and sent into exile. She speaks about the ‘city’, power, crisis, falling, and the need for rehabilitation. Her poetry is used as a starting point for a conversation with the work of contemporary writers that investigate the notions of citizenry, personal and social illness, within the present-day international, social and political context of democracy.

Performed in English, Greek, and French with English supertitles.
Please be aware of that the event will be filmed.

Tickets and more event information can be found here
http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/555c6ab685085d7e38000026

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The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair
Saturday, August 8 at 10:00-17:00
Trades Hall Of Glasgow 84 Glassford Street, G1 1UH

The Big Glasgow Comic Page Presents The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair August 8th

We bring to you a whole fantastic day of assorted geekery complete with of 40 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more.

The Comic Mart runs from 10am – 5pm

Cosplay/Fancy Dress encouraged as we’ll be having a competition for under and over 16’s.

Glasgow Events from 23/06/2015

Hi folks,

A couple of events of note this week, including the Glasgow Social Center having another open planning meet and ourselves putting on members of the Anarchist Black Cross of Belarus, who will talk on the repression faced in the region (full tour info here: https://afed.org.uk/repression-in-belarus-the-czech-republic/ ).

Also we highly recommend taking a special note in your diary for the End Detention WeekEND – a whole weekend of workshops and events to build towards effective direct action. You can donate to help make the event happen: http://www.gofundme.com/x4w7ffw

Finally, if you know anyone who would benefit from being on this list then feel free to pass them this link to subscribe: https://tinyurl.com/AutonomyUpdate

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Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

Come along and get involved with the Glasgow Social Centre by helping us plan out two summertime events.

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Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – ABC Infotour 2015
Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and learn about the repression they face from those fighting against it.

Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus. They follow the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years. Unlike in some other ex-Soviet Union countries and other modern dictatorships, anarchists do not form a minor part of a dissident prison population. Instead anarchists make up just under half of the ‘political’ prisoners in Belarus.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned consistently for them to be released and, in the immediate term, for them to be allowed visits, medication, letters and literature, and raises money for solicitors’ fees and to buy the comrades’ food. They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Migrant Voice Premiere of Short Films
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00pm
GMAC Film, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to the premiere of the short films of our Many Voices, One Community Project on June 25th from 6pm.

We hope you are able to join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Scotland. Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Glasgow as shown by their cameras.

As places are limited, please rsvp no later than June 15th to Marjorie

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United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event
Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

To kick off the United Glasgow Football Club 4th anniversary weekend we’ll host a discussion event about football’s role in tackling discrimination (and the successes and failures that the various groups have found) on Friday 26th June.

In addition to speakers from United Glasgow FC, we’ll have:

Football Beyond Borders
FC Lampedusa Hamburg
RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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Dead Air Party
Friday, June 26 at 8:00pm
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

A unique live experience at the crossroads of an underground gig, participative performance and silent disco.

Musicians Andy Abbott and James Islip (of That Fucking Tank) perform a set of high-octane instrumental noise-rock that can only be heard via special headphones supplied at the start of the event. The duo play in the middle of the room with the audience around them. Some of the audience have taken part in movement and dance workshops with artists Yvonne Carmichael and Bryony Pritchard prior to the event. You can join in, spectate and tune in and out as you feel.

Limited to 50 people, with dance workshop preceding the performance / party.
Workshop at 6pm, DAP from 7pm.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf2ZmjgYU-w
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320786

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Open Rights Group Scotland Glasgow launch with Wendy Grossman
Sunday, June 28 at 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Renfield Lane, G2 6PH, Old Hairdressers (opposite Stereo)

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

Tell us at our launch on Sunday 28th June. We are holding a series of events in Scotland to launch ORG’s new Scotland Officer, Pol Clementsmith, who will be heading up our campaigning in Scotland. Come for a combined talk and meet and greet with Pol, who is ready to hear your ideas for the future of Open Rights Group’s campaigns in Glasgow as well of in the rest of Scotland.

There will be a talk from Wendy Grossman on surveillance and the Snowden revelations. Wendy is a journalist, blogger and member of ORG’s Advisory Council.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with our events join the MeetUp event:
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Glasgow/events/222987857/

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The Govan Project
Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm and 7:00pm-9:00
Plantation Productions 978 Govan Road

We seem to have a strong consensus that much is wrong in our communities and many default models that repeatedly fail to deal with putting anything right. The real experts on issues that affect ordinary people are to be found nearest the problem. Participatory Action Research, is about listening to these experts at source and attempting to. First. Find ways of working with each other Second. Find our own solutions to problems. Third. How do we put our plans into action.

Join us at these events to find out more:

The Govan Project (volunteer information session) 5:30-6:30

Want to make community resources more responsive to community needs? Want to learn new skills? Want to be more involved in decision making in your community? A community led research project exploring how we make community resources work for the people of Govan.

History of our streets. Film/Discussion 7-9:00

It was the early 1980s Dennistoun Glasgow. The people of Reidvale, hadn’t a clue what they were doing when they set up a community housing association. A model that is now used all over the UK. What drove them is, they knew what they wanted, as well as what they didn’t want.

How people fight to keep their communities alive. What lessons can we learn today from those who set the examples? We will be recording conversations as part of Govan Participatory Action Research Project. Come along and tell us what you are thinking, or just enjoy the film.

Further Info: commgood.wordpress.com

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LIVE MUSIC AT SHARMANKA: JAZZHANDSTEMAZEPAMMAN
Thursday, July 2 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Jazzhandstemazepamman brings his subversive drones and noise to Sharmanka to play amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures, presenting a piece entitled GRIEF PORN, which looks at ‘fake grieving’ and mass hysteria in the wake of celebrity deaths.

“… mourning sickness is a religion for the lonely crowd that no longer subscribe to orthodox churches. It’s flowers and teddies are it’s rites, it’s collective minutes silences it’s liturgy and mass.” Patrick West (Conspicuous Compassion)

The performance will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm show has concluded, therefore a little after 8. Donations will be collected from audience members as they leave.

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End Detention WeekEND
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at 10:00am to 8:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

A group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies are organising a capacity building weekend at Kinning Park Complex. Over two days, we aim to build the community’s capacity to organise together and take direct action against oppressive institutions, corporations and systems. The weekend will involve training, workshops, films, music, stories, food, childcare – to inform, enrage, collectivise, and act. Specifically it aims 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 in England, Europe and beyond. This weekend will be a platform for increased activity and direct action.

PROGRAMME OF WORKSHOPS
(info tbc)
* Linking prison abolition movement to border struggles
* How does detention work and how does it work to disempowered?
* Movement building- session for people in struggle for papers only-
* The Ally Industrial Complex- session for people with papers with anti-oppression games-
* Corporate Involvement in Detention: Who’s profiting?
* No Borders
* Facilitation & Consensus
* Direct Action Tactics & Legal
* Media

*DONATE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN* http://www.gofundme.com/x4w7ffw

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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June Critical Mass: June-Jont
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
George Square

6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.

The start point will be the column in George Square, open to suggestions for the route! Either on the day when we congregate, or in advance on this page!

The ride will be a gentle one, which will go at a pace that suits everyone: all are welcome! :)

General Critical Mass Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass_(cycling)

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United Glasgow FC
Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc/294566/Fixtures

While the men’s team has finished up for the summer, the women’s team is still going strong through June:

Day Home time Away
Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning

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Glasgow Events from 17/06/2015

Hey folks, couple of events to highlight this week. Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th, there’s a rally which we encourage people to attend in support of the homeless service caseworkers strike and on Saturday there’s an anti-austerity demo in which there will be a Sex Workers and allies bloc, potentially a radical queer and feminist one as well, and an IWW contingent. We want to support these radical alternative blocs in an otherwise reformist, nationalist, not to mention boring, rally so please come along!

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Night shelter open evening and volunteer recruitment evening
Wednesday, June 17 at 20:00 and Thursday June 18th 22:30
Email glasgownightshelter for location

Come along to see the night shelter and find out what volunteering there is like. A great opportunity to see for yourself what the shelter is like and to find out what volunteering there entails. Invite your friends!

Visit our website at glasgownightshelter.org to find out more about the night shelter

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Glasgow Homeless Service strikers rally
Thursday, June 18 at 17:45
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square

Homelessness Case workers have been on strike since March this year in pursuit of a deserved regrade claim that will bring them into line with other Social Work Caseworkers. Come and show your support for their struggle!

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Lectures by my friends in the cupboard under the stairs
Wednesday, 10 June – Saturday, 20 June
Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, G4 9SE

A series of short lectures to take place over ten days, in a purpose-built lecture space under the stairs at the Glue Factory. The space seats three people only. Each lecture is given only once, and not recorded. The lectures are not grouped around a theme or selected for congruence; instead, the lecturers were asked as friends, to lecture on what they care about. See the full programme here: www.lecturesbymyfriends.wordpress.com

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Sex Workers and Allies against Austerity
Saturday, June 20
Check Sex workers and allies against Austerity facebook page

Sex workers, our partners, families, friends and all those who support sex workers’ riights will be joining the STUC demonstration against austerity this Saturday 20th of June 2015.

We will be marching sidde by side with other workers including informal and precarious workers, unemployed, community members and demand an end to austerity.

We will also speak out about the dangerous positions of the Scottish Trade Union Council which is supporting the criminalisation of our clients, a law that would only make us more vulnerable. We, sex workers, demand respect as workers and community workers and support of the trade union movement against all forms of exploitation!

STOP SILENCING SEX WORKERS! ABOLISH POVERTY NOT PROSTITUTES!

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IWW contingent at anti-austerity demonstration leaving George Sq at 12 noon.
Saturday, June 20 at 11:40
Corner of George Square opposite Greggs

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Tam’s sponsored 10k run for the night shelter
Sunday, June 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting at Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Night shelter volunteer Tam Brady is planning to take part in the Men’s 10km run to raise money for the Glasgow Night Shelter on Father’s Day – Sunday 21st June. The run will start at Riverside Transport Museum at 10am and will end an hour or two later at Glasgow Green.

Part of the route along the side of the Clyde will take Tam close to the church where the night shelter is located and up and over the Kingston Bridge. Tam has been in training for several months for the run and is hoping to set a personal best.

Do you fancy sponsoring Tam to raise money for the night shelter? Perhaps you’d also like to join some of the night shelter guests and volunteers to cheer Tam on his way?
We’ll be meeting outside the night shelter at 10am to walk to the route of the run to cheer Tam on.

Donations can be made by donating money to the Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In account at any TSB branch, account number: 75140563 and sort code: 87-37-51 or by sending a cheque made out to “Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In” to: Glasgow Night Shelter c/o Brett Nicholls Associates Ruthven Mews, 57 Ruthven Lane Glasgow G12 9BG

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Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Tuesday, June 23 at 19:30
Garnethill Multicultural Centre

Come along and get involved with the Glasgow Social Centre by helping us plan out two summertime events.

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Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – ABC Infotour 2015
Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and learn about the repression they face from those fighting against it.

Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus. They follow the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years. Unlike in some other ex-Soviet Union countries and other modern dictatorships, anarchists do not form a minor part of a dissident prison population. Instead anarchists make up just under half of the ‘political’ prisoners in Belarus.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned consistently for them to be released and, in the immediate term, for them to be allowed visits, medication, letters and literature, and raises money for solicitors’ fees and to buy the comrades’ food. They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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Migrant Voice Premiere of Short Films
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00pm
GMAC Film, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to the premiere of the short films of our Many Voices, One Community Project on June 25th from 6pm.

The screening and reception will take place at
the GMAC, 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD.

We hope you are able to join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Scotland. Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Glasgow as shown by their cameras.

As places are limited, please rsvp no later than June 15th to Marjorie

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Dead Air Party
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ
Friday 26th June

A unique live experience at the crossroads of an underground gig, participative performance and silent disco.

Musicians Andy Abbott and James Islip (of That Fucking Tank) perform a set of high-octane instrumental noise-rock that can only be heard via special headphones supplied at the start of the event. The duo play in the middle of the room with the audience around them. Some of the audience have taken part in movement and dance workshops with artists Yvonne Carmichael and Bryony Pritchard prior to the event. You can join in, spectate and tune in and out as you feel.

Limited to 50 people, with dance workshop preceding the performance / party.
Workshop at 6pm, DAP from 7pm.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf2ZmjgYU-w
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320786

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United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event
Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

To kick off the United Glasgow Football Club 4th anniversary weekend we’ll host a discussion event about football’s role in tackling discrimination (and the successes and failures that the various groups have found) on Friday 26th June.

In addition to speakers from United Glasgow FC, we’ll have:

Football Beyond Borders
FC Lampedusa Hamburg
RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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The Old Hairdressers
Friday, June 26
Glasgow

Super excited to host the young gun of Lisbon’s Príncipe Discos, Dj Firmeza. He headlines this party at The Old Hairdressers, with a late license in place and a special heavy Soundsystem, supported by a raft of local legends:

Yong Yong
Dick 50
Dam Mantle
Cleoslaptra

£5/6 on the door

8-late (and plenty of time to go to the Dead Air Party, above, too!)

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Anti Militarist Action by Scottish Peace Network
Saturday, June 27 at 11:00
National Library of Scotland

Demonstration to take place under the auspices of the Scottish Peace Network on June 27 in Edinburgh to protest armed forces day. Will meet at the National Library of Scotland, just off of the royal mile, building at 11am.

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Open Rights Group Scotland Glasgow launch with Wendy Grossman
Renfield Lane, G2 6PH, Old Hairdressers (opposite Stereo)
Sunday, June 28 at 14:30 – 17:00

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

Tell us at our launch on Sunday 28th June. We are holding a series of
events in Scotland to launch ORG’s new Scotland Officer, Pol
Clementsmith, who will be heading up our campaigning in Scotland. Come
for a combined talk and meet and greet with Pol, who is ready to hear
your ideas for the future of Open Rights Group’s campaigns in Glasgow
as well of in the rest of Scotland.

There will be a talk from Wendy Grossman on surveillance and the
Snowden revelations. Wendy is a journalist, blogger and member of
ORG’s Advisory Council.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with our events join the
MeetUp event:
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Glasgow/events/222987857/

Check out the other events in Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen:
https://www.openrightsgroup.org/events/

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Kelburn Garden Party
Kelburn Estate, Fairlie, Largs
4th – 6th of July

The lovely folks at Kelburn Garden Party asked us to currate a stage on the Sunday of this year’s festival. We asked a bunch of favourite loval-ish bands to come along, along with all kinds of performers and extra excitements. Less than 300 tickets left for the festival, get on it soon if you want to come along!

Sunday 5th, Pyramid Stage, curated by Ideal Mexico:

Rozi Plain
The Family Elan
Whilst
Jemima Thewes
hausfrau
CARBS
Elara Caluna
Chrissy Barnacle
“Situationist Workers’ Tapes” label showcase
Froth
Good Punch Theatre
Jahrobics

Tickets: http://www.kelburngardenparty.com/tickets/

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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June Critical Mass
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
George Square

6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.

General Critical Mass Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass_(cycling)

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Roller Derby

GRD are hosting their first Sur5al event featuring male v male and female v female teams. The event will take place at the Arc at Caledonian University on the 20th June 2015 and run from 10-6. As usual a whole lot of fun to be had and kids under 14 get in free.
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Tickets available: http://glasgowrollerderby.com/content/sur5al

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United Glasgow FC
Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc/294566/Fixtures

While the men’s team has finished up for the summer, the women’s team is still going strong through June:

Day Home Time Away
Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning

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Glasgow Events from 11/06/2015

Hi all,

A little later than planned this week due to the busy nature of life (and unfortunately not as much to do with the sun as I would like), but till some cracking events to check out.

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Lectures by my friends in the cupboard under the stairs

Wednesday, 10 June – Saturday, 20 June

Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, G4 9SE

A series of short lectures to take place over ten days, in a purpose-built lecture space under the stairs at the Glue Factory. The space seats three people only. Each lecture is given only once, and not recorded. The lectures are not grouped around a theme or selected for congruence; instead, the lecturers were asked as friends, to lecture on what they care about. See the full programme here:

www.lecturesbymyfriends.wordpress.com

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Glasgow Social Centre: Events Planning Meeting

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

Come meet the Glasgow Social Centre Collective and find out about the project and help us plan out our upcoming events.

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Fail Better: The Workers Have No Country

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm

McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Your man BRAM E GIEBENS will be howling at the moon.

A sunburnt LORNA MACBEAN will be singing songs.

ROSANNA HALL will take to the stage in fine splendour

Glasgow’s own Shakespearean superstar, KEITH WARWICK. He’ll be reading a passage from his book, strumming a few tunes and sharing some anecdotal debauchery.

She’s broad, she’s broad, she’s broader than broadway. Actually she’s not, she’s Rally. That’s right JENNY LINDSAY is going to be sharing some poems with us.

From the busking streets of glasgow comes poetry, beats and strums fae THE MACHINE ELVES OF HYPERSPACE.

Free entry. All welcome. Chuck £3 in the bucket if you can and it will go directly to artists and visionaries looking to come up with a better idea of the world.

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Robust Hummingbird presents: Logan + Lucille // Gabriel Featherstone // Mayor Stubbs // Dangle Manatee // Alice Seville // Suzanna Derewicz

Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, G12 8PB

Robust Hummingbird presents another night of twirly-whirly, topsy-turvy, brain-curling insight into the core of life itself, featuring music, poems, stories, plays, and comedy from:

LOGAN AND LUCILLE: All the way from cactus littered Tucson, Arizona to Irn-Bru littered Glasgow, this pair weave their voices together into a yarn more attractive than your favourite scarf. This is their only show in Scotland of a two-month tour of Europe and North America – COME AND MOVE YOUR FEET!

http://loganandlucille.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/LoganAndLucille

GABRIEL ISCARIOT FEATHERSTONE: Gabriel asks to be described as follows – ‘An ancient and competent Glasweigan comedian, poet and master kazooist, often referred to as "The Supreme Beauty of the Universe"’

MAYOR STUBBS: Glasgow alt-folk guitar-melter bathing your sore feet in his oozing sincerity.

https://mayorstubbs.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/Mayorstubbsband

DANGLE MANATEE will be hanging out and most likely cracking out a short, participatory play (as will everyone you ever meet).

http://danglemanatee.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dangle-Manatee/284999318561

If you’d like to throw your own spanner in the works, then hoy us a message, we can most likely squeeze up and fit you on the bus.

Tchai Ovna // 7pm // Friday 12th June // Donate what you can to the touring acts // Tea on tap //

Be kind always.

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Close All Slaughterhouses

Sunday, June 13 at 12:00pm

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3NY

The Philosophy behind the March: Demanding the abolition of animal exploitation, torture and killing

The number of people who refuse to participate in the mass exploitation, torture and killing of nonhumans is growing. While it is important to ask people to boycott the consumption of animal products (i.e. to be vegan) we must denounce the very existence of animal-use industries. Animal exploitation, just like any other form of exploitation, implies a system that makes oppression morally acceptable and justified, and discourages challenges to its fundamental ideology. This discrimination against nonhuman animals, called "speciesism", is at the root of all animal slavery. It concerns the whole of our society and must be addressed at a collective level. As such, animal exploitation is a political and social issue. In this context, we use the term "political" because we are engaging citizens in order to change social organizations, laws, institutions, ideologies and culture. The prohibition of animal slavery and consumption should never be compromised and presented as an option, nor as a matter of personal choice. It is a matter of justice for the exploited and murdered victims. If we do not boldly and directly demand this social change now, the status of animals as commodities will remain the default option, and abolition of nonhuman animal slavery will always remain a dream, never a reality.

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Selvhenter

Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

The Glad Café, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG

Feminist free jazz, punk, noise and metal, infused with passion and humour; Copenhagen’s Selvhenter play their first gig in Scotland.

£8 Adv

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/318011

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Celebrate & Share with Maryhill Integration Network

Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Many Hands Communisy Garden, 35 Avenuepark Street, G20 8TS

MIN welcomes you to join us for Celebrate & Share, an afternoon of food, music and art from across the world in our ‘Many Hands’ Community Garden.

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015

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Tam’s sponsored 10k run for the night shelter

Sunday, June 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meeting at Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Night shelter volunteer Tam Brady is planning to take part in the Men’s 10km run to raise money for the Glasgow Night Shelter on Father’s Day – Sunday 21st June. The run will start at Riverside Transport Museum at 10am and will end an hour or two later at Glasgow Green.

Part of the route along the side of the Clyde will take Tam close to the church where the night shelter is located and up and over the Kingston Bridge. Tam has been in training for several months for the run and is hoping to set a personal best.

Do you fancy sponsoring Tam to raise money for the night shelter? Perhaps you’d also like to join some of the night shelter guests and volunteers to cheer Tam on his way?

We’ll be meeting outside the night shelter at 10am to walk to the route of the run to cheer Tam on.

Donations can be made by donating money to the Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In account at any TSB branch, account number: 75140563 and sort code: 87-37-51 or by sending a cheque made out to “Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In” to: Glasgow Night Shelter c/o Brett Nicholls Associates Ruthven Mews, 57 Ruthven Lane Glasgow G12 9BG

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Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – ABC Infotour 2015

Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and learn about the repression they face from those fighting against it.

Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus. They follow the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years. Unlike in some other ex-Soviet Union countries and other modern dictatorships, anarchists do not form a minor part of a dissident prison population. Instead anarchists make up just under half of the ‘political’ prisoners in Belarus.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned consistently for them to be released and, in the immediate term, for them to be allowed visits, medication, letters and literature, and raises money for solicitors’ fees and to buy the comrades’ food. They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

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United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event

Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

To kick off the United Glasgow Football Club 4th anniversary weekend we’ll host a discussion event about football’s role in tackling discrimination (and the successes and failures that the various groups have found) on Friday 26th June.

In addition to speakers from United Glasgow FC, we’ll have:

Football Beyond Borders

FC Lampedusa Hamburg

RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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June Critical Mass

Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm

George Square

6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.

General Critical Mass Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass_(cycling)

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Roller Derby

GRD are hosting their first Sur5al event featuring male v male and female v female teams. The event will take place at the Arc at Caledonian University on the 20th June 2015 and run from 10-6. As usual a whole lot of fun to be had and kids under 14 get in free.

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Tickets available:http://glasgowrollerderby.com/content/sur5al

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United Glasgow FC

Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/unitedglasgowfc/294566/Fixtures

While the men’s team has finished up for the summer, the women’s team is still going strong through June:

Day Home time Away

Sun 14 Rangers Reserves VS Women’s Team

Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning

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Glasgow Parkour Girls 5km or 10km run!

Sat June 13th from 11am

We’re running 5km or 10km together, so pick your distance and start training!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1615027508712252/

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Glasgow Events from 04/06/2015

Hi all,

This week has some amazing film events coming up this Thursday, looking back on the rent strikes of 1915. Also this weekend is the LGBT Unity Gayleigh – head along to have a good dance and there will also be the chance to buy one of a very limited run of LGBT Unity t-shirts that look super swish. Finally, the IWW will be hosting a recruitment and induction meeting in town this Sunday, so if you want to be part of a union that will fight to win then give them a look.

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