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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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Glasgow Events from 31/03/2016

Hi all,

Another update going all the way to May, with the WestGAP Skillshare this Saturday and three (yes, three!) different festivals coming up – Buzzcut anti-hierachical experimental performance festival, the Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference, and Glasgow Zine Fair.

Also, our good friends at Talamh House, a local housing co-op and farm, have has some bad luck and need a hand. On 14th March 2016 a devastating fire destroyed the roof and the inside of the main house, taking with it communal kitchen and living rooms, and 5 bedrooms. They are raising funds to help rebuild: https://earth-ways.com/projects/talamh-appeal/

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Trans Day of Visibility
Thursday, March 31 at 5 PM
George Square

The 31st of March marks the yearly Trans Day of Visibility, and on this day trans people (including anyone identifying under the trans* umbrella) should come together, be out there and be proud.

We want to have a stationary demo in George Square – to hear speeches, share our stories with each other, and show anyone seeing us that we exist and we are strong together.

Please come along, invite your friends and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility together!

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Another Homeless Affair – Benefit gig for Glasgow Night Shelter
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Anderson Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Benefit gig for the night shelter with:
– The Ronaynes
– Five Cousins
– Dogtooth
– Scott Charles
& lots of good grub made by our very own night shelter volunteers!
In the church with the green pointy roof…
Tell your friends!

£8

Tel 07789454903 for tickets in advance, tickets will also be on the door.

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SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skill-share-tickets-22360199960

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Re-imagining a democratic Europe
Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM – 4 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

When do we get our say? An Open Space discussion aimed at prefiguring how a real European democracy would be. Is there a new kind of global governance we can create with others? How should we vote in the forthcoming referendum – to leave, to stay? What impact will the result have on the lives of people in Britain? Migration, TTIP, workers’ rights? Can we forge independent links with fellow Europeans outside of the EU of states and corporations? Lightning conductors so far: Gordon Asher, Leigh French, Neil Davidson, Marie Macpherson.

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Screening of Young Soul Rebels – LGBT Unity Centre Fundraiser/Free
Saturday, April 2 at 7 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Young Soul Rebels | Dir. Isaac Julien | 1991 | 105 min | UK
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C48N4TBsBdQ

This atmospheric classic received the Critics award at Cannes. Set in London 1977, queer & straight love stories and a murder mystery unfold with fabulous soul music tracks. Organically examines the racism and sexual politics of the time.

FREE/ Donation Fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Group
Shown with the support of Cinema for All as part of their "Reaching Communities’ project.

*The CCA is a Fully wheelchair accessible venue
*English subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members.

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AAA Conference
Sunday, April 3 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Fred Paton Centre,19 Carrington Street, Glsgow, G4 9AJ

2nd annual conference, hosted by Action Against Austerity (AAA) is in Glasgow, following a successful first conference in Perth last year. AAA is a network of grassroots, self-organised groups in Scotland using direct action against cuts, welfare sanctions, workfare, and fighting for a better world.

The Agenda is as follows.

1/ 11am to 11.30 a short introduction and welcome.

2/ 11.30 to 12.25 AAA organising, co-ordinating and networking.

3/ 12.30 to 13.10 CAA on organising within our communities.

4/13.10 to 13.40 break for lunch.

5/13.45 to 14.25 Introduction of Migrant solidarity groups.

6/ 14.30 to 15.10 The Resistance to Council Cuts.

7/15.15 to 16.25 Anti Workfare / Anti Sanctions and Advocacy work.

16.30 Closing the conference.

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BUZZCUT Festival 2016!
April 6 – April 10
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

BSL INTRODUCTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogjgl_kzPOY&feature=youtu.be

OH YUM YUM YES!

Here we are glorious folks! On this event page you can keep at best, abreast, with updates and info for BUZZCUT 2016 at The Pearce Institute in Govan!

Some info for now… everything begins on Wednesday 6th April with the SIDE BURNS SYMPOSIUM and finishes late into the night/morning of Sunday 10th April. There are no tickets available to book in advance and everything operates on a pay-what-you-can basis!

You can see the full line-up of artists from all over the globe in the programme by visiting: www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com

The daily schedules with info about each day… https://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com/daily-schedules/

AND WE ARE NOW LAUNCHING OUR POSTER! For the past 5 years we’ve worked with the exceptional Oona Brown who makes these great designs. Much love to her! This year’s poster also offers some info on our much developed accessibility routes and support for the festival. Do get in touch with any questions about engaging, navigating and enjoying BUZZCUT 2016!

Email: glasgowbuzzcut / buzzcutkarl
and if you’re interested in volunteering then email: buzzcutlucy

Just finally… we’re so bloody delighted to be returning with the outrageous idea of an artist-lead, 5-day, anti-hierachical, experimental performance festival! Much love to everyone who helps make this happen!

SEE.YOU.THERE!

All our love, BUZZCUT xx

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Lesvos Refugee Fundraiser
Friday, April 15 at 7 PM – 12 AM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Hello! We’re doing a fundraiser gig for the refugees arriving in Lesvos and we’ve invited some of our favourite bands to join us!

Seconds: soundcloud.com/weareseconds

Jutland Songs

The Yawns: theyawnsband.bandcamp.com

Rapid Tan

Breakfast Muff: www.breakfastmuff.bandcamp.com

BYOB
£6

In late May, Nadia’s going to Greece to volunteer, helping the refugees there. She’s paying for her own travel and accommodation. We’re fundraising for her to take clothes for the refugees and to buy food and supplies for them while she’s there.

Here’s a GOFUNDME page for those who want to donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/kmqxjqqk

Kinning Park Complex is right next to the Kinning Park Subway stop and a pretty short walk or cycle from town.

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Capital Reading Group: Chapter 3 (and more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4, and Chapter 2)
Saturday, April 16 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

**Note this is a week later than usual because many of us are busy on 9th April**

This time we will read Chapter 3 (Money, or the Circulation of Commodities) beforehand, but start the meeting with more discussion of Chapter 1: Section 4 (on Commodity Fetishism), and Chapter 2 (the Process of Exchange). We’ll see how far we get!

Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make things easier. New folk always welcome.

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Free Pride Open Meeting
Sunday, April 17 at 1 PM – 4 PM
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Pride should be a protest and accessible to all. We are a group of LGBTQIA+ people with a vision to build something different, and we want you to join us. Come along to our first open meeting of 2016 to find out more about Free Pride and how you can get involved!

After the success of our first event last summer, we’re holding another Free Pride event this year. We want your ideas, input and enthusiasm to make it happen, so if you’ve been keen to get involved, or have some thoughts on what you’d like Free Pride 2016 to look like, now is your chance!

It’ll be a casual drop in so feel free to show up any time between 1 and 4! We’ll be in the Mary Barbour Suite in The Pearce Institute on Govan Road, two minutes away from Govan Subway Station and Govan Bus Station. You can also get the 23 and 26 McGills buses, and X19 Stagecoach bus, all from the city centre.

This is a wheelchair accessible room on the ground floor and there are disabled toilets too. Let us know if you have any additional accessiblity requirements and we’ll do our best to arrange something!

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2016 Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference
April 29 – May 2
Various Venues

Over the 2016 May Day holiday weekend (29 April to 2 May), Glasgow will host the Radical Film Network festival and unconference. This unique and innovative constellation of events brings together the collective efforts of activists, academics, and cultural workers from over twenty Scottish-based organisations engaged with radical film culture.

The Glasgow event builds on the 2015 inaugural conference of the Radical Film Network in Birmingham which explored alternative film cultures and political cinema in the 21st century. At the inaugural conference, initial steps were taken to open up spaces for discussion involving academics and participants in film culture. Grounding itself in Scotland’s vibrant radical film culture, the 2016 unconference and festival will respond to one another, allowing for questions and ideas to be explored beyond the conventional boundaries of academic events and film festivals.

More details available at: http://rfnscotland.org/

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Fail Better at Radical Film Network: Cabaret
Friday, April 29 at 9 PM
STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, G3 6NG

A Spectre
A Spectre
A Spectre’s Haunting Woodlands

The Radical Film Festival is happening all across Glasgow, and Fail Better is throwing THE AFTER PARTY on Friday and Saturday night of May Day Weekend. Aye, TWO NIGHTS, with art and dancing till 1!

So come down to the STUC for an anarchic mix of Music, Poetry, Film, Caberet, Bands, DJs, and Radge Politics.

LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED

Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!

http://rfnscotland.org/

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RFN – Resource space
April 30 – May 1
James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow

Part of the Radical Film Network
www.rfnscotland.org

Glasgow’s Radical Independent Bookfair project, Spirit of Revolt, The Drouth and The Radical Film Archive amongst other exciting resources will be in the RFN Resource Space – where you can browse books, magazines, archives and independent radical films during the Unconference weekend.
www.rfnglasgow.info
www.facebook.com/events/1581401462182422/

RIB – videotheque
Sit, select and watch a radical film on a small monitor. Taken from the collection of films from the Radical Independent Bookfair Project reference library. Films available will include ones from regular and occasional contributors to the RIB project – AK Press Video, Autonomi, Camcorder Guerillas, Diversity Films, Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, PM Press, Reel News, SchMOVIES, as well as a host of many more cutting edge independent films that are an important antidote to the biased mainstream media. Be inspired, be angered, but most importantly – be made aware.
www.ribproject.org

Radical Film Archive – open surgery
Book an appointment at the resource space and get a personally guided tour through the radical film archive. The struggle starts where you are and it never ends. What are you interested in and we will see what we can dig out for you. The more people that know whats going on the better. Digital copies can be made of certain materials in the archive.

SOR – display
Browse through a selection of material from the Spirit of Revolt Archives of Dissent. SoR collects, manages and preserves multi-media records from Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present. We are an independent FREE community archive organised and wholly managed cooperatively by volunteer activists. The Deposits are housed in the Mitchell Library Archives, Glasgow. The Catalogue of Collections, spans 1860’s to present day, part-available online. Set up in 2011 SoR transforms the lack of visibility / denial of existence of our history by keeping it live through regular outreach events, exhibitions and workshops.
www.spiritofrevolt.info

The Drouth – magazine stall
The Drouth is a quarterly arts magazine founded in 2001 and based in Glasgow. It provides extensive coverage, critical essays and original new work in literature, politics, film, visual culture, music and architecture. The Drouth’s 55th issue, ‘RADICAL” will be launched at RFN, and celebrates the event through a range of articles exploring, in depth its films, ideas and theoretical concerns. This special issue launches at the Unconference on Saturday 30 April with talks and performances that night in the STUC (8-9pm). On Sunday 1 May The Drouth will be in Market Gallery in the East End to present Disappearing Glasgow (6.30-8.30pm), a series of shorts from filmmaker Chris Leslie documenting the regeneration of Glasgow, and its ramifications for the city’s social fabric. Both programmes are free, all welcome.
www.thedrouth.org

RIB – book + dvd stall
Browse, buy or take away free materials from the wee Radical Independent Bookfair Project stall. This table will have a selection of stock related to some of the radical film network events and groups involved as well as an eclectic mix of materials. The RiB project has been running stalls, collaborating on events and supporting small press publishers and independent producers, circulating radical reading materials and information since the 2006. Look out for the 10 year exhibition in October in the CCA.

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Gasgow Zine Fest: GRRRL STUFF
Saturday, April 30 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Mono Cafe Bar, 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

GRRRL STUFF is a drop-in workshop for girls aged 8-16.

Led by Trudi Lang, the workshop encompasses all things DIY, including zine and badge making, all with a healthy dose of body positivity and loads of energy to harness your inner riot grrrl. There will be loads to make and take home, and all abilities are encouraged to join in!

This workshop is welcoming of all gender identities, is disabled accessible, and in general is for absolutely everyone with an interest in feisty feminist fun.

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Glasgow Zine Fest: gal-dem film screening and Podcast Recording
Saturday, April 30 at 3 PM – 6 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

gal-dem.com is a creative online magazine comprised of almost 50 women of colour. Founded by Liv, who was frustrated with the lack of diversity at her university, gal-dem is both revolutionary and everyday.

As part of Glasgow Zine fest, gal-dem will be screening their series Interlude in the CCA cinema. After this series of short films, there will be a discussion that will be recorded as part of their podcast.

This event is ticketed but free: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-zine-fest-gal-dem-present-film-screening-with-discussion-tickets-22754946658

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Glasgow Zine Fest and TYCI present: Zine Content and Curation
Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM
The Project Cafe, 34 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST

TYCI is a women led multimedia platform based in Glasgow. They aim to provide a space for women to create and discuss interests through their zines, blog, events and podcasts and radio shows. Although based in Glasgow, they have contributors from all over the world who help to keep the ever expanding and developing discussion of feminism and gender going.

During their talk at GZF, a few of the core members of TYCI will discuss more about what the collective does, why it is important to create discussion and discourse, and also how to go about creating these features.

This event is free but ticketed

Find out more about TYCI here: http://www.tyci.org.uk/wordpress/

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Glasgow Zine Fest Presents! Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

UK Premiere of the film "Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles" by Vega Darling

Out of the culture of the 1990’s Pacific Northwest independent music scene, riot grrrl established third wave feminism and brought girl power to the masses, proving that music can change the world.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl is a platform to tell the story of riot grrrl in our own words.

This event takes place in CCA cinema, and is ticketed but FREE!

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=51&v=KdYCYaH5zhw

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Fail Better’s Big Red May Day Social
Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

Fail Better brings you a whole night of Bands, DJs, and very special guests to celebrate the Radical Film Festival, and dance into the early hours of International Workers Day.

LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED

Bar run by the Better Than Zero Campaign against zero hours contracts.

If you can manage it, donating £5 on the door would be great, so we can pay the artists and cover some STUC and Radical Film Network costs. If you’ve not got a fiver, don’t worry. Come anyway!

http://rfnscotland.org/

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Glasgow Zine Fest Opening Party
Saturday, April 30 at 10 PM
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Come celebrate the start of Glasgow Zine Fest at the upstairs bar in CCA. We’ve got pals and GZF participants DJing all night long.

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Glasgow Zine Fest: Zine Fair
Sunday, May 1 at 12 PM – 6 PM
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

GZF’s bread and butter, the zine fair takes place on 1 May with loads of incredible people selling their self-published work. Come on down for great tunes, great chat, and obviously the best zines around.

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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Howling Spoon Performance K!tchen #2
Friday, April 1 at 7 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Again! Once Over! Encore! Encore!

Invigorated from our last encounter with the non-spoon beings of Glasgow, we return to share more howls and grunts and vowels and offer again a free/donation vegan meal prepared using surplus produce from Glasgow’s greengrocers, alongside a healthy platter of live art, anarchy, and enlightenment.

7pm Friday 1st April 2016 – Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1AQ, Scotland, Europe, Earth, The Spooniverse

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Howling Spoon is an international revolt of conscious-cutlery. We howl for every spoon who cannot howl for themselves. We have risen from our drawers to become cooks, activists, performance-makers, painters, sculptors, curators, collage-makers, poets, playwrights, and friends. As broth burps bubbles above a flame, we practice art and activism with a
chaotic surface, pitting joy against power.

Footage of the first Performance K!tchen here: https://vimeo.com/153964132

If you think you might be a spoon, then you are a spoon. Join the uprising by messaging howlingspoon

https://howlingspoon.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/howlingspoons

S P O O N S O F T H E W O R L D U N I T E !

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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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Glasgow Adult Parkour Class
Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buchanan Street Underground Station, G1 2LW

Adult Parkour Class in Glasgow will be happening on Mondays and Thursdays! Locations will vary but the meet up point will be at an Underground Station.

Location: Buchanan Underground Station
Meet up time: 6:45pm
Class time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £6
Age: 18+
Email: info

Paul will be meeting you at Buchanan Underground Station, Hope to see lots of people there! All levels of practitioners welcome! Bring a friend and get £2 off your Class!

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill – Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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Glasgow Roller Derby -v- Bear City, Berlin!
Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Bellahouston Sports Centre, 1 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

Last year, Glasgow Roller Derby travelled to Berlin to take on the wonderful Bear City Roller Derby. This year, we host Berlin as they go head to head with us in what will be a high level european bonanza of derby!

And prior to our big headline act, there will be a cherry popper game featuring some of Scotland’s newest skaters on the block!

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Critical Mass
Friday, April 29 at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Moving Parts and Revolutions: Cycling Through Cinema
Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM
See Below

Within the historic ruins of Alexander Thompson’s Caledonia Road Free Church, Dr Lars Kristensen from the University of Skövde, Sweden, will deliver an entertaining and invigorating presentation on radical cycling culture, the bicycle and its relationship to the moving image. From a collage of archive footage and film clips, he will trace the role of the bike as it threads its way through cinema; touching on issues of migration, labour and the environment as well as its status as an enduring symbol of protest and collective solidarity.

The event will be preceded by an all-inclusive group-cycle led by Glasgow Bike Station, departing from their Finnieston location. We are delighted that Jennifer McCarey of the Glasgow Clarion Cycling Group will introduce the cycle with a brief history of the club and their long-standing radical traditions.

SCHEDULE:

(19:30) Meet at Glasgow Bike Station (65 Haugh Road).
(19:45-20:15) Introduction from Jennifer McCarey; depart from Bike Station.
(21:00) Arrive Gorbals Caledonia Road Church; presentation from Dr Lars Kristensen.
(22:00) End.

NB Please note this is an outdoor event. Riders are responsible for their own actions and must adhere to the highway code at all times. Bike lights are essential as there will be riding in the dark.

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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 22/03/2016

Hi all,

Another packed update, with ourselves at Glasgow Anarchist Federation having a slightly more light-hearted event than usual tonight, with a discussion about The Hunger Games books and films, then tomorrow our friends from the Empty Cages Collective will be in the city to provide support and advice on prison abolition campaigning. Loads more to look at this week as well, so be sure to take a look!

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The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

When I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, I discovered that suddenly I was having conversations about revolution with people I had never even discussed politics with before. Positive, fun conversations. This talk and discussion will take a light-hearted look at how the dystopian society in The Hunger Games resembles our own, and how it doesn’t, and what is exciting about the revolution in the Hunger Games and what isn’t, from (of course) an anarchist communist perspective. This will be full of spoilers, but won’t contain full plot summaries, so if you haven’t got a clue what happens yet in the Hunger Games, you might like to acquaint yourself with the books or films to participate in discussion. Listeners are of course still welcome.

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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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Tear The Walls Down Tour #2 – Empty Cages Collective – Workshop
Wednesday, 23rd March: 6-8pm
Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow, G5 8JD

EMPTY CAGES Collective are coming to Glasgow!
Check out their work here : http://www.prisonabolition.org/

This workshop is open to all, with any level of experience, interest or knowledge. There will be opportunity for discussion and to focus on the struggle for abolition in a specifically Scottish context.

The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role of prison in our lives, how the P.I.C harms individuals and communities and alternatives to it. We introduce examples of state violence, like the IPP sentences, and we focus on prison expansion, as well as the role of prison labour. We explore recent resistance & ongoing struggles and aim to support new groups to emerge that can fight this racist, sexist, brutal system.

The Empty Cages Collective have been working towards building a movement in England, Wales & Scotland that fights the prison industrial complex. Through touring, popular education, events & actions, the collective have tried to connect individuals and groups who share a rage against the prison system and a desire to build a different world. The collective have produced publications, spoke at event after event, launched Community Action on Prison Expansion, took part in the international action camp against the mega prison in Wales, supported the Smash IPP campaign and organised the recent week of action against the P.I.C. Having visited five cities in March 2014, the first TDTW tour built the first friendships and now it is time to take to the road again.

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From Milton to the World presents…Urban Roots (film)
Thursday, March 24 at 5.45 PM
St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Liddesdale Square, G22 7BT

Welcome to the second film in our film festival!

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative is running a series of free fortnightly films, chosen by the people of Milton. This film festival ‘From Milton to the World’ covers themes of food, biodiversity, community growing, fracking and other environmental topics. We hope that you will leave entertained and inspired to take positive action in your local environment!

Our second film ‘QUEEN OF THE SUN’ is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Free refreshments will be served at 5.45pm before the film starts at 6pm.

The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Marie, giving you a chance to share your thoughts on the film.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoeQodrVoM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

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TheGovanhillBaths: Film as the activist’s tool and film screening
Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM
MILK cafe, 452 Victoria Road, G42 8YU

LIVING ROOM LECTURES in collaboration with the ACHE Collective at the Milk Cafe

::: INTRODUCE :::

THE GOVANHILL BATHS
lecturing on the subject of
**Community Activism: The Baths and Film as the Activist’s Tool**

with a FILM SCREENING of Fran Higsons film
~~ "UNITED WE WILL SWIM" ~~
This 25 minute documentary about the 15 year campaign to save The Govanhill Baths is made by Camcorder Guerillas (directed by Fran Higson). Fran and the Guerillas specialise in activist filmmaking with subjects including protest movements across Scotland such as Stop the War campaigns, The Friends of Dungavel and The Faslane Peace Camp.

Director of UNITED WE WILL SWIM, Fran Higson, will speak on the value of film as a form of activism broadly, yet also in the context of Govanhill community activism.

Also up for discussion are the topics of activism and community ownership. How does the struggle to let the Baths live, and the Govanhill community thrive, relate to current struggles; locally and more widely?
How can we learn from these examples of community activism and local perseverance?

Join us at the MILK CAFE, Govanhill, to learn, discuss and eat good food

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It Wisnae Us? The Truth About Scotland and Slavery
Friday, March 25 at 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

March 25th – The date that British Parliament passed the bill abolishing Slave Trade in the British Empire in 1807

Before the talk food will be available from 630pm -745pm. Provided by The Vegan people’s kitchen Glasgow. £3.50 for a 3 course meal.

Scotland and Slavery talk by the super interesting Dr Iain Whyte author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. 8pm.

Dr Iain Whyte met Dr Martin Luther King in 1964. Dr King encouraged Dr Whyte to tell the Civil Rights story at home.

It Wisnae Us. The truth about Glasgow and Slavery talk by super engaging Speaker Dr Stephen Mullen. 845pm.

Very brief talk on Anti Slavery International. 920pm

930pm finish.

£4 suggested donation. All money raised is going to Anti Slavery International.

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The cost of organising this event is:

1. Venue hire £20

2. Speaker’s travel expenses £25

Any amount raised above this total will be donated to Anti-Slavery International.

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Capital Reading Group: Sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 1, and Chapter 2
Saturday, March 26 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Electron Club, CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Last time we had a good discussion of the first two sections of Chapter 1. We agreed that the next two dense sections deserve to be the focus of this meeting. So that’s: ‘The Form of Value or Exchange-Value’ and the ‘Fetishism of Commodities’. And also the short Chapter 2 on Exchange.

If you’ve not come before, feel free to come this time!

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Trident Ploughshares: Non-Violent Direct Action workshop
Saturday, March 26 at 10 AM
Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, G2 4PS

The focus is on taking action to disrupt the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system wherever it is. The issues raised and skills learnt at these workshops are transferable to other nonviolent campaigns – and by the way it’s fun!

The trainings are all from 10am to 5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. You need to be there for the whole day. There is a £3 booking fee and donations will be gratefully received at the training venue to cover our costs. – you can book here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trident-ploughshares-nonviolent-direct-action-members-training-tickets-21523436177

People who can’t risk arrest but would like to do practical hands on support are very welcome. Enquiries to tp2000

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Tangerine
Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

Plot:
"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:
http://www.moondoglabs.com/

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/128253391

Accessibility:
*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/accessibility/

Tickets:
*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18

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Another Homeless Affair – Benefit gig for Glasgow Night Shelter
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Anderson Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Benefit gig for the night shelter with:
– The Ronaynes
– Five Cousins
– Dogtooth
– Scott Charles
& lots of good grub made by our very own night shelter volunteers!
In the church with the green pointy roof…
Tell your friends!

£8

Tel 07789454903 for tickets in advance, tickets will also be on the door.

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SKILL SHARE!!! Hosted by WestGAP
Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 AM – 4 PM
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

WestGAP invites you to take part in our Skill Share at The Art School on Saturday 2nd April. Our Skill Share plans to bring groups, activists and researchers together to learn both the strategic and practical ways to fight poverty in our communities. We feel our service would benefit from learning from the skills and the experiences of others fighting poverty and the surrounding issues and we hope that you will to!

WestGAP is a volunteer-led anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock, Glasgow. We provide free, independent welfare advice to anyone who comes through the door. In 2015 the impact of Welfare Reform has also highlighted the links between poverty, housing, poor employment rights, immigration status, physical and mental health, we’ve experienced the effect this has had on our community. We’ve had to learn on our feet, and adapt quickly to the impact this has had on our service.

We want you to join us to share your experiences and your skills. We welcome any groups or campaigns to propose and host a workshop to share with others or you can come along to listen and learn from other groups.

We also want this to be as practical as possible and hopefully at the end of the day we will all have developed practical skills to develop in our communities.

The venue is fully accessible, however there is a big hill outside, if you have mobility problems please let WestGAP know and we can assist.

This event has been funded by The Community Capacity and Resilience fund, therefore we have a small budget to reimburse some travel expenses if this would prohibit you attending. Please let us know before the event.

Please register your attendence via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skill-share-tickets-22360199960

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Re-imagining a democratic Europe
Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM – 4 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

When do we get our say? An Open Space discussion aimed at prefiguring how a real European democracy would be. Is there a new kind of global governance we can create with others? How should we vote in the forthcoming referendum – to leave, to stay? What impact will the result have on the lives of people in Britain? Migration, TTIP, workers’ rights? Can we forge independent links with fellow Europeans outside of the EU of states and corporations? Lightning conductors so far: Gordon Asher, Leigh French, Neil Davidson, Marie Macpherson.

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Screening of Young Soul Rebels – LGBT Unity Centre Fundraiser/Free
Saturday, April 2 at 7 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Young Soul Rebels | Dir. Isaac Julien | 1991 | 105 min | UK
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C48N4TBsBdQ

This atmospheric classic received the Critics award at Cannes. Set in London 1977, queer & straight love stories and a murder mystery unfold with fabulous soul music tracks. Organically examines the racism and sexual politics of the time.

FREE/ Donation Fundraiser for the LGBT Unity Group
Shown with the support of Cinema for All as part of their "Reaching Communities’ project.

*The CCA is a Fully wheelchair accessible venue
*English subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing audience members.

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RADICAL FOOD SOLIDARITY PROJECTS

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Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen – March Edition
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

Come and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen with us! Get your party hats out, bring along 3.50£ and be served a delicious three course party meal! This time we are serving:

Starter: Courgettes with Pecan-Parmesan and Salad
Main: Superextrafruitilicious Banana-Pineapple Curry with Rice
Dessert: SURPRISE ANNIVERSARY CAKES!

Please bring along your own beverages, glasses and tap water will be provided.

See you then, you Partypossums!

P.S. Straight after the People’s Kitchen there will be a great talk on, titled "It wisnae us. Slavery and Scotland" by Dr Iain Whyte, author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. (see above)

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The Vegan People’s Kitchen is a non-profit event that is:
*offering a cheap, inclusive, ethical and healthy meal
*About anti-capitalism, shared responsibility and mutual aid
* A chance for the community to get together and socialise

We serve exclusively vegan food because it is
*ethical
*environmentally more sustainable
*cheap

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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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Critical Mass
Friday, 25th of March at 7 PM
George Square

Meet at the column before a ride about town.

INVITE YOUR PALS!

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Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

4 EPIC TEAMS COME TO GLASGOW TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE OF BRITISH CHAMPION!

ROYAL WINDSOR RG v GRD
NEWC v ROYAL WINDSOR RG
LEEDS v GRD

4 GREAT TEAMS – 3 HIGH LEVEL GAMES – LOTS OF STALLS
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!

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Thursday Glasgow Adult Parkour Class
Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buchanan Street Underground Station, G1 2LW

Adult Parkour Class in Glasgow will be happening on Mondays and Thursdays! Locations will vary but the meet up point will be at an Underground Station.

Location: Buchanan Underground Station
Meet up time: 6:45pm
Class time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: £6
Age: 18+
Email: info

Paul will be meeting you at Buchanan Underground Station, Hope to see lots of people there! All levels of practitioners welcome! Bring a friend and get £2 off your Class!

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The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill – Women’s Heritage Walk
Saturday, April 2 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

£6/£10

Within Garnethill’s confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed banners for suffragette processions, created the first women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. For more information and booking, please see: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/the-glasgow-girls-of-garnethill-womens-heritage-walk/

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Glasgow Roller Derby -v- Bear City, Berlin!
Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Bellahouston Sports Centre, 1 Bellahouston Drive, G52 1HH

Last year, Glasgow Roller Derby travelled to Berlin to take on the wonderful Bear City Roller Derby. This year, we host Berlin as they go head to head with us in what will be a high level european bonanza of derby!

And prior to our big headline act, there will be a cherry popper game featuring some of Scotland’s newest skaters on the block!

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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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Capital Reading Group – Sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 1, and Chapter 2

Saturday 26th March

13:00–15:00
Electron Club, CCA, Sauchiehall Street

Last time we had a good discussion of the first two sections of Chapter 1. We agreed that the next two dense sections deserve to be the focus of this meeting. So that’s: ‘The Form of Value or Exchange-Value’ and the ‘Fetishism of Commodities’. And also the short Chapter 2 on Exchange.

If you’ve not come before, feel free to come this time!