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Glasgow Events from 23/06/2015

Hi folks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

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

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

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

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

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

Join us at these events to find out more:

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

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

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

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

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

Further Info: commgood.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

A group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies are organising a capacity building weekend at Kinning Park Complex. Over two days, we aim to build the community’s capacity to organise together and take direct action against oppressive institutions, corporations and systems. The weekend will involve training, workshops, films, music, stories, food, childcare – to inform, enrage, collectivise, and act. Specifically it aims to empower those most affected by migration barriers – to lead a movement for change, and for allies to work effectively with them. We also want to build connections and share experiences with our allies in England, Europe and beyond. This weekend will be a platform for increased activity and direct action.

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

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

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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

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

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

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

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

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United Glasgow FC
Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

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

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

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

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Glasgow Events from 17/06/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STOP SILENCING SEX WORKERS! ABOLISH POVERTY NOT PROSTITUTES!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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The Old Hairdressers
Friday, June 26
Glasgow

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

Yong Yong
Dick 50
Dam Mantle
Cleoslaptra

£5/6 on the door

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

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

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

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

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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

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

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

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Roller Derby

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

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United Glasgow FC
Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

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

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

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

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Glasgow Events from 11/06/2015

Hi all,

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

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Lectures by my friends in the cupboard under the stairs

Wednesday, 10 June – Saturday, 20 June

Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, G4 9SE

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

www.lecturesbymyfriends.wordpress.com

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Glasgow Social Centre: Events Planning Meeting

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

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

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Fail Better: The Workers Have No Country

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm

McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

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

A sunburnt LORNA MACBEAN will be singing songs.

ROSANNA HALL will take to the stage in fine splendour

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, G12 8PB

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

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

http://loganandlucille.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/LoganAndLucille

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

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

https://mayorstubbs.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/Mayorstubbsband

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

http://danglemanatee.bandcamp.com/

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

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

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

Be kind always.

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Close All Slaughterhouses

Sunday, June 13 at 12:00pm

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

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

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

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Selvhenter

Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

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

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

£8 Adv

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

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Celebrate & Share with Maryhill Integration Network

Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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

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

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015

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Tam’s sponsored 10k run for the night shelter

Sunday, June 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – ABC Infotour 2015

Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

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

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

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

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

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United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event

Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

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

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

Football Beyond Borders

FC Lampedusa Hamburg

RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.

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RADICAL SPORTS & OUTDOORS SECTION

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June Critical Mass

Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm

George Square

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

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

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Roller Derby

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

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

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United Glasgow FC

Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

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

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

Day Home time Away

Sun 14 Rangers Reserves VS Women’s Team

Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning

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Glasgow Parkour Girls 5km or 10km run!

Sat June 13th from 11am

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

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

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Glasgow Events from 04/06/2015

Hi all,

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

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Glasgow Events from 29/05/2015

Hi all,

Before the main update we were contacted to be told that the Glasgow Southside Socialist Choir, Unite, Fight Sing! has finally launched! Throughout the history of the working-class, resistance to exploitation and oppression has always had a voice through song. Sometimes class inequality can leave you lost for words, however collective singing can give expression to this resistance and contribute to the wider struggle. The aim of Unite, Fight, Sing! is to establish a socialist choir that collectively voices working class resistance through song. They are keen to be involved in any libertarian events and plan to sing anything Pete Seeger and Joe Hill to Nina Simone and , from the Flaming Lips to traditional songs from Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Liberia and beyond. You do not need to be able to read music to take part, and no prior experience is required, all abilities welcome! Rehearsals are 7pm – 8pm on Tuesday nights in Govanhill Baths.

Also, we have moved the Critical Mass bike ride and a meeting for people interested in helping to set up a LGBT boxing club into what has rapidly expanded to become the radical sports & outdoors section at the end, so worth checking out along with the upcoming roller derby and United Glasgow FC fixtures.

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Glasgow Events from 19/05/2015

Hi all,

Apologies about the later update, we’ve been swamped this weekend. Tonight it would be awesome if you can make it along to Govan and join in the conversation about the Farmhouse Project. It is a cracking attempt to keep common-held assets available to us all (rather than having the council sell them off to developers). Also, tomorrow evening, we’ll be putting on a presentation and discussion about anarchism and film, something a little less heavy going than our last two discussion group meetings.

Loads more to check out as well…

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Community-led Research for Community Organising!

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm

Plantation Productions, 978 Govan Road, G51 3AJ

Interested to find out what we’ve got planned at the Farmhouse Project?

Want to share your ideas and get involved?

Keen to contribute to a discussion about the current and future status of the Farmhouse and Garden?

This won’t be your standard Public Meeting format – but an opportunity to explore the different elements of the project we’ve been putting together and for you to give us your feedback and ideas in a range of small group discussions.

It’ll also be an opportunity to find out how you can get more involved.

Snacks & refreshments provided by our brilliant caterer Joey!

Get in touch if you have any questions

PHONE: 07419373317

EMAIL: info

WEB: commgood.wordpress.com

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Anarchists and the Silver Screen

Wednesday, May 20 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Cinema emerged at a time of upheaval. It was a tangle of new and old technologies, made possible by industrialisation but also long plagued by competition and patent wars. It could be a popular, accessible, and playful way to communicate anarchist ideas and imagine new worlds. On the other hand, cinema was very quickly tamed as a commercial form of entertainment within capitalist and colonialist networks. Films became more expensive to make through artificial scarcity and monopolistic control of the means of production and distribution. A few formulas crystallised to make films predictable as investment vehicles, stifling cinema’s ability to say something new. Any alternatives to capitalism are ridiculed and mocked – while some of the finest moments of classical movies unwittingly show glimpses of utopia and some anti-authoritarian flair.

Using examples from the early days of silent cinema to DIY punk video and avant-garde art films (but leaving documentary aside), the first question our speaker will pose for discussion is – how have anarchism and anarchists been represented in narrative cinema, and does it matter? We will then consider another side of the matter by discussing ideas about anarchist aesthetics and whether a politically radical film needs to be visually and formally challenging as well. The discussion will then move to issues of production and distribution: what models have been used in historical attempts to make films in a liberatory and non-hierarchical way? How can the dominant mode of production (anchored in material and intellectual property) be challenged?

The Radical Film Archive will be in attendance with a hard drive full of films that are free to copy (bring a flashdrive), and there will also be some free DVDs.

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

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FORZA #1

Sunday, May 24 at 7:00pm

Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, G12 8PB

A free entry benefit show of poetry, stories and songs from clean-living, well-adjusted, fairly-young people hosted by Glasgow’s newest zine of words and pictures.

Proceedings are set to include highly-evolved poetic incisors chowing down on the meat of human relationships and leaving the truthy bones bare for all to see in the poems of CATHERINE MADDEN (www.catherinemadden.wordpress.com). CHRISSY BARNACLE, singer and player of musical magical realism so magic you’ll float slightly above the floor and so real you’ll discover your teeth were clenched without your knowledge, will be singing and playing (www.chrissybarnacle.bandcamp.com). Also present will be MICKY DEY, playing his beautiful yet chilling, vast and sweeping yet intimate and gut-gripping songs of longing (www.soundcloud.com/mickydey). RORY PORTER will not be discouraged from reading a few story-poem-poem-stories starring private detectives, anti-Roman rebels and Warwickshire visionaries (www.overturnoverturn.tumblr.com) and you can also expect tall tales and street stories from SEAN CAIRNS, a man born in a crossfire hurricane equidistant between love, hate, Edinburgh and Glasgow (www.hingstotell.tumblr.com). Perhaps most excitingly of all the West Coast’s own DANGLE MANATEE will be regaling those assembled with folk songs, volk stories and perhaps even a pueblo play sure to solicit affects both Brechtian and sublime (www.danglemanatee.bandcamp.com).

This free show will be a benefit for The Samaritans and The Campaign Against Living Miserably so bring a pocketful of change. Forza Issue #1 will be on sale for £2 on the night and ALL proceeds will go to the above charities.

(www.samaritans.org //www.thecalmzone.net)

Word x

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Critical Mass: May-BEES!

Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm

George Square

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

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

As with last month:

We haven’t decided upon a route (‘though the start point will be the column in George Square), and are open to suggestions! Either on the day when we congregate, or in advance on this page!

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

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Banner Tales of Glasgow in Govan

Saturday, 30 May at 11:45am to 4:00pm

The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

A selection of workplace and community banners with close association with Govan will be on display along with discussions throughout the day. Be there at 11.30 for tea and coffee.

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Dungavel Demo

Saturday, 30 May at 11:45am to 4:00pm

Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

Detention is a blight on our immigration system. People in Dungavel are being held indefinitely and some have been held for months and even years. Let’s show our opposition to detention and remember the people in the system.

Bring your friends, bring your colleagues, bring your banners

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Do we need feminism? Gender inequality, violence and sexism in the present day

Monday, June 1 at 10:00am – 6:00pm

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

What does feminism mean in the present day, and to what extent is the current attitude towards feminism different from the way feminism has been seen in the past? What are the legacies of second-wave feminism and what can we still learn from it today? Are younger generations of women aware of the persistence of sexism, sexual violence and gender inequality, and can feminism be useful in tackling these issues?

This workshop explores current attitudes towards feminism and its legacy in the present, and promotes discussions about the role feminism can play in the struggle for a more equal and less sexist society.

PROGRAMME

10-10.30/Welcome & Introduction

-Sue John, Glasgow Women’s Library

-Dr Rosemary Elliot, Director of the Centre for Gender History

10.30-12.30/Do we need feminism today?

Keynote lecture: Prof Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh), Transforming the face of politics? Women politicians and the feminist campaigns that got them there

Respondent: Dr Victoria Browne (Oxford Brookes)

Followed by roundtable discussion with:

-Louise MacKenzie and Judith Hunter, Glasgow City Council Equality Network

-Emma Ritch, Engender

12.30-13.30/Lunch break

13.30-14.45/Fighting sexual violence

Respondent: Dr Andrea Thomson (University of Glasgow)

-Dr Rosemary Elliot & Dr Annmarie Hughes (University of Glasgow), Language, the law and the question of consent: Historical perspectives on sexual violence in 20thcentury Scotland

-Hanna Brown, Rape Crisis Lanarkshire and STAMP (Stamp out Media Patriarchy) project leader

-Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid (TBC)

-Kirsti Hay, Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership

14.45-15.15/Tea & coffee

15.15-17/Learning from feminism

Respondent: Dr Vikki Turbine (University of Glasgow)

-Dr Sarah Browne (Independent Researcher), Looking back, moving forward: Legacies and lessons from the Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland

-Dr Akwugo Emejulu (University of Edinburgh), title TBC

-Sophie Kromholz and Halina Rifai, TYCI Glasgow

17-18/Wine reception

See also Centre for Gender History website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/historyresearch/historyresearchcentres/centreforgenderhistory/news/headline_405230_en.html

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE (or add yourself to the waiting list) @https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16928830588/

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Candid Plastic – Live Storytelling

Monday, June 1 at 8:00pm

The Griffin, 266 Bath Street, G2 4JP

An eve of TRUE STORIES told by you!

Whoever you are COME SHARE THE sordid DETAILS OF YOUR LIFE with an eager crowd over a lovely lil bevvy!

We are asking for stories about FAKING IT.. We’ve all been there.

Pretended you knew someone’s name for a year too long?

Can’t look someone in the eye?

Kept a diary back in the day?

(Bring it along, read a passage!)

WE WANT TO HEAR all about Your times on Earth. Whether they be FUNNY/ MUNDANE/EMBARASSING/CRINGEY/GRATING/ANNOYING/AWKWARD/DISGUSTiNG/QUIRKY/REVOLUTIONARY/CHARMING

There will also be a CONFESSION BOX being passed round for those feeling a little shy..Which we will dip into throughout the night!

So even if you don’t want to tell a story COME LISTEN!

Can’t wait to hear all your juice!

UP FOR IT??

Email a brief description of your story to;

Story

C u ther!

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What is Happiness? And What Are Its Determinants? – Prof. Alex Wood | Glasgow Skeptics

Monday, June 1 at 7:00pm

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

“Happiness” is a term thrown around in everyday conversation with very little thought given to what it actually means. Does it mean a balance of positive to negative moods? Life satisfaction? Living in line with culturally valued characteristics? Living in a country that doesn’t constrain potential? Each of these has different philosophical bases, and which definition we adopt shapes the lives we lead, and (via the government’s agenda of measuring and targeting of happiness) the societies in which we live. In this talk, Prof. Alex Wood will show that neither philosophy, social science, nor psychology is sufficient to explore “happiness” in isolation and an interdisciplinary approach is needed. Based on datasets of over 200,000 people, Alex will examine the relationship between happiness and income, personality, disability, employment, and a range of social science indicators.

Alex is Professor and Director of the Behavioral Science Centre at Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, which links the behavioural sciences (such as psychology) with the social sciences (such as economics and management) in order to better understand connections between economic, psychological, and health outcomes and their determinants. One of the youngest professors in UK history, Alex completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Leicester in 2005 and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick in 2008. From 2008 he worked in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, initially as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer, before accepting a Chair (full professorship) at the University of Stirling in 2012 at age 29. He has nearly 100 scientific publications and over £1 million in grant income, in recognition of which he was recently awarded an Honorary Chair in Psychology at the University of Manchester and the GSOEP prize for "Best Paper 2012-2013" (with Christopher Boyce). His hobbies include hill/mountain walking, philosophy, reading, and eating curry, but not all at the same time. His website is at www.alexwoodpsychology.com and he’s on Twitter at https://twitter.com/alexmwood

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

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

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QUEER GAYLIDH DANCE PARTY

Saturday, June 6 at 7:00pm

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, G3 6RE

LGBT Unity Solidarity Group invite you to celebrate our community at the Queer Gaylidh Dance Party.

A ceilidh to get everyone dancing, and then some DJ sets by our awesome queer allies.

This is a party for everyone, and you’re very much invited.

100% queer, 100% inclusive, everybody welcome

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This is a fundraiser to keep the LGBT Unity Project as powerful as ever!

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Tickets £3 on the door, free for asylum seekers and refugees

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Selvhenter

Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

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

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

£8 Adv

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

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SPORTS SECTION

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Roller Derby

Tier 1 of the British Roller Derby Champs will be battling it out in the final round to see who is victorious and who can be named the British Roller Derby Champions. Competing are Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Central City Rollergirls, Glasgow Roller Derby, Middlesbrough Milk Rollers, Rainy City Roller Girls and Tiger Bay Brawlers

Approximate timings for the weekend are

Saturday, May 30

12-2pm: Game 1 – Rainy City v CCR

2-4pm: Game 2 – Grd v MMR

4-6pm: Game 3 – Arrg v TBB

Sunday, May 31

10.30-12.30pm Game 4 – Rainy City v GRD

12.30-2.30pm Game 5 – MMR v TBB

2.30-4.30pm Game 6 – CCR v ARRG

Tickets are available as weekend passes for £12 or day tickets for £7 and as always children under 14 go free. There are only 200 tickets available each day so snap them up before they’re all gone and prepare to see some epic Derby.

tickets available: http://glasgowrollerderby.com/

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United Glasgow FC

Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Now Recruiting

These sessions still on at Firhill Complex on Monday evenings – everyone welcome!

We’re also still looking for some additional players for our 11-a-side team who’ve entered the SWFL Division 2 West this season. If you’re still looking for a team then get in touch!

Training costs only £1 per week and the team has already been invited to play in Bristol during the July break and to other tournaments in Ireland and France.

Come and get involved!

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Parkour Scotland Spring Term – (4th April – 23rd May)

Saturday, May 23

Rottenrow Gardens

Parkour Scotland is launching in Glasgow, starting with it’s new spring term class led by David Banks.

Just five pounds gets you a session with one of the top and most innovative coaches in the UK. The session will be followed by a supervised jam for you all to train with your peers and try out some of the new technique’s learn’t in class as well as sharing some of your own.

This class is recommended for all levels. From new coaching techniques, to mastery of the fundamentals of Parkour as well as their application this class has something for everyone.

Meet at Rottenrow Gardens at 11.50 to settle before the class begins. Show-ups are welcome on the day but priority will be given to those who email and book in advance.

Contact – davidbankscp

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Glasgow Parkour Girls 5km or 10km run!

Sat June 13th from 11am

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

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

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Glasgow Events from 09/05/2015

Hi folks,

Just a wee note to say that there is a load of events this weekend, so take a quick look. Also, we are going to try out having a sports section at the end of each update containing local United Glasgow FC fixtures, roller derby matches, and parkour jams, rather than fit things into the main listing. Getting this together so it appears in the main lising in order has proved quite difficult and a LOT of work for us in the past, so let us know if this works out for you or not.

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ARTWASH Book Launch by Mel Evans and Platform

Saturday, May 9 at 5:00pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Artwash explores the murky world of oil sponsorship of the arts, focusing on the deep-rooted relationship between our art institutions and the multi-national corporations that fund them. In the wake of massive environmental disasters created by the oil industry, companies such as BP and Shell are using arts sponsorship as a calculated PR exercise to ‘artwash’ their soiled reputations.

"This fascinating book delves deeply into art sponsorship, one of the more insidious tools that the fossil fuel industry deploys to maintain its power." NAOMI KLEIN, author of This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo

Mel Evans provides a gripping exposé of this practice and raises important questions about artistic censorship and complicity, as art institutions find themselves inextricably associated with Big Oil. Artwash shows how the ties that bind our cultural centres to Big Oil can be broken once and for all.

Joined by local artists and theatre makers, come along to this FREE event to discuss Big Oil and the arts, corporate sponsorship and the ethical questions facing artists and arts organisations.

http://platformlondon.org/p-eventnew/artwash-big-oil-and-the-arts-launch-events/

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Ending Scottish Arms Trade with Israel

Saturday, May 9 at 09:00am

The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP

International conference in Glasgow.

Early registration required.

Ending Scottish Arms Trade with Israel on May 9th brings together a range of speakers to make the case that ending this commerce in death is both necessary and possible. It will be an opportunity for participants to build a broad, dynamic campaign to end the sale of weapons to Israel that are used in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Condemning the ‘deep inhumanity’ of Israel’s devastation of Gaza last summer, the Scottish Government added its voice to that of Amnesty International in calling for a suspension of arms deliveries to the State of Israel. It will take a determined civil society effort, however, to bring about such an embargo that can help to end the periodic massacres that have been the lot of the Palestinian people.

Humanitarian support for the Palestinians under occupation, or symbolic gestures such as flying a Palestinian flag, can never be enough when Scotland supplies Israel with guidance systems for 500lb bombs that Israel drops on the most crowded place on earth, Gaza, killing thousands of people in that open air prison.

The talks in the Renfield Centre’s main auditorium and workshops in adjoining rooms will be an opportunity for participants to develop a campaign to end Scottish factories providing Israel with the means to carry out crimes against the Palestinian people.

This will be a brilliant day to learn about the arms trade and Israel and more importantly what we can do about it. A chance to meet people you have a lot in common with

register now

http://www.esati.org/conference/register/

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Art Weekend @ Faslane peace camp

Saturday, May 9 at 11:00am to May 10 at 11:00pm

Faslane Peace Camp

We will be painting and poster making from 11am on both the 9th and 10th of May. You can contact us in advance on 01436 820 901. All Welcome!

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Dance for Nepal – Creative Dance for kids

Sunday, May 10 at 4:00pm to 6:00PM

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

A creative dance class for children – under 5’s (4 pm to 4.40)and 6-10 yrs ( 4.45 – 5.45)

The workshop is Free but donations are very welcome to raise funds for a project to rebuild a village in Nepal

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/nepal-earthquake-2015kakani-one-house-at-a-time

If you are unable to attend please feel free to donate anyway! : )

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The F Word

Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm to May 12 at 10:00pm

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

Glasgow School of Art’s Feminist Society present The F Word; an intersectional dialogue on contemporary feminist perspectives. The exhibition takes place over two nights, and will consist of students and graduates from GSA addressing questions of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity and class equality through artistic practice, including illustration, painting, sculpture, photography and design.

We will also be launching our new zine "That’s what she said" – featuring short stories, poems, opinion pieces, artwork, and other forms of expression from women of Glasgow.

6pm till late

11th-12th May 2015

The Old Hairdressers

Renfield Lane

Free entry. Drinks and DJs who are girls.

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Turn Me On, Dammit!

Saturday, May 16th at 3:00pm

The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL

Sex in the Women’s Library Film Season

A season of films designed to put women’s sexuality on the screen, curated by the Young Programmers. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. These events are women-only (trans-inclusive).

Turn Me On Dammit! (15)

In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

This screening takes place at The Arches and will be followed by a song writing workshop with feminist musical guests. Part of the Arches Sexology weekend.

Saturday 16th May, 3pm to 6pm

The Arches, Glasgow

Booking

This screening is free to attend and you can book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you book a place but can no longer attend please let us know so we can make the place available for someone else.

This film is subtitled. We can arrange a sign language interpreter for this screening. Please contact Laura on 0141 550 2267 for more information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_F4pR89AI

Turn Me On, Dammit! is a Norwegian coming-of-age comedy film premiered in 2011. It is based on Olaug Nilssen’s novel of the same name. Set in Skoddeheimen, a fictional small town in western Norway, the film is about Alma (Helene Bergsholm), a 15 year old girl and her sexual awakening.

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Rowan Refuge Spring Open Days

Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th at 12:00pm – 6:00pm each day

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:

– micro RiB bookstall –

– gardening books reference shelf –

– plant sale & seed swap –

– refreshments –

More info and directions: https://rowanrefuge.wordpress.com/

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Banner Tales of Glasgow in Barmulloch

Saturday, 16 May at 11:45am to 3:15pm

Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, G21 3PX

A selection of workplace and community banners with close association with Barmulloch will be on display along with discussions throughout the day. Be there at 11.30 for tea and coffee.

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Anarchists and the Silver Screen

Wednesday, May 20 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Cinema emerged at a time of upheaval. It was a tangle of new and old technologies, made possible by industrialisation but also long plagued by competition and patent wars. It could be a popular, accessible, and playful way to communicate anarchist ideas and imagine new worlds. On the other hand, cinema was very quickly tamed as a commercial form of entertainment within capitalist and colonialist networks. Films became more expensive to make through artificial scarcity and monopolistic control of the means of production and distribution. A few formulas crystallised to make films predictable as investment vehicles, stifling cinema’s ability to say something new. Any alternatives to capitalism are ridiculed and mocked – while some of the finest moments of classical movies unwittingly show glimpses of utopia and some anti-authoritarian flair.

Using examples from the early days of silent cinema to DIY punk video and avant-garde art films (but leaving documentary aside), the first question our speaker will pose for discussion is – how have anarchism and anarchists been represented in narrative cinema, and does it matter? We will then consider another side of the matter by discussing ideas about anarchist aesthetics and whether a politically radical film needs to be visually and formally challenging as well. The discussion will then move to issues of production and distribution: what models have been used in historical attempts to make films in a liberatory and non-hierarchical way? How can the dominant mode of production (anchored in material and intellectual property) be challenged?

The Radical Film Archive will be in attendance with a hard drive full of films that are free to copy (bring a flashdrive), and there will also be some free DVDs.

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

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Banner Tales of Glasgow in Govan

Saturday, 16 May at 11:45am to 4:00pm

The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

A selection of workplace and community banners with close association with Govan will be on display along with discussions throughout the day. Be there at 11.30 for tea and coffee.

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FORZA #1

Sunday, May 24 at 7:00pm

Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, G12 8PB

A free entry benefit show of poetry, stories and songs from clean-living, well-adjusted, fairly-young people hosted by Glasgow’s newest zine of words and pictures.

Proceedings are set to include highly-evolved poetic incisors chowing down on the meat of human relationships and leaving the truthy bones bare for all to see in the poems of CATHERINE MADDEN (www.catherinemadden.wordpress.com). CHRISSY BARNACLE, singer and player of musical magical realism so magic you’ll float slightly above the floor and so real you’ll discover your teeth were clenched without your knowledge, will be singing and playing (www.chrissybarnacle.bandcamp.com). Also present will be MICKY DEY, playing his beautiful yet chilling, vast and sweeping yet intimate and gut-gripping songs of longing (www.soundcloud.com/mickydey). RORY PORTER will not be discouraged from reading a few story-poem-poem-stories starring private detectives, anti-Roman rebels and Warwickshire visionaries (www.overturnoverturn.tumblr.com) and you can also expect tall tales and street stories from SEAN CAIRNS, a man born in a crossfire hurricane equidistant between love, hate, Edinburgh and Glasgow (www.hingstotell.tumblr.com). Perhaps most excitingly of all the West Coast’s own DANGLE MANATEE will be regaling those assembled with folk songs, volk stories and perhaps even a pueblo play sure to solicit affects both Brechtian and sublime (www.danglemanatee.bandcamp.com).

This free show will be a benefit for The Samaritans and The Campaign Against Living Miserably so bring a pocketful of change. Forza Issue #1 will be on sale for £2 on the night and ALL proceeds will go to the above charities.

(www.samaritans.org //www.thecalmzone.net)

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Critical Mass: May-BEES!

Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm

George Square

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

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

As with last month:

We haven’t decided upon a route (‘though the start point will be the column in George Square), and are open to suggestions! Either on the day when we congregate, or in advance on this page!

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

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Selvhenter

Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

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

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

£8 Adv

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

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SPORTS SECTION

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Roller Derby

Tier 1 of the British Roller Derby Champs will be battling it out in the final round to see who is victorious and who can be named the British Roller Derby Champions. Competing are Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Central City Rollergirls, Glasgow Roller Derby, Middlesbrough Milk Rollers, Rainy City Roller Girls and Tiger Bay Brawlers

Approximate timings for the weekend are

Saturday, May 30

12-2pm: Game 1 – Rainy City v CCR

2-4pm: Game 2 – Grd v MMR

4-6pm: Game 3 – Arrg v TBB

Sunday, May 31

10.30-12.30pm Game 4 – Rainy City v GRD

12.30-2.30pm Game 5 – MMR v TBB

2.30-4.30pm Game 6 – CCR v ARRG

Tickets are available as weekend passes for £12 or day tickets for £7 and as always children under 14 go free. There are only 200 tickets available each day so snap them up before they’re all gone and prepare to see some epic Derby.

tickets available: http://glasgowrollerderby.com/

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United Glasgow FC

Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Now Recruiting

These sessions still on at Firhill Complex on Monday evenings – everyone welcome!

We’re also still looking for some additional players for our 11-a-side team who’ve entered the SWFL Division 2 West this season. If you’re still looking for a team then get in touch!

Training costs only £1 per week and the team has already been invited to play in Bristol during the July break and to other tournaments in Ireland and France.

Come and get involved!

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Parkour

Parkour Scotland Spring Term – (4th April – 23rd May)

Saturday, May 23

Rottenrow Gardens

Parkour Scotland is launching in Glasgow, starting with it’s new spring term class led by David Banks.

Just five pounds gets you a session with one of the top and most innovative coaches in the UK. The session will be followed by a supervised jam for you all to train with your peers and try out some of the new technique’s learn’t in class as well as sharing some of your own.

This class is recommended for all levels. From new coaching techniques, to mastery of the fundamentals of Parkour as well as their application this class has something for everyone.

Meet at Rottenrow Gardens at 11.50 to settle before the class begins. Show-ups are welcome on the day but priority will be given to those who email and book in advance.

Contact – davidbankscp

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