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Events from the 17th May onwards

Hi folks,

Just wanted to remind everyone that tonight is the WestGAP Fundraiser at Stereo (details below). Also we at Glasgow AF will be holding a discussion/workshop this week all about anarchist methods of organising this Wednesday so hope to see peeps there. Now without further ado…
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WestGAP Fundraiser
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00pm
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

STEREO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

DISCO SHARK (Stevie Jackson, Belle and Sebastian)
NO MORE TIGER
PAUL THOMSON (Franz Ferdinand) DJ Set til late
plus more!

Throw yourself around to all those hits you feared you might never hear live again, as performed by pop legend Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) and his super troupe, DISCO SHARK. Hot damn! Courtesy of Franz Ferdinand’s PAUL THOMSON, you’ll get down to records that you can’t believe you never heard the first time round. And you’ll enjoy the brand new opportunity to see brand newly re-branded outfit NO MORE TIGER (previously Easy, Tiger), featuring Nudes on Mars DJ Flore De Hoog and Jim McAteer, esteemed co-host of the Rio Cafe’s splendid monthly open mic night.

All this, and you’ll be doing a good thing, too.

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against screwed up policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, phone bill, photocopying, stamps.

http://westgap.co.uk/
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Fundraising Picnic
Sunday, May 18 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Woodlands Community Gardens, 91–111 West Princes Street, G4 9BY

Join us for a special fundraising picnic, organised by our friends at West End ACTS. Enjoy tasty and seasonal food, pick up some tips on planting, tuck into a freshly made cake and buy yourself a garden T shirt. All proceeds go to support our local food social support hub project and help us to support more people affected by food poverty.

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Frack Watch
Sunday, 18 May at 14:00–16:00
GMAC Glasgow,103 Trongate, G1 5HD

Meeting for people in Glasgow who want to oppose unconventional gas. Discussion includes idea to launch campaign to get local councils on board to refuse permission to the dirty gas companies. Updates from Falkirk, Canonbie, North Lanarkshire. Update from FoE. More fundraising ideas.
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Until there is an HIV cure for all! Free Screening of United In Anger – A history of ACT UP
Tuesdy, 20 May at 18:30–20:30
The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL
Community Discussion on the Past, Present and Future of Scotland’s HIV Activism against the Epidemic.

Featuring a panel discussion and Q + A with guest speakers who are pioneering new strategies in the fight for an HIV cure for all.

A free screening of the feature-length award-winning documentary –

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

http://www.unitedinanger.com/

“United in Anger is clearly a labour of love and does a fantastic job of reminding this generation of how hard not only the gay community, but also people of all races and genders, fought for basic human rights. There is a focus on clarifying that members of ACT UP were aware of their privileges and attempts to include members of all groups that the AIDS crisis affected. Despite initially being a group of mainly white gay males, they worked closely with separate activist groups that included women, the poor and ethnic groups. All of these groups were united together fighting the same cause, and United in Anger does a fantastic job capturing the spirit and electricity in their protests.” Toronto Film Review

LIMITED SPACES – Please RSVP –

As there are limited spaces – we would like committed people, HIV positive people or affected by HIV at large, activists and artists to come. There is a serious need to build a strong militant HIV movement in the UK to build
alliances with all those challenging austerity in the UK and all those fighting the HIV epidemic across the world. You don’t have to be deeply involved in HIV activism but committed to build power and alliances with it. Please email shafted@theglassishalffull.co.uk couple of lines about why you want to come and your place will be confirmed
via email by Tilly or dan from Shafted?!.

Hosted by – ACT UP SCOTLAND and SHAFTED?! the show performers -www.shaftedontour.wordpress.com

Shafted?! is coming to Edinburgh (June 18th, 19th) as a show sharing the realities of HIV in Scotland and we are looking for people to participate! SHAFTED?! is an unashamedly deviant HIV cabaret and activism movement to stop the HIV ‘Second Silence’. The show combines dance, performance, live music, stunts and spoken word to tell true life stories of people living with and affected by the virus. It is part of a wider body of activism combining workshops, mentoring schemes and direct actions UK-wide, in response to austerity cuts and the silence around the epidemic. The current HIV epidemic and the growing cuts to HIV education and prevention services right across the UK are a big concern so Shafted Goes on Tour 2014 – A Celebration of ACT UP’s Anniversary are looking for more people to speak out and share their story to inspire others to get involved in HIV activism.This can be completely confidential.

Please contact tilly.gifford@gmail.com (or on 07717887221)

“It was great to see HIV positive people taking centre stage in a positive (no pun intended), laughter inducing, yet thought provoking format. Usually HIV is shrouded in mystery, myth and misconception which only serves to fuel the persevering social stigma attached to it – so hurrah for Shafted and it’s fresh approach to challenging this.” JohnBarber, Brownlee Centre, Gartnaval Hospital
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Organised Anarchists?
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

‘Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.’ – The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (draft)

‘Anarchism is organisation, organisation and more organisation.’ – Errico Malatesta

A common question raised at our monthly discussions is to ask what we need to do to win victories in the struggles we face. This short talk aims to present a view of what we in the Anarchist Federation mean when we talk about revolutionary organisations and what role they play as part of the working class. We will then open the discussion to look at the practical methods of organisation that we could all take into our lives, whether we are anarchists or not.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

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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 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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Climate Shock: Activism, State Repression and Trauma- a roundtable discussion
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30pm
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Police raided and detained climate activists at the COP15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009. In the UK, climate activism has been infiltrated and disrupted by police as ‘domestic extremism’.

How do we find our own way to deal with state violence and the state of the world? This session is a personal contribution and opening for this discussion.

The session is hosted by Michael Dunn, who was one of those in the cages in Copenhagen. Govan resident Michael is an environmentalist, founding member of Plane Stupid: Scotland & part of People & Planet and Climate Camp networks. In 2009, he attended the Climate Summit in Copenhagen. After that, he worked with Unity and refugee activism for two years. He gained a degree in Economics at Stirling, and now works as a builder and finds it a better way of connecting to people about our issues.
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Welcome Zine Workshop
Thursday, May 22
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

As part of Refugee Week, and with our friends at Feast of Stories: Tales of migration and welcome and No Globe we will be running afternoon drop-in workshop for people to come along and contribute to our ‘Welcome’ Zine.

We will be working on pages for a zine that explore the themes of migration, welcome, exploration and transition.

We will be writing, drawing, monoprinting, playing with carbon paper, getting messy, taking pictures annnddd…PHOTOCOPYING!

We will provide some fun materials, a long armed stapler and (somehow yet to be confirmed) a photocopier.

You could provide: ideas, work you have already done you would like to include, new work that you do with us in the bar over beer, or just come chat to us about the project!

The zine will be compiled and ready to go at the next Feast of Stories event, which is being held at Kinning Park during Refugee week.

SEE YOU THERE ZINESTERS!

P.S We will be having lunch together at 1.30!
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Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS
Sunday, May 25 at 7:00pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

Grab your logs, slice yourself some cherry pie and pour yourself a damn good cup of coffee – it’s Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS!

///CALL FOR ENTRIES///

Ms B Presents… is a performance and lecture night at The Old Hairdressers, where a variety of interested/interesting people gather to explore a chosen subject. This year’s run is concerned with cult television with an influence that can be felt all over pop culture.

I’m looking for writers, performers, lecturers, historians, musicians, fans and other interested individuals to contribute talks, lectures, presentations and/or performances of all kinds, responding to Twin Peaks and satellite cultural happenings. Ideas to be explored could include..
– TV tropes used in Twin Peaks
– The role of music in the show
– The show in the context of David Lynch’s other works
– The legacy of the show in pop culture over 20 years after it was aired
– Performances/music inspired by any aspect of Twin Peaks
– A discussion of a particular episode or character
…but any ideas are welcome. All contributions to be up to 30 minutes long.

Ideas, proposals and questions to clairebiddles@hotmail.co.uk by Sunday 11 May.
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Radical film archive
Thursday, May 29 at 6:00pm to Friday, May 30 at 5:30pm
The Electron Club room, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Is a collection of radical films on a hard drive.

-Come and collect films with a hard drive or USB.

-Discuss how we can develop the archive. What films should go in and which should come out?

– Where can the archive go be shared?

– Meeting a also a chance to discuss the films that you have seen from the collection.
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Glasgow Against Atos – Final Picket (End of campaign)
Friday, May 30at 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Atos Assessment Centre: Corunna House, Cadogan Street, G2 7RD

Join Glasgow Against Atos (GAA) and friends for an afternoon of salutation, contemplation, recognition, and celebration – in bringing to an end GAA, a campaign we at GAA are proud to have participated in. Our grassroots campaign against Atos reached far and wide, we were involved regionally, nationally – our banners and logo’s even featuring in European activist campaigns. It was a dynamic and passionately fought campaign; GAA more than played its part in forcing this insidious company Atos out of the political shadows – and into the full glare of society.

Some of our activists have constantly campaigned with GAA from its inception, a few have been actively on the picket since the end of 2012. GAA feel we have met most of our campaign demands and objectives – and the time has come to end the campaign and Glasgow Against Atos.

We thank everyone who has supported GAA, and this event on May 30th is our chance to unite for one last time.
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Is Britain a Christian Country? Is Scotland? – Prof. Callum Brown | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 2 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

David Cameron has raised interesting issues regarding both his personal form of Christian faith (like Magic FM’s poor reception in the Chilterns) and the nature of Britain as ‘a Christian country’. Callum Brown will reflect on this with some reference to hard and soft evidence.

Callum Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of 10 books, mostly on secularisation, religion and society, including The Death of Christian Britain (2001). He maintains the Humanist history blog at http://humanisthistory.academicblogs.co.uk/
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Permaculture Gathering 2014
Saturday 7 June – Sunday 8 June, Starts at 10:00
Urban Roots Glasgow, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA

This year’s Permaculture Scotland gathering is a one day event at Urban Roots in Glasgow, on Saturday 7th June 2014 – to include:

– Inspirational workshops (contact us if you want to run one!)
– Practical permaculture demonstrations
– Fun kids space
– Networking and info opportunities
– Ceilidh, bar and super-amazing prizes raffle
– Scottish General Meeting

To Book:
Please follow this link:
http://www.permaculture.org.uk/scotland/gathering14
where you’ll find loads more info and a link to the booking form.

See you there!
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Vile Maxim – Jim Dick exhibition
Saturday, June 7, 8:00pm onwards
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” – Adam Smith

An exhibition of new work by Glasgow artist Jim Dick.

The Opening night will have stalls from the Radical Independent Bookfair and the Glasgow Anarchist Federation.

DJ Set From Afrodeesia

The exhibition will be open daily 12pm – 10pm,
Sunday 8th – Thurs 12th June
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Great Grub
Starts Tuesday June 10 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Hall, 160 Peat Road, G53 6DE

This is a free course but booking is necessary.

Come along to our weekly cookery workshops and make delicious food to share with your family

Learn new cookery skills through practical cookery workshops
Learn about healthy and nutritious food
Share and exchange recipes
Learn about how food can be healthy for you and the environment
Eat delicious food together!
This course is Free, though places are limited

To book a place contact Lucy at Urban Roots

Tel:07974523925 or Email: lucy@urbanroots.org.uk
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Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Electron Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Branch meeting of the Clydeside IWW, a grassroots union for all workers.

http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

 

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After Antibiotics? – Laura McCaughey | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 16 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

The UK government recently announced that antibiotic resistance was as big a threat as terrorism, predicting that in the next 20 years the world could revert back to a pre-antibiotic era, in which routine operations, cancer treatments and childbirth could become life threatening. The problem of antibiotic resistance is fuelled by the over-prescription of antibiotics, their use in animal feed, and a lack of development of new antibiotics. In this talk, Laura will review how these practices have contributed to this crisis and the changes needed to prevent further damage., and will also discuss how realistic the idea of “a world without antibiotics” is, and the consequences of such an occurrence.

To combat antibiotic resistance, new ways of killing bacteria are required. During her PhD, Laura has developed protein antibiotics that are produced by bacteria to kill bacteria and, she will close the talk by discussing how these could be used to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Laura McCaughey is a final year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the development of new antibiotics to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, notorious for their antibiotic resistance. Laura has also worked in the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, testing the safety of antibiotics for human trials, giving her a unique insight into the pharmaceutical industries perspective of antibiotic resistance.

Laura was the overall winner in Glasgow Skeptics’ recent SpeedScience event, hosted in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.
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Health & Hierarchy
18 June at 18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This month’s talk looks at the negative impact capitalist society has upon our health and wellbeing.

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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 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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Faslane 32- annual music and cultural celebration of peace
Friday, 27 June at 03:30 – 08:30
Faslane Peace Camp

Acting Strange Theatre Company and Campsie Socialists invite you to come sing, act, laugh, eat and celebrate 32 years of principled peace campaigning at Faslane Peace Camp.

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Events from the 13th of May onwards

Hi folks,

The Glasgow AF crew were away over the weekend so we are a little later with this weeks update than is usual. That said it looks like the event listing has really filled up over the coming month, with a special note of the call for solidarity by asylum seekers requested for Wednesday morning at Brand Street. So without further ado…

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Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Electron Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Branch meeting of the Clydeside IWW, a grassroots union for all workers.

http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

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Inn Deep || Poetry || Spoken Word
Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Inn Deep, 445 Great Western Road, G12 8HH

Reading this month we have –

Han-nah Fyfe, Daisy Douglas, Sarah Galloway, Declan Welsh, Amy Shipwa, Andrew Blair, Stephen Watt (Spit – Poetry Collection By Stephen Watt), Nova Waves, Mistah Rotavator, Jim Ewing, Robin Cairns, Joe Zenga, Pacifique Makangu, Bram E Giben, Craig Cunningham

It’s free in Starts at 8 And more acts will be added closer to the date If you would like a slot the month after next please comment below or talk to me on the night.

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Stand up for your rights!
Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Outside the Home Office, 200 Brand Street (near Cessnock Underground)

STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS!
We will not be hidden!
AMNESTY NOW!
Asylum seekers in Glasgow are calling for a demonstration outside the Home Office on Wed 14th May 10.00-12.00 Many have been waiting for a decision for over six months from the Home Office, not knowing what is happening, not knowing if they are safe.
Come and protest! Join us! Bring musical instruments and banners! UNITY!

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Community Gardening Session
Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30pm
Battlefield Community Garden, Ledard Rd/Arundel Dr, Battlefield

Join us in the garden for some blethering, pottering, seed sowing, planting, weeding and other gardening shenanigans.

No gardening experience neccesary (though welcome).

See you there! 🙂

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WestGAP Fundraiser
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00pm
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

STEREO and WestGAP present: a West Glasgow Against Poverty Fundraiser, featuring:

DISCO SHARK (Stevie Jackson, Belle and Sebastian)
NO MORE TIGER
PAUL THOMSON (Franz Ferdinand) DJ Set til late
plus more!

Throw yourself around to all those hits you feared you might never hear live again, as performed by pop legend Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) and his super troupe, DISCO SHARK. Hot damn! Courtesy of Franz Ferdinand’s PAUL THOMSON, you’ll get down to records that you can’t believe you never heard the first time round. And you’ll enjoy the brand new opportunity to see brand newly re-branded outfit NO MORE TIGER (previously Easy, Tiger), featuring Nudes on Mars DJ Flore De Hoog and Jim McAteer, esteemed co-host of the Rio Cafe’s splendid monthly open mic night.

All this, and you’ll be doing a good thing, too.

WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group run by and for people in Glasgow who have first hand experience of living in poverty. Since 1997 we’ve been providing a free, independent and confidential advice service focusing on welfare rights, as well as providing support with housing problems, fuel poverty, homelessness and a broad range of other issues. We are totally independent, are not funded by government, and are not part of any political party or organisation. Our service is open to all and completely free.

WestGAP is run entirely by volunteers, and we depend on donations to keep our doors open. At a time when the rights of the most vulnerable residents of our city are being eroded, it’s essential that community advice services continue to exist, to support claimants in defending themselves against screwed up policies and unfair decisions. All proceeds from this show will go directly to WestGAP, and will support the organisation’s basic running costs: rent, phone bill, photocopying, stamps.

http://westgap.co.uk/

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Fundraising Picnic
Sunday, May 18 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Woodlands Community Gardens, 91–111 West Princes Street, G4 9BY

Join us for a special fundraising picnic, organised by our friends at West End ACTS. Enjoy tasty and seasonal food, pick up some tips on planting, tuck into a freshly made cake and buy yourself a garden T shirt. All proceeds go to support our local food social support hub project and help us to support more people affected by food poverty.

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Frack Watch
Sunday, 18 May at 14:00–16:00
GMAC Glasgow,103 Trongate, G1 5HD

Meeting for people in Glasgow who want to oppose unconventional gas. Discussion includes idea to launch campaign to get local councils on board to refuse permission to the dirty gas companies. Updates from Falkirk, Canonbie, North Lanarkshire. Update from FoE. More fundraising ideas.

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Organised Anarchists?
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

‘Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.’ – The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (draft)

‘Anarchism is organisation, organisation and more organisation.’ – Errico Malatesta

A common question raised at our monthly discussions is to ask what we need to do to win victories in the struggles we face. This short talk aims to present a view of what we in the Anarchist Federation mean when we talk about revolutionary organisations and what role they play as part of the working class. We will then open the discussion to look at the practical methods of organisation that we could all take into our lives, whether we are anarchists or not.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

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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 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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Welcome Zine Workshop
Thursday, May 22
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ

As part of Refugee Week, and with our friends at Feast of Stories: Tales of migration and welcome and No Globe we will be running afternoon drop-in workshop for people to come along and contribute to our ‘Welcome’ Zine.

We will be working on pages for a zine that explore the themes of migration, welcome, exploration and transition.

We will be writing, drawing, monoprinting, playing with carbon paper, getting messy, taking pictures annnddd…PHOTOCOPYING!

We will provide some fun materials, a long armed stapler and (somehow yet to be confirmed) a photocopier.

You could provide: ideas, work you have already done you would like to include, new work that you do with us in the bar over beer, or just come chat to us about the project!

The zine will be compiled and ready to go at the next Feast of Stories event, which is being held at Kinning Park during Refugee week.

SEE YOU THERE ZINESTERS!

P.S We will be having lunch together at 1.30!

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Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS
Sunday, May 25 at 7:00pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

Grab your logs, slice yourself some cherry pie and pour yourself a damn good cup of coffee – it’s Ms B Presents… TWIN PEAKS!

///CALL FOR ENTRIES///

Ms B Presents… is a performance and lecture night at The Old Hairdressers, where a variety of interested/interesting people gather to explore a chosen subject. This year’s run is concerned with cult television with an influence that can be felt all over pop culture.

I’m looking for writers, performers, lecturers, historians, musicians, fans and other interested individuals to contribute talks, lectures, presentations and/or performances of all kinds, responding to Twin Peaks and satellite cultural happenings. Ideas to be explored could include..
– TV tropes used in Twin Peaks
– The role of music in the show
– The show in the context of David Lynch’s other works
– The legacy of the show in pop culture over 20 years after it was aired
– Performances/music inspired by any aspect of Twin Peaks
– A discussion of a particular episode or character
…but any ideas are welcome. All contributions to be up to 30 minutes long.

Ideas, proposals and questions to clairebiddles@hotmail.co.uk by Sunday 11 May.

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Radical film archive
Thursday, May 29 at 6:00pm to Friday, May 30 at 5:30pm
The Electron Club room, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Is a collection of radical films on a hard drive.

-Come and collect films with a hard drive or USB.

-Discuss how we can develop the archive. What films should go in and which should come out?

– Where can the archive go be shared?

– Meeting a also a chance to discuss the films that you have seen from the collection.

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Glasgow Against Atos – Final Picket (End of campaign)
Friday, May 30at 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Atos Assessment Centre: Corunna House, Cadogan Street, G2 7RD

Join Glasgow Against Atos (GAA) and friends for an afternoon of salutation, contemplation, recognition, and celebration – in bringing to an end GAA, a campaign we at GAA are proud to have participated in. Our grassroots campaign against Atos reached far and wide, we were involved regionally, nationally – our banners and logo’s even featuring in European activist campaigns. It was a dynamic and passionately fought campaign; GAA more than played its part in forcing this insidious company Atos out of the political shadows – and into the full glare of society.

Some of our activists have constantly campaigned with GAA from its inception, a few have been actively on the picket since the end of 2012. GAA feel we have met most of our campaign demands and objectives – and the time has come to end the campaign and Glasgow Against Atos.

We thank everyone who has supported GAA, and this event on May 30th is our chance to unite for one last time.

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Is Britain a Christian Country? Is Scotland? – Prof. Callum Brown | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 2 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

David Cameron has raised interesting issues regarding both his personal form of Christian faith (like Magic FM’s poor reception in the Chilterns) and the nature of Britain as ‘a Christian country’. Callum Brown will reflect on this with some reference to hard and soft evidence.

Callum Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of 10 books, mostly on secularisation, religion and society, including The Death of Christian Britain (2001). He maintains the Humanist history blog at http://humanisthistory.academicblogs.co.uk/

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Permaculture Gathering 2014
Saturday 7 June – Sunday 8 June, Starts at 10:00
Urban Roots Glasgow, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA

This year’s Permaculture Scotland gathering is a one day event at Urban Roots in Glasgow, on Saturday 7th June 2014 – to include:

– Inspirational workshops (contact us if you want to run one!)
– Practical permaculture demonstrations
– Fun kids space
– Networking and info opportunities
– Ceilidh, bar and super-amazing prizes raffle
– Scottish General Meeting

To Book:
Please follow this link:
http://www.permaculture.org.uk/scotland/gathering14
where you’ll find loads more info and a link to the booking form.

See you there!

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Vile Maxim – Jim Dick exhibition
Saturday, June 7, 8:00pm onwards
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” – Adam Smith

An exhibition of new work by Glasgow artist Jim Dick.

The Opening night will have stalls from the Radical Independent Bookfair and the Glasgow Anarchist Federation.

DJ Set From Afrodeesia

The exhibition will be open daily 12pm – 10pm,
Sunday 8th – Thurs 12th June

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Great Grub
Starts Tuesday June 10 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Hall, 160 Peat Road, G53 6DE

This is a free course but booking is necessary.

Come along to our weekly cookery workshops and make delicious food to share with your family

Learn new cookery skills through practical cookery workshops
Learn about healthy and nutritious food
Share and exchange recipes
Learn about how food can be healthy for you and the environment
Eat delicious food together!
This course is Free, though places are limited

To book a place contact Lucy at Urban Roots

Tel:07974523925 or Email: lucy@urbanroots.org.uk

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Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Electron Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Branch meeting of the Clydeside IWW, a grassroots union for all workers.

http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

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After Antibiotics? – Laura McCaughey | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 16 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

The UK government recently announced that antibiotic resistance was as big a threat as terrorism, predicting that in the next 20 years the world could revert back to a pre-antibiotic era, in which routine operations, cancer treatments and childbirth could become life threatening. The problem of antibiotic resistance is fuelled by the over-prescription of antibiotics, their use in animal feed, and a lack of development of new antibiotics. In this talk, Laura will review how these practices have contributed to this crisis and the changes needed to prevent further damage., and will also discuss how realistic the idea of “a world without antibiotics” is, and the consequences of such an occurrence.

To combat antibiotic resistance, new ways of killing bacteria are required. During her PhD, Laura has developed protein antibiotics that are produced by bacteria to kill bacteria and, she will close the talk by discussing how these could be used to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Laura McCaughey is a final year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the development of new antibiotics to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, notorious for their antibiotic resistance. Laura has also worked in the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, testing the safety of antibiotics for human trials, giving her a unique insight into the pharmaceutical industries perspective of antibiotic resistance.

Laura was the overall winner in Glasgow Skeptics’ recent SpeedScience event, hosted in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.

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Health & Hierarchy
18 June at 18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

This month’s talk looks at the negative impact capitalist society has upon our health and wellbeing.

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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 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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Faslane 32- annual music and cultural celebration of peace
Friday, 27 June at 03:30 – 08:30
Faslane Peace Camp

Acting Strange Theatre Company and Campsie Socialists invite you to come sing, act, laugh, eat and celebrate 32 years of principled peace campaigning at Faslane Peace Camp.

Organised Anarchists? Workshop/Discussion

Wed 21st May
18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ.
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‘Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.’ – The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (draft)

‘Anarchism is organisation, organisation and more organisation.’ – Errico Malatesta

A common question raised at our monthly discussions is to ask what we need to do to win victories in the struggles we face. This short talk aims to present a view of what we in the Anarchist Federation mean when we talk about revolutionary organisations and what role they play as part of the working class. We will then open the discussion to look at the practical methods of organisation that we could all take into our lives, whether we are anarchists or not.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

Oakland

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 ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here. We will also be joined by a stall from the Radical Independent Bookfair project who will be bringing books, pamphlets, stickers and other items related to the talk for sale.

Happy International Workers Day!

It’s Mayday, so skive, shirk, struggle, resist, and most of all organise for social revolution!

We’ll be out on the junction of Buchanan Street and Gordon Street from 12:30 along side Clydeside IWW, Glasgow Solidarity Network and a host of other groups & campaigns with their stalls and information to mark the day and highlight working class struggles past and present.

For information on the origins of Mayday check this out.

Events from the 26th April onwards

Hi folks,

As mentioned on the last update, this one is coming out a little early. This may mean we will miss out on some events due to not seeing the notices, but we may not have got to them anyway. Hopefully we’ll be back to the regular weekend update next week. Thinking of next week, we’d like to wish everyone a happy International Workers Day next Thursday. If you are not off on work and you can’t afford to skive away, we wish you every luck in eeking the most out of the bosses, then and every day. “8 hours work, 8 hours rest, 8 hours play” was always a decent victory, and we’ll hopefully see many more like it in the future.

So without further ado…

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FREE PUBLIC WALK IN THE EAST END
Saturday, April 26 at 12:45pm – 05:00pm
Meet at Bridgeton Cross Umbrella, Bridgeton

Organised by Glasgow Games Monitor 2014: http://gamesmonitor2014.org/

Regeneration is always imposed from above by local councils, government, land developers and property agents. The organisers of the Commonwealth Games 2014 and Clyde Gateway regeneration projects tell us that everyone will gain a social and economic legacy from the Games and redevelopment in the East End. But is that true?

We say that ‘regeneration’ is just a sugar-coated name for gentrification: the working of land and property markets and the displacement of poor people for ‘higher end’ values. Large mega-events and regeneration projects like the Commonwealth Games and Clyde Gateway are prime examples of that process.

Find out for yourselves! Join Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 and local residents on a public walk – we call it ‘territorial inquiry’ – to investigate these claims.

In a collective investigation from below, we will examine the power relations and money behind planning and policy documents, regeneration agencies, land ownership, housing privatisation, welfare ‘austerity’, and the organisations that claim to represent community members.

We will emphasise first of all the experiences of those most directly affected by urban development (compulsory purchase, displacement, closure of vital services, environmental disruption, road-building, etc). Rather than looking above for solutions to these problems, we aim to discuss and organise collectively with all those who struggle against urban injustice. The lesson from similar regeneration projects is that local people get the best outcome from these processes when they understand the reality of ‘regeneration’ and organise effectively.

ALL WELCOME. ESPECIALLY LOCAL RESIDENTS

Glasgow Games Monitor 2014: http://gamesmonitor2014.org/
Contact: gamesmonitor2014@googlemail.com

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Doctor Who Day
26 April at 12:00–15:00
The Imaginarium, 257a Saracen Street, G22 5JX

We are hosting a community event to celebrate the fact that the new Dr Who (Peter Capaldi) went to school in Possilpark.

The people of Possilpark are going to transform two BT Telephone boxes into Tardis.

Several local schools and community groups will be designing the inner functions of the tardis and using their imaginations to illustrate what Possil might be like 100 years from now.

The event will encourage people to have conversations with ‘people in the future’, as well as celebrate Possil’s past by time travelling in conversations.

Depot Arts will provide free live break dance performances from Cyber Men, beatbox workshops in radiophonic sounds and galafrayan grafitti writing workshops.

We will have exhibitions from Glasgow Science Centre looking at the human body and Glasgow Open Museum’s Enigma Handling Kit.

Bring your friends and family to have a cuppa tea in the future? You may even be able to eat some alien food.

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Glasgow Food Swap
26 April at 14:00–16:00
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA

For those of you who have never been to a food swap, a food swap works on the same basis as speed dating..except with food: you spend some time seeing what food is available, then you fill in a sheet saying what food you would like to swap with….and the exciting thing is you get to take your new food home.

Don’t worry if you aren’t the best cook, the whole point is to encourage each other to cook and to improve your cooking skills in a fun way.

Try and bring a few things that you can swap, but you don’t need to bring masses of food. Don’t worry if you think your food isn’t ‘exciting’, someone else may think otherwise. For example you could bring:
cooked food – eg bread, curries, cakes;
preserves eg jam and chutney;
Plants you have grown eg baby tomato plants, herbs etc etc

….But please bring home-made, home-grown or foraged food, not food bought from the shops.

Everyone is welcome, so long as you bring something with you to exchange.

The event is FREE, but we would welcome a small donation to cover the cost of hiring the venue.

We will also be accepting a donation of vegetarian food for the Kagyu Samye Dzong Homeless Soup Kitchen. Unfortunately they are unable to accept home-cooked food due to health and safety. Any other donation would be gratefully appreciated.

Booking is essential.
Please email glasgowfoodswap@gmail.com to book your place.

http://www.glasgowfoodswap.weebly.com

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Mayday Stalls
Thursday, May 1 at 12:30pm
Junction of Buchanan Street and Gordon Street

Clydeside IWW, Glasgow Anarchist Federation, Glasgow Solidarity Network, and a host of other groups and campaigns will be out with their stalls and information to mark International Workers Day and highlight working class struggles past and present.

Information on the origins of Mayday: http://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday

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SHARMANKA’S MULTILINGUAL POETRY INCARNATION
Thursday, May 1 at 2:00pm – 8:15pm
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, TRONGATE 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

Our May First Thursday event sees a return of the Multilingual Poetry Incarnation, an evening of rhymes and rhythms from around the world. We’ll hear poetry in lots of different languages – and music too – amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures. Donations will be collected to cover the cost of tea & biscuits and we’ll attempt to keep our performers refreshed throughout the show!

Please note: in the best interests of giving our many voices the best chance to shine on the night, this event isn’t really suitable for very young or potentially noisy children.

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Radical Workers Bloc of Mayday March
Sunday, May 4 at 11:30am
South West corner of George Square (opposite Greggs)

Clydeside IWW will be assembling to take part in the STUC post-mayday march, and welcome any radical workers to join them on the march itself, and then for an informal social after the march in Mono (10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB).

Information on the origins of Mayday: http://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday

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A Crash Course in Particle Physics – Dr Chris White | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA

Particle physics continues to excite public interest, due to various high profile discoveries in recent years. It also generates controversy, as ever larger experiments are needed to test present day theories. Nevertheless, particle physics (together with cosmology) aims to answer the most profound questions faced by humankind: what is the universe, where did it come from, and how will it end? In this talk, I will review our current best fundamental theory – the Standard Model of physics. This itself distils over a hundred years of research, culminating in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Then, I will describe how we know that the Standard Model must actually be wrong, and how some of these issues may or may not be resolved.

Dr Chris White works in the Particle Physics Theory group at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the theory of quarks and gluons, which underpins physics at the Large Hadron Collider. He has recently also worked on quantum gravity, and at how to apply mathematics from particle physics to other research areas, such as optics and computer science.

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BENEFIT SANCTIONS & FOOD POVERTY
Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00pm – 8:00pm
GCVS Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS

FOOD HUB SPECIAL EVENT
2pm Wednesday 7th May at the Albany Centre

Limited spaces so please book in advance via http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/woodlands-community-garden-5239172271

One of the largest causes of the recent increase in food poverty has been has been the ever harshening system of sanctions imposed on benefit claimants. This free event will bring together individuals, community groups and advice organisations to discuss what can be done to both support individuals who have been sanctioned and to challenge the unfairness of the sanctions system.

2-5pm Speakers, stalls, workshops and discussion
Workshop topics confirmed as:
A) Food Aid and Resilient Communities
B) Effective Campaigning
C) Sanctions and the Scottish Welfare Fund
5-6pm Carry on the conversation over a cuppa
6-8 pm Free Food Hub Dinner for people experiencing hardship
(Full programme to follow shortly.)

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Frack Watch
18 May at 14:00–16:00
GMAC Glasgow,103 Trongate, G1 5HD

Meeting for people in Glasgow who want to oppose unconventional gas. Discussion includes idea to launch campaign to get local councils on board to refuse permission to the dirty gas companies. Updates from Falkirk, Canonbie, North Lanarkshire. Update from FoE. More fundraising ideas.

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Organised Anarchists?
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

‘Anarchism is not a beautiful utopia, nor an abstract philosophical idea, it is a social movement of the labouring masses.’ – The Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (draft)

‘Anarchism is organisation, organisation and more organisation.’ – Errico Malatesta

A common question raised at our monthly discussions is to ask what we need to do to win victories in the struggles we face. This short talk aims to present a view of what we in the Anarchist Federation mean when we talk about revolutionary organisations and what role they play as part of the working class. We will then open the discussion to look at the practical methods of organisation that we could all take into our lives, whether we are anarchists or not.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

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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 ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

Events from the 13th April onwards

Hi folks,

Here is the weekly events update. In addition to the main events below, it is worth noting that the Open Jar Collective take up residence at Kinning Park Complex for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014, to create ‘Broth Mix’ – a temporary cafe open daily 12-5pm from Mon 14 – Sun 20 April. The Cafe will play host to a range of free workshops, music, film, and family events, as well as offering a friendly space to sit and chat over a hearty bowl of soup. Well worth popping in and seeing what is happening. We are also putting on another of our talk/discussion events, this month looking at Green Anarchism. If you have any feedback for the Autonomy Update then feel free to grab us for a chat there.

Now without further ado…

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KPC Open Studios and Family Day
Sunday, April 13 at 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

An open studios day with live music, dancing, craft making, storytelling, and the launch of the Broth Mix Cafe. Come visit the building, meet the tenants and see what goes on behind the studio doors.

Free event, all welcome.

Open Jar Collective will be resident in the KPC for the two weeks during the Glasgow International Festival of Art (Monday 7th – Sunday 20th April) to create BROTH MIX – a space for conversation and local action.

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LOCAL FOOD SOCIAL SUPPORT HUB
Sunday, April 13 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

“Lovely Food and a really friendly Welcome ”

” I know lots of people who have been hit by benefit cuts who will benefit from this great initiative”

Woodlands Community Garden’s local food social support hub provides a friendly welcome and access to a hot and healthy meal for people experiencing hardship as well as access to information, support and training/volunteering opportunities. People are free to attend without the need for a referral or voucher.
Todays food hub also a creche – there are limited spaces so its helpful to let us know in advance if you need a creche space.

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Glasgow Open House Children’s Event: *Harry Horse – Play For Kids* by *Tam Dean Burn*
Sunday, April 13 at 2:00pm
Mono Cafe Bar 10-12 King’s Court, King Street, G1 5RB

Come down to Mono for some Sunday afternoon stories read by the brilliant Tam Dean Burn from The Children’s Wood.

Suitable for kids and adults !

Harry Horse was an award-winning multi-talented artist specialising in political cartoons, children’s books and even a widely praised computer game ( Drowned Gods ). He tragically died in January 2007 at 46 years old. Since then Tam Dean Burn has been championing his work, in radio and video broadcasts and in performance, particularly with his show Year Of The Horse, which features all 52 political cartoons published in the Sunday Herald up to the week of his death. Year Of The Horse will be part of Tam’s GI show at The Poetry Club on April 10. For Glasgow Open House Art Festival Tam will read two of Horse’s best loved stories for young children- A Friend For Little Bear and Little Rabbit Goes To School with musical accompaniment.

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Broth Mix Film Night
Tuesday, 15 April at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

An evening of short films and discussion about urban food projects and creativity. Featuring the film ‘A Growing Exchange’, by artists Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier, exploring the role of artists in urban food projects in Glasgow and The Hague. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Alex Wilde, Chris Freemantle and Bob Hamilton.

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PubhD III – Glasgow Skeptics
Tuesday, 15 April at 7:00pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

We’re back for the third round of PubhD; three PhD students take ten minutes to explain their research.

Iva Čukić (Psychology) is trying to understand whether certain personality traits make us more prone to certain diseases (and which ones), or perhaps to leading a long and healthy life. The answers may be surprising…

David Talbot (Education) is working on the myth and mystery of Interdisciplinarity. Interdisciplinarity has been studied extensively for over 40 years, and is considered one of the most important aspects of most research today, and yet there remains no agreement about what it actually is or how to teach it. Dave hopes to fix all of that…or maybe just publish some journal articles.

Emma Woodham (Cancer Research) wants to understand how cancer spreads throughout the body. She uses cutting edge imaging techniques to discover potential new drug targets.

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Green Anarchism
Wednesday, 16 April, 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Digger diving, tree sitting, tunnel digging, food growing, primitivist crusties. Kind of sums up many perceptions of green anarchists, but are they true?

This month’s talk/discussion will give you the chance to learn about the thoughts and methods of green anarchism directly. Our guest speaker has experiences ranging from the early days of food growing and self sufficiency, through to roads protests, anti nuclear action, hunt sabbing, squatting, and tree sitting, as well as organising community woodlands while both learning and passing on crafts and skills. They have been through youthful optimism, degenerating scenes, burn out, and all the way back to spreading the word of humans thriving sustainably.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs are appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We ask that all those attending this event read the first page of our safer spaces policy here: http://tinyurl.com/GlasgowAF

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Dave Rovics
The Griffin Bar, 266 Bath Street, G2 4JP
Friday, April 18th, 7 pm

Riot folk singer Dave Rovics returns to Glasgow.

£10/£8/£5

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OPENARIES – Ceramic Arts event
Saturday, April 19 at 11:00pm – 3:00am
Woodlands Community Gardens, 91–111 West Princes Street, G4 9BY

Part of GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Artists Laura Aldridge and Anna Mayer have designed and built a roving kiln for ceramics out of two oil drums welded together and will be holding three firing events across the city, including this one at Woodlands Garden. Old and new friends alike are invited to gather for performances and ceramic appreciation. Local artists and practitioners are also welcome to contribute a performance or offering. There is an emphasis on sociality and an exploration of how the art making process can be both ritualistic and casual.
So join us for ceramic happenings in the gap site at 127 West Princes Street (next to the Community Garden) and in the garden for some tasty treats and guided garden tours.
http://glasgowinternational.org/events/laura-aldridge-anna-mayer/

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David Rovics At Faslane Peace Camp
Saturday, April 19 at 7:00pm
Faslane Peace Camp

David Rovics is playing a small acoustic gig at the peace camp. Get in touch if you want to stay overnight or for the whole weekend (there’s loads to do!). You might need to bring a tent.

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TYCI (APRIL 2014)
Saturday, April 19 at 11:00pm – 3:00am
Bar Bloc, 117 Bath Street, G2 2SZ

TYCI’s April event features a live set from Irish ‘party pop band’ The Wonder Villains and The Natives Are Restless DJ on the decks.

Doors at 11pm, free before midnight, £2 after. Anyone who arrives after midnight but writes ‘TYCI’ on their knuckles will still get in free.

Every month, TYCI will support a different charity, with the funds raised at this event going to End Violence Against Women (www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk).

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Lynne Friedli on mental health and the psychologising of social justice in Scotland
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU (opposite Govan underground)

Join us for our latest ‘library chat’, an informal roundtable conversation in the convivial surroundings of our library in the Pearce Institute. There will be space and time for general discussion and input from all participants. Light refreshments provided.Please email info@che.ac.uk to confirm attendance. RSVP essential.

Dr Lynne Friedli is a freelance researcher, with a special interest in the relationship between mental health and the struggle for social justice. She is author of a report for World Health Organisation Europe on Mental health, resilience and inequality http://www.euro.who.int/document/e92227.pdf and has contributed to the forthcoming WHO Europe Strategy on Mental Health.

Lynne is interested in current debates about the politics of ‘assets based approaches’ and the psychologising of public health, and is currently researching the use of psychological approaches in workfare and other employment programmes.

http://bit.ly/19qK64R http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/whistle-while-you-work-for-nothing-positive-affect-as-coercive-strategy-the-case-of-workfare/

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BENEFIT SANCTIONS & FOOD POVERTY
Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00pm – 8:00pm
GCVS Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS

FOOD HUB SPECIAL EVENT
2pm Wednesday 7th May at the Albany Centre

Limited spaces so please book in advance via http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/woodlands-community-garden-5239172271

One of the largest causes of the recent increase in food poverty has been has been the ever harshening system of sanctions imposed on benefit claimants. This free event will bring together individuals, community groups and advice organisations to discuss what can be done to both support individuals who have been sanctioned and to challenge the unfairness of the sanctions system.

2-5pm Speakers, stalls, workshops and discussion
Workshop topics confirmed as:
A) Food Aid and Resilient Communities
B) Effective Campaigning
C) Sanctions and the Scottish Welfare Fund
5-6pm Carry on the conversation over a cuppa
6-8 pm Free Food Hub Dinner for people experiencing hardship
(Full programme to follow shortly.)

Green Anarchism Talk/Discussion

Wed 16th April
18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ.
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Digger diving, tree sitting, tunnel digging, food growing, primitivist crusties. Kind of sums up many perceptions of green anarchists, but are they true?

This month’s talk/discussion will give you the chance to learn about the thoughts and methods of green anarchism directly. Our guest speaker has experiences ranging from the early days of food growing and self sufficiency, through to roads protests, anti nuclear action, hunt sabbing, squatting, and tree sitting, as well as organising community woodlands while both learning and passing on crafts and skills. They have been through youthful optimism, degenerating scenes, burn out, and all the way back to spreading the word of humans thriving sustainably.

Come along and be part of the discussion.

In addition we will also have a stall from the Radial Independent Bookfair project at this event, so if you would like anything specific to be brought along to buy then let them know!

Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs are appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We ask that all those attending this event read the first page of our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/