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(en) Britain, Glasgow Events Glasgow Autonomy Update 14th September 2016

Date Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:16:46 +0300

Hi everyone, ---- This started as a short update, as first one in a while, but has turned into a pretty long one! Lots on this month! ---- Enjoy! ---- ----- Public Meeting to address Glasgow transport crisis: ---- Get Glasgow Moving! Building a citywide Public Transport campaign ---- Thursday 15th September - 7pm ---- Renfield St Stephen's, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP ---- https://www.facebook.com/events/225852114483359/ ---- Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess: ---- * Private bus companies continue to cut our vital services and increase fares so that they're completely unaffordable. ---- * Glasgow Subway (built in 1896) still only serves a tiny area of our city and is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended:http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/glasgowtube
* Our overground trains are operated by a company (Abellio) owned by the Dutch state (not ours!)
* And our bike hire is run by a private company (Nextbike GmbH) based in Germany...

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

a wee bit more info...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

TICKET PRICES: £6/£4.50 concs


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


CHARITEA - With Haifa Zangana
Friday 23rd September - 6:30pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We've all seen the news reels and sensational headlines, and we've all heard first hand accounts from friends and family still caught up in the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
What we don't hear enough about is all the positive humanitarian work that is currently ongoing inside the country to help rebuild valuable infrastructures which help the people that are most in need.

Join us to raise awareness and much needed funds to help this work to continue! £15 a ticket and in return you will be served delicious Iraqi food, live Iraqi Oud and poetry as well as helping Iraqi Refugeeshttp://theiair.co.uk/en/about/

With us to give a talk on the evening will be Haifa Zangana who is a novelist, political commentator and currently has a weekly column in Al-Quds newspaper as well as being a regular contributor for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and Al-Ahram.

This is a ticketed event limted to 120 seats. Please reserve your seating through one of the following hosts by texting IRAQ2016 with the number of seats to be reserved. £15 no kids.

Supported by Scottish Action for Refugees (SAFR)
All funds go to International Action for Iraqi Refugees

Vivian - 07540706747
Fayrouz - 07828310433
Wesun - 07545035341

Doors open 6.30pm.



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

Roll up for a Bank Holiday extravaganza.....

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

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

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

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

DJs and Live Acts will be announced shortly!

---->>>>FREE ENTRY<<<<----


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

"The Occupation of the American Mind"
Israel's Public Relations War in the United State.

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


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

Culinary Legacies of Colonialism:
An Anti-Colonial Menu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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