This saturday then why not go to the European Creative Forum day long event... and party in the evening (12 noon - 1am):
This from Shane Collins:
Greetings from a very wet Brixton,
We have had to POSTPONE the 6th Annual Cannabis March and Festival until Saturday 5th June 2004.
This is due to a very waterlogged park, (ducks by the Hip Hop Stage, small streams and much standing water.) The forecast is rain with thunder over the next few days, so after a meeting with the Parks Dept at noon today (tuesday) we have had to Postpone the event.
Please note that ' POSTPONED till Saturday 5th June ' is the phrase (not cancelled).
Many apologies for this late change but we have no choice.
An updated stalls application form will be on the website shortly.
The European Creative Forum
Visions of Another World
The Area10 Artists' Collective
The UK-ESF Culture Working Group
Saturday May 8th (12noon-1am)
ENTRY BY DONATION Bring Food To Share DRESS TO EXPRESS!
JOINT CULTURE AND CREATIVES' ASSEMBLY + DISCUSSION
"How can Culture activate the European Social Forum and interest in it?" (1-5pm)
LIVE MUSIC & ACTS
The Magic Carpet Ride
The Pyramid of Infinite Possibilities
The Rub, Carpetface & Friends
MC Lyrikool Lipz
The Unspoken Mime Company
Valerie Vivancos 1-2-1 DJ Experience
Blang Interactive Musical Installation
Shooting & Editing Video
How To WebCast Video On Indymedia
WTF's Community Wireless and Boundless Creativity
Let's Play LETS
Visions of Peace
Bellydancing Indian Classical Dance
Healthy (he)arts, Healthy minds
Rising Tide Discussion on Art & Resistance to BP and Big Oil
WTF's THE FUTURE VIRTUAL LINK-UP
With The Cannabis Festival (Brockwell Park) & Tribes (491 Gallery)Virtual Flash Mob!
On-line Discussion: Global Democratic Revolution
FILM & VIDEO FORUM
Testimonies of the 21st Century
D-Fuse D-tonate DVD
Wishes, Lies, Dreams
A 110 Utilitrees I'm A Celebrity And I've Blown My Cool…
ART & EXHIBITION FORUM
The Area10 Art Exhibition
CREATIVE HEALING FORUM
Chakra Opening & Balancing, Positive Energy & Chanting Workshops For Creatives
CHILDREN'S CREATIVE FORUM
Children's Activities and Creche (12noon-7pm)
Plus CREATIVE AND COLOURFUL, CAMERA-FRIENDLY PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SURPRISES
12noon-3pm Sat May 8th Area10
Area10, Eagle Wharf, behind Peckham Library, Peckham, London SE15
Train: Peckham Rye, Queens Road (10 mins from London Bridge or Victoria)Tube: Elephant & Castle, Oval + Bus: 12, 36, 171, 436
Bus: 12, 36, 78, 89, 171, 343, 345
What's the story?
WHO: The European Creative Forum
WHAT: Aim to build on the success of their acclaimed launch last month, with the second in the series of "Visions of Another World" events
WHY: To raise awareness for the UK-European Social Forum coming to London in October and to raise funds to transport artists,
musicians and creatives from all over Europe to this important socio-political event; to build creative networks and active friendships
WHERE: Area10, Eagle Wharf, Behind Peckham Library, Peckham, London WHEN: Saturday May 8th 2004, 12noon-1am HOW: With an array of stimulating, awakening and creative activities from music and mime; painting and poetry; dance and debate; theatre, talk and cinema; seminars and workshops.
ENTRY: By Donation + Participation (Please also bring a contribution to the Shared Food Table)
The second European Creative Forum (ECF) Visions of Another World Event offers another day full of unique opportunities for artistic inter-activity,
accessible socio-political education and creative networking for change (Saturday May 8th 12noon-1am).
The ECF's Visions of Another World is again at Area10 (behind Peckham Library), with The Area10 Artists' Collective adding spontaneous
performances and interaction from The Artivists who are at Peckham Square, Peckham Library and Area10 throughout the day.
This event also launches the UK-ESF's Culture Working Group with the Joint Culture & Creatives' Assembly in Area10's Saw Mill (1pm-5pm)
discussing “How can culture activate the European Social Forum and interest in it?”
This discussion will be facilitated by Laura Sullivan (Spirit Matters) and Nancy Lindisfarne (UK-ESF Cultural Working Group). Break Off Groups
will take place between 2.15 - 3.45pm. Space will be made available for anyone to suggest a related subject for a Break Off Group. The Assembly
will then reconvene between 4 - 5pm so people can share their discussions and outcomes.
There is again a full and varied programme of challenging and fun workshops from all the groups mentioned, starting early with
Shooting Video (Main Space 11am-1pm)
A practical workshop in the professional techniques of making a video. Bring your own video camera and microphone if at all possible.
Your video will be projected and broadcast on the ECF's WebCast live or later that day. (Facilitator: Richard Hering Oxford Indymedia).
ECF WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
Poi Juggling Workshop with Alex Lee (Main space 4-5pm)
The State Of This World (Music room 5-6pm)
A Political Education Workshop from Laura Sullivan
On our way to imagining another world lets investigate whats wrong with the one we have (can capitalism be reformed or do we need a new system?).
Editing Video (Main Space 5-6pm)Learn how to edit the ECF video you have shot, and upload it to the web via Indymedia with Richard Hering.The Unspoken Mime Company (Main Space 5-5.30pm)Tragi-comedy, love story between a boy called Neglect and a Girl called prosperity Visions of Peace (Shed 5-6.30pm)Come and envision a peaceful world set to Phoenix's live improvisation (voices and guitars), which enable people to create a picture of what they really want for peace in their lives and in their world.
Saw Mill (5.45-8pm) ECF Film Screenings "Testimonies of the 21st century"5.45pm - (film duration 54mins)
by Andy O'Sullivan and Daniel Sayer - from Seattle to Porto Alegre
followed by open discussion group with Andy O'Sullivan
"WSF Mumbai 2004" by Jasmine Lail
7.15pm - (film duration 15mins)
followed by discussion open group with Jasmine Lail.
This open exchange is also an opportunity for cross pollination. All members from the ESF working groups, Committees, horizontals,
Local Social Fora and others are invited to have relaxed exchange.
Saw Mill (8pm-1am) Artivist Video Screenings
D-Fuse D-Tonate DVD - Andrew StiffLast Review - Alma Tischler WoodWishes, Lies and Dreams - Sarawut ChutiwongpetiTrailer Truth - Erica ScourtiA 110 Utilitrees + I Am A Celebrity And I've Blown My Cool - Giacomo Picca
Shop (5pm-1am) The Magic Carpet Ride & The Pyramid of Infinite Possibilities + Guest Acts
Freestyle Musical Jam Session – instruments provided and/or bring your own!
The Magic Carpet Ride is an experiment in who you are!
There is no such thing as a wrong note.
There is no such thing as a being out of time.
The Pyramid Of Infinite Possibilty
Take off your grown up clothes and immerse yourself in the hot tub of creative possibilty
(See www.TheWarpExperience.com for more)
Guests include The Rub, Carpetface + Friends (ever active and effective political hip hop), Andy Simonowitz
(“naked thought, explicit, acoustic performance”), Angel (Positive, concious, female MC), MC LyrikoolLipz
(creative beat-boxer extraordinaire) & Paradox (Galactic Federation Agent: white self-existing wind)
Main Space (6-7pm)
Creative Financing (6-7pm) Chris Cook leads a session on a radical new approach to organising and funding creatively-entered "Open Capital"
Let's Play LETS (6-7pm) Mary Fee shows how with the LETS system, transactions can take place without any actual money having been created or
exchanged. This workshop is an interactive networking opportunity to see the system in action.
Main Space (7-10pm)
Blang (7-8pm) Interactive musical installation workshop. All possible sounds. Bring along instruments - pots and pans included!
Belly Dancing Workshop (7.30-9pm) with Andrea Mostaco
Valerie Vivancos (7.30-10pm) One to one DJ experience (Sound: Rodolphe Alexis, Support: Jacques Perche)
Indian Classical Dance Workshop (9-10pm) with Jasmine Lail. Kathak North Indian classical dance - all levels welcome!
ReclaimTheLaw Workshop and Performance
Nick St Clare + friends show how it's illegal to pay tax until there's a revolution for the environment.
The green movement is upholding the police vow of office "to protect life and property and uphold the law". See www.reclaimthelaw.org for more.
Music Room (6pm-7pm)
A Discussion On The Exhibition of Resistance to BP and Big Oil, June 15th-21st 2004
To celebrate the beginning of the end of BP's sponsorship of the National Portrait Award, come and help London Rising Tide put together a creative,
hopeful and defiant Exhibition of Resistance to BP and Big Oil.
ALSO – the whole event is going to be broadcast in a three-way webcast link-up…
WTF's The Future Virtual Link-up:
The WTF's The Future?! collective will be utilising wireless networks and webcast technologies to co-ordinate a virtual link-up and streaming of three simultaneous events on Saturday May 8th, 2004.
- European Creative Forum (ECF) @ Area 10, Peckham, noon - 1am
- Tribes! Indigenous Alternatives to Capitalism @ 491 Gallery, Leytonstone, 10am - late
In addition, a "virtual flash mob" and discussion on Global Democratic Revolution will be held at
7pm on http://webirc.espnow.net/ (or via irc.freenode.net #esp)
Workshops @ ECF: Community Wireless and Boundless Creativity
Adam Burns from http://free2air.org/ and James Stevens from http://consume.net/ will give fascinating updates on the state of community wireless
in London and explain how cultural creatives can harness the power of collaborative technologies and DIY media. This will include details of a new
social enterprise being set up to create an open wireless lake in Lewisham, plus some practical antenna-making and advice workshops for newbies.