Enjoyed sticking it to the man at Jesters last week? The Black Cat
Social Centre on Lower Bristol Road in Bath is due for eviction this
Friday 26th March. This eviction will be resisted. In addition from
9.48am there will be a street demo with free acoustic music provided by
the fabulous Madame Hatter with special guests The Bailiffs (due onstage
at 10am). Blank text to 07529579130 to receive updates.
TAKE ACTION – SAVE THE BLACK CAT COMMUNITY SOCIAL CENTRE
For five months the Black Cat Community Centre has been providing a
free, inclusive space for community events. It has hosted open mic
nights, poetry sessions, yoga and dance classes, debt advice centres,
meetings and many more events based upon demand and all free of charge –
all have been keenly taken up by the people of Bath. This project is run
by full-time volunteers using abandoned buildings otherwise going to
waste. The council, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that this kind
of blatant altruism and community solidarity must come to an end before
the people start expecting the council to provide a decent service, and
as such are sending bailiffs in to evict us so that the Riverside
Studios may once again stand empty gathering dust.
THE BLACK CAT NEEDS YOU!
The first eviction attempt is expected this Friday 26nd March at
10:00am. We WILL be resisting this eviction attempt. This is OUR
community and we should not be afraid to stand as the people against
power-hungry politicians, fatcats, cops and bailiffs. From 9.48am there
will be a street demo with free acoustic music provided by the fabulous
Madame Hatter with special guests The Bailiffs (due onstage at 10am).
This is a call to the people of Bath and beyond to stand tall with the
Black Cat Collective. To receive updates and the all-important eviction
alert please send a blank text to 07529 579 130.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET ARRESTED TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
A large crowd outside the building demanding that the centre be allowed
to remain sends a very strong message to the council. There are also
many vital non-arrestable street roles including:
Making lots of noise
Bringing all your mates
Bringing all your cameras / fitwatch
If you wish to get involved in any way, please come knock on our red
front door! Unit 3A, former Riverside Business Park, Lower Bristol Road,
Bath, BA2 3DW. (oppopsite pickfords)