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Sounds on the Downs returns on June 9th!
31-05-2010 20:32 | 4 comment(s)
Green Festival 2010
Survival Tales - a performance and workshop by Eirlys Rhiannon
Local activists protest circus cruelty
15-04-2010 20:30 | 2 comment(s)
Radford community on the march
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Questionmarc takes on H&K
Graffiti art with consent banned in Nottingham
10-02-2010 01:55 | 2 comment(s)
Council does the dirty on the Save Victoria Bath Campaign
18-01-2010 13:39 | 1 comment(s)
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09-01-2010 19:12 | 1 comment(s)
Subvertising hits the big time - media outrage at poppy appeal subverts
30-10-2009 02:09 | 8 comment(s)
Reclaim the Earth Centre - people power needed for occupation campaign
07-10-2009 16:16 | 4 comment(s)
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival
Nottingham Pride 2009
Discussion on Public Services
Anti BNP Rally - Lincoln
City Council Hands £30k to PwC to Answer the Obvious
Nottingham Carnival 2009
07-07-2009 19:25 | 1 comment(s)
"Be The Media!" at Glastonbury
25-06-2009 16:07 | 13 comment(s)
Creative activists Mischief Makers launch new website
Nottingham Green Festival Sunny Day Shocker
03-06-2009 18:42 | 1 comment(s)
Riseup! Radio 17: Struggle in Our Cities
No to New Coal in the North East
29-05-2009 09:39 | 2 comment(s)
Forest Fields World Folk Dance Day @ The Sumac, Nottingham 2
Forest Fields World Folk Dance Day @ The Sumac, Nottingham 1
19-05-2009 19:44 | 1 comment(s)
SPARROWS' NEST EVENT: 'Kropotkin's Mutual Aid today' - Sat 9th May 2009 at 3pm
06-05-2009 09:00 | 5 comment(s)
Low Turnout Upsets St George's Fans at 'The Trip to Jerusalem'
Climate Action is Not Stupid
21-04-2009 15:36 | 1 comment(s)
Hillsborough 1989 Remembered
15-04-2009 10:48 | 2 comment(s)
OhMyGosh Graffiti / Spray Art Session Finished
06-04-2009 15:35 | 2 comment(s)
'My Big Gay' LGBT Nottingham photo
23-03-2009 23:55 | 1 comment(s)
OhMyGosh Charity Live Graffiti Art Session Street Party: Pix 2
23-03-2009 23:12 | 1 comment(s)
OhMyGosh Charity Live Graffiti Art Session Street Party: Pix 1
Nottingham City Council on the Scrounge
The Demo Project at the Hand and Heart - Thurs 12th March
10-03-2009 17:35 | 2 comment(s)
Face life in jail... or three days in Punishment Park
07-03-2009 17:25 | 1 comment(s)
#14 March 2009 Show
Thursday 19th Feb - Rally for the right to play
11-02-2009 10:56 | 1 comment(s)
Chinese New Year at Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham 2
Chinese New Year at Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham 1
Play Parade - 'Rally for the Right to Play'
Notts' Mayor Xmas fund for twin city Harare
13-12-2008 12:11 | 1 comment(s)
The Sparrows' Nest - A centre for anarchist education and culture
Event at the Square Centre
Sokari Douglas Camp exhibition "Strength of Feeling". Art Exchange, Hyson Green
26-11-2008 14:34 | 1 comment(s)
Resident Nottingham Speedcore DJ Crazy2nr is exposed as a BNP activist
24-11-2008 17:30 | 59 comment(s)
You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows
11-11-2008 14:47 | 1 comment(s)
Riseup! Radio #10 - The November Show
Get set for audio skillshare
Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig
10-10-2008 12:36 | 1 comment(s)
Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig, Sat 25th Oct, Wolverhampton
28-09-2008 11:41 | 1 comment(s)
Arts Show Attacks Shane Meadows
25-09-2008 14:03 | 5 comment(s)
Thursday - Riseup! Radio @ Sumac
Benefit for Ballymurphy Massacre Committee
Anti RWB Protest Codnor & Denby 16-08-08
22-08-2008 12:34 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Riverside Festival, Victoria Embankement. Pictures 2
Nottingham Riverside Festival, Victoria Embankement. Pictures 1
Riseup! Radio #7 August Show – Climate Camp Special
Nottingham Asian Mela Market Square : Pictures 2
Nottingham Asian Mela Market Square : Pictures 1
Nottingham 6th Gay Pride : Pictures 2
Nottingham 6th Gay Pride : Pictures 1
Sumac Garden Party
One City - One World multi-cultural Events, Market Square 2
One City - One World multi-cultural Events, Market Square 1
Straw Bale work on eco-building in St.Anns Part 29
04-06-2008 23:37 | 2 comment(s)
Comment piece: Library workers to go grey?
27-05-2008 12:58 | 1 comment(s)
Great Notts Bike Ride
19-05-2008 16:30 | 1 comment(s)
St Georges' Day, Market Square, Nottingham
23-04-2008 16:44 | 2 comment(s)
Squat days of action summary...
14-04-2008 11:48 | 1 comment(s)
Events schedule - Squatting days of action
09-04-2008 14:32 | 1 comment(s)
Leaflets for Nottingham squat days of action this weekend
02-04-2008 18:29 | 5 comment(s)
The Chirpy Council Caption Competition
31-03-2008 11:22 | 6 comment(s)
Protect the Children of Darfur
29-03-2008 01:13 | 1 comment(s)
Bookbinding & Juggling Workshops - 12th April
23-03-2008 21:17 | 1 comment(s)
Action for squats and autonomous spaces in Nottingham
Nottingham Gay Rainbow Heritage Exhibition
Drums of Peace 3rd March 2008
27-02-2008 19:04 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Library workers still resisting uniforms
26-02-2008 16:50 | 2 comment(s)
Shrovetide 'Mob' Football, Asbourne Derbyshire : piccys 2
14-02-2008 22:52 | 2 comment(s)
Shrovetide 'Mob' Football, Asbourne Derbyshire : piccys 1
A Million Women Rise - march against gender based violence
29-01-2008 18:11 | 3 comment(s)
New Community project in Sneinton
DEMO supporting PlayWorks-Fri 25th@BluePrint
Fri 7th Dec - DEMO @ Blueprint
21st Century Malcolm X - Anthony Thomas
19-11-2007 16:31 | 6 comment(s)
Stand up for Journalism : Market Sq, Nottingham Event
05-11-2007 17:10 | 2 comment(s)
African Caribbean Market Events: part of Black History month
Common Market? French and Italian Variety in The New Market Square
Hyson Green / Radford Community Wall Mural
20-10-2007 01:16 | 2 comment(s)
Respect for Basford 'Recycling' Street Art
Putting Down Roots exhibtion
The King & Di Interactive Art Show
29-08-2007 17:57 | 2 comment(s)
Amity Festival, Arboretum, Nottingham
Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 2
31-07-2007 20:50 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Gay Pride : Pictures 1
31-07-2007 20:44 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Asian Mela : 3 Stage
Nottingham Asian Mela : 2 Arts and Procession
Nottingham Asian Mela : 1 Stage
Sneinton Festival: Some More Photos
Sneinton Community Festival: 2 Hermitage Square Festival
Sneinton Community Festival: 1 Parade
15-07-2007 10:20 | 1 comment(s)
International Food Evening: Sneinton Community Festival
12-07-2007 22:54 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Afro-Caribbean Carnival 3 - Music & Acts
Nottingham Afro-Caribbean Carnival 2 - Parade
Nottingham Afro-Caribbean Carnival 1 - Youth Arts
Sneinton Festival - Opening Of The Sneinton Caves
Women representatives of Six Nations Territory Canada give Nottingham Sumac Talk
28-06-2007 00:09 | 4 comment(s)
£50M&99p!!!! - Solar Powered Electric Chair (with George Bush)
Sumac Centre: Craft Fair
09-06-2007 23:40 | 1 comment(s)
04-06-2007 17:01 | 1 comment(s)
Sounds on the Downs
On June 5-6, the Sumac Centre hosted the "first ever Vegan Beer Festival". Vegans and vegetarians are wary of real ales as they often use isinglass, derived from the swim bladders of fish, to make it less cloudy. This inspired a number of local vegans to organise the real ale festival as a way of demonstrating that there is an alternative.
The Saturday was a gloriously warm day and the event was well attended, with the alcohol flowing within minutes of the official opening at 12 noon. There were a range of beers available to try, along with several ciders and perrys. Interest was so great that the beer ran out on Saturday.
Contrary to popular perception, activists are not a humourless bunch. Not completely anyway. To prove this point, this year's April Fools' Day saw a spate of unlikely claims appearing on Indymedia.
We announced that Notts Indymedia was entering "a new era of collaboration with the Northcliffe Group, owners of the Evening Post." This was to see "content taken from the Indymedia newswire appearing in the Post, opening up the radical message of Indymedia to a larger audience than ever before. In return Indymedia will be able to use images collected by the Post's team of roving cameramen." All nonsense of course. The Post won't event return our calls.
Meanwhile, council-watching blogger and regular Indymedia contributor Andy from NCC LOLs claimed that he was planning "to run for election to Nottingham City Council in 2011 on an 'anti-sleaze' ticket." An annual celebration of the 1831 Reform Riots was to be a central plank of his manifesto. At least one local councillor fell for it.
Saturday 20th March saw over 100 members of the Radford community march from the threatened Radford Unity Complex to Market Square. They were protesting City Council plans to close the building which is currently home to a number of community groups.
The Council says it is saving £140,000 per year by closing the building and says it has a buyer. They have offered the affected groups premises at the closed Douglas Road Primary School. However, Joginder Singh of the Sikh Community and Youth Service said that the new premises are "many times worse" than those they have at the moment and that the groups have been "treated like parasites" by Jon Collins and the City Council.
The groups are angry that they were not consulted about the plans before being served with an eviction notice and that they are not being given an opportunity to buy the building themselves. They are considering taking legal action against the council over the way they have been treated.
Notttingham's annual carnival took place at the city's Forest Recreation Ground on July 3rd and 4th with a procession of dancers and floats from the castle on Sunday 4th. The parade was a well attended event with the warm weather encouraging large crowds along the route, through Radford and Hyson Green.
The event was well attended and a major success, although the controversial choice of prominent homophobe Beenie Man may have attracted some negative publicity.
On the newswire: Nottingham Carnival 2009 | Chase that crazy beenie out of town& Nottingham carnival
Sunday saw the opening event of a new centre for anarchist education and culture in St Ann's. The Sparrows' Nest, named after local anarchist publication The Nottingham Sparrow, hosts a large collection of material on anarchist theory, local struggles and workers' struggles. The Sparrows' Nest is largely the work of local Anarchist Federation members and was inspired by a squatted infoshop in Ljubliana and similar projects in Carrara, Italy.
At the opening a selection of pamphlets and books were on display in four sections: The Classics (of anarchism), Neither Left or Right (referring to anarchism's opposition to fascism and the authoritarian left), Work (workers' struggles and the struggle against work) and Anarchy and Action in Nottingham. People were also able to watch films and browse the extensive library.
Newswire: The Sparrows' Nest - A centre for anarchist education and culture | Sparrows' Nest Anarchist Library & Archive, St Anns : opening event | Rebel bulletin The Nottingham Sparrow - March 2008 - No.3 | 'Rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - May 2007 - no.2 | New 'rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - March 2007 - no.1
Notts Indymedia and others have launched a new radio show called 'Riseup! Radio'. The community based podcast includes reports covering issues often overlooked by other local media, as well as music from local artists and bands, and chat about stuff that matters. Each month a new podcast will be downloadable through the riseup! Radio website, or by subscribing to our feed. Look out for extra features and new shows in the near future, but for now.. Download, listen, enjoy, distribute and comment on February's show !
The Sneinton Festival took part for the 13th year running last week. The theme of this year's festival was Earth, Wind and Fire, with a focus on green energy. Schools and youth groups from around Sneinton have been working hard to make fantastic costumes for this year’s parade. Many feel this year's festival was one of the best one yet, creating a sense of pride within the community and involving local children increasing their self esteem, skills and confidence in art. The Caves had been opened up on Wednesday, while on Thursday the International Food Tasting Evening gathered hundreds in the Hermitage Community Centre. On Saturday a big parade took off from Sneinton Windmill, along the Dale and down the Boulevard onto the Hermitage Square. On the square performances took place all afternoon, with workshops and stalls. One stall showed people how to build their own wind turbines while elsewhere folk were informed about why they should make their way over to this year's climate camp.
On the newswire: Sneinton Festival: Some More Photos | Sneinton Community Festival: 2 Hermitage Square Festival | Sneinton Community Festival: 1 Parade | International Food Evening: Sneinton Community Festival | Sneinton Festival - Opening Of The Sneinton Caves | The Sneinton Festival Rolls On
Nottingham Arboretum celebrates with a Green Festival embracing all things green. Live bands, fun for children and sustainable produce. Stalls, including crafts, plants, local produce, energy conservation demonstrations, wind and solar power, social struggles and human rights issues etc and plenty of other organic, eco-friendly activities.
The campaign to save Sharp Hill is stepping up this weekend with live music and a fresh call for support. A group of activists - with strong support from the community - have been camping at the site near Edwalton for a month in protest against Rushcliffe Borough Council's plan to build 1200 houses. They have pledged to stay at least until June 15 when the council makes its final decision, and encourage everyone to join them. A central government inspector's report opposed the council's plan. Read it (Sharphill from page 14), with the council's response.
Site photos: BBC 'Politics Show' visit | Camp Piccys | What's going to be lost, Landscape Piccys | Activist in Market Sq Photos | Hands Across the Hill Pictures | Bus Living at Wilford Hill [an earlier site]
Aerial Views Sharphill Woods Satellite view
Audio Interview: Tash's podcast of the BBC interview [6:26mins 2.6Mb]
Links: Campaigners' response to planning document | Activists' statement | Announcement, directions and map | BBC Politics Show | BBC Politics Show watch again [RM from 14:30mins] | Rushcliffe Council: Response to Inspector's Report and Proposed Modifications | 'Savesharphill' a NEW website
Mayday was celebrated in a variety of ways around the Nottinghamshire/East Midlands area. From organised marches to Pagan festivities.
Saturday saw a May Day march and rally in Nottingham and a May Fayre in Leicester. Sunday saw the Mayday minus one event at the Sumac Centre in Nottingham. Monday saw a large Mayday march and rally in Chesterfield.
Click here for a full round up of all the Mayday events that happened UK wide.