UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
07-10-2004 01:30The US NorthWest Social Forum planned for the same time as the ESF in London has collapsed as several groups pulled out of the process citing problems over the organising process including accountability, failure to adhere to charters and values, and margianalisation of grassroots groups.
Here are the statements from http://www.nwsocialforum.org/
06-10-2004 11:20Statements by the alleged members of the "17th of November" guerrilla group on the beginning of their hunger strike.
05-10-2004 20:06We all know it can't be long now - and when Margaret Thatcher dies its party time!
05-10-2004 18:0120,000 copies of the Autonomous Spaces free newspaper are available now from autonomous info-points around London. Get your copy now and help to distribute...
05-10-2004 12:21"We want to create open spaces for networking, exchanges, celebration, thinking, and action. We believe our ways of organising and acting should reflect our political visions, and are united in standing for grassroots self-organisation, horizontality, for diversity and inclusion, for direct democracy, collective decision making based upon consensus, and against the false consensus in which power is used to silence others."
05-10-2004 11:11Live and Direct On The Airwaves...
Each morning during the ESF tune into Resonance FM 104.4 to get one hour of the latest news and views from the Indymedia ESF Breakfast Show...
03-10-2004 22:02After a coupld of days of installing a new operating system, networking and other techy type activity, radio rampART is now streaming on http://radio.indymedia.org:8000/rampART.m3u
(also see www.rampartradio.co.nr)
03-10-2004 16:17Urgent statement by Babels ESF ‘O4 European coordinators to the UK ESF Organising and Coordinating Committees, the Directors and Treasurer of the ESF UK Company, affiliated bodies, and all other organisations, groups, networks, delegates and activists participating in and organising the ESF 2004 in London.
02-10-2004 15:46some news about preparation for the ESF at the rampART (www.rampart.co.nr)
plus info about workshops re radio and video this week...
02-10-2004 12:00Squatted in May, the rampART creative centre and social space has hosted cultural and political events including weekly free cinema, exhibitions, benefit gigs, discussions, meetings and workshops etc. The venue provides a large hall, kitchen, a stage, PA, video projector, library, meeting rooms, workshop space, sound studio, creative media lab, internet access, public Wi-Fi, and a shared office.
During the ESF, rampART will be acting as a creative convergence centre and providing one of the info-points for the autonomous spaces. rampART is also home base for the Carnival Forum and the Lab of II. Each day there will be cheap food, free internet / indymedia access, plus resources to edit audio / video reports, or make props and banners etc. In the evenings, space may be used to exchange feedback about the days events or you can socialise and enjoy a range of cultural entertainment, films, live music or performance.
Exhibition from 1 Oct to until 7 November 2004 on http://www.thecentreofattention.org
The sound study project began in October 2002 when Boyle Family asked visitors to Construction art space to throw darts at an unseen target. This was a mixed-up A-Z map of Greater London which extended beyond the M25. 79 sites were pinpointed by the darts and each visitor was also asked to choose a random time – one of the minutes of the day. Over the following months Boyle Family went to each site and recorded one minute of its sound at the given time.
This sampling of a moment gives the work a filmic suggestivity and a zen-like quality. From 1 Oct, the files will be available to listen and to download from http://www.thecentreofattention.org onto your computer or iPod for free.
With this web-based and aural exhibition, the Centre of Attention seeks to further its examination of the formalities of production, distribution and consumption of art. It also provides an accessible, easy and alternative interface to the traditional gallery experience.
30-09-2004 00:38We need to increase our revenues immediately to stave off growing costs that threaten our existence. Accomplishing that goal includes taking special steps such as posting this on our homepage
29-09-2004 22:57At 5pm this Sunday the 3rd of October there will be an open meeting of the Media Hacklab. It will take place upstairs in the reading room of the Ramparts social centre: 15-17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (nearest tube Shadwell).
29-09-2004 21:58Bournbrook Nursery Social Centre still fighting eviction!
Oct, Planning officers and the tree officer in particular advised that the
kitchen extension would over develop the site and result in the loss of the tree.
26-09-2004 21:05Thurs Oct 7th @ the amazinf Brudenell Social Club (nr Royal Park Pub, Hyde Park, Leeds) from 8pm till bedtime. Come early for a better chnace of playing
26-09-2004 15:18Indymedia @ the ESF: Four Days of Tactical Media Production
Come and join us from October 14th – 17th in London.
We need your reporting, radio, photography, cables, ideas, enthusiasm and more!
24-09-2004 23:37The Italian hostingprovider Austici does not have to remove a satirical
website it hosts with a parody on the website of the Italian railroad
company Trenitalia, by a court decision.