UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
The free shop in the front garden drew lots of curious people off the street, and some were flumoxed that they were not being asked to pay anything. People brought goods along, and picked up some really useful stuff – including a record player and an electric guitar!
Inside, “Broad Bean” internet was busy all afternoon with local children making the most of the facilities. We may be looking to put more computers downstairs to cope with the demand. The 'Kranks' bike workshop was a real hit, lots of people came along with their bikes and everyone helped each other fix them – a really excellent skill share session. Even a double-buggy that a local family brought in got fixed up. Ideas for future projects include bike trailers, tricycles and even bicycle-powered washing machines.
The day ended with a hearty meal from the People's Kitchen which had been filling the centre with mouth watering smells all afternoon. Everyone tucked in, and enjoyed chatting to their neighbours.
We were really pleased at the diversity of people who came to use the ASBO and hope that this day was just a start for a really exciting new project. We hope to have more and more stuff happening at the centre: look out for a 'Recycled Art' workshop coming soon. If you want to use the ASBO space then email us at: email@example.com
This will be organised non-hierarchically and decisions will be made consensually just like the first @utonomous social centre in Brum - The Nursery Social Centre.
15-10-2005 20:22MKD Holdings is the corporate stalker behind the public-harassment machine "Kitchens Direct". These are the people who will ring you up using an automated dialing system and then cut off when you answer, unless one of their operators is available at that precise moment to try and sell you a kitchen
15-10-2005 20:18This is a FREE OPEN ART HAPPENING for everybody! You are welcome to this JAM OF ART, with your media, your messages, your body and your joy !!!
14-10-2005 16:00So many subjects so little time!
Saturday evening looks to be packed. We've an hour of the latest short films from the Real2Reel Vol3 video compliation and a whole bunch of people to talk about the campaigns or issues covered in the videos, what they've been up to since and what they are working on now.
14-10-2005 15:29The world famous oxford indymedia video doctor is coming to London!
Yes, it's that time again, rampART is the venue for the video doctors surgery and video shooting and editing workshop from 2pm Saturday 15th as part of the Real2Reel video activism event. Film screenings kick off at 8pm sharp, interspaced with presentations and discussion then live music.
12-10-2005 13:33JENNY JONES - Green Party London Assembly Member, the former Deputy Mayor of London, the Mayor's Road Safety Ambassador and Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority... speaks about the potential criminalisation of London Critical Mass monthly bike ride.
12-10-2005 11:16Yesterday (oct 11th, 2005), the circle community was illegal evicted from Saint Georges theatre in Tufnel park before the appeal hearing was heard...
AUDIO MP3 >>> http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/eviction_sml.mp3 <<<
12-10-2005 01:52Help needed to set up a print workshop and resource centre for Nottm's campaign community.
11-10-2005 10:49Dozens of police decended have on St George's Theatre whilst the residents are putting their case for appeal to the High Court.
URBAN INVASION | A call for submissions for a fringe event to Sheffield's Art 05's main event to be held at Matilda, 111 Matilda Street, Sheffield S1 4QF.
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Colombian Activists Presentation - Mon 24th Oct
Medical Aid for Cuba Benefit - Sat 22th Oct
G8/No I.D. Benefit - Fri 28th Oct
Saving Iceland Gathering - 28th-30th Oct
Workshops, Gatherings and Meetings! ...
Following on from the continued repression of Critical Mass rides in New York since the Republican National Convention, London's Critical Mass is now under threat.
The regular monthly Brum Critical Mass meets up at 5.30pm tonight outside the Cathedral in Pigeon ParkLet's get this show on the road!
06-10-2005 01:24Right now there's an extraordinary online protest coming out of Tunisia. The website, www.Yezzi.org, is a collection of photos of Tunisians holding up signs in various languages, each with a message directed to Tunisian President Ben Ali.