Archive for February, 2009

Mini EcoFair Sat 28th Feb 12-4pm

Posted in events on February 27, 2009 by cHe0

A great event organised by the People’s Republic of Southwark

This month, we are having the event on Saturday 28th February, 12-4pm, at the Library House, 52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 (entrance in Burton Road, behind the Minet Library).

We will be having a free shop, seed swap, film screening, free vegan food from Food not Bombs & Reclaim Your Food, an art project and the bike workshop (from 3pm).

Art Project
Theme for the art project is home. What is home to you? Here is the full description of the project

Bike Powered Generator workshop (3-7pm)
Magnificent Revolution will help you if you interested in building your own bike powered generator! Check their website for more info http://www.magnificentrevolution.org/

Really Really Free Market
The Really Really Free Market is like a participatory free shop. Bring something you’d like to give away or just take something being offered. Because there is enough for everyone. Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning. No barter, no trade. Objects, skills, and services welcome. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you. Small, easy to carry objects are often best.

headingBecause there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction of terms

Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen
Have you ever picked up something you found on the sidewalk? Or saved your neighbor from throwing away something useful?
A Really Really Free Market is like a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. Have you ever brought one dish to a potluck and gone away with a full belly and a balanced meal? Everybody brings something and goes away with more.
We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.
As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals.
If we share our resources we won’t need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth’s resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and our communities.
Would we all work forty hours a week at one job if we didn’t feel we had to? What if instead we worked at improving our individual skills and talents and shared them with each other? We would all spend more time doing things we enjoyed.
The Really Really Free Market is an attempt to put these ideas into practice.

ACCESS CODE (building access for disabled people)

Posted in events on February 24, 2009 by cHe0

This is the Access Code elaborated by Sisters Against Disablement. It includes a number of items that are used to describe at best the accessibility  of The Library House building for disabled people. If you have any comment, don’t hesitate to contact us!

1. PARKING:
Free parking streets around the house. Possibility to park less than 100m away.

2. PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Nearest bus: P5 (stop less that 200m away)
Other buses on Brixton road (stop at more than 500m): 3/N3, 59, 133/N133, 159/N159, 415. stop: loughborough road)
Tube station: Brixton/Oval/Stockwell (maybe a mile?)
Rail Station: Loughborough Junction (half a mile?)

3. ENTRANCES:
Gate on the street, then a 20m path on a small steep, with a 5-step stairs or wheelchair access. Building entrance is on ground level.

4. DOORS:
Front door: 84 cm. Opening inwards. not very heavy. one shallow step with no handrail on the outside of the door, and a mini step with no handrail on the inside of the door.
Entrance Hall door: 97cm. Opening inwards. light.
Freeshop/Screening room door: 78cm. Opening inwards. light
Front room door: 83cm. Opening inwards. light
Dining/cafe room door: 83cm. Opening inwards. light
Kitchen door: 60cm. no actual door.

5. INSIDE BUILDING:
Social Center is only on the ground floor. no steps, only a mini-step right after the front door. no handrail.

6. LIFT:
No need for Lift, only a ground floor.

7. TOILETS:
Toilets entrance = 73cm. No actual door (just a curtain). Washbasin. no rails

8. DIMENSIONS OF PREMISES:
All the rooms are less than 10m from the entrance

9. FLOOR SURFACES:
No slippery. Wooden floor except entrance hall (tiles) where there is also a mini-step right after the front door.

10. LIGHTING:
Flexible (movable lamps)

11. SEATING:
All sorts: chairs, foldable chairs, stools (standard and high), armchair, sofas, pouffes…

12. HEATING:
Variable: generally a bit cold in winter but heaters easily available to heat up room quickly if needed.

13. PARTICIPATION:
Generally no sign language interpreters; no braille; no finger spelling; no lip-speakers…

14. HELPERS:
we can meet you at the gate or bus stops to offer help anytime. call 07985353503

15. CRECHE:
Usually no creche on the premises, unless special arrangements for special events (hasn’t happened yet).

16. FOOD AND DRINK:
Food and drinks available on specific events. The food provided for the space users is vegan (although some residents are vegan, some are vegetarian and some are omnivorous).

17. SMOKING:
Allowed where people don’t eat. Not allowed in the kitchen.

18. STRUCTURE OF ACTIVITIES:
Activities varies, so their structure. See the website for the activities. Dont hesitate to contact us for any requirement.

InfoUsurpa

Posted in events on February 24, 2009 by cHe0

InfoUsurpa is a fortnightly listings of events happening in London Social Centres and beyond. Contact email: info_usurpa at … riseup.net

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This Week’s events (24th Feb-3rd March)

Posted in events on February 23, 2009 by cHe0

==Tuesday 24th 8pm==
*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food and a cuppa!

==Wednesday 25th 10.30am==
If you’re free and feel like showing some support, you can come with us at the court this wednesday, 10.30am (but expect it to start later than that…) at Lambeth Council Court, Cleaver St, Kennington rd SE11 4DZ.

==Wednesday 25th 6pm==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre. This week will be dedicated to the G20 and the different campaigns against it!

==Thursday 26th 7-9pm==
*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!

==Friday 27th 11am-1pm==
*Yoga*
Kundalini Yoga Sessions on donation. Bring your own yoga mat and blanket if you can.

==Saturday 28th 12-7pm==
*Mini-Eco Fair*
A great event organised by the People’s Republic of Southwark. There will be: some free food, a seedb swap, a walking tour of the neighborhood, a Really Really Free Market (glorified, participatory free shop!), film screening and a Bike Powered Generator workshop by Magnificent Revolution!

==Sunday 1st March 4pm==
*KASC – Knitting And Sewing Circle*
Our third KASC! Please join us to learn or share skills in
· Woolcrafts: Knitting and crochet
· Mending: darning, patching, sewing and reparative embroidery
Everyone over the age of 8 is welcome to drop in. It would be great if you could bring knitting needles, yarn, or a handknitted garment to recycle. These can often be found in charity shops for next to nothing. Likewise bits of fabric and sewing equipment to practice with. We have a sewing machine :) Books or photocopies with clear illustrations would also be useful.

==Sunday 1st March 4pm==
*London Social Center Meeting*
The next meeting of the London Social Center Network will be on the 1st of March 4pm, at the Library House.
See http://londonscn.wordpress.com/

==Tuesday 3rd March, 7.30pm==
*Queer Group Meeting*
A brand new queer (activist) group has started. It meets twice a month, once in North London (at LARC), and once in South London (at the Library House). The group is very new, so discussion about what it should be and do are still ongoing, but there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm to work on race/anti-racism issues, creating a queer bloc/affinity group for demos and actions, and community education (within our own communities and
reaching outwards).

==On your diaries!==
*Gardening Team Meeting. Sunday 8th March, 12noon*
March is starting soon, and we have a big garden! There’s plenty of space to learn and have fun gardening all together! We will discuss our plans for the garden at 12 and then get our hands dirty!

*Open Day. Sunday 8th March, 5pm*
Come to our Tea party on Sunday the 8th of March at 5pm. Bring your own food/cakes and share with everyone! This will just be a social, so that we can meet, you can see the space, and maybe meet neighbours you haven’t met yet!

This Week’s Events (17th-24th Feb)

Posted in events on February 17, 2009 by cHe0

==Tuesday 17th 8pm==
*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food  and a cuppa!

==Wednesday 18th 6pm==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre.

==Thursday 19th 7-9pm==

*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!

==Friday 20th 11am-1pm==

*Yoga*
Kundalini Yoga Sessions on donation. Bring your own yoga mat and blanket if you can.

==Sunday 22nd 1-5pm==

*London FreeSchool*
A weekend of free workshops and discussions to promote community organised skill-sharing. In 3 different autonomous spaces in London: Friday the 20th at rampART in Whitechapel, Saturday the 21th at the Culture Center in Dalston and Sunday the 22nd at The Library House.
Program for this Sunday:

  • 1-3pm Basic Internet Security & Encryption for Beginners
  • 1-3pm Pinhole Photography
  • 3-5pm Flour and Water
  • 3-5pm Knitting
  • 3-5pm Spanish

Check the website or details of workshops and update:
http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com/

==On your diaries!==

*Mini-Eco Fair (People’s Republic of Southwark). Saturday 28th Feb, 12-4pm*
At the Library House on Saturday, Feb 28th. There will be: a seed swap, a walking tour of the neighborhood, a Really Really Free Market, (glorified, participatory free shop!), film screening, Bike power workshop, Free Food…
http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk

*KASC – Knitting And Sewing Circle. Sunday 1st March, 4pm*
Our third KASC! Please join us to learn or share skills in
· Woolcrafts: Knitting and crochet
· Mending: darning, patching, sewing and reparative embroidery
Everyone over the age of 8 is welcome to drop in. It would be great if you could bring knitting needles, yarn, or a handknitted garment to recycle. These can often be found in charity shops for next to nothing. Likewise bits of fabric and sewing equipment to practice with. We have a sewing
machine :) Books or photocopies with clear illustrations would also be useful.

*London Social Center Network meeting. Sunday 1st March, 4pm*

The next meeting of the London Social Center Network will be on the 1st of March 4pm, at the Library House. See http://londonscn.wordpress.com/

*Queer Group Meeting. Tuesday 3rd March, 7.30pm*

A brand new queer (activist) group has started. It meets twice a month, once in North London (at LARC), and once in South London (at the Library House). The group is very new, so discussion about what it should be and do are still ongoing, but there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm to work on race/anti-racism issues, creating a queer bloc/affinity group for demos and actions, and community education (within our own communities and reaching outwards).

*Gardening group Meeting. Sunday 8th March, 12noon*
March is starting soon, and we have a big garden! There’s plenty of space to learn and have fun gardening all together! We will discuss our plans for the garden at 12 and then get our hands dirty!

*Open Day. Sunday 8th March, 5pm*

Come to our Tea party on Sunday the 8th of March at 5pm. Bring your own food/cakes and share with everyone! This will just be a social, so that we can meet, you can see the space, and maybe meet neighbours you haven’t met yet!

this Wed: Cafe Marie/Cinema Libre: “Reclaim Love” and Tamils update

Posted in events on February 10, 2009 by cHe0

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As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation.

Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre. This week, we will show footages related to this Saturday anti-valentine’s day event “reclaim love“.

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And some updates about the struggles of the Tamils in Sri Lanka (see http://en-gb.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44412421565) and in Gaza Palestine.

Cafe Marie + film about Tamil struggle

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2009 by cHe0

As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation.

This week cinema Libre presents a night on the Tamil struggle With all independent journalists barred for over 2 years in the rebel held conflict area and the local media in all other government controlled areas in Sri Lanka, intimidated by the killings of journalists, followed by the eviction of foreign journalists mostly with aid agencies, there is now this dark war, a proxy war for many antagonists united (China, Pakistan, Iran & the “G8”) being conducted in Sri Lanka in the most brutal manner new york ‘Genocide Watch’ has now declared that this has reached genocidal proportions. our western media has been slow to break their silence, imposed on them by the policies tying them to the war on terror. Is it too late? Films on the history of the conflict, Speakers and discussion