The Sunday Social and Vegan Cafe

Yum Yum! Kebele’s weekly Sunday Social vegan cafe features a set vegan meal cooked up by volunteers, and served up about 6.30pm…until we run out!

Kebele_20logo_pinkSMRunning virtually every Sunday for more than 20 years, the Sunday Social and Vegan Cafe sums up the essence of Kebele social centre – DIY, healthy food, politics and community. Read OurStory for the full rundown on those 20 years! Cafe proceeds help Kebele stay open, alive & kicking!

Vegan Cafe
Each week from around 3pm a team of volunteers prepares and cooks a set vegan meal for about 50 people. The ingredients come from donations, local shops & markets, local food projects, and we bulk buy some ingredients from the Essential Trading Co-op.

Dinner one Sunday in the spring...
Dinner one Sunday in the spring…

We start serving by 6.30pm…until it runs out, which depends on how early people come! We ask for a donation of approx £2.50 for starter & main, and £1 for puddings. Hot/cold drinks available for 50p. We do not turn people away who are skint – please just say so and you’ll be fed. Perhaps you can contribute in some other way?

We always welcome new volunteers to help cook for the cafe, and to wash up & clean up after. If you’d like to get involved then speak to one of the cooks or the host, or ask for a Co-op member.

Sunday Social
Sometimes before, but usually around 7.30pm after dinner, there may be a film; sometimes a talk or discussion; and sometimes music. There may also be campaign or project group meetings upstairs. There’s always plenty of people to chat with, socialise & network. You can also check out Kebele’s free library (borrow a book!) and Info Shop (buy a book, pamphlet or CD!), use the free wi-fi, plus there’s loadsa free info on local campaigns & events. We stay open until around 9.30pm.

kebelecommcoopKebele social centre is available for use by local groups, projects & campaigns. We have various sized meeting rooms plus the kitchen and cafe. Read the details here and get in touch!

Sun 21st Feb 3pm – Tipping The Velvet screening

It’s LGBT History month!!!

So lets enjoy some lesbian screen play at its very best!!
tipping-the-velvet-4fc659b045141 Its free to attend, but if you want to make a small donation to the upkeep of Kebele, this would be much appreciated. Come along to the Kebele Social Centre to watch this mini series. Its an anarchist co-op and vegan cafe with reasonably priced hot drinks and cake available during the transmission.

Afterwards, why not stay on at the Sunday Social for a vegan meal for £2.50??

We will start showing the mini series at 3.15pm sharp, with 5 minute breaks between each episode for toilet breaks (purchase more cake/drinks) and to be finished by 6.30pm in time for the evening meal.

Operation Fenix (Czech) – Infonight on Sun 7th February

The-Operation-Fenix-posterOperation Fenix is a murky & dirty tale of Police repression, fit-ups & coercion in the Czech republic. It targetted anarchists, animal liberationists & other radicals, leading to numerous arrests, leaving some comrades on remand in prison and numerous facing long trials.

There’ll be a Presentation on Operation Fenix, followed by questions & answers & discussion. Starts at 7.30pm.

Read here background info: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/english-info/
And recent news: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/post/category/english/

Join us for the Sunday Social Vegan dinner in the cafe first, from 6.15pm – on Sunday 7th February

Maintenance Workday – come and join in the fun

Another workday on Tuesday 26th January. Anytime from 9.30am

All welcome – you don’t have to be good at DIY.
Finish painting to hallway.
Fill cracks to new plasterboard wall. Fill other areas.
Fix timber surround to window opening and re-fix screen.
Sand filler to blue wall , paint with white to form base coat for new purple wall.
Complete clear of accessible toilet.
Wear old clothes!

Operation Fenix (Czech) – Infonight on 7th February

FenixOperation Fenix is a murky & dirty tale of Police repression, fit-ups & coercion in the Czech republic. It targetted anarchists, animal liberationists & other radicals, leading to numerous arrests, leaving some comrades on remand in prison and numerous facing long trials.

There’ll be a Presentation on Operation Fenix, followed by questions & answers & discussion. Starts at 7.30pm.

Read here background info in English and recent news in English.

Join us for the Sunday Social Vegan dinner in the cafe first, from 6.15pm – on Sunday 7th February

Rooms and Facilities Available at Kebele social centre

Keb_welcome_newOur Social Centre includes various rooms/spaces that are available to be used by individuals & groups/campaigns. Typical uses include meetings & workshops & talks; benefit cafes; film nights; gatherings; small parties (birthdays, handfastings); banner making; and so on. Facilities available at Kebele include the kitchen & cooking equipment, cafe/event space for upto 50 people seated/more if standing, individual rooms holding from 6 to 45 people, film projector & screen, internet access.

Whilst each request for room use is considered separately, there are some basic criteria to bear in mind, for example – your event should be not-for-profit (or at least a benefit!); it shouldn’t contravene any of Kebele’s Principles; it shouldn’t cause a nuisance to our neighbours.

We do not formally charge for the use of spaces & facilities, but we do ask for ‘suggested donations’ to cover wear & tear, utility bills, maintenance etc. Room Users have 2 options in covering costs – firstly ‘pay as you go’ room use for each single event; secondly taking on ‘User group’ status which means in return for space/facility use you provide a labour contribution of running at least one Sunday night cafe and carrying out one clean of Kebele every 3 months.

For full details of facilities available, the suggested donations for use, some basic rules, and our safer spaces agreement, please read/complete/print off the Room Users Agreement:
Kebele-room_user_agreement (open office format)
Kebele-room_user_agreement (pdf)

For any & all queries please speak to a Co-op member or email kebelesocialcentre[at]riseup.net

Letter from Em Sheppard – 26 December 2015

Please note it is important that this is not reposted after 30 December 2015 as this will be in breach of licencing conditions.

emLetter from Em: In October my probation officer said I could go back to Bristol. Now it transpires I have been a MAPPA (multi-Agency Protection) for my whole sentence, though no one thought to tell me (I always thought it was strange I wasn’t). The police met in November about me and to draw up my licence conditions, but (as is common practice) have only told me now. The licence is so restrictive that ironically I will have had more freedom in jail in some ways. I’m not sure what’s worse – to refuse to leave prison, or to accept their restrictions! It clearly shows what a farce the much quoted claims of “rehabilitation” and “maintaining family ties” are. I had a place to live and several jobs organised, but instead they make me sign-on and live in a bail hostel in Reading.
Licence conditions are one of many possible examples of how the prison society extends beyond these walls. As Ruth Wilson Gilmore said “Prison is not some building ‘over there’ but a set of relationships that undermine rather than stabilise everyday lives, everywhere”. Continue reading Letter from Em Sheppard – 26 December 2015