Calendar

Feb
29
Sat
BASE open day
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come along to…
  • Share good food and drinks
  • Have a tour of the social centre and it’s various projects
  • Learn about BASE and autonomous spaces
  • Hear about anarchist ideas and organising
  • Meet good people, share your ideas and make plans
  • Find out ways you can get involved
1200: Doors open, drinks and snacks 1230-1400: Workshop: History of BASE 1400-1430: Guided tour 1430-1600: Workshop: Anarchist organising 1600-1630: Guided tour 1630-1800: Workshop: Autonomous spaces 1800: There will be an awesome vegan dinner for £3 donation. 1900-midnight: fundraiser gig with a mix of acoustic acts and DJs (£3 donation again).
BASE fundraiser party
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come and have a knees up and support your local social centre this Saturday night! The amazing Ash Ludd and Efa Supertramp will be providing the folk and the awesome Undo crew sound system and DJs will be bringing the bass! £3 donation on the door and refreshments available. All funds raised for BASE. Now there’s a political party worth getting in on! Tell your friends and join the resisdance!
Mar
1
Sun
Sunday Social vegan cafe
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Yum Yum! BASE’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! Read more info here.

There is often a film after the dinner, at about 7.30pm; sometimes a talk or discussion; and sometimes music. There’s always plenty of people to chat with, socialise & network. You can also check out BASE’s free library (borrow a book!) and Info Shop, plus there’s loadsa free info on local campaigns & events.

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

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.

Mar
2
Mon
Mellow Mondays – soup and games
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Soup – £1. Bring your favourite games along, or play the games at BASE. All ages welcome.

Mellow Mondays games night
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mellow Mondays – 6-9pm every Monday – friendly boardgames evening for beginners and gamers. Vegan soup £1 suggested donation. We play everything from party games (Dobble and Codenames) to classic games (Carcasson, Ticket to Ride, Dominion) and coop games (Pandemic, The Grizzled) and more… new games include Azul and Lords Of Waterdeep… feel free to bring your own.

Mar
4
Wed
Bike workshop
Mar 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

BASE’s Bike Workshop is here to help you to fix your pedal bike!

bikeOur volunteer mechanics will help you diagnose the problem, and then help you to fix it. We have a good stock of bike parts at low prices, and a large range of bike tools to use for free.

The Bike Workshop does not charge for time, effort or tool use, but does welcome donations towards its costs. Hot drinks available for 50p donation.

Please note the bike workshop can get very busy and you may have to wait to use tools and get advice – please be patient and don’t harass the hard-working volunteers. Anyone behaving in an anti-social or abusive manner will be told to leave. Thanks.

Mar
5
Thu
Why campaigns fail
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Next Level Of Campaigning. Why campaigns failed, fail, and how they will not fail again.
Responding to time running out for achieving urgent and ultimately needed change, locally and worldwide, environmentally, politically, socially. Most campaigns for change (since the 1960s) were based on experience, creativity and community. In spite of this, they have sometimes won specific gains but have failed to cause the wider changes desired. After having thoroughly reviewed many campaigns, actions, and projects from the 1960s up to 2019, their successes and failures – here’s a summary of the most common mistakes, the reasons, and a surprisingly simple mind-map that can make campaigning look fairly different in set up, practice, and success in causing effective change. This is a talk of 30 min – 45 min, followed by open time for discussion, questions, responses. Ideally leaving you with something to take home on the day. Free Entry Thursdays 5 March, 12 March and 19 March 2020 6:30-8:30pm Base Community Coop (formerly Kebele Social Centre) 14 Robertson Rd BRISTOL BS5 6JY 200 Yards from Robertson Rd bus stop (buses 48, 48a, 49, 24)
Mar
8
Sun
Sunday Social vegan cafe
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Yum Yum! BASE’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! Read more info here.

There is often a film after the dinner, at about 7.30pm; sometimes a talk or discussion; and sometimes music. There’s always plenty of people to chat with, socialise & network. You can also check out BASE’s free library (borrow a book!) and Info Shop, plus there’s loadsa free info on local campaigns & events.

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

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.

Mar
9
Mon
Mellow Mondays – soup and games
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Soup – £1. Bring your favourite games along, or play the games at BASE. All ages welcome.

Mellow Mondays games night
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mellow Mondays – 6-9pm every Monday – friendly boardgames evening for beginners and gamers. Vegan soup £1 suggested donation. We play everything from party games (Dobble and Codenames) to classic games (Carcasson, Ticket to Ride, Dominion) and coop games (Pandemic, The Grizzled) and more… new games include Azul and Lords Of Waterdeep… feel free to bring your own.

Mar
10
Tue
Anarchist Reading Group
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bring your own book and discuss.

More info: tommy.trueman@hotmail.co.uk

Mar
11
Wed
Bike workshop
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

BASE’s Bike Workshop is here to help you to fix your pedal bike!

bikeOur volunteer mechanics will help you diagnose the problem, and then help you to fix it. We have a good stock of bike parts at low prices, and a large range of bike tools to use for free.

The Bike Workshop does not charge for time, effort or tool use, but does welcome donations towards its costs. Hot drinks available for 50p donation.

Please note the bike workshop can get very busy and you may have to wait to use tools and get advice – please be patient and don’t harass the hard-working volunteers. Anyone behaving in an anti-social or abusive manner will be told to leave. Thanks.

Mar
12
Thu
Why campaigns fail
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Next Level Of Campaigning. Why campaigns failed, fail, and how they will not fail again.
Responding to time running out for achieving urgent and ultimately needed change, locally and worldwide, environmentally, politically, socially. Most campaigns for change (since the 1960s) were based on experience, creativity and community. In spite of this, they have sometimes won specific gains but have failed to cause the wider changes desired. After having thoroughly reviewed many campaigns, actions, and projects from the 1960s up to 2019, their successes and failures – here’s a summary of the most common mistakes, the reasons, and a surprisingly simple mind-map that can make campaigning look fairly different in set up, practice, and success in causing effective change. This is a talk of 30 min – 45 min, followed by open time for discussion, questions, responses. Ideally leaving you with something to take home on the day. Free Entry Thursdays 5 March, 12 March and 19 March 2020 6:30-8:30pm Base Community Coop (formerly Kebele Social Centre) 14 Robertson Rd BRISTOL BS5 6JY 200 Yards from Robertson Rd bus stop (buses 48, 48a, 49, 24)
Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Social vegan cafe
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Yum Yum! BASE’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! Read more info here.

There is often a film after the dinner, at about 7.30pm; sometimes a talk or discussion; and sometimes music. There’s always plenty of people to chat with, socialise & network. You can also check out BASE’s free library (borrow a book!) and Info Shop, plus there’s loadsa free info on local campaigns & events.

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

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.

Mar
16
Mon
Mellow Mondays – soup and games
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Soup – £1. Bring your favourite games along, or play the games at BASE. All ages welcome.

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton