Calendar

Nov
28
Sat
Social centres Social – party!
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kebele social centre in Easton hosts the UK Social Centres network 6-monthly Gathering this weekend, and Saturday night sees the Social. This is also a part of Kebele’s NovemberFest – celebrating 20 years of Kebele as a living anarchist experiment.

s-c-partyCome on down and meet up with activists from other UK social centres along with Kebele supporters and plenty of other local activists. Funds raised will help keep Kebele going – suggested donations of £2/3 for food and £3/4 for the gig if you can, but nobody turned away for lack of funds. There’ll be vegan food available in the cafe from 6.30pm – if there’s any left from the Gathering’s dinner? Then the party proper starting at 7pm.

First up are some fine folky acoustic acts – ‘A Cloud In Trousers’ and ‘Eris’ and ‘Cosmo’ – Cardiff’s answer to Billy Bragg, but with better politics and a lot less money!

DJ’s kick in around 9pm and all come from the Easton locality – Black Rainbow, Philth, and Scilla.

We’ll finish at 11.30pm out of respect for the neighbours, and because the Social Centre Gathering continues from 9.30am on Sunday (breakfast from 8’ish).

Nov
30
Mon
Mixing Anarchy with Alcohol – a Recipe for Disaster?
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A facilitated, first-time, exploratory workshop during Mellow Mondays on 30th November, starting around 7.30pm (in the other room!).

mixingAandA‘Mixing Alcohol with Anarchy – a Recipe for Disaster?’
Ever thought about the role alcohol plays within our societies? Have you sometimes questioned its place within our anarchist communities? Come to Kebele this Monday to delve into a highly political but rarely discussed issue.

Some of the questions to be posed are: Can a space be safe with alcohol? Can we be ready to react when we’re intoxicated? How has alcohol damaged our communities and others? Does alcohol fit into anarchist thinking? Can we really have fun without booze? This facilitated discussion will be an opportunity to talk, listen and think in a relaxed and non-judgmental space about a commonly consumed but potentially disruptive product.

All are welcome, whatever your drinking or non-drinking status. But please respect the seriousness of the issue and do not bring alcohol to the meeting.

For a challenging and thought-provoking read to warm-up for the meeting try this – ‘Anarchy & Alcohol‘ – an 18 page pdf from Crimethinc. More pre-reading on the FB event page.
anarchy_and_alcohol

Jan
24
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Feb
7
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Feb
21
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Feb
27
Sat
Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraiser
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Benefit_27FebFBLaDIYfest Bristol (FB page) in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 present an evening of good food, friends, music and poetry!

Featuring…
GOREM & AVONA – Members of Viva Zapata! bringing rich sounds of folk, punk into stories of the wild, love and resistance.

LEILIAH JANE KING – Spoken word to fill your senses!

BEX – Insane spanish guitar with grunge twist.
+ MORE TBC

PLUS: Kebele vegan meal, three courses including cake provided by the Bookfair collective and LaDIYfest. Spirits and Mixers available for a suggested donation of £2.50 each!
FB event

8thYerTiz£5 suggested donation – all proceeds go to the costs of putting on the Bookfair and AfterParty!

Feb
28
Sun
From slave trade to arms trade
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bristol Against the Arms Trade (BAAT) presents: From the Slave Trade to the Arms Industry
BAATBristolians played an active part in abolishing the slave trade, despite the economic benefits it had for the city. Now Bristol’s wealth is tied to military aerospace and arms industries which are profiting from the current endless wars. Time to call for conversion?
2.00pm – Open Planning Meeting + speaker from CAAT
4.00pm – Films “Not in our Name” and others
6.30pm onwards – The Legendary Kebele Sunday Social and vegan cafe
FB event

All welcome!

Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Mar
8
Tue
Bristol Solidarity Network meeting
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Now’s a good time to join the network! We have regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet 7.30pm at Kebele Social Centre.

What we believe…
Faced with relentless attacks on our quality of life from bosses, landlords, authorities and politicians, it is easy to give up the fight, keep our heads down, and accept that this is just the way things are.
Bristol Solidarity Network is determined to show another way, based on principles of solidarity and shared struggle. We are a group of local people committed to sticking together to overcome common problems we face. We can make real changes for the better through concerted, collective effort and direct action.

The story so far…
Since starting out in 2013 we have successfully accompanied workers and tenants to win their struggles against profiteering, bullying bosses and landlords. From putting a stop to management harassment and families being forced into homelessness to forcing bosses to pay stolen wages and a slum landlord to do the repairs, we have chalked up some solid victories. We have clearly seen the strength of working together to pile on the pressure. Solidarity is our best defence and direct action gets results!

Get involved!
If you share our ideas of getting organised to get used to winning, get in touch! We have regular meetings that are open to all who share our ideas and aims. We want to make sure that the solidarity network is open, accessible and welcoming. We have strength in numbers and as the network grows, so will our ability to win more victories!

Get in touch:

https://network23.org/bristolsolnet/

bristolsolidaritynetwork@riseup.net

Mar
13
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Mar
17
Thu
International solidarity; a discussion.
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kebele Dangerous Thoughts collective invites you to a discussion, for collective learning and liberation!

Solidarity across borders has a long and proud history, from working class labour struggles, feminist campaigns and war resistance to fights against apartheid, fascism and corporate power. Anarchists have always recognised the importance of standing together with comrades in far off lands. We understand that all our struggles are linked and we share the same enemies. But we have also learned that international solidarity is not without it’s problems and questions that need asking. Here are just a few:

– What can the uk anarchist movement learn from, and what can it really offer, struggles in other places?

– Is it easier to support revolutionary movements in far off places than struggling for revolution here?

– Can we really understand enough of the complexities of the struggles we hope to support?

Here are some links to relevant reading:

libcom.org/library/our-attitude-towards-rojava-must-be-critical-solidarity

calaismigrantsolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/radical-migrant-solidarity-a5.pdf

Mar
20
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Mar
22
Tue
Bristol Solidarity Network meeting
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Now’s a good time to join the network! We have regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet 7.30pm at Kebele Social Centre.

What we believe…
Faced with relentless attacks on our quality of life from bosses, landlords, authorities and politicians, it is easy to give up the fight, keep our heads down, and accept that this is just the way things are.
Bristol Solidarity Network is determined to show another way, based on principles of solidarity and shared struggle. We are a group of local people committed to sticking together to overcome common problems we face. We can make real changes for the better through concerted, collective effort and direct action.

The story so far…
Since starting out in 2013 we have successfully accompanied workers and tenants to win their struggles against profiteering, bullying bosses and landlords. From putting a stop to management harassment and families being forced into homelessness to forcing bosses to pay stolen wages and a slum landlord to do the repairs, we have chalked up some solid victories. We have clearly seen the strength of working together to pile on the pressure. Solidarity is our best defence and direct action gets results!

Get involved!
If you share our ideas of getting organised to get used to winning, get in touch! We have regular meetings that are open to all who share our ideas and aims. We want to make sure that the solidarity network is open, accessible and welcoming. We have strength in numbers and as the network grows, so will our ability to win more victories!

Get in touch:

https://network23.org/bristolsolnet/

bristolsolidaritynetwork@riseup.net

Mar
28
Mon
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Apr
3
Sun
Anarchist Bookfair Planning Meet
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BABF2016_2medBristol anarchist bookfair collective meeting to organise the 2016 Bristol Bookfair!

We meet upstairs at Kebele from 7pm. We usually eat first at Kebele’s Sunday social & vegan cafe from 6.15pm.

There’s lots to do, so if you have the time & commitment then come along and help organise this years largest event in the south west of explicitly radical politics!

The Bookfair will be on 30 April 2016 – full details here.

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton