Calendar

Dec
4
Fri
Bristol ABC’s Winter Warmer social
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ABCwinter_warmer2015Bristol anarchist black cross prisoner support group invites you to an evening of food and entertainment – to celebrate what we have, and to write letters to prisoners, to show them they have not been forgotten!
FB event.

Dec
8
Tue
Kebele Co-Op meeting
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

kebelecommcoopKebele Community Co-op is the formal body that owns & administers the Kebele social centre building. The small group of volunteer co-op members ensure the bills are paid, the building maintained, accounts are kept & filed, the kitchen clean and meeting environmental regs, and so on. To do this they rely on the support of other Kebele volunteers & building users – who are also the ones who run the cafes, put on events (benefit nights, meetings, film showings, organising campaigns etc) and regular workshops (bike workshop, arts group, yoga, Baby Notes etc). The Co-op meets bi-weekly, although the day in the week does change.

Tonights Co-op meet will review the recent NovemberFest, and your input is welcomed – tell us what you thought of it! Be there for 7.30pm sharp (knock on door to get in).

To find out more about Kebele and the Co-op, and our living anarchist experiemnt, have a good read of this website’s posts and OurStory, the Aims/Principles, the Anti-Oppression/Safer Space statement, and check out the various Collectives. The building is also used by a variety of political groups, campaigns & networks.

If you have any queries speak to a co-op member or email kebelesocialcentre[at]riseup.net

Dec
18
Fri
Kebele’s 20th birthday bash!
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 2:00 am

Yes! The Kebele 20th anniversary bash – it’s all happening just down the road at The Plough. 8pm kick off, £3-5 in with all proceeds to Kebele social centre. Come early, stay late, party!
More info: Kebele website; FB event
(PS: Sorry – Dub Revolution are NOT playing…but Dub Mark is)
hisisitsmall

Jan
26
Tue
Building maintenance workday
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Another workday on Tuesday. Anytime from 9.30am until around 4pm.

All welcome – you don’t have to be good at DIY.
There’s a variety of tasks ongoing, the primary focus being finishing works to the Events Room!
Plus – Deal with any signs of damp, painting in stairs & landing, sorting the backyard…And much more…always much more.
Please wear old clothes!

Feb
7
Sun
Pruning and Grafting fruit tree workshops at Royate Hill community orchard
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Royate Hill Community Orchard presents their annual Pruning and Grafting workshops.

Royate_workshopsFruit Trees Pruning workshop is on Sunday February 7th – please bring secateurs and pruning saws if you have them.

Grafting Fruit Trees workshop is on Sunday March 6th – please bring a good sharp knife or stanley knife. To find out what Grafting is see here.

Workshops run from 11am to 3pm. Please bring vegan food to share for lunch. The Royate Hill Community Orchard & Allotment is located on the Royate Hill Allotments, just off Royate Hill, in Easton, BS5, close to the cycle path – see the map!

Both workshops will be led by Tim Foster, and are co-ordinated by Mike Feingold.

The workshops are free, but spaces are limited, so you must book a place in advance. Please note that preference will be given to those involved in Community growing projects. To request a place on either or both workshops please contact Mike on 07768915423 or mikefeingold[at]blueyonder.co.uk

Participants are encouraged to take away ‘rootstocks’ after the Grafting workshop, but will be asked to pay approx £2.50 per rootstock.

Note: Volunteer Workdays on the orchard site continue every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 11am to around 4/5pm – February 6th and 20th; March 5th and 19th, and so on.

Feb
9
Tue
Building maintenance workday
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Another workday on Tuesday. Anytime from 9.30am until around 4pm.

All welcome – you don’t have to be good at DIY.
There’s a variety of tasks ongoing, the primary focus being finishing works to the Events Room!
Plus – Deal with any signs of damp, painting in stairs & landing, sorting the backyard…And much more…always much more.
Please wear old clothes!

Feb
16
Tue
Building maintenance workday
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Another workday on Tuesday. Anytime from 9.30am until around 4pm.

All welcome – you don’t have to be good at DIY.
There’s a variety of tasks ongoing, the primary focus being finishing works to the Events Room!
Plus – Deal with any signs of damp, painting in stairs & landing, sorting the backyard…And much more…always much more.
Please wear old clothes!

Feb
23
Tue
Building maintenance workday
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Another workday on Tuesday. Anytime from 9.30am until around 4pm.

All welcome – you don’t have to be good at DIY.
There’s a variety of tasks ongoing, the primary focus being finishing works to the Events Room!
Plus – Deal with any signs of damp, painting in stairs & landing, sorting the backyard…And much more…always much more.
Please wear old clothes!

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!

Mar
6
Sun
Pruning and Grafting fruit tree workshops at Royate Hill community orchard
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Royate Hill Community Orchard presents their annual Pruning and Grafting workshops.

Royate_workshopsFruit Trees Pruning workshop is on Sunday February 7th – please bring secateurs and pruning saws if you have them.

Grafting Fruit Trees workshop is on Sunday March 6th – please bring a good sharp knife or stanley knife. To find out what Grafting is see here.

Workshops run from 11am to 3pm. Please bring vegan food to share for lunch. The Royate Hill Community Orchard & Allotment is located on the Royate Hill Allotments, just off Royate Hill, in Easton, BS5, close to the cycle path – see the map!

Both workshops will be led by Tim Foster, and are co-ordinated by Mike Feingold.

The workshops are free, but spaces are limited, so you must book a place in advance. Please note that preference will be given to those involved in Community growing projects. To request a place on either or both workshops please contact Mike on 07768915423 or mikefeingold[at]blueyonder.co.uk

Participants are encouraged to take away ‘rootstocks’ after the Grafting workshop, but will be asked to pay approx £2.50 per rootstock.

Note: Volunteer Workdays on the orchard site continue every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 11am to around 4/5pm – February 6th and 20th; March 5th and 19th, and so on.

Mar
7
Mon
Kebele General Meeting
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Kebele General Meeting takes place every 2-3 months at the social centre. If you come to/use Kebele you are welcome at this meeting!kebelecommcoopIt is an opportunity for the wider Kebele community and users of the building/facilities to come together to discuss:
– recent decisions by the Community Co-op, any new proposals, and get an update on Kebele’s finances.
– any urgent matters relating to Kebele, be they practical (the loo is leaking!) or political.
– review any recent events at Kebele, and discuss any forthcoming event requests that need wider approval (or not).
– there is sometimes a political discussion for a part of the meeting.

u_r_invitedThe actual Agenda is posted on the wall in the Kebele cafe, and emailed out to our volunteers list. There is usually cake and/or snacks, and hot drinks, available.

Find out more about Kebele – read OurStory. Note that the Kebele social centre is formally owned & managed by Kebele Community Co-op – the GM is an opportunity for the wider Kebele community to hold the Co-op to account, find out more about Kebele, discuss any urgent and/or relevant issues, and volunteer to help with ongoing matters (cleaning, maintenance, cafes, outreach etc) and at any upcoming events. So get involved! New volunteers wishing to become Co-Op members are always welcome!!!

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
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
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

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton