Calendar

Sep
1
Sun
Anti-capitalist Green Campaigning Meeting
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet to discuss how to go forward with environmental campaigning with anti-capitalism at the root of resistance. Stick about for dinner after if you like, too!

Sep
22
Sun
Film Screening of Running for Good
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

RUNNING FOR GOOD, the feature-length sports documentary follows world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert.
Fiona Oakes has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records she’s gone on to set even more astounding.

With overcoming her own adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. Her achievements help fund a 450+ animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day.

Join us for an optional (but tasty!) vegan meal first from 6.30pm (main is suggested donation £3, pudding is suggested donation of £1).
We’ll put the film on at 7.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 or £3 to watch the film – all donations for the film screening will go to Tower Hill sanctuary (which Fiona runs). We’ll also be selling copies of Jo’s Vegan Nosh at the event for £5, all proceeds of the book that evening will go to Tower Hill Stables Sanctuary: http://www.towerhillstables.com/

Sep
29
Sun
Overcoming our internal neoliberal monster workshop
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Overcoming our internal neoliberal monster

Workshop by Making Change Collective in collaboration with Plan C

Date/time: Sunday 29th September, 4 – 6pm

Across the world, neoliberalism has been the dominant way of organizing economically, socially and politically for the past three decades. Even if we are unfamiliar with the word, it shapes all our lives and even our ways of thinking. Of course, we may be highly critical of a growth-based economy in which capital and corporations are freer than ever to do as they will. At the same time, we can’t help but internalize this overpowering ideology, shaping the way that we feel we can or can’t take action. We receive the message from neoliberalism that, ‘you can achieve anything if you try hard enough,’ and then internalize feelings of inadequacy when we find we hit invisible barriers. We know that things are getting worse, but we feel there’s nothing we can do to really change anything, because we’ve come to understand that ‘there is no alternative’.

This workshop seeks to deconstruct the beliefs that are holding us back and to begin to build a new framework together for going forth in the world. It will include collective reflection of how the workshop could be best used in the future.

fb event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2417998854951309/

Oct
27
Sun
Feminist cineforum
Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The cineforum will start around 3.30 pm and then we have a vegan dinner. Everybody is wellcome! You can see more about that in this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/513297362835840/ “Bristol Sisterhood continue with the project to screen audiovisual material with a strong feminist content. In this ocassion: Melmaridè (divorced in dialect) is the story of group of women from Piacenza, a small city in the north of Italy, who challenged the disdain of their families and of local institutions by joining the voices of the wider international feminist movement. They first founded a Feminist Collective and later started a public women’s health clinic and counseling centre. Forty years later, these women find themselves different, older, but still linked by friendship and the same non-conformist spirit, determined in their desire not to forget that experience that had changed them forever. Director Elisa Bozzarelli will be joining us. After the screening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic vegan dinner at BASE’s regular Sunday eve cafe (Suggested donation of £2.50 for dinner, £1 for pudding and 50p for drinks)”.

Nov
3
Sun
How to shut down a gas fired power station
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come and join Bristol Rising Tide for a relaxed evening of food and talks. We will be running the B.A.S.E. Sunday Kitchen, serving delicious vegan food from 6.30pm, followed by talks and information about the current situation with gas-fired power stations in the UK.

www.facebook.com/events/462506388027534/

-Learn about how this links to the proposed new gas plant at Drax which has just been given the green light by government, despite objections from the Planning Inspectorate due to concerns around climate change.

-Come and find out more about an action in July where activists shut down the construction site of a proposed new gas power station.including information about the ongoing fundraiser to cover costs (chuffed.org/project/support-gas-activists)

Food is on a donations basis (~£2.50 for starter & main, ~£1 pudding, ~50p drinks). We will also be selling t-shirts to help raise money towards the costs of the action in July, so bring along some spare cash if possible to grab yourself one of those! The fundraiser for the July action is here: chuffed.org/project/support-gas-activists

Nov
7
Thu
Anarchism in Turkey
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Talk and discussion
7th November 2019

Vegan meal 6.30pm
Talk 7.30pm

DAF are an anarchist organisation that has been organising within
Turkey, Syria and the surrounding areas for the last 10 years. During this time they have faced a lot of repression from the state and from ISIS. Despite this, they have created their own economy to be able to sustain themselves and their projects, done many inspiring actions, have different groups with several magazines and a monthly newspaper, weekly talks, and are the first anarchists to raise a flag at Newros (Kurdish new year) celebrations. A truly inspiring group that is well-organised
and work intersectionally, with solidarity and mutual aid at its core.

A member of the Anarchist Federation, who has recently visited DAF, will give a presentation followed by discussion on what we can learn from DAF, and apply this to anarchism in the areas we organise.

https://www.facebook.com/events/407886606789401/

Nov
14
Thu
BASE General Meeting
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s that time again! Where we put collective organising into practice and share the responsibility of running our anarchist social centre! So come get involved! And there’s food involved too! This Thursday 14th November. Dinner from 7pm. General meeting from 7.30pm to include:

  • roof update
  • cafe collective / callout for people
  • BASE co-op callout for people
  • Social Centres Network gathering feedback
  • guidelines for commercial use (or not!) of BASE
  • relationship with extinction rebellion
Nov
16
Sat
Bristol Sisterhood Campaign Social and Fundraising
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

~ BRISTOL SISTERHOOD’S ANTI-HARASSMENT PRE CAMPAIGN EVENT ~

As we progress with our Anti-Harassment Campaign, Bristol Sisterhood is organizing a great event to raise awareness about the campaign we have been working on lately and oficially invite other members of collectives to join forces! We’re hoping this Social gathering will bring more invididuals together, who share similar beliefs and want to make a change.

WHEN

Saturday, 16th of November, 4 pm, at Base Cafe, Roberston Road, Easton.

WHAT TO EXPECT

– Screening of our latest Campaign Video filmed in Bristol by our very-talented group
– Various dynamics and debates on the Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the city we live in
– Crafts: Banner and Stencil Making
– Vegan Dinner specially prepared by us * ( Suggested Donation £4 which will be used towards our campaign)
– Networking & discussion

APROX SCHEDULE
4.00 warm welcome (tea or coffee self-service)
4:20pm Presentation and games
5:30pm Screening (3 short films and our video campaign) and debate
6.30 pm Banner making (discussion and creativity session).
7.30pm Vegan dinner

This event gives us the opportunity to showcast our video, to meet other individuals, but this is also a way to educate ourselves more about the current climate of the issues we are facing in our most loved city, Bristol and beyond! We feel that we need to talk more about harassment and sexual violence and raise awareness amongst communities!

This event is also a “warm-up” before Reclaim the night!, where we will march together with other collectives to peacefully protest against Sexual Harassment, Domestic Abuse and Gender Violence!

Please, also see event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/398022784417912/

Dec
2
Mon
Bristol Sisterhood general meeting
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join Bristol Sisterhood in our next meeting on Monday, 2nd of December, 6 pm at Base Cafe in Easton! We will discuss new agenda for future events and activism!

💜Open to women, trans and non binary people💜

We welcome new participants with fresh ideas! Our mission is to combat violence against women, break down stereotypes and fight sexism!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1507880879364099/

Dec
14
Sat
‘End of the year’ lefties dinner
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner for donations served from 6pm for Bristol’s rebels, renegades and revolutionaries.  A great opportunity to socialise and hatch more plans for revolt and revolution together!

Get in touch with Bristol Sisterhood if you want to help cook up a festive feast! Contact bristolsisterhood@gmail.com.

Funds raised from the dinner will go towards a cause to be decided on the night by all present at the event.

Dec
15
Sun
Feminist cineforum 15.12.19
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

15th of December Feminist Cineforum “Invisible Mothers” followed by discussions and Sunday vegan dinner. Event starts at 3pm. More details about the event on this link.

https://www.facebook.com/events/758782131265600/
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Lumpen launch
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Come along to the Lumpen Launch in Bristol!

15th December from 7pm at BASE.

There will be readings and chat about working class writing. With
editors of the journal, and some of the contributing writers. D. Hunter will also be reading some new shit from his sequel to Chav Solidarity, which will be the same old shit of working class trauma, prison industrial complex and whiteness.

Lumpen: A Journal of Poor and Working Class writing is exactly what it sounds like. First hand accounts of lives on the rock face of austerity, critical assessments of the state of the left, the UK, and the international. Touching on the intersections of race, gender, mental and physical health. Discussions of violence, sex, identity,
family, exclusion, education and loss. And that’s just issue one.

​Lumpen is dogmatic in it’s belief that the best ideas to fight for
social justice will come from those most affected by the social
injustice that engulfs the UK, and the international system. This is one small space for some of the ideas to come forward. Support us if you can.

The publishing world is for the economically secure, the ones who can have the family and friends in the industry, the ones who have the time and resources to take months off without earning any cash, the ones who can afford to go on as many writing retreats as they like. It’s basically well middle class. Many of our writers are working minimum wage jobs 40 plus hours a week, often with other commitments on top of that from family to social justice work. Many of our writers were marginalised from education, told that they were to stupid or ignorant to share their ideas and analysis of the world. Lumpen thinks differently, and part of thinking differently is by finding ways to offer some financial solidarity with those writers.

At Lumpen we’re aiming to be able to pay our poor and working class writers as much as we can for their craft. And we want to give them a space to try out new styles and find the voices that match their ideas.

Purchase your copy here..https://www.chavsolidarity.com/shop-1

Dec
17
Tue
Winter warmer Kurdish solidarity fundraiser meal
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nut roast with all the trimmings followed by pudding! Suggested donation of £5 for first course and £1 for pudding.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2585911784971434

Dec
19
Thu
Bristol Sisterhood general meeting
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join Bristol Sisterhood in our next meeting on Monday, 2nd of December, 6 pm at Base Cafe in Easton! We will discuss new agenda for future events and activism!

💜Open to women, trans and non binary people💜

We welcome new participants with fresh ideas! Our mission is to combat violence against women, break down stereotypes and fight sexism!!

Feb
2
Sun
Green Anticapitalist Front banner making and meeting
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton