Desert Hearts screening

3pm:  Pre-film cafe with cake and hot drinks

4pm: Screening of Desert Hearts

5.45pm:  Post-film chat

6:30pm: Kebele dinner

Desert Hearts is a 1985 American romantic drama film directed by Donna Deitch. The screenplay written by Natalie Cooper is an adaptation of the 1964 lesbian-themed novel Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule. The film stars Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau with a supporting performance by Audra Lindley.

“One of the best and most significant mainstream fiction films about lesbians.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“A passionate, beautifully controlled drama about making choices and exercising the heart: in a word, about living.” -The Washington Post

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International solidarity – a discussion

 

International Solidarity-page001Kebele 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

Kebele General Meeting on 7th March

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!

Monday 7th March, 6.30pm prompt start, at Kebele social centre. Meetings last upto 2 hours.

kebelecommcoopKebele General Meetings are an opportunity for the wider Kebele community and users of the building/facilities to come together 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 the Agenda may include:

– 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 events that need wider involvement/support to ensure they happen.
– there is sometimes a political discussion for a part of the meeting.

The actual Agenda is posted on the wall in the Kebele cafe – where you can add items, and emailed out to our volunteers list. There is usually cake and/or snacks, and hot drinks, available.

General meetings are facilitated (not chaired) by a volunteer, and any decisions are made via consensus decision-making practices (see here for info).

Find out more about Kebele – read OurStory and other pages on this website.

Note that the Kebele social centre is formally owned & managed by Kebele Community Co-op.  So get involved….new volunteers wishing to become Co-Op members are always welcome!!!

 

From Slave Trade to Arms Trade

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?

On Sunday 28 February, doors open at 1.30pm, at Kebele social centre:
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.
See FB event
All welcome!

Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraising Social on 27 February

LaDIYfest Bristol (FB page) in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 present an evening of good food, friends, music and poetry! Starts 6pm (and see FB event)     
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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.

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!

8thYerTiz£5 suggested donation – all proceeds go to the costs of putting on the Bookfair and AfterParty – which is on 30th April 2016 at Trinity Centre!

Two new anarchist reading/discussion groups, starting Friday 4th March

Anarchism and Education – 1st Friday of every month 7-9pm (starting Friday 1st April, then 6th May, 3rd June etc)

Bookchin Reading Group – 3rd Friday of every month, 7-9pm (Except first session, which will be Friday 4th March, then 15th April, 20th May etc)

Recommended reading links:

A short article by Bookchin THE GREENING OF POLITICS:
Toward a New Kind of Political Practice
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bookchin/gp/perspectives1.html

The introducation chapter from the book Social Ecology and Communalism by M.Bookchin
http://www.psichenatura.it/fileadmin/img/M._Bookchin_What_is_Social_Ecology.pdf

Free/Donation

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!