On Tuesday 8th March, 7pm, at Highfield Church Centre, there will be a short 30 minute film about the plight of the Christian Palestinian community in the Bethlehem and Hebron which will be followed by a short talk by Cathryn Spiller who will be running a half-marathon in aid of Amos Trust in Bethlehem in April.
A map of the Highfield Campus can be downloaded here
Southampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
International Women’s Day Celebration focuses on Women Writers, all welcome.
5.30 for 6pm Play: Five Break the Spell Join The Bookshop and members of Bridfem for a delightful evening of family friendly fun with a Participatory Pop-up Play where you can join in as actors or audience. Our play, about a certain well-known British children’s author who set many of her adventures in Dorset, will be led by Beth Shaw, co-author of The Domestic Theatre Handbook. The Bookshop will have a stall of books for sale by and about women. Admission Free/Donation, with tea and coffee.
8pm Autonomy Films presents: An Angel at My Table Jane Campion’s award-winning 1990 film of Janet Frame’s autobiography tells of her childhood in New Zealand and her triumph over mental illness to become a successful writer. (Colour, 2hrs 38mins)
Admission £3 or less if you’re skint Vegetarian soup on sale from 7.30pm.
Caught between the expansionist ISIS and escalating oppression by the Turkish state is one of the largest and most interesting revolutionary struggles of our times. Rojava, comprising three regions of northern Syria, is home to 2 million people while across the border in Eastern Turkey an increasing number of villages and neighbourhoods are declaring themselves autonomous and committed to self defence. Within these areas is a social experiment that incorporates feminism, ecology, has survived four years of military assaults. For much of this time they have been the only successful opposition to ISIS.
At 6:30pm on Monday 14th of December in the Malcolm X Centre join us for an evening of info and films including a first hand account of the new anti-state communities and an update on British Kurdish prisoner Silan Ozcelik. facebook event
And here’s the film:
VIOME is a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners at the peak of the Greek crisis, in 2011. Subsequently it was occupied by its workers, and has been producing natural detergents under workers’ control since 2013. Despite being an emblematic and inspiring struggle, today VIOME is under imminent threat of eviction. Find out how you can get involved and be part of the struggle at viome.org
This is the third in a series of short documentaries on the self-managed factories of Europe made by militant film-makers Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler. Find the other two here:
Occupy, Resist, Produce – RiMaflow
Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero
You are free to organise screenings in your town and use this film for any non-commercial purpose.
The closing video clip is “At utopia’s fiesta” by Greek militant hip-hop collective Social Waste. It was filmed at the factory of VIOME. See the full version here:
Events organised by others.
Frome Friends of Palestine. Peace Building in our Community – Stories from three Palestinians. The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW Tel: 01761 433709
Between Frome and Radstock.
Bar opens 7.30, starts 8:00. Admission free.
Sat 25th April.
38 Degrees NHS Day: Meet Bucky-Do Square at 11am to leaflet and get signatures for petition*, drawing attention to what is happening to the NHS and to encourage Election candidates to see the groundswell against privatization.
*didn’t we do all that 5 years ago? – ed.
South Somerset Peace Group. Journalism and Solidarity, Passion and Bias. Minster Rooms, Ilminster. 7.30pm ; all welcome – £3 appreciated, including tea/coffee .
Other Events locally
19th March 2015.
Film – Life in Hebron. 7:30pm St Catharine’s Hall, Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU. Bradford on Avon friends of Palestine. £3 Proceeds go to bringing the Freedom Theatre of Jenin to Frome.
Demonstration – UN Anti-Racism Day. Assemble 12 noon at the Town Pump, march to the war memorial and brief rally. Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland TUC, Unite Against Fascism Dorset Socialists and Dorset IWW.
CAAT conference. 10am – 5pm, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK £7 waged / £3 unwaged (Includes tea, coffee and a light vegetarian lunch).
24th March. Talk – Democracy and War Today. 7:30pm, Minster Rooms, Ilminster. South Somerset Peace Group. All welcome – £3 appreciated, including tea/coffee.
25th March. Public First – Local democracy petition, signature gathering, South Street, Dorchester.
28th March. Disco – Frolic for the NHS at the Con Club, North Street, Bridport 9.30pm.
2nd April. Transition Town Bridport – Talk with Carloine Walker ‘The Circular Economy’. WI, North Street, Bridport. 7.30pm. £3 or £1+2Nets.
8th April. From Page to Screen – The Grapes of Wrath. 11am Bridport Arts Centre. £6/£4.
14th April. Hustings with all local electoral candidates, on human rights and general issues at Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis 7pm
15th April. Hustings with all local electoral candidates, on environmental issues at Thomas Hardy School, Dorchester 7.30pm
Saturday 10th Jan 2015 6:45 for 7:30pm, The Town Hall, Central Bridport. Sell Off. The Abolition of Your NHS. Plus Reel News short film, 20mins.
Our future film dates:
Saturday February 14th.
Saturday March 7th. International Women’s Day
19th January. Bus Action Group Demonstration outside the council offices in Dorchester, 9:30am. Details; Bus Action Group (West Dorset), Facebook page.
W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport 7pm for 7.30pm .
JOIN OUR DISCUSSION OVER FREE CAKE AFTER THE FILM
EVENTS ORGANIZED BY OTHERS:
Stir presents film showing of ‘Grasp the Nettle’ Wednesday 21st May 6.45pm for 7pm W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport.
“A vital grassroots documentary which grapples unflinchingly with activism and protest in austerity Britain” – Leeds Film Festival The film will be followed by a Q & A session with the film-maker Dean Puckett
Open meeting of Bridfem (Bridport feminists) Discussion on ‘What do we mean by feminism?” Wednesday 7th May 7.30pm upstairs at Beach & Barnicott, 6, South Street, Bridport. All welcome, meetings are friendly and lively.