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benefit pARTy 17th/18th December

rampart | 01.12.2004 04:27 | Culture | Free Spaces | London

it’s rampARTy time!!

rampART will soon have been open for six months and we’ll be celebrating with a couple of partys (and hopefully raising some dosh for electric and phone bills)

the rampART centre, 15-17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA
Fri 17th & Sat 18th December - Needless to say, you are invited.

Throughout the last six months many groups have made use the space and resources provided by the rampART. All events have been free or by donations and the rampART has never taken any kind of 'cut' from the various benefit events that have taken place. Now, with big bill to pay, we need to raise some dosh to keep the project going so please help to promote this event in anyway you can.

ramPARTY flyer - please distribute
ramPARTY flyer - please distribute

The two day event includes an open day on saturday afternoon
with a variety of workshops being laid on by groups and individuals
who have used the space. We also encourage other autonomous
spaces and project from around London and beyond to come
and make presentations thus helping to raise awareness of
the various cool things that are happening and which people can
get involved in. Please contact us if you'd like to get involved.

rampART benefit festival programme

Friday 17th

7pm: Food and alt fashion show
8pm: Open mic and spoken word
9pm: The Rub and Angel
10pm: Surge - live electronic set with visuals
11pm: DJ Milo (Oldskool elktro & funk vibes)
12pm: DJ Fusie (UKG)
1am: , DJ Syo (Hip-hop & rap classix)

Saturday 18th (open-day from midday)

1pm: open source software (creative media lab - 1st floor)
1:30: social centres network (library - 1st floor)
2pm: stenciling (painting room - 2nd floor)
2.30: subvertiseing (painting room - 2nd floor)
3pm: video editing (the hub - 2nd floor)
3.30: screenprinting (painting room - 2nd floor)
4pm: DIY fashion and costume making (costume room - 2nd floor)
4.30: radio workshop (recording studio - 2nd floor)
5pm: drumming and juggling (hall ground floor)

6pm: Food & Schnews Movies, Undercurrents and Real2Reel
8pm: Acoustic music and spoken word.
9pm: Cabaret with Saddam and the Lookalikes
10pm: Colin Halliwell (loud one man four piece rock and roll band)
10.30 Lower Depth (punk)
11pm: Davidcronenbergswife (alternative)
12pm: DJ Sexyrubbersole (DnB)
1am: rampART all stars

Exhibitions: photos, paintings and mixed media paintings around the building

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six months of rampART

01.12.2004 14:05

This is cut & paste from the rampART newsletter found at
it's a brief account of some of the stuff thats been
happenng a the rampART during the last six months...

Since openning, rampART has hosted free community
cinema every week. Films shown include; Fight Club,
The Forth World War, The Revolution Will Not Be
Televised, The Globalisation Tapes, Indefensible and
Metropolis plus some of the latest blockbusters, such
as I Robot and The Day After Tomorrow. On July 4th
we premiered Michael Moores 'Fahrenheit 911' as part
of an ‘Independence FROM America’ themed evening. At
our peak 120 people squeezed in for a documentary
about McLibel and a premiere of ‘Supersize Me’.
As well as the regular cinema, rampART has; been a
gallery for ‘a beginning...’ the first exihibtion of an
young london artist; photo exhibition space for ZDO9;
regular haunt of the European Creative Forum,
including the massive free festival for peace with Peace
Not War; venue for a week long ‘Venezuela Solidarity’
event; blown away for a cracking rising tide benefit gig
to raise some dosh for climate change campaigning in
London; homebase for the Laboritory of Inserectional
Imagination during the European Social Forum plus
laying on free food, a huge range of entertainment plus
accomodation for 50 european visitors; space for the
band Gertrude to record tracks for their next album;
fortnightly queerT party; regular venue for bolivian
and chillean solidarity groups raising money for
political prisoners; braved issues of Africa with a
weeklong series of talks, films, food and discussion;
and been streaming some wicked radio with local DJ’s
and MC’s on the decks nearly every night.

rampART won’t be here for ever.

Use the space while you can!


poem for the rampart

12.12.2004 20:55

How is RAMPART doing? I hope everything is Ok and you are satisfied...
My summer was great!!!

I love to write and in my free time I use do it. I would like to write a
short book with my thoughts about the time I spent in Berlin,London,Norwey
and I have already started...
So I have somethig for your guest book but it's in italian.


Ho imparato a scontrarmi
col destino delle altrui vite
Incredula negavo la forza
delle energie condivise
Porte sprangate nella mia torre
Scrutavo dall'alto
Curiosità divorava ogni giorno
brandelli di carne
Risucchiava dall'ampolla
la poca aria rimasta
Poi l'impeto dalla troppa insoddisfazione
Salto.Nel vuoto.
Mi son lasciata
libera di volare.
Ho riposato tra genti comuni
Nutrita da piatti succulenti
delle più diverse tradizioni
Succhiato per bene
ogni osso,scheletro
delle loro esistenze
Divorato i loro racconti
dal sapore esotico e lontano
senza mai troppo credervi
Gustato in silenzio
deliziosi infusi
dai magici poteri
E allorchè il sonno mi concedeva
una tregua
lasciava la veglia condurmi
nel buoi,in punta di piedi,
quanto più vicino alle loro stanze
a far tesoro dei loro
segreti costumi.

Si libravano di nuovo
i miei pensieri
non più incastonati
saldi come pietre
nelle pieghe della terra
Ma dalla terra sospinti
di nuovo nell'etere.

Iniziava il mio viaggio.

That's all for the moment.
I hope to hear from you soon.
An hug,

I find what you are doing in RAMPART very useful and interesting.
Continue on this way and good luck...
PPS: Sorry for my bad and incoherent English!