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Events schedule - Squatting days of action

Squat Nottingham | 09.04.2008 14:32 | 2008 Days Of Action For Autonomous Spaces | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles

On the 11th and 12th of April, there is a call out for days of action on squatting - raising awareness and celebrating autonomous spaces. This weekend in Nottingham, we will open a squatted space and put on events.

People from a number of cities across the UK have already announced that temporary autonomous spaces will open for the weekend including a group in Nottingham. By visibly taking a space in the city centre, we intend to raise awareness of squatting and so contribute to a future of squatting in Nottingham with more long-term squats elsewhere in the city.

One goal for this weekend of action will be to inspire and empower people who have previously been unfamiliar with squatting. By providing materials and information, workshops, squatters' handbooks and by relaying our own experiences, we can enable people to house themselves. Discussing campaigns and sharing knowledge and skills we can support one another and be empowered ourselves, as well as drawing in new people by creating a vibrant and exciting place to be.

We're trying to put on as many events as possible to make use of the free space. We'll be open from Friday at 6pm, so come straight away if you want a nice vegan meal. If you're interested in making use of the space, feel free to contact us. If you want to come along just to hang around some nice people, you're more than welcome.

Thanks for reading. Here's the schedule.


12 noon
By this time we'll announce the location and post a map on Notts Indymedia

Freshly cooked vegan meal

- For free or donations

7pm onwards
Film night

- Exact films to be confirmed


10 - 1pm
Bookbinding workshop

- Learn to make a book and reuse/recycle

1 - 2pm
Freshly cooked vegan meal

- For free or donations

2 - 4pm
Juggling and hoola hoops workshop

- Learn a skill or be entertained!

2 - 4pm
Workshop on the science of climate change

Ever get into a debate and realise you don't actually know enough to convince someone of what you know to be a fact? Or simply want to learn more about this important topic? Get along to this workshop and you'll never have to agree to disagree again!

4 - 6pm
Discussion of autonomous spaces and squats in Nottingham

- Past, present and future. Whether you've got ideas and energy, stories and advice, or simply want to learn something - come along and join this informal talk.

6 - 7pm
Freshly cooked vegan meal

- For free or donations

8pm onwards
Live music

- Bands and DJs (more information will be available in the near future)

If you have any questions, want to help out, or have ideas about other uses for the space this weekend, please contact us.
Phone: 07534496679

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09.04.2008 15:26

Forgot to also mention that on Saturday there'll be a freeshop open all day. Bring unwanted items, take other peoples' unwanted items. A great way to get something useful reused.

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