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Birmingham Free Space - Building occupied!

Free Space Brum Collective | 10.04.2008 17:19 | 2008 Days Of Action For Autonomous Spaces | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | Birmingham

Building now in hand for the weekend of events in Birmingham - for timetable see

We have now occupied the building for this weekend's events - so people
are needed down there tonight and tomorrow morning to prepare for the demo
and weekend workshops...

The building is the former Kingfield Heath stationer's offices and
warehouse, between Bradford Street and Warwick Street in Digbeth (on the
50 bus route and very near the Spotted Dog pub). It's an absolutely
enormous building, we are only using a small fraction of the space within
it. The "main entrance" is on Bradford St, but the entrance that we are
using is the one on Warwick St - about 50 yards up from the Spotted Dog,
on the right side of the road. Hopefully by tomorrow morning we will have
the "Free Space Brum" banner to advertise it from the outside.

No electricity or water as yet but hopefully these will be sorted tomorrow
(and the landlord of the Spotted Dog, has kindly offered us the use of
his pub kitchen for water, and possibly also cooking).

Bring down anything you want to make the place look nice - posters,
candles, coloured fabric, cushions, mattresses, etc. We already have
chairs and tables which were already in the building.

The space will be open to the public tomorrow morning to prepare for the
demo outside the Council House at 2pm.

For any more info, directions from the city centre, or if you are there
and no one seems to be there to let you in, please call the social centre
phone on 07527580190...

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25.04.2008 23:03

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Display the following 33 comments

  1. Can you give us better directions? — juggling for justice
  2. been there, done that — urban explorer, not the smackhead ;)
  3. more pics — urban explorer
  4. Addition - better directions — bRUM fREE SPACER
  5. Nice one... — free spacer
  6. Been there, done that, missed the point — Cockwatch
  7. Maybe you could learn something from this? — observer
  8. No system except a sound system. Except not that either. — Bill Posters
  9. squat parties vs free spaces — outsider
  10. Yes there was a fucking sound system — freespacer
  11. Bill Posters... — freespacer
  12. Good2see activist squat in Brum,can IWWunion get free conference space@next1? — green syndicalist
  13. good photos, nice one, like nottm looks like place that should be peoples hands — green syndicalist
  14. seeing beyond the either-or mentality — a 'lifestylist'
  15. Why do you keep name dropping the IWW? — Don't take offensive weapons on actions
  16. Squatters' Rites — grimalkin
  17. in support of free space — free space supportee
  18. Brum Free space I'm lovin it. — Where's my ipod?
  19. "Lifestyle" as a pejorative term — Don't physically assault kids in social centres
  20. clutching at straws — a (name dropping) lifestylist
  21. Clutching at straws (to weevil your agenda into social centres) — Don't break consensus in social centres by taking drugs (there are witnesses)
  22. Social Nature — grimalkin
  23. Health is not apolitical — free spacer
  24. Lifestyler and delusional fantasist — Stand by your (abusive) man
  25. Re: Social Nature — Don't egg kids on to throw gas canisters on fires (in social centres)
  26. Re: Health is not apolitical — hmmmm
  27. Well done for a great weekend — chan
  28. Ah... — grimalkin
  29. watch your hands... — black rainbow
  30. Fabrication? — hmmmm again
  31. Re: watch your hands... — Don't side with abusers over victims
  32. ere we go (again) — freespacer
  33. Re: ere we go (again) — zzzzzz