UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
27-06-2006 22:37Grass roots autonomous bottom up initiatives such as this should be encouraged, not cracked down on.
The following is local coverage (text taken from the Sheffield Star) of the impending doom of Sheffield's first free community street piano. Visit www.streetpianos.org.
27-06-2006 15:57Judge: ride "cannot by now sensibly be called anything but
common or customary"
26-06-2006 22:27A few folk have written about MATILDA and what it meant to them so here are my thoughts.
The Sunrise festival was held for five main days over the summer solstice period. This was a massive undertaking, pulling off the first 24hr music license for such a long festie here in the uk and setting out to have the site served entirely by compost loos (more on that later...)
26-06-2006 17:06Delicious organic food lovingly cooked by the Hulme Permaculture Course for your delight. All donations go to the Friend's of Birley Field's Campaign, which has so far stopped the council's proposals for car showrooms, hotels and offices on Hulme's green spaces and is currently consulting local people on alternative sustainable plans for this much loved area. Come and eat good food and have your say!
25-06-2006 10:26Following the council's sellotaping of an eviction order on Sheffield's very own Free Community Street Piano in Sharrow Vale Road, people have been attaching their own little messages of support, written on scraps of paper. These have been typed up below.
23-06-2006 23:24On Thursday 22nd June Yorkshire Forward took 30 persons unknown who had established a social centre in 111 Matilda Street to the County Court for Trespass. In hearing the case you actually dared to hope at one point that there might be some kind of outcome in Matilda's favour. But as ever the judge sided with the property owners regardless of the arguments put forward and legal technicalities raised. I wasn't able to get notes down of all the arguments made, but hopefully the bits I can recall will give you a small flavour of the case.
Its Goodnight Matilda well not just yet!
Hello here is what has been asked of from the representatives of Yorkshire forward
23-06-2006 09:09The Israeli government announced recently that it would restrict the right of Palestinian citizens who hold foreign passports, in addition to their required Israeli-issued ID and Palestinian passports, to live in Jerusalem, the future capital of the Palestinian state. The
government will require all Palestinian holders of foreign passports to leave the country every three months in order to obtain a visa, as is the case for any foreigner. Obtaining the visa is dependent on two factors: one is the mood of the soldiers on duty occupying the borders, and the second is what is written in the computer. Many foreigners and Palestinians have inexplicable black-marks next to their names, which makes their entry extremely difficult. Some are required to spend hours with Israeli interrogators before gaining entrance, while others are not allowed entrance at all. Others still breeze through without question.
22-06-2006 16:27See the report of the arrests here:
22-06-2006 10:13Sheffield City Council propose to turn green space of historical value into posh flats. Don't let them.
21-06-2006 23:27Today is the Summer Solstice, which is the equilivent of Christmas for Pagans. More than 17,000 people were at Stonehenge to celebrate and there was just one arrest. What an improvement on 21 years ago, when nearly 600 people were arrested in the 'Battle of the Beanfield' which took place in Wiltshire near Stonehenge on June 1st 1985.
Come to the demonstration outside court this Thursday...
In the last twelve months, MATILDA have turned an abandoned building into a thriving social centre. For a year we have put on performances, film showings and exhibitions, as well as providing much needed working and meeting space for local artists and activists.
This week, we are fighting eviction and will be demonstrating outside court to support those inside.
MATILDA needs your support too! The court case will be heard on:
- Thursday 22nd June, 10:30am
- at Sheffield County Court
- The Law Courts, 50 West Bar, Sheffield, S3 8PH
- Google Maps