This time we gonna bring the finest Deep House and Minimal tunes to your ears. There is loads of space and a deadly outside area. And the best is you can bring whatever you want to drink So come along, bring some friends and enjoy the ride!
Suggested donation: €15 or whatever you can afford.
This Sunday, October 19th, 12pm–4pm in Seomra Spraoi — come bring the kiddies for a day of fun
We want to support of an Irish couple in Gaza who are raising money and building a well for a village who’s water supply has been cut off due to the bombing during Israel’s assault. So we are holding a kiddie fundraiser Sunday the 19th in Seomra Spraoi from 12.
There will be games, story telling, face painting, arts and crafts and hopefully live music for kids — any other suggestions welcome.
There will be a couple of hours of family fun and a good excuse to meet up and bring all the kids together.
Robert was born in 1979 to a young swiss woman living in Freidrichschof, a famous, and later infamous, Austrian commune that was once the largest in Europe. Like so many utopian communities founded over the past two centuries on the principle of participatory democracy, this one was the brainchild of am individual visionary. He was Otto Mühl, a former Wehrmacht soldier who in the Sixties helped found the actionist art movement in Vienna.
Are you involved in a campaign in your community? Join us for an All Ireland Community Campaigns Gathering in Seomra Spraoi. This is a free event.
This is an open invitation to all community led campaign groups. By coming together we can share our experiences and find out how we can support each other to win. You and your group are invited to come together for a day with other community led campaign groups to:
Learn about each other’s struggles and find common issues
Share what we have learned in our campaigns & hear from successful ones
Discuss how we act in solidarity with each other
Participate in a skills workshop around a common challenge (For workshops see full programme below)
10am–11am — Opening
Introduction to the day and a chance for groups and individuals to introduce their own local situation and to hear some reflections from other campaigns.
11am–12am — Dealing with the Media
Share experiences of dealing with the media and get practical advice on writing and sending press releases, preparing for radio interviews and using alternative media. With Mimi Doran and William Hederman. Mimi Doran is a communications practitioner and media lecturer with interests in social justice and participatory approaches to learning, research, and communication. Mimi has completed research on media literacy with St Michael’s Estate Regeneration Team, at the Equality Studies Centre. Mimi has provided strategic planning, PR strategies and professional media training to a variety of businesses and organisations. William Hederman is an activist, photographer, graphic designer and journalist. He worked as a journalist and editor at The Irish Times and subsequently as a journalist at Village Magazine. He has also lectured in journalism at DCU. He is part of the collective that runs the Seomra Spraoi social centre in Dublin.
12am–12:15am — Tea and Coffee
12:15am–1:15pm — Basic tools for working together
Share your experience of working together in a community campaign group and learn basic tools that can be used to make decisions, facilitate discussions and keep working effectively.
Facilitated by Paula Leonard
2pm–3pm — Dealing with the State
A chance to hear about the experiences of one community campaign group in dealing with state agencies, government departments, the legal system and the Gardai, and to share your own experiences that others may be able to learn from. With Eoin O’Leidhin, activist at Rossport Solidarity Camp. Eoin has been living in Mayo for the past four years and will be sharing experiences of engaging with state agencies, regulators and the legal system.
Facilitated by Mark Malone, Seomra Spraoi.
3pm–4pm — How to Keep Going
This workshop is a space to look at how community organisers can cope with mental and physical stress of long term campaigning, how we can support each other and keep campaigns going in a sustainable way for our communities.
Facilitated by Aoife Cooke
4pm–4:15pm — Tea and Coffee
4:15pm–5pm — Closing
A chance to hear what people got out of the day to discuss how can we support each other and act in solidarity in the future, with the option of creating a short statement expressing solidarity between the different community campaigns for media release.
Facilitated by Paula Leonard
5:30pm–6:30pm — Light evening meal
The event is being organised by people active in a number of different campaigns including supporting the community under threat from Shell in Mayo. This event will be a neutral space and the aim is to support each other and share strategies. It is not a space for winning people over to specific campaign agendas or any party political groups. Discussions and learning from the day will be gathered and disseminated online to participants other community campaign groups after the event.
Venue: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1. Seomra Spraoi is an inspiring example of a community centre run entirely on donations.
Directions: Walk north along Gardiner St, past Mountjoy Square and turn right at the next laneway (Belvedere Court). Seomra Spraoi is about halfway down the lane on the right hand side (number ten).
Food will be by donation, 5 euro or what you can afford. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special dietary or mobility requirements. Let us know if you will need child care for the day as this can be arranged at the venue.
Some things to do in your local social centre to take your mind off the futility of voting
On Polling Day
Vegan Cafe, Bike Workshop, Games, Cinema, Tea and cakes, and Art Workshop.
Activities are by suggested donations. More if you can afford it, less if you can’t.
Soup served between 2pm and 4pm
Bike Workshop from 2pm to 5pm
Art Workshop from 2pm to 4pm
Cakes from 3pm to 5pm
Games: Table tennis and boardgames, 2pm to 8pm
Dinner served between 6 and 7pm
Cinema: Election themed Hollywood
Bulworth (1998) 2pm
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Election (1999) 4pm
A 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The plot revolves around a three-way election race in high school, and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics.
The Candidate (1972) 6pm
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment. Themes of the film include how the political machine corrupts and the pointlessness of politics.