tea/ccoffee/biscuits for sale (made by us) or bring
your own (either way, youâ€™ll have a choice and it will be cheap)
each session bring your own supplies
work on your own project and/or there will be activities fore each session
there will also be a supplies box for those who to use it or, donate items into it
myspace/mailout for folks; people can make suggestions, we can put pics up from each week
should be for all ages and sexes etc.
open to everyone
show a movie every so often
a place of peace and creativity. A temporary residence tha feels like home.
This Saturday, 21st of April at ‘Cuppocrafts’ it’s time to get funky with your old rekkids. How? Here’s how…
Bring along any old and preferably wrecked 7″ or 12″records and you can transform them into a bowl! Oh yeah.
It’s gonna be so easy to do and you can impress all our friends when they call round with your super-fly bowl (in fact you could use it to trap flies but they’d have to be very big insects. Stick to simplicity).
So, pop along and have a go or bring whatever project you’d prefer to work on.
This coming monday the 26th of March, RAG presents an evening of international aural treats, to help fund the up and coming second issue of their magazineâ€¦
MUSIC FOR ONE (accoustic resonate bluesy-folky from london meets canadia)
EWA GIGON (vibrators, crazy noises and cheese graters)
MER (singer, songwriter, storyteller)
(6 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 â€” ring the top buzzer by the big blue door)
â‚¬5â€¦includes entry and food (as long as supplies last)
7pm for food
7:30 â€“ 11:00 for music
ALL ARE WELCOME
The â€œChart Your Cycle Zine Roadshowâ€ is coming to Dublin! Tuesday 25th of October at 8 oâ€™clock at the new Seomra Spraoi digs on Middle Abbey Street at the building with all the sculptures out front. This will be a performance lecture led by the ladies who put together â€œChart Your Cycle! A 10 Year Menstrual Chart to Help You Go With the Flow, Plus a Decade’s Worth of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Resources.â€ For those that don’t know, Seomra Spraoi is Dublin’s new social space.
We are organising a big event on Friday the 23rd of September in the St. Nicholas of Myra community centre on Francis Street. The event will include films, workshops, exhibitions, free food, discussions, music, radio transmissionsâ€¦ and lots more things of interest, we are emailing you to ask you to join us and to bring whatever you feel could contribute to the evening or the project. As part of the evening we will be having an exploration / discussion into the question that was recently asked at the Dun Laoighre Festival of World Cultures â€” can art help change the world?
all previous events, minutes, discussions the social centre can be found here
In â€˜Something Maybe Beautifulâ€™ written by Naomi Klein, the italian social centre network (150 + @ 2001) was described in the French newspaper â€˜Le Mondeâ€™ as â€œthe Italian cultural jewelâ€.
Social centres are abandoned buildings â€” warehouses, factories, military forts, schools â€” that have been occupied by squatters and transformed into cultural and political hubs, explicitly free from both the market, and from state control. By some estimates there are 150 social centres in Italy. Critical discussion at Monk’s Garden, Venice
And if that’s not enough you can join the Dublin Greenway Cycle who will be stopping to have a picnic in the Phoenix Park.
So all in all it will be a fun filled and productive weekend of lively events, discussion, action, art, play. We hope you can make the journey up and join us, we should be able to sort you out with accomodation with our friends here in Dublin. Hopefully the Friday night will spark the wish to make the idea of a social centre a reality.
And do invite your friends and ask them to ask their friends.
The last table quiz held by Seomra Spraoi took place at the Lower Deck Pub on 15 July. The quiz ended in a draw and so a dance-off was held. Here are exclusive pictures. At least one of those pictured here has emigrated to Scandinavia because of the shame of this spectacle.
St Nicholas of Myra Hall, Francis Street, Dublin, 2pmâ€“3:30pm
Dublin is on the verge of having an autonomous social centre, set up and run by a collective called Seomra Spraoi, which formed last year. A public meeting this Saturday will update on progress and take on board people’s views on what the centre can be used for and how it will be run. It’s not too late for you as a individual or group to become part of the project (indeed it will never be too late to come on board, but now is when you are needed).
Seomra Spraoi is a collective seeking to establish an autonomous social centre in Dublin. Lots of individuals and groups are on board. There is a credit union account with money in it. Fundraisers have been happening. Folks have been meeting weekly for quite some time. For more background see the link below.
Now, keep the following under your hat: as things stand, we should be making a definite announcement on Saturday about a space in the north inner city which will be taken up in early August!
By the way, â€œpublic meetingâ€ does not mean you coming along to listen to the heads who are involved already: it’s about everyone who comes along sitting around in a circle and making decisions together.
Nicholas of Myra Hall is on the corner of Francis Street and a small street called Carman’s Hall. Coming from Thomas Street, about two thirds the way along, you’ll see a grand piano hanging off a building on the left: turn right there and it’s on the right.
G8 report back
There will be a half hour break from 3:30pm to 4pm, followed by a report back meeting from the G8 summit in Scotland.
Bring some food to share (Seomra Spraoi will not be cooking this time).
If the weather is still fine, we can have the meeting in the playground outside.