Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Weekend events kick off with RAG gig

Friday May 25th 2007

RAG gig in Seomra Spraoi
Time: 5.30 – 9.30

Acoustic gig and food

All welcome
€5 or donation


This is the final weekend for Seomra Spraoi at Ormond Quay.

All help welcome and needed. Drop by over the weekend or even better come along to the meeting this evening, Thursday at 7.30pm …

Tonight there is the usual weekly MEETING at 7.30pm, to discuss the weekend events, the clear-out and the future. Please come along!

Friday
early evening there’s an ACOUSTIC GIG, organised by RAG. Karen Mc D, Mark Malone, and Mer (singers, songwriters, storytellers) 5.30 – 9.30pm
Saturday
Open day with a special invite for kids; tea, puppet making and crafts.Surprise event on Saturday evening (i.e. nobody knows yet what we’re doing… come along tonight and help plan it)
Sunday
The last supper, our regular weekly cafe but a little later than usual. Food served 3pm. Film showing following food, film TBA

We are going to be paying a bigger rent very soon. Your help is needed. BRING YOUR BANK DETAILS along this weekend and fill out a standing order form. No amount is too small!

A full day of Wonder

Saturday May 19th at Seomra Spraoi

Cuppocrafts, DIY make and do from 11pm to 1pm.
This is followed by a fun papier mache workshop.
This day of glorious activity is rounded off with a Stevie Wonder film at 5pm… to mark this great man’s birthday of course!

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Some more info on Cuppocrafts

Every second Saturday come along for a morning of make and do. If you have a creative yearning then this is the place for you. Here is a temporary refuge to have some space to create and relax. Every second week there’ll be a project.You can bring your own project to work on and/or suggest one for a future Saturday.Tis up to you! You can start it there and then or bring your own to do.You can keep it for yourself or share it for another week’s project. Come along for a look, have a cuppa and a treat, make something, have a natter, be yourself. What’s in the pot is there to share: tea, materials, ideas, space and compassion. A cuppo refreshment, a cuppo relaxation, a cuppo creativity, a cuppocraft.

Please forward, all welcome.

Call out for help, get involved!!

Public meeting Thursday, May 3rd, 8pm at the Seomra

The Dublin social centre, Seomra Spraoi, will be homeless again from May 23rd. The social centre has been located on Lower Ormond Quay since August 2006, but is currently seeking a new home, as the owner of the building is planning to sell up.

The collective that set up and runs the centre — also called Seomra Spraoi — is calling on all the people and groups who have used the space to help keep the project going. A public meeting on Thursday (May 3rd) at 8pm will include a slide show and short talk about social centres and the history of Seomra Spraoi and an open discussion about how you can get involved at this critical stage.

“Our 10-month residency on the quays has seen the project really grow and involve lots more people and a real diversity of events and activities,” said a Seomra Spraoi regular, gazing wistfully out over the Liffey from the huge first-floor window. “We’ll sure miss this view.”

“Literally thousands of people have passed through this place since last August. By now there is something on nearly every day — gigs, craft workshops, screenings, meetings, children’s events, exhibitions. At the last count, more than 20 different groups were using the place for meetings or other events.”

It’s not too late to organise an event. In fact, the collective is trying to put on as many events as possible in its final weeks at Ormond Quay. See contact details below.

Seomra Spraoi expects to have to pay a bigger rent on whatever space it moves into next. You can help by taking out a standing order (see below) or organising a benefit gig or making a donation at the Seomra. Groups who have used the space and hope to use the next space are encouraged to make a regular donation of whatever they can afford, preferably by standing order.

Watch out for more background about the project soon on Indymedia.

What you can do

  • Look out for spaces to rent in Dublin city centre.
  • Let Seomra Spraoi know if you have storage space.
  • Come to our public meeting on Thursday, May 3rd, at 8pm at 6 Lower Ormond Quay.
  • Come to our regular meetings every Thursday at 7.30pm (not this week).
  • Take out a standing order (to be posted here in a minute).

How to contact Seomra Spraoi

Email
seomraspraoi@gmail.com
Book an event
seomraspraoievents@gmail.com
Blog
seomraspraoi.org
MySpace
www.myspace.com/seomraspraoi

Revolutionary Love Gig — Thursday April 26th

Acoustic Sets from punk to flamenco in support of popular democracy prisoners in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Thurs 26th April @ 21.30 Seomra Spraoi hosts Lynched!, Mark Malone and Manzano (Spain)

€4 on the door, proceeds go for legal and medical support of imprisioned activists from APPO popular democracy movement in Oaxaca, Mexico

For more info on Oaxaca check out: www.narconews.org
Related Link: http://chiapas.indymedia.org/index.php?category=13

Make and Do this Saturday morning

Saturday April 21, 11am – 1pm

Having a cup of Arts and Crafts Morning

How it will be run

  • free/€1 donation
  • tea/ccoffee/biscuits for sale (made by us) or bring
  • your own (either way, you’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
  • music chilled

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.

There will be refreshments and treats too.

Make and Do Workshop

Saturday April 7th 2007, 11:00 — 1:00

Having a cup of Arts and Crafts Morning

How it will be run

  • free/€1 donation
  • tea/ccoffee/biscuits for sale (made by us) or bring
  • your own (either way, you’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
  • music chilled

a place of peace and creativity. A temporary residence that feels like home.

RAG Gig, Monday 26th March

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 magazine…

  • MUSIC FOR ONE (accoustic resonate bluesy-folky from london meets canadia)
  • EWA GIGON (vibrators, crazy noises and cheese graters)
  • MER (singer, songwriter, storyteller)

@

Seomra Spraoi
(6 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 — ring the top buzzer by the big blue door)
€5…includes entry and food (as long as supplies last)
7pm for food
7:30 – 11:00 for music
ALL ARE WELCOME

www.ragdublin.org

Social centre screenings in Seomra Spraoi Saturday 6pm

followed by weekly meeting

Social centre screenings from Dublin’s new social centre, Seomra Spraoi.

47 Middle Abbey Street, next to Epicurean Food Hall
Thursday 3rd November

  • 6pm–7:40pm — 6 films about social centres, including Seoma Spraoi’s recent experiment
  • 8pm onwards — weekly meeting

All welcome.

This event is free but indeed donations will be welcome. Bring a cup for tea or anything you would like to donate to the social centre.

Tea (hopefully) will be served.

Films

  1. ‘Our Kitchen’, Belfast, 5:30 minutes
  2. ‘Aspire’, Leeds, 9:04 minutes
  3. ‘Canmasdeu’, Barcelona, 28:24 minutes
  4. ‘Amsterdam’, 3 social centres 33:59 minutes
  5. ‘Sumac Centre’, Nothingham, 17:32 minutes
  6. ‘Wandering Workshop’, le Petit Cinema @ la Condition Publique, Lille, France, July 04, 5 minutes
  7. ‘Streaming from the Gaff!’, recent Seomra Spraoi experiment, Dublin social centre, 3:53 minutes

Total screening time = 103:30 minutes ~= 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Films 1–5 made by Darren (2003/2004)
  • Film 6 made by Kingsley, part of EASA work
  • Film 7 made by Paul and Dunk

You can view recent Seomra Spraoi experiment in live streaming from the gaff on YouTube.

We might also try to stream a live webcast at the same time, depends on equipment and space

Chart Your Cycle! Roadshow and Reading

Menstrual Taboos and Period Etiquette

The “Chart Your Cycle Zine Roadshow” is coming to Dublin! Tuesday 25th of October at 8 o’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 “Chart 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.” For those that don’t know, Seomra Spraoi is Dublin’s new social space.

Seomra Spraoi collective invites you to a night of play, art, discussion, film, food, disco

Friday 23rd September

Seomra Spraoi is a collective which has come together to create a social centre space in Dublin. To find out more about the ideas behind the initiave see ‘Seomra Spraoi Initiative Aims to Create Radical Social Space’.

Map to St Nicholas' Hall
Map to St Nicholas’ Hall

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 transmissions… 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 — can art help change the world?

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.

a few art, media, eco, radio, activist links

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Kilkenny

Belfast

Dublin

Galway

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De Dublin social centre will be great
a play and garden day in your community garden
a play and garden day in your community garden