Glasgow Social Centre Update


You may wonder what we’ve been up to since moving out of Osborne Street. Here’s where we’re at:

First off, there’s a general meeting on Monday 7th June and you’re all invited! It’s in the electron club upstairs at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street. This is an opportunity for the wider group to feed into some important decisions. We’ll be looking at membership rules, and hopefully deciding on which space to go for!

So we moved out of Osborne Street way back at the start of the year. Since then we have been hunting for spaces around the city. Options have included a huge bingo hall, the old pipe factory, railway arches and some more regular spaces such as record shops. We have spoken to council planners about a couple of spaces and have especially been concentrating on a space on St George’s Road. It’s all very laborious and slow process but we’ll get there!

We’re also registering as a cooperative and hopefully as a charity as well! This will help us get rid of nasty council rates and get lovely funding.

What else have we been doing? We brought the free shop and a sound system to the May Day celebrations on Argyle Street and to Streetland in Govanhill. We’re hoping to work with The Govanhill Community Trust to have an event supporting the reopening of Govanhill baths. A group of us went to the UK Social Centres gathering in Leeds to learn from experience and meet folk from other centres around the country, and last weekend a few people went to Talmh to the Radical Routes gathering.

We’re planning on having a fundraising party soon so if you want to help out with this please come along to the meeting on the 7th of June..

Over and out.

Glasgow Social Centre organisational collective.

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