Camp for Climate Action Gathering

This weekend we will be doing the (people's) kitchen and the party for the Camp for Climate Action Gathering which is coming to Glasgow. People from all over the UK will meet up to plan the camp. More details below and at www.climatecamp.org.uk.

If you can help with the kitchen or the party give Johnny a shout on 07737030560. If not then come to the party, it will be ace!

The Gathering


The gathering is a weekend of organising, discussing and planning this year’s Camp for Climate Action which will be taking place near Edinburgh in August. Climate camp is a week long camp for educating and taking action ourselves to stop the root causes of climate change. The gathering is a great opportunity to get involved in the camp which is looking to target RBS and the fossil fuel industry. There will be vegan food provided and accommodation for anybody who needs. Disabled access also. Everyone is welcome


3rd floor, 18 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH


31st July – 1st August 9am-6pm both days

The Party

(7pm – 12pm)

We’ll be hosting a d.j. set at the Barra’s Bistro, a chilled out, covered “outdoor” space in the heart of the Barras. Easy to find but give us a shout at the number above if you’re lost.


This Land is Your Land at the CCA

Today the Glasgow Social Centre presented our documentary and gave a talk about our current activities and the upcoming Mayan 'Day out of Time'.

Luis from the Southside Collective gave a spirited talk about the corruptive nature of 'ownership'. GSC volunteer, Omair also spoke about his experiences in a Scottish detention centre.

We also showed (most of) our film 'The Stroy so far' which documents our time at Osborne street. You can watch it in full below:

Glasgow Social Centre: The Story So Far from Bean There Done That on Vimeo.

Garnett Hill Park 25th July 'Day out of Time' Festival

This event will be loosely based on the 'Day Out Of Time' Celebrations, an international day of festivities promoting the concept of 'Peace through culture' and 'Time is Art'. For those of you who are familiar with Garnett Hill Park it is particularly appropriate for this with its Mayan like pyramid, water garden and amphitheater.

The day will be a celebration of community, the park and the fine thought and work that brought it into being, an inspiration for the many community garden and landscaping projects currently emerging and those to come in the future.

There will be a pa system set up in the amphitheatre area for music, poets, storytellers etc with dancers, performance artists and all things accoustic at the pyramid. Nothing set in stone,this is the first year for doing this event here so we feel our way and set a precedent for an annual celebration.

The idea is that the two spaces be linked by the 'Rainbow Bridge' via the stone staircase and stepping stone water garden. The Rainbow bridge will be processional i.e. made of people using costume ,body paint ,flags ,banners etc and hopefully have a ceremonial element to it....this may involve the planting of a vine!

So far we have the 'peoples kitchen' group working on providing free food, a pa system, some materials, and a growing cast of performers and artists plus the debut performance of a locally produced radio play and hopera(!) written by the late Fraser Clarke 'MEGATRIPOLIS@FOREVER' which introduces the concept of TimeDancing!!.....

Come along, and get involved. We'll see you there.


More info on Collectives

So you're interested in getting involved in one of the collectives? Great! Here's some more information on what they are all about:

Food Cooperative Collective
Help us get people out of the supermarkets and eating healthy food with less packaging! This collective involves sourcing initially dried foods from GreenCity Wholefoods and hopefully vegetables from a local farm at a later date. The dried and wholefoods will be bought in bulk and sold on at low prices with a wee profit to the Glasgow Social Centre.

People's Kitchen Collective
Serving free food to people on the street. This process provides a space to talk about how we relate to food, encourages eating together and gets healthy food into hungry mouths.

Film Collective
Showing radical films and documentaries in interesting spaces around Glasgow.

The collectives are being set up now so that they have a running start when we get a space. If you want to be involved in these collectives when we have a space (or don't!), please get stuck in now. See earlier post for contact details.

If there is a collective that you would like to start then please come along to our Monday meeting 7pm at the CCA to let us know.

Get involved in our Collectives

The Glasgow Social Centre group are setting up a Food Co-op Collective, People's Kitchen Collective and a Film Collective. For the food coop get in touch with Kate Hughes on 07969240530 and the all others contact Johnny on 07737030560.


SWAPORAMA: This Saturday

GSC presents an amazing Swaporama at the CCA. Saturday 10th July 12-4pm.Contact Melissa for more info.