Events for the DAYS OF ACTION are kicking off today, and carrying on all weekend at a number of squats and autonomous spaces across London!
The themes for the weekend's Space Is the Place events are: the current housing crisis affecting the most disadvantaged, the appropriation of public space by big business through privatisation and speculation (PFIs etc), the sell-off of council housing, the Olympics in 2012 and the ruin of the Lea Valley at the tax-payers' expense, social centres, squats, etc; free spaces, the mismanagement of land and its ownership by the wealthy elite...
7pm @rampART Social Centre (yes, it’s still open!): Free Spaces info night and social meet up with cafe, films, talks, stalls, music. More info at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/04/396086.html
8pm @NOID Gallery: acoustic bands and performance
12noon @Alexandra Court Hostel enroute to Hackney Town Hall: Demonstrate for clean, safe homes! Called by London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP)Meet Sat 12th April at 12.30pm, Alexandra Court Hostel, Belgrade Road, Hackney to march to Hackney Town Hall on Mare St.
10am-7pm @New Shoreditch Squat: Squatters Estate Agency, Art Exhibition, Films, Stalls, Workshops and discussion, Freeshop. There will be practical workshops on setting up a squat, ASS workshop, social centre eviction support, setting up a squat garden (weather permitting), bike maintenance and more..
8pm @Hackney Social Centre: Benefit gig for the Advisory Service for Squatters. Bands, stalls, vegan dinner.More info http://hackneysocialcentre.blogspot.com/
10am-7pm @New Shoreditch Squat: Squatters Estate Agency, Art Exhibition, Films, Stalls, Workshops and discussion
Sat 11th : @ Womynspace. Drag workshops during the day and drag party from 9pm till late. Women only.
Sat 11th : 7pm - 11:30pm Earth Circus Climate 4 Change Cabaret @ Circle Community
Hackney Social Centre : 231 Lower Clapton Road, E5 8EG - http://hackneysocialcentre.blogspot.com/
New Shoreditch Squat : Bowl Court off Plough Yard, by Drunken Munkey at junction of Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street - http://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/04/396084.html
rampART social centre : 15 Rampart St (off Commercial Road) E1 2LA - http://www.rampart.co.nr/
NOID gallery : 26 Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP - http://www.noidgallery.net/
Womynspace : 4a Corbridge Crescent, E2 - http://womynspace.blogspot.com/
Circle Community : The Old Mercedes Showroom 341 Finchley Rd - http://circlecommunity.org/
Visit http://april2008.squat.net/ for breaking news on april2008 Days of Action related events as they unfold over the next few days, providing short accounts on what’s going on across Europe and links to more detailed information when available
See http://www.squatter.org.uk/ for information on the Advisory Service for Squatters located in Whitechapel, London. The Advisory Service For Squatters is an UNPAID collective of workers who have been running a daily advice service for squatters and homeless people since 1975. It grew out of the former Family Squatters Advisory Service, which was founded in the late 1960s. ASS publishes The squatters Handbook, the twelfth edition of which is the current one, and has sold in excess of 150,000 copies since 1976.