More! Homelessness Action in Bristol City Centre
news at tlio.org.uk
Fri Apr 11 09:47:25 BST 2008
REPAIR NOT REDEVELOP
Yuppie flats are not part of a sustainable future and are pushing social
housing out of the city centre. Resist the displacement of local people
and join the parade!
Come One, Come All!
Take back our public space If this motivates you spread the Word!
International Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Public Spaces have
been called for on the 11th and 12th of April 2008.
http://april2008.squat.net:8080/. Diverse groups of enraged creatives from
Prague to New Zealand will be taking things into their own hands:
reclaiming spaces for art, housing, workshops, discussions, talks, films,
food, swap-shops, music, performances & open mics to name but the bare
Whilst their motives are locally specific, these autonomous actions are
drawn together internationally by common threads: indignation at the
impending grip that corporate expansion has on our cities; diminishing
social housing; streamlined rents; the homogenisation of the high street
with corporate chains; the segregation of cities along the lines of wealth
Here in Bristol we will be reclaiming a private space and breathing life
back into it momentarily for a public weekend of celebration. As a rupture
with the march of high speed commercial existence, we will show films,
parade through the streets, open space for art and workshops, cook and eat
food, listen to music and live a little. Whether youre a lock breaking
specialist, poet, painter or film-maker and would like to get involved -
or if you just want to come have a look at what can be done with love and
shoestring - come along!
The carnival procession will make its way through Bristol on Saturday
12th. We will assemble at Albany Green, St Pauls at 11am for the start of
the parade bring friends and family, whistles and horns, pedal power and
music. By taking back our streets well show our communities are fed up
with the odious creeping hand of shiny redevelopment. And in preparation:
come create costumes, banners and carnival trimmings at workshops in the
space the day before, Friday 11th.
This open invitation is a call out to communities and individuals of all
skills and interests that can help make these days as visible as possible-
take action in OUR city! Come join to raise awareness that there is an
alternative, and resist the aggressive private expansion into our public
For more info call: 07528 953 230 / 07591 631 230
- daytime: Come help create the space
- evening: Film night from 7pm
- Carnival Parade starting from Albany Green St. Pauls at 11am.
- Art Exhibition open all day
- Cabaret/Open mic, live music
For more info call: Sven on 07786 166477, Miriam on 07964 292775, Jake on
07910 077111 or others on 07528 953230 or 07591 631230.
With the Broadmead Expansion and its spillover into St Pauls and Old
Market that is displacing our local communities, the time is now to take
matters into our own hands and reclaim our public spaces.
REPAIR NOT REDEVELOP - Yuppie flats are not part of a sustainable future
and are pushing social housing out of the city centre. Resist the
displacement of local people and join the parade!
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