OffMarket FreeSchool

OffMarket Social Centre is back… and to kick start the project it will begin with 2 weeks of free workshops and skill-sharing sessions. See their blurb below for more information and how to get involved.

We, the OffMarket collective, take disused buildings and turn them into open resources. We have just moved in to 68 Dalston Lanes E8 3AH.  It is a larger space than we’ve had before, with a shop front consisting of a large back room, smaller rooms to the front and a good sized yard out back. We have lots of ideas about what to do with this space and look forward to hearing yours!

Free School: To launch the new space we will be holding a two week Free School packed with workshops and skill-shares. If you would like to propose a workshop or otherwise get involved with the running of the space you can come to our meetings every Monday at 7pm, email us on offmarket@riseup.net or just show up and get stuck in.

Workshops confirmed; Life Drawing, Sewing Curtains, Sign Writing/Flyer Making, Lock Changing, Shelf Making, Basic Electricity and Plumbing, Using and maintaining Power Tools, Insulation for Winter, Ecological Cleaning, Wireless Internet Security, 12V Music Making, Home Brew

And those whose times are already scheduled…
Tuesday 25th: Building Accessible Barricades 12-3
Wednesday 26th: Furniture Building and Carpentry 12-4 / Basic Tools
Skillshare for Women/Trans/Queer Folk 5-7pm
Saturday 29th: Vegan Cooking 12-5 / Café from 7pm
Tuesday 1st : Practical Squatting Evening 7-9pm
Thursday 3rd : Legal Workshop on Squatting from ASS 7-9pm
Saturday 5th : Self Defence 10-6

Open meetings are on monday at 7pm if you want to meet us, check the space out, or have any proposal to use the space!

Accessiblity: As of yet the space is not very accessible, we will be working on this as a priority and will have detailed info available in the next few days.

2 Responses to “OffMarket FreeSchool”

  1. squattastic Says:

    PLS blog this call out for action

    http://squattastic.blogspot.com/2011/10/call-to-action.html

    CALL TO ACTION

    The Government want to sneak through the criminalisation of squatting, which will be voted on in Parliament this Tuesday 1st November 2011.

    Over 95% of responses to the ‘consultation’ on squatting were against the criminalisation.
    Despite this, the government is still going ahead with their proposals – effectively bypassing democracy.

    SQUASH have tried engaging with the democratic processes but despite overwhelming support to not criminalise squatting we have been ignored.

    Our only rational response now is to call for people to TAKE ACTION. We have been forced into this position. See you on the streets!

    —————————————————————————————————————–
    MONDAY 31st OCTOBER : CALL OUT FOR A MASS SLEEP OUT

    CRITICAL MASS (BIKES) MEET AT WATERLOO BRIDGE 7PM
    PEDESTRIANS MEET AT HIGH KEN TUBE STATION 6.30PM – EVENING STANDARD HQ – NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, 2 DERRY ROAD W8 5TT.
    BRING SLEEPING BAGS.
    if you would like to propose an event to hold during the sleep out
    - teach outs, comedy shows, face-painting, music, cardboard house making, trick or treating, pumpkin soup kitchen
    - get in touch, or just make it happen! remember, we’re going to be there all night, so bring things to keep everyone warm and busy!

    TUSESDAY 1st NOVEMBER: EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS

    9am – Outside Westminster Housing Options Service, 101 Orchardson Street, LONDON NW8.

    THIS CALL OUT EXTENDS TO OTHER CITIES TO TAKE ACTION OUTSIDE THEIR REGIONAL HOMELESS PERSON UNITS WITH MASS SLEEP OUTS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT.
    FOLLOWED THE NEXT DAY BY AN EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS PERSONS UNIT IS, AND CHECK OUT THIS HOW TO.

    http://WWW.SQUASHCAMPAIGN.ORG
    http://squattastic.blogspot.com/2011/10/call-to-action.html


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