InfoUsurpa brings you this weeks events happening in London’s autonomous spaces and beyond.
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OffMarket is a new open squatted space, a small shopfront on 111 Lower Clapton rd E5 0NP. It is run by volunteers who all live in or around hackney. The aims of the space is to be an open resource for local people and groups, but also to house various projects: InfoLibrary with books and zines, a FreeZone, info about squatting, skill sharing…
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+++ OffMarket +++
111 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP
Opening days at the moment are: Sunday 12-6pm, Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday 12-8pm.
OffMarket open meetings are on Monday 7pm if you want to meet us, check the space out or have any proposal to use the space!
Bike fixing workshop
Clowning workshop (starts 2nd February)
++ SUNDAY, 6-7.30pm ++
++ WEDNESDAY, 26TH JANUARY, 7.30PM ++
January 26th is “Australia Day” – the nation’s annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of the white australian state. Anyone interested in questioning the celebration of the founding and maintenance of a nation through policies of genocide and dispossession, and in hearing about aboriginal resistance to the australian government’s most recent racist laws is invited to this Invasion Day event. We will be screening the… newly released documentary “Our Generation” (see below), giving updates from the Rollback the Intervention and Stop Black Deaths in Custody campaigns and facilitating discussion on solidarity and strategy.
A documentary film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis (2010)
A rollercoaster journey into the heart of Australia’s Indigenous relations, a hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge. Through the stories of the Yolngu of NE Arnhem Land, the film looks at the Government’s ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, examines the real issues underlying Indigenous disadvantage, and opens dialogue on ways forward that respect Aboriginal culture and dignity. A fresh look at unresolved issues, with music by John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Gurrumul, and Goanna
++ THURSDAY, 27TH JANUARY, 7PM ++
An evening of information, talks, discussions and movies about the cuts and the resistance against them. There will be a speaker from the Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services, some movies from Reel News, and general cosyness around hot drinks and sofas.
++ THURSDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY, 7PM ++
Race Revolt Reading Group Series
Race Revolt started in 2007 as an intervention into the silences around race in the queer, feminist and activist communities. This reading series considers texts that address the ways in which gay rights are being used in nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric by racist organisations such as the English Defence League, politicians like Geert Wilders and even increasingly by gay activists. This is a reading group, so contact email@example.com to get the texts that will be discussed.
Thursday February 3rd, 7pm
Thursday February 17th, 7pm
++ TUESDAY 8th FEBRUARY, 7pm ++
Counter Olympics Network Meeting (see http://www.counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com).
111 Lower Clapton Road
We, the OffMarket collective, take disused buildings and turn them into open resources. We have just moved in to 111 Lower Clapton Road E5 ONP. This space has been empty for more than a year now. Yes, we occupy buildings that don’t ‘belong’ to us. Rents in London are extortionate, bills are prohibitive, Council housing lists are endless, some are sleeping rough and there are still more than 82,000 empty houses in London! While big owners are letting building rot empty to speculate, we simply claim that everyone should have a decent home!
There are lots of ideas about what to do with this space!
One is to initially try and link to local and broader struggles that are happening in Hackney around issues like the coming cuts, housing, employment, gentrification, supermarket invasion etc.
There will also be a FreeZone, where you can bring what you don’t need any more and take what you need ; an InfoLibrary with literature available about various political subjects ; promoting and defending squatting ; skill-sharing etc.
It would be lovely to hear from you and what you would like to see happening in a space like this. For now and in the future, we are open to your comments and feedback (or complaint!) about what we are doing.
The space will officially open on Friday 7th January from 12noon. Come and visit the FreeZone, the library and the info on squatting. From 6pm, we’ll have some hot drinks and movies. Everyone welcome!
The Off Market Colletive