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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111 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP / firstname.lastname@example.org / 07706279299
Opening days at the moment are: Sunday 12-6pm, Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday 12-8pm. During opening hours you can browse our freeshop with clothes, toys, books etc, but also check out our growing info library, learn more about squatting or just have a cup of tea.
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! We are also keen for new people willing to occupy, volunteer on opening hours or joining the collective!
++ TUESDAY 1ST MARCH, 7-8pm ++
Practical Squatting Evening: Meet other people to squat with, get practical advice on squatting, and much more!
++ THURSDAY 3RD MARCH, 7pm ++
Hackney and East London Creative Writing Circle: We are a group of people who meet regularly to share our creative writing – all forms, all flavours, all levels – for comment, critique, motivation and inspiration. The group is open to anyone who wants to write, from beginners to advanced writers. Contact: iris: nerosiri [at] yahoo.co.uk
++ SATURDAY 5TH MARCH, 12-2pm ++
Hackney Housing Group meets every other Saturday to give and receive support on housing problems and campaign for better housing. We are not a service, we work collectively to solve each others’ problems. Many of us have had housing problems ourselves or still do and we know we are stronger together. For more information call 07931 698 438 or email hackneyhousinggroup [at] gmail.com. http://hackneyhousinggroup.wordpress.com/
++ THURSDAY 10th MARCH, 7.30pm ++
Dale Farm info night (http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/)
++ SATURDAY 12th MARCH, 2-4pm ++
A nice afternoon sewing workshop.. bring along clothes you need to mend or alter, or just come along to learn a bit about sewing.
++ THURSDAY 17th MARCH, 7:30-10pm ++
Race Revolt – Practical strategies for challenging racism where we find it for queers.
++ FRIDAY 25th MARCH, 7pm – Midnight ++
Sahara InfoNight – about the situation of Saharui refugees, living in a camp in the southern region of Algeria. There will be some movies, a speaker and a raffle/fundraiser! You will also hear about a solidarity project that includes getting stuff being left around at the Glastonburry festival (tents, sleeping bags, beddings…) and bring it to the refugee camp. They are looking for volunteers! frentesolidariointernacional [at] gmail.com
++ SUNDAY 3rd APRIL, 7pm-midnight ++
Squatters get-together, for networking and socialising
++ MONDAY, 10am-midday ++
Self-defence skillshare, open to all ages, genders and abilities
++ MONDAY, from 12 onwards++
Gardening skill-share, focusing on plants for herbal remedies.. help create a herbal garden, plant stuff to take home and share info / remedies / seeds
++MONDAY, 7pm ++
++ TUESDAY, 3-6pm ++
Bike fixing workshop
++ FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 7-8pm ++
Practical Squatting Evening
++ WEDNESDAY, 6pm ++
++ WEDNESDAY, 8-10.30pm ++
++ THURSDAY, 6 – 7pm ++
Legal advice drop in session for anti cuts and student demo arrestees
++ FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH ++
Hackney and East London Creative Writing Circle: If you would like to join or would like more information, email iris: nerosiri [at] yahoo.co.uk
++ SUNDAY, 6-7.30pm ++
++ SUNDAY, 7.30-9.30pm ++
Life drawing informal classes. Model, cheap/free materials and a cake provided, all levels welcome!