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== CALENDAR - MAY ==
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== JUNE ==
  
'''TUESDAY 22nd'''
 
ACOUSTIC PUNK F***IN ROCK
 
'imadethismistake'
 
all the way from Pensacola, Florida. + P J Shepherd from London. Zine stall from Last Hours. Oh Yeah!. And cakes, tea, coffee. Up the punx! 8pm
 
  
'''WEDNESDAY 23rd'''
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''''MONDAY 18th
FILM NIGHT
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STEAL THIS FILM
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'''BUILDING MEETING  proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm
'Steal This Film' is a film series documenting the movement against intellectual property and takes account of the prominent players in the Swedish piracy culture: The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån, and the Pirate Party.intellectual property.  
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 +
''''''TUESDAY 19th'''
 +
 
 +
THE SPANISH LESSON
 +
for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and  
 +
papers to take notes will be turned away - this is not a social. People will be expected to take some homework too.
 
7.30pm  
 
7.30pm  
  
'''THURSDAY 24th'''
+
'''WEDNESDAY 20th
Direct Action Casework-  Private meeting…7.30pm (?) Contact Ellie via Chris
+
''''''FILM NIGHT movie TBA 7.30pm
  
'''FRIDAY 25th'''
+
'''THURSDAY 21st JUNE
PUNK ROCK!!
+
GHOST MICE + PAUL BARIBEAU + PJ and GABY + ITCH (King Blues)  acoustic punk folk stuff...Benefit for Disarm DESI  7-11pm.  
CAFE + BAR
+
£3 max donation ''
8 - 1am
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Punk DJ, Punk Bar and Punk Food. Benefit for SCUM FEST 2007. Everyone invited to the Punk special!!
+
Soap it up!!
+
  
'''SATURDAY 26th'''
+
'''FRIDAY 22nd'''
SECONDHAND SALE
+
'''EASTERN FLAVAZ CAFE + BAR 8 - 12am LIve music from Matt and Suki (gypsy/klezmer/balkan/turkish). Middle eastern vegan food.
our third great cheapo sale of books and other secondhand stuff...DONATIONS sought..bring along stuff you want rid off. All £££ goes to the Centre
+
'''
 +
SATURDAY 23rd'''
 +
BIKE FEST MOVIE NIGHT
 +
Critical Mass films, Safetybike, Bicycology, Bike to Record PLayer, Bike Punk Fest Warsaw fllms etc...4pm
  
Black Frog Film Society
+
SUN 24th EMPTY
presents 'DIVA'
+
Stylish Parisian cool so cool thriller from 1981. Beautiful? Relevant? Fantastique!!
+
7.30pm. Bar
+
til 1am-ish!
+
  
'''SUNDAY 27th'''
+
MONDAY 25th
AFTERNOON OF BOARD GAMES
+
'''BUILDING MEETING  proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm
From Scrabble to Risk!! Starts 3pm
+
  
'''MONDAY 28th'''  
+
TUESDAY 26th
BUILDING
+
THE SPANISH LESSON
MEETING
+
for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and
proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!!
+
papers to take notes will be turned away - this is not a social. People will be expected to take some homework too.
7pm  
+
7.30pm
 +
 
 +
WED 27th ''''''FILM NIGHT movie TBA 7.30pm
 +
 
 +
THURSDAY 28th
 +
REEL NEWS - 6 short movies from the recent anti-G8 protests in Germany
 +
 
 +
FRIDAY 29th
 +
BAR SOCIAL food, beer great people  8pm til 1pm(ish)
 +
 
 +
SATURDAY 30th EMPTY
 +
 
 +
== JULY ==
 +
 
 +
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 +
SUNDAY 1st JULY EMPTY
 +
 
 +
MONDAY 2nd
 +
'''BUILDING MEETING  proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm
  
'''TUESDAY 29th'''
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TUESDAY 3rd
 
THE SPANISH LESSON
 
THE SPANISH LESSON
 
for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and  
 
for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and  
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7.30pm  
 
7.30pm  
  
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WEDNESDAY 4th EMPTY
  
'''WEDNESDAY 30th'''
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THURSDAY 5th EMPTY
FILM NIGHT
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SOUTH PACIFIC STRUGGLES:
+
THE COCONUT REVOLUTION
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Bougainville struggles against one of the biggest mines in the world. The indigenous population fightback with homemade guns and win.+ FIRST CONTACT Footage of 'first contact' between Papuan peoples and Australian gold miners and their swift intro to Western colonialism 7.30pm
+
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' '''''''THURSDAY 31st'''
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FRIDAY 6th EMPTY
  
== JUNE ==
+
SATURDAY 7th (????)
 +
QUEER NIGHT c/o Kellan et all
  
 +
SUNDAY 8th
 +
LAND RIGHTS questions springing from discussions and forums during the recent anti-G8 protests in Germany
  
'''FRIDAY 1st'''
 
CAFE + BAR
 
8 - 1am
 
  
'''SATURDAY 2nd'''
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SPACE CAFE Showing the crazy ass SUN RA film "Space Is The Place' - Sun Ra, space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland...need we say more?? + Space music. Cheap food and drink. 7.30 til 1pm-ish
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'''SUNDAY 3rd'''
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== DRAFT PROPOSED GUIDELINES for groups doing events ==
INDYMEDIA TRAINING:
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History + Introduction, - why it was created. Expansion - first stages. Localisation & decentralisation. How to write a [newswire] article. How to propose a middle column feature. Appropriate sizes and formats for photo, audio and video. IRC for when things go wrong. Basic internet security using Indymedia.
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If people would like this training on another date, or want more info, can email imclondontrainings@riseup.net
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3pm -5pm
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THE TRAP – screening of three one-hour programmes which will explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically "how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today's idea of freedom. 6pm. To be booked. James c/o Chris
+
  
'''MONDAY 4th'''
+
Here are the guidelines we came up with for outside people using the Camberwell Squatted Centre. We came up with these notes so that everything is clear about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. Running the social centre is very time consuming for everyone involved here, so we collectively agreed these ideas to avoid putting more stress and burn out on ourselves. Don’t let it put you off please. We welcome you and your events. That’s partly why we opened up the space!!
BUILDING
+
We have had an awesome number of great events here with no problems. However we came up with these notes to avoid some of the common problems we have had over the last two months.
MEETING
+
proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!!
+
7pm
+
'''
+
  
'''TUESDAY 5th'''
 
COURT DATE for us 10am Lambeth County Court, Cleaver Sq, SE11
 
Tea and Biscuits COURT REPORT for all 6.30pm
 
  
'''WEDNESDAY 6th'''
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ABOUT THE SPACE AVAILABLE
FILM NIGHT
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WORK SLOWLY – Radio Alice movie
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7.30pm
+
  
''''THURSDAY 7th'''
+
• It’s a squatted space. This means that we cannot know when we will be evicted. Bear this in mind if you are thinking about using a date a long way ahead
INFOSOURPA Meeting 7.30pm Details to follow
+
  
'''FRIDAY 8th
+
• We have two social spaces downstairs -  A small bar space with
'''CAFE + BAR
+
sofas, book and magazine rack, info space, small bar. Adjoining this is a larger longer room with tables and chairs in it.  Roughly speaking the Centre can hold 40 people maximum in both spaces. Anything else would be a crush.
8 - 1am
+
  
'''''SATURDAY 9th''''''
+
• Types of events we have held – benefit cafes or bar nights, film nights, disco nights, talks and discussions, closed meetings, DIY workshops, acoustic shows etc. It is not suitable for punk gigs or loud parties.
GOREFEST - Two nasty movies. Details to follow
+
  
'''SUNDAY 10th'''
+
• We share the building with the folks who live above. We have agreed a finishing time for events at 1am. This means that the social space is cleared by 1am. Cleaning can still be done after that.
'''THE SHACKS FIGHT BACK! THE SHACK DWELLERS MOVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA - Talk and Movies on the Shack Dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo. 2pm. Event proposed by Chris in collaboration with Mute Magazine
+
'''
+
  
'''MONDAY 11th'''
+
• There is a kitchen space downstairs that has plates, cups, cutlery etc and a few pans. It’s not set up as a working kitchen so people mainly prepare food in advance elsewhere and heat it here. A small amount of cooking can happen eg. frying stuff, salad making etc. We ask you to respect the wishes of those who live in the building and not cook any non-vegan food in the kitchen.
'''BUILDING
+
MEETING
+
proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!!
+
7pm
+
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' ''''''''''''TUESDAY 12th''''''
+
BOOKING THE CENTRE
  
'''WEDNESDAY 13th'''
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• The Camberwell Squatted Centre collective meets every Monday night in the Centre at 7.30pm. We like it if people want to hold an event here that they come and introduce themselves at this meeting and tell us about what they want to do. The first part of the meeting is set aside to sort out our schedule of events so you wont have to sit through a whole meeting.
FILM NIGHT
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'''Recycled Market'''
+
Jayshree and Preeti spent 3 days in Bangalore's oldest waste market in Shivaji Nagar, where
+
you can find stolen automobile parts and recycled everythings. There is pride in work here
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with the old folks and disdain amongst their progeny who want nothing to do with this
+
business. This film is more than a superficial peek into this fascinating labyrinth of  
+
worthwhile junk.
+
+
7.30pm
+
+
unless someone else wants to show something
+
  
'''THURSDAY 14st'''
+
• We try to not to book events less than two weeks ahead so that sufficient time can be given over to publicity. In an emergency, if something is needed quickly, we will book it.
SCUM FEST 2007 Benefit Night  Movies etc tba
+
  
 +
• Although we prefer to met you if you want to book a date, you can email us at blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk and propose it to us.
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' '''''''''''FRIDAY 15th
 
CAFE + BAR 8 - 1am
 
  
'''SATURDAY 16th'''
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CENTRE USE and RESPONSIBILITIES
Black Frog Cinema presents "TSOTSI"
+
• When we book an event with you will ask for a phone number and email address to enable us to keep in touch if you or we have questions about it. We will also give you the details of one of us who will act as a liaison between you and the Centre. This person will be there on the day. Please bear in mind that we are a small group of people and sometimes if we are all busy or overworked it may not be possible to find a responsible person for you. But hopefully we can work it out
Screening starts at 7.30pm
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Free popcorn! Oh my! Film synopsis details coming soon......
+
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' ''''''''''''SUNDAY 17th
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• If you are putting on an event, we expect you to have a crew that runs the night. This means that people come before your event starts to set up and that people stay the course to keep the event safe and looked after. We have sometimes found it helpful to have some people that arrive early and set-up and begin the event and to have another group of people who arrive later who close and clean the event. We expect you to be responsible for the security of the building against landlords, cops, aggressive people etc. and for the security of our equipment etc. at all times.
  
''''MONDAY 18th
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CLEANING
'''BUILDING MEETING  proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm
+
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' ''''''''''''TUESDAY 19th
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• At the end of the event we want the space to be cleaned for those who live here and in readiness for other later events. A rough list depending on the type of event is: to wipe all the tables and bar surfaces, clean the toilet, sort out recycling into a neat fashion, do all the washing up, clean the kitchen surfaces and stove (if used), sweep the all the floors.
  
'''WEDNESDAY 20th
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WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR YOUR EVENT
''''''FILM NIGHT movie TBA 7.30pm
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    '''THURSDAY 21st JUNE
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• We can provide you with a film projector and a portable screen. To use the projector you will need a computer that has a VGA outlet from a computer that plays DVD’s, AVI’s, MPEG’s etc. (VGA is the outlet that you would plug an external monitor into. Not all laptops have this. iBook Macs don’t!!. Mac G4 Powerbooks do but later models need an adaptor. Most PC laptops do. Google Images will show you what a VGA looks like). We have small speakers for the film sound that plug into your computer.
    GHOST MICE + PAUL BARIBEAU acoustic punk folk stuff...Benefit for Disarm DESI  7-11pm. Ok so this got fucked up in communication.
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    It wasnt agreed at meeting but the people did a flyer for it AND didnt ask us about a cover price..I am now going back and forth with them.  
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    XChris
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'''
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'''FRIDAY 22nd'''
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'''CAFE + BAR 8 - 1am
+
  
'''(EMPTY DATE)''' ''''''''''''SATURDAY 23rd
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• We can run a bar if you don’t want to do this but we will keep the money from our beer sales for the Centre. If you want to do a bar to raise money we can advise you how.
  
 +
• We have tea and coffee available at the bar.
  
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• There is a CD player with 3 speakers; two in the bar and one in the bigger room.
 +
 
 +
PUBLICITY
 +
• If you are putting on an event, you will need to publicise it well. Sounds obvious but folks have put on great events here where 2 people showed up because they forgot to tell anyone about it.
 +
 
 +
• We will put your event on a website calendar of events. It will also be included in our email bulletin to about 100 people.
 +
 
 +
• We can print your flyer cheaply but not less than one week before the event. Contact blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk putting ‘EVENT PRINTING INFO’ in the subject line
 +
 
 +
• We have put up an ever-expanding list of where you can put flyers and posters in places near the centre and elsewhere in London on our website. There is also info about where to publicise it on the Internet.
  
== DRAFT PROPOSED GUIDELINES for groups doing events ==
 
forthcoming...write away comrades...
 
• BOOKING and PUBLICITY
 
• RESPONSIBILITIES
 
• WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE
 
• CONTACTS
 
etc
 
  
 
'''Publicity'''
 
'''Publicity'''
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== Suggestions for Publicising Events ==
 
== Suggestions for Publicising Events ==
To be typed up soon!!!
 
  
'''Where you can put leaflets LOCALLY:'''
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Places to put leaflets down in.
  
'''Where you can put leaflets LONDON:'''
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Locally is always better but for certain events it might be worth putting stuff in other areas. For example, a gig is worth advertising in London record stores etc. Not everything listed is guaranteed to want your flyer but it’s always about asking nicely. Local shops are often happy to put up posters in their window if it’s a community event. It’s just about asking and establishing a relationship with them.
  
'''Electronic Publicity'''
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If you know of other places, then email them to us and we will add to this list:
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 +
blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk
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'''CAMBERWELL  SE5'''
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 +
• Rat Records, 348 Camberwell New Rd (has noticeboard for flyers/posters)
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• Synergy Centre, 220 Farmers Rd
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 +
• Basic Wholefoods, 49 Denmark Hill (opp where Coldharbour Lane meets it)
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• Camberwell Library, 17-21 Camberwell Church St has noticeboard (bit tricky)
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•  House Gallery + Café, 70 Camberwell Church St
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 +
• Tadims Café, 41 Camberwell Church St
 +
 
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• Seymour Brothers Cafe, 2-4 Grove Lane (nr Hermits Cave pub)
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• Camberwell College of Art, 60 Peckham Rd (leaflets on reception desk)
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'''PECKHAM'''
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• South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Rd has leaflet racks in foyer
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• Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill St has noticeboard
 +
 
 +
 
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'''WALWORTH / ELEPHANT'''
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 +
• Cooltans Arts, Unit B, 237 Walworth Rd
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• Newington Library, 155 Walworth Rd has noticeboard and flyer racks
 +
 
 +
• Fareshares / 56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton St for posters and flyers
 +
 
 +
• Tlon Books, Ground Floor, E+C Shopping Centre takes posters
 +
 
 +
 
 +
'''BRIXTON'''
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 +
• Brixton Wholefoods, 59 Atlantic Rd SW9 takes flyers
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• Brixton Cycles, 145 Stockwell Rd SW9 flyers/poster
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• Bookmongers, 439 Coldharbour Lane SW9 flyers
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• Brixton Library, opp Town Hall, Acre Lane
 +
 
 +
 
 +
'''CLAPHAM/STOCKWELL'''
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• Old Post Office Bakery, 76 Landor Road, SW9 flyers/poster
 +
 
 +
 
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'''WHITECHAPEL / STEPNEY'''
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• Freedom Books, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St flyers
 +
 
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• L.A.R.C, 62 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel E1
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• Rampart Social Centre, 15 Rampart St, off Commercial Rd E1
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• Womens Library, 25 Oldcastle St, off Whitechapel High St E1
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• Dame Colet House, Ben Johnson Rd, Stepney???
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'''CENTRAL LONDON'''
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• Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Place WC1
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• Housmans, 5 Caldeonian Rd, Kings Cross
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• Rough Trade Records, Neals Yard, Covent Garden
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• SOAS College, off Malet St, Bloomsbury
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• U.L.U Union, Malet St, Bloomsbury
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• Birkbeck College, off Malet St, Bloomsbury
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• Gays The Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury
 +
 
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• Mary Ward Centre,  42 Queen Sq WC1
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• Lots of record shops in Berwick St, Soho worth trying with flyers
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 +
 
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'''LADBROKE GROVE'''
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 +
• Rough Trade Records, Talbot Rd, Ladbroke Grove
 +
 
 +
• Intoxica Records, 231 Portobello Rd W11
 +
 
 +
 
 +
'''CAMDEN'''
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• All Ages Records, 27a Pratt St, Camden NW1 (Punk record shop)
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 +
 
 +
'''HACKNEY'''
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• Pogo Café, 76 Clarence Rd, E5
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 +
• Centreprise, 136 Kingsland High St E8
 +
 
 +
 
 +
'''STROUD GREEN'''
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 +
• New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Rd, N4 (Black Writing and Culture)
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 +
 
 +
'''Publicising on The Internet'''
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You can post your events up at:
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 +
http://www.indymedia.org.uk (post as news and add it into their calendar)
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http://www.schnews.org.uk (calendar)
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http://www.libcom.org (calendar)
 +
 
 +
http://www.urban75.com (calendar)
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 +
http://www.londonforfree.net (calendar)
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http://www.erodingempire.org.uk (calendar)
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 +
http://www.metamute.org (calendar)
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You might have to register yourself on some of these sites.
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BLACK FROG email
  
 
if anyone wants access to blackfrog email to send out publicity you can talk to mark who will give you login/password - or alex has large mailing list '''(can we integrate this into blackfrog email??)'''
 
if anyone wants access to blackfrog email to send out publicity you can talk to mark who will give you login/password - or alex has large mailing list '''(can we integrate this into blackfrog email??)'''
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if other people are looking at email we need to work out something so lots of duplicate emailings don't go out.
 
if other people are looking at email we need to work out something so lots of duplicate emailings don't go out.
  

Latest revision as of 13:02, 6 July 2007

EVENTS IN A GREY BOX HAVE BEEN PROPOSED BUT ARE

YET TO BE AGREED   AT MEETING

(add a space in front of each line you want to appear in a 'proposed event' box)

JUNE

'MONDAY 18th

BUILDING MEETING proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm

'TUESDAY 19th

THE SPANISH LESSON for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and papers to take notes will be turned away - this is not a social. People will be expected to take some homework too. 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 20th 'FILM NIGHT movie TBA 7.30pm

THURSDAY 21st JUNE GHOST MICE + PAUL BARIBEAU + PJ and GABY + ITCH (King Blues) acoustic punk folk stuff...Benefit for Disarm DESI 7-11pm. £3 max donation

FRIDAY 22nd EASTERN FLAVAZ CAFE + BAR 8 - 12am LIve music from Matt and Suki (gypsy/klezmer/balkan/turkish). Middle eastern vegan food. SATURDAY 23rd BIKE FEST MOVIE NIGHT Critical Mass films, Safetybike, Bicycology, Bike to Record PLayer, Bike Punk Fest Warsaw fllms etc...4pm

SUN 24th EMPTY

MONDAY 25th BUILDING MEETING proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm

TUESDAY 26th THE SPANISH LESSON for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and papers to take notes will be turned away - this is not a social. People will be expected to take some homework too. 7.30pm

WED 27th 'FILM NIGHT movie TBA 7.30pm

THURSDAY 28th REEL NEWS - 6 short movies from the recent anti-G8 protests in Germany

FRIDAY 29th BAR SOCIAL food, beer great people 8pm til 1pm(ish)

SATURDAY 30th EMPTY

JULY


SUNDAY 1st JULY EMPTY

MONDAY 2nd BUILDING MEETING proposals for events etc...getting involved..be occupied!! 7pm

TUESDAY 3rd THE SPANISH LESSON for the very beginners and very committed. People without pen and papers to take notes will be turned away - this is not a social. People will be expected to take some homework too. 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 4th EMPTY

THURSDAY 5th EMPTY

FRIDAY 6th EMPTY

SATURDAY 7th (????) QUEER NIGHT c/o Kellan et all

SUNDAY 8th LAND RIGHTS questions springing from discussions and forums during the recent anti-G8 protests in Germany



DRAFT PROPOSED GUIDELINES for groups doing events

Here are the guidelines we came up with for outside people using the Camberwell Squatted Centre. We came up with these notes so that everything is clear about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. Running the social centre is very time consuming for everyone involved here, so we collectively agreed these ideas to avoid putting more stress and burn out on ourselves. Don’t let it put you off please. We welcome you and your events. That’s partly why we opened up the space!! We have had an awesome number of great events here with no problems. However we came up with these notes to avoid some of the common problems we have had over the last two months.


ABOUT THE SPACE AVAILABLE

• It’s a squatted space. This means that we cannot know when we will be evicted. Bear this in mind if you are thinking about using a date a long way ahead

• We have two social spaces downstairs - A small bar space with sofas, book and magazine rack, info space, small bar. Adjoining this is a larger longer room with tables and chairs in it. Roughly speaking the Centre can hold 40 people maximum in both spaces. Anything else would be a crush.

• Types of events we have held – benefit cafes or bar nights, film nights, disco nights, talks and discussions, closed meetings, DIY workshops, acoustic shows etc. It is not suitable for punk gigs or loud parties.

• We share the building with the folks who live above. We have agreed a finishing time for events at 1am. This means that the social space is cleared by 1am. Cleaning can still be done after that.

• There is a kitchen space downstairs that has plates, cups, cutlery etc and a few pans. It’s not set up as a working kitchen so people mainly prepare food in advance elsewhere and heat it here. A small amount of cooking can happen eg. frying stuff, salad making etc. We ask you to respect the wishes of those who live in the building and not cook any non-vegan food in the kitchen.

BOOKING THE CENTRE

• The Camberwell Squatted Centre collective meets every Monday night in the Centre at 7.30pm. We like it if people want to hold an event here that they come and introduce themselves at this meeting and tell us about what they want to do. The first part of the meeting is set aside to sort out our schedule of events so you wont have to sit through a whole meeting.

• We try to not to book events less than two weeks ahead so that sufficient time can be given over to publicity. In an emergency, if something is needed quickly, we will book it.

• Although we prefer to met you if you want to book a date, you can email us at blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk and propose it to us.


CENTRE USE and RESPONSIBILITIES • When we book an event with you will ask for a phone number and email address to enable us to keep in touch if you or we have questions about it. We will also give you the details of one of us who will act as a liaison between you and the Centre. This person will be there on the day. Please bear in mind that we are a small group of people and sometimes if we are all busy or overworked it may not be possible to find a responsible person for you. But hopefully we can work it out

• If you are putting on an event, we expect you to have a crew that runs the night. This means that people come before your event starts to set up and that people stay the course to keep the event safe and looked after. We have sometimes found it helpful to have some people that arrive early and set-up and begin the event and to have another group of people who arrive later who close and clean the event. We expect you to be responsible for the security of the building against landlords, cops, aggressive people etc. and for the security of our equipment etc. at all times.

CLEANING

• At the end of the event we want the space to be cleaned for those who live here and in readiness for other later events. A rough list depending on the type of event is: to wipe all the tables and bar surfaces, clean the toilet, sort out recycling into a neat fashion, do all the washing up, clean the kitchen surfaces and stove (if used), sweep the all the floors.

WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR YOUR EVENT

• We can provide you with a film projector and a portable screen. To use the projector you will need a computer that has a VGA outlet from a computer that plays DVD’s, AVI’s, MPEG’s etc. (VGA is the outlet that you would plug an external monitor into. Not all laptops have this. iBook Macs don’t!!. Mac G4 Powerbooks do but later models need an adaptor. Most PC laptops do. Google Images will show you what a VGA looks like). We have small speakers for the film sound that plug into your computer.

• We can run a bar if you don’t want to do this but we will keep the money from our beer sales for the Centre. If you want to do a bar to raise money we can advise you how.

• We have tea and coffee available at the bar.

• There is a CD player with 3 speakers; two in the bar and one in the bigger room.

PUBLICITY • If you are putting on an event, you will need to publicise it well. Sounds obvious but folks have put on great events here where 2 people showed up because they forgot to tell anyone about it.

• We will put your event on a website calendar of events. It will also be included in our email bulletin to about 100 people.

• We can print your flyer cheaply but not less than one week before the event. Contact blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk putting ‘EVENT PRINTING INFO’ in the subject line

• We have put up an ever-expanding list of where you can put flyers and posters in places near the centre and elsewhere in London on our website. There is also info about where to publicise it on the Internet.


Publicity

Flyers for events organised (by people external to the collective) that need to be printed should be sent to blackfrog email at least 2 weeks (10 days??) before event. mark or alex will work out a favourable price and print.

It should be made clear to whoever is organising event that flyers will have to be paid for, and that they are responsible for dishing them out. there's no point printing flyers if the event is in a couple of days


Suggestions for Publicising Events

Places to put leaflets down in.

Locally is always better but for certain events it might be worth putting stuff in other areas. For example, a gig is worth advertising in London record stores etc. Not everything listed is guaranteed to want your flyer but it’s always about asking nicely. Local shops are often happy to put up posters in their window if it’s a community event. It’s just about asking and establishing a relationship with them.

If you know of other places, then email them to us and we will add to this list:

blackfrog@alphabetthreat.co.uk


CAMBERWELL SE5

• Rat Records, 348 Camberwell New Rd (has noticeboard for flyers/posters)

• Synergy Centre, 220 Farmers Rd

• Basic Wholefoods, 49 Denmark Hill (opp where Coldharbour Lane meets it)

• Camberwell Library, 17-21 Camberwell Church St has noticeboard (bit tricky)

• House Gallery + Café, 70 Camberwell Church St

• Tadims Café, 41 Camberwell Church St

• Seymour Brothers Cafe, 2-4 Grove Lane (nr Hermits Cave pub)

• Camberwell College of Art, 60 Peckham Rd (leaflets on reception desk) PECKHAM

• South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Rd has leaflet racks in foyer

• Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill St has noticeboard


WALWORTH / ELEPHANT

• Cooltans Arts, Unit B, 237 Walworth Rd

• Newington Library, 155 Walworth Rd has noticeboard and flyer racks

• Fareshares / 56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton St for posters and flyers

• Tlon Books, Ground Floor, E+C Shopping Centre takes posters


BRIXTON

• Brixton Wholefoods, 59 Atlantic Rd SW9 takes flyers

• Brixton Cycles, 145 Stockwell Rd SW9 flyers/poster

• Bookmongers, 439 Coldharbour Lane SW9 flyers

• Brixton Library, opp Town Hall, Acre Lane


CLAPHAM/STOCKWELL

• Old Post Office Bakery, 76 Landor Road, SW9 flyers/poster


WHITECHAPEL / STEPNEY

• Freedom Books, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St flyers

• L.A.R.C, 62 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel E1

• Rampart Social Centre, 15 Rampart St, off Commercial Rd E1

• Womens Library, 25 Oldcastle St, off Whitechapel High St E1

• Dame Colet House, Ben Johnson Rd, Stepney???


CENTRAL LONDON

• Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Place WC1

• Housmans, 5 Caldeonian Rd, Kings Cross

• Rough Trade Records, Neals Yard, Covent Garden

• SOAS College, off Malet St, Bloomsbury

• U.L.U Union, Malet St, Bloomsbury

• Birkbeck College, off Malet St, Bloomsbury

• Gays The Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury

• Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Sq WC1

• Lots of record shops in Berwick St, Soho worth trying with flyers


LADBROKE GROVE

• Rough Trade Records, Talbot Rd, Ladbroke Grove

• Intoxica Records, 231 Portobello Rd W11


CAMDEN

• All Ages Records, 27a Pratt St, Camden NW1 (Punk record shop)


HACKNEY

• Pogo Café, 76 Clarence Rd, E5

• Centreprise, 136 Kingsland High St E8


STROUD GREEN

• New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Rd, N4 (Black Writing and Culture)


Publicising on The Internet

You can post your events up at:

http://www.indymedia.org.uk (post as news and add it into their calendar)

http://www.schnews.org.uk (calendar)

http://www.libcom.org (calendar)

http://www.urban75.com (calendar)

http://www.londonforfree.net (calendar)

http://www.erodingempire.org.uk (calendar)

http://www.metamute.org (calendar)

You might have to register yourself on some of these sites.


BLACK FROG email

if anyone wants access to blackfrog email to send out publicity you can talk to mark who will give you login/password - or alex has large mailing list (can we integrate this into blackfrog email??)

if other people are looking at email we need to work out something so lots of duplicate emailings don't go out.

or

email details to blackfrog with a note that it should be sent out on the email list.