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Two great workshops returning!

We’re happy to announce the return of two great RBU workshops:

The free bike workshop (formerly Black Spokes) and the Circus skill-share are back!

We’re hoping to make these both regular events again but it depends if there is enough interest to make it happen, so please turn up to support these events if you can!

rbu bike workshop aug2014circus skills september

You can find more information on our events on the website’s Calendar and Events Calendar (which is hopefully also going to include regular events at some point!)

General Meeting – Tuesday 1st July 6pm

All welcome (except cops and journos) to our next General Meeting – Tuesday 1st July.

General meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month and is where decisions about the social centre are made.

Bring ideas for events etc or come to find out more about what we do!

6pm – 8pm

Tea, coffee & vegan snacks available.

People’s Kitchen returns!

Never one to be away too long…we announce the latest return of…pk

 Monday 16th June 2014!

From 7pm…till around 10pm

Come try our delicious homemade vegan food!

Donations welcome to help keep the event going.

And bring an instrument for music after we’ve eaten. Hope to see you there!

Love and peas and rage and squeebs! x

We have a new number!

The Red and Black Umbrella and Cardiff Squatters Network have shared a number for the last year.

This number was cut off by the greedy capitalists at giffgaff in April after we sent you all too many text messages (even though we were on an unlimited free text package)!

The new number for the RBU and the Squatters Network is 078 4560 1239.

Look out for many more texts from us (until they cut us off again probably), and  shortly we will send out a reminder about today’s workday (starting at 11am) and upcoming events this weekend: KilnAboy gig – Friday / Folk, Garden and Art Day – Sunday!

We’d also like to say a big welcome into being to SubrosA,cropped-header6 the newest social centre in the UK - now open in Manchester. You can read more about them here and the family of social centre’s in the UK here.

Love and peas, and rage, and squeebs x

The zombies are back…

The Zombie Walk comes to the Red and Black Umbrella…

The Cardiff Zombie Walk will end with a family friendly charity gig – this is hosted at the Red and Black Umbrella (remember last time zombies came here…


All welcome – but note that the music will get heavier as the night goes on.

Doors: 7pm – around midnight

Recommended donation of £3 p/p

BYOB but range of vegan snacks to munch on.

Smoking outside.

Dresscode: None – but it would be nice if everyone was still dressed as zombies!


Coast is Clear // By Jupiter // Thousand Fingers // Spyglass // Redmoth




KilnAboy album launch – with Firepit!

The RBU is excited to announce that KilnAboy will be launching their new album Prison Bars and Battle Scars with us – in ‘The Den’, with very special guests Firepit Collective!

Firepit Collective, with Jay from the Terrestrials and Chezney from Tofu Love Frogs, traditional/protest acoustic punk folkers…

Also the night features the return to the RBU of …Spanner and …Taffy Twp!

Friday 9th May // 7pm doors

BYOB – Drink tolerated,  drunkenness not.

Suggested donation £5 with any money made going to the recent SWAFA demo in Swansea.

Support you local antifa & get down on the 9th to see these folks! L&r xkilnaboygig

More from 325

From 325 magazine– 

I will wander the world alone carrying my hatred and scorn everywhere.
Alone in struggle.
Alone in victory and in defeat.
Bruno Filippi 

Souls who are grieving for this world, this is why I call you to gather together.
The flag is already waving.
It is black; it stands for mourning. Forward then, wild Promethei. The cry of vengeance is music sweet and dear.
Today it is necessary to kill, to destroy … tomorrow we will be daisies …
Forward, Federation of Sorrow!
Bruno Filippi 

Nothing delicate can survive here.
Nothing fine.
Only the brutal.
Seagulls brash as boys.
The rest sit thin-skinned as frogs,
trying to throw themselves like the sun into the formidable sea.

“So, farewell for now, my friend, until the next round of magic and mayhem against civilisation.”



In memory of Darko Mathers…a lost comrade…

While we knew him for only a short time, we couldn’t fault the dedication and passion of a comrade uncompromised by the struggle…

“a comrade through and through….i will remember him for a long time.”

“a top bloke and a good mate. You taught me a lot and your conviction in your beliefs was something to be admired, I’m grateful for the time we had”

“Darko was in his early twenties. He died too soon, like many of the best.”


The struggle goes on, he will be in our minds and hearts as the barricades go up and the battles go on…

Workday at the Red and Black Umbrella and more…

Hope to see you down the RBU on Wednesday 8th Jan (tomorrow) as we have another workday.

A few of us are putting a vegan breakfast on at 11am for anyone that can come by, and the plan is to eat together and then to get on with a few jobs by midday.

The fortnightly “tea, cake and chat” about the social centre, which is the space to bring ideas, energy and plan for future events, is also back at 7pm tonight.

Other things are back this week as well, including meditation on Thursday at 8:30pm.

Another thing we’re back on is twitter, after a longer break there, check @RedBlackBrolly for updates, news, links and more.

Thanks and happy new year from the crew x