A building was squatted – it became a social centre and was named after an umbrella.
Now, after two years, we who live in it want to invite more people to be a part of the activities of the social centre, and call-out for help to go forward with events, gigs, info-nights, film showings and more, which will benefit people in East Cardiff and beyond, and provide a lasting injection of ideas of radical social change in an area where poverty is creating destitution and government cuts are biting further.
To further our aims we will have monthly meetings, work-days, and as much as we can possibly fit into this space.
We hope to see you at the first of these meetings, tonight, at 7pm, and please check the Calendar for more events already organised for this month as we welcome the coming of the spring!
Love, peas, rage, and don’t forget Squeebs!
Happy two and a half years (nearly!) x
We've been through a lot in the last 2 years, 3 months, but Adamsdown's
Social Centre is still running, and we welcome new people getting
involved: PLEASE COME ALONG if you have any ideas for the space or would
like to use the space to run an event of your own...There haven’t been many people showing up to the social centre meetings,
so we’ve decided to hold more promoted ones once a month. They will be on
the first Tuesday of every month.
Therefore the next general meeting will be on Tuesday 4th March at 7pm.
And around this time we plan to hold a workshop to get another step
forward in renewable energy generation - with the making of our very own
pedal powered generator! So we can then always keep the juice in the
We are also starting weekly cleaning and maintenance sessions, hoping to
improve the condition of the building itself and make it more suitable and
inviting as a venue. If you want to help out or get to know the crew, come
along on Saturday between 12noon and 4pm.
It is also possible to contact the crew by emailing us on the usual email
address - redandblackumbrella[at]riseup.net
- or through the Cardiff Squatters Network phone on 07596 821 368 – we'll
be checking these regularly and ideas suggested can be raised
by someone on your behalf at the next meeting if you can’t make it
Meetings, as ever, at the Red and Black Umbrella, 57-58 Clifton Street,
Cardiff CF24 1LS – hope to see you there.
Love & rage
The crew - squeebo, gala, indi, lost and danu - x