IPP meeting tonight 7pm

Meeting tonight at the Brolly of local campaign Smash IPP – a group against ‘Imprisonment for Protection of the Public’ sentences, which are out-dated, used unfairly, and not benefitting anyone.

“IPP is a law that means that prisoners can be kept in jail after their sentence is over for the ‘protection of the public’ and even though this law has now been abolished, thousands of people are still locked up because of it. These people have no idea when they will be released, and some could potentially be in jail the rest of their lives.”

For more info see: http://smashipp.wordpress.com

14th Feb 2015: PEACE LOVE AND HIP-HOP (no borders benefit)

peace love and hiphopThe return of our regular monthly Hip Hop gigs to raise money for No Borders projects.

So far we have raised hundreds of pounds which has gone to aid the day-to-day struggle of migrants trapped in the border zones of Calais in France and the Spanish-Moroccan border.

This months’ gig falls on Valentines day, so if you hate valentine’s day and want to avoid it, or if you love valentine’s day but just want to do something different for it, then come on down! Facebook

The Feminists + Rita Lynch + Breach of the Peace

10442944_763609750342730_4980126150978699449_nA fundraiser gig for the Red and Black Umbrella Social Centre, featuring ‘The Feminists‘ all the way from Germany, ‘Rita Lynch‘ from Bristol and the second ever gig of Red and Black Umbrella resident band ‘Breach of the Peace‘.

A voluntary donation will be asked at the door for vital repairs and equipment needed to make the Social Centre better. We could buy more LED lights, a better battery, fix various holes in the walls, and generally do loads of things to make parts of the building warmer and lighter. So come on down xxx

Doors 7:30pm

see farcebook event here

The Feminists
GIVE PRAISE TO THE GODDESS!!!! The Feminists are not a band: they are HERALDS of a NEW PHASE in HUMAN COMMUNICATION!!! The Femininsts BRING WORD of the FEMINISATION of the HUMAN SOUL, starting with DRUMS and pumping ROCK n ROLL!!! THE FEMINISTS herald an era of MATRIARCHAL FIST PUMPING, of LICENTIOUS BEHAVIOUR and of the ASCENDANCE OF THE FEMININE PRINCIPAL!!! So COME, SAVOUR, and DANCE YO ASSES OFF!!!!!! THE FEMINISTS ARE HERE!!!!!!

Rita Lynch
Makes Motorhead sound like the Spice Girls.
NEW ALBUM – ANTI SOCIAL – 19/12/14

Breach of the Peace
Cardiff no-borders punks

‘Bike Works’ – bike workshop goes weekly!

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The Red and Black Umbrella bike workshop is now a weekly event!

It’s called Bike Works and hosted by our favourite local bike expert!

Come every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm to learn how to fix your bike, or make a new one from parts available!

Also come for fine tuning to make your bike journeys smoother!

No experience necessary.

Tools and experience on hand.

Donations for parts welcomed.

Help My Pup! Benefit gig for Charlie’s leg! – Tonight 7pm

 CHARLIE’S LEG

 So, basically, Charlie has a deformed leg, and if it isn’t operated on then he could develop arthritis and lots of pain. The PDSA can’t do the operation because they don’t have the necessary specialist or enough money for corrective surgery, so this gig is to help.

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*HOWL – Banging Hard Stoner Rock from Cardiff -
‘If Rock and Roll were loins, Howl would be it’s fruit’

*CHARLIE – The coolest and cheekiest dog in Cardiff, all the way from the harsh streets of Spain. Bigger and badder than ever, he’s literally growing all time. He’ll be on the door, looking fabulous.

*MARK AYLING – Raw, Aggressive, Angry, Acoustic Punk from Scotland.

*NICODEMUS REUBEN – He’s not very good at making things out of wood or bricks or metal so he makes things out of words. Excellent spoken word.

*BIG RED – Spendid political anarcho-folk from Cardiff

*MEIRION BOUDIER – ‘The 12 Stringed Wonder’

Followed by an OPEN MIC session

SAFER SPACES POLICY

This event is covered by the Red and Black Umbrella’s new safer spaces policy, in short, this means that people should people treat each other with mutual respect. Respect each others boundaries and personal space. Be aware of the range of different identities (genders, races, sexualities, class etc.) that people may identify with and respect them. Anyone being abusive may be asked to leave.

£4 Suggested donation. Give what you can, no one will be refused for lack of funds.

There’s also a page online for donations, check it out at: http://www.gofundme.com/4knq1c

 

Surplus Charity Fundraiser – Royal Oak – Saturday 15th

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SurplusFest are holding a fundraiser for two local Cardiff charities. To raise much needed funds for Cardiff Foodbank and Cardiff Women’s Aid. All money raided will go to the organisations.
Please come and support the event, round the corner from us, where Broadway meets Newport Road.”This is a family friendly event and we welcome everyone to come and join in.

We have a circus workshop in the afternoon where you’ll be able to learn new circus skills including poi, juggling, hoopla and many more skills…..

PLUS lush munch from the lovely FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Plus a BBQ selling Burgers and Hotdogs

We also have someone coming down to do some Henna for the afternoon and a fire show in evening.

There will be a firepit in the garden for folks to keep warm

DOORS 2PM-12:30AM

ENTRY ADULT £6, CHILDREN £3

COME STOMP YOUR FEET AND RAISE SOME FUNDS!!!!!!!!”