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Workday! this Sunday

- The return of the original workday format…

Breakfast together at 11am, work together from 12noon.

Areas to be worked on are:

  • Backyard(en)
  • Clearing tat from and fixing lights in main room and possible start of redecorating.
  • Fixing lights in toilet/bathroom
  • Workshop/tool-room
  • Bin store/old mini-kitchen
  • Gig room if there’s time?

The more people that come, the more we can do, so come help make it an active and fun day (as we put some tunes on the radio!) and work together to bring some light and life back to the space. :) :)

Sunday 29th March – Free Market & Practial Squatting Workshop

freemarket sundaysWhat is a free market?

A free market is a market where you can get clothes, shoes, books, furniture bric a brac, and it is all completely free. Anyone can come and even bring unwanted goods and services to donate, you can recycle all your old things and give them a new home, in the mean time taking away goods for yourself.

We believe in a system that isn`t based on hierarchy, money and oppression, everyone is entitled to food and clothes and shelter. Everyone has things they don`t want anymore, and everyone has things they need, so if we combine the two, maybe we can solve this problem, bring the community together and show that we will not be controlled by selfish corporations who put profit over people.

Come and see what’s on offer this Sunday when we’ll be open with tea, coffee, vegan snacks, and other wonderful things!

Film night – “Eyes and Ears of God”

 12-02m15_plakat_ang_maliMonday 9th March at 7pm.

“…an eyewitness account by publicist and activist Tomo Križnar from 1979 to 2012 of the secret exterminations of African natives from the areas of Sudan, rich in natural resources: The Nuba Mountains, Darfur, Abyei and Blue Nile. The film is a personal account of what one man can do with the help of like-minded people and friends, who still believe in the power of active commitment and refuse to give in to conformism…”

“(it) also tells the story of the birth of independent South Sudan and how its secession from Sudan brought about new wars between strategic interests of the world’s powers and both Sudans.”

More info see:

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:

‘Bike Works’ – bike workshop goes weekly!

bike works single

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.

Public Meeting: Resisting the North Wales Mega Prison

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About the Prison

The idea of a new mega-prisons in the UK emerged in 2008, but failed due to opposition. Now back on the agenda, planning permission was granted in January 2014 for a Category C prison with the capacity to hold 2,100 adult male prisoners in Wrexham, North Wales.

Like all prisons, it will imprison poor, working class people, individuals with mental health challenges & learning disabilities, abuse survivors as well as people of colour and immigrants. The prison will cost more than £250 million to build.

Why organise in South Wales?

Several of the companies involved in the project are based in Wales. Resistance to the prison will need to be taken to the companies themselves. Once built, the prison will need to be kept full to ensure it is a profitable enterprise. People from communities in Wales and the North West will be who are sent there to ensure private companies can continue to profit from caging human beings.

For more info:

or for the local group in Cardiff, email: info[@]cape-campaign[dot]org

Circus-skills moving to Sundays

untitledCircus-skills afternoons, now including pole-dancing and general fitness are going to move to Sundays from this weekend. At the same time, 2pm – 5pm.

This will replace the bike workshop which is looking for a new weekly time slot and more people to help run it.

No Borders meetings are no longer at the Red and Black and are currently moving across Cardiff.

Thanks to everyone who has helped and continues to help make our regular events successful. You can now see all our current events on our calendar.