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
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
A 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
see farcebook event here
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!!!!!!
Makes Motorhead sound like the Spice Girls.
NEW ALBUM – ANTI SOCIAL – 19/12/14
Breach of the Peace
Cardiff no-borders punks
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.
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.
*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
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: http://cape-campaign.org
or for the local group in Cardiff, email: info[@]cape-campaign[dot]org
The Red and Black Umbrella is now three years old!
Running a Social Centre isn’t easy, and the last few months have been particularly challenging.
We aim to continue to be a resource for the community and will be going through what could be our last winter together in the ‘ol Tred, and to kick off the 4th year of Red and Black events and activities, we’ve put together a week of anniversary events that capture the spirit of what the last three years have been about…
★ Ⓐ★☮★ Revolution Solution in partnership with The Hold Up and No Borders Morocco present: Hip Hop, Live Music, Beatbox and Spoken Word ★Ⓐ★☮★
Saturday 8th November 2014
★ Hosted by BeSpoken and Nicodemus Reuben
with Live Sets From:
★ Misled Truth
★ Applied Science
★ Turna Phrase
★ Dope Biscuits
★ Rebel Unit
★ Welsh Beatbox Collective
★ Joe Dirt – Squid Ninjaz
★ K.O.B – Knights Of Boom
★ With DJ Alkemy spinning the best underground and big beat Hip Hop vinyl all day to get your heads nodding.
★ Doors open 4:45, acts start at 6pm till late
★ Open Mic and Cypher to end off the night. Local MC or Poet and feel like dropping a sixteen or some spoken word? Here’s your chance.
★ We’re looking to build something sustainable so there is a suggested donation of £5 on the door. All funds raised go back into the space and to support No Borders Morocco and other No Borders groups, in South Wales and Bristol.
★ For any more info or if you want to get involved for future events please email either – revolutionsolution[@]outlook