Events 2018

So far…For May week we have

Ideally for Mayday week we will have associated events on most days. Here is just a sketchy initial plan of our intentions and some other peoples events on the same week: More to be announced.

MAY 1st 12-2 Street stalls & a few musicians & poets, near Dewar’s Statue;
11.30 am  assemble George square cenotaph 12 noon rally, dewar’s statue, buchanan street 12-2 pm music, open mic, stalls celebrate international working class solidarity.

The parade will be gathering at the Cenotaph in George Square at 11.30 am, then heading up Buchanan Street with a Radical Scotland banner and placards. Songs, chants, and noise makers welcomed! The May Day rally starts at noon at the Donald Dewar statue with music, open mic, and stalls. Bring songs to sing and things to say about workers rights in this age of austerity and precarity. They say give back, we say fight back

MAY 2nd – Tour of some of Glasgow’s radical past with Spirit of Revolt archive members. Starts George Square, ends Glasgow Green via Wilson St, Brunswick St, Montrose St and Weavers Cemetery.

Itinerary here

MAY 3rd  7:00pm, after community meal, The Radical Imagination Project at Kinning Park Complex. There are local alternatives to our formal banking education, that are more relative to our lives, that have a history, much older than banks and parliaments and in many ways have stood the test of time. We ask. Why are we not using them? The commons, the common good, the open source, place based learning… So to get going these are some of the ideas we will explore for this event. More

MAY 6th – From 2pm in Cycling area in Glasgow Green (beyond Peoples Palace and Templeton’s Carpet Factory). PICNIC, with song and poetry celebrating our history.

RADICAL FILM NETWORK  events on the 5th and 6th:

Labour Of Love – Festivals Speak Out On Working Conditions on May 5th 3-6pm
Public · Hosted by RFN Scotland 6818 and Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)

Mandabi Sat 5th ay 7-9pm Senegalese 1968 film.
Public · Hosted by RFN Scotland 6818 and Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival

Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 5 – 1967
Public · Hosted by RFN Scotland 6818 on May 6th at 7.30 variable pricing at STUC 333 Woodlands Rd


Tommy Kayes
will play his pipes to accompany the Girl Highland Dancers.

Jim Ferguson Poet.
A poet and prose writer based in Glasgow. Writing and publishing since 1986 ‘Poet Laureate’ of the Scotia Bar.

Rab Fullerton
The bard o’ Govan, Poems from the heart of the city.

Pauline Bradley 
Sings mellow songs that are meditative and nice to the ear.

Andy Craig
is a guitarist, singer.

Brendan McLaughlin
a local folk singer and political activist, who previously owned and ran the Scotia Bar and The Clutha Vaults public houses which became two of Glasgow’s most notable music, literary and political venues.

Tommy Brennan

Martin Chomsky
Singer and author of the children’s’ version of Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

Radical imagination Project Stall & Tech
How to be active how to defend your rights how to use technology to access community resources how to become a community resource.

The Woodcraft Folk
Will bring their parachute to lead some gamester kids and have a small craft stall.

The KP sushi bike:)
Bringing traditional Japanese food to the people.

So come on people get on the vibe. Get the word out. May Day is about what we all do together.
Check back here for details or get in touch if you have an idea or you want to help out.

Related interests

And a week later on Monday May 14th Spirit of Revolt Archive will have the second Show n Tell at the Blythswood Room in the Mitchell Library on the Hetherington occupation archive and other temporary liberated zones such as squats 1976-7 etc.

 See the first one here: The Natives Are Revolting.