ASS Benefit 12th April

Space is The Place: Sidestepping The Property Ladder – 11th/13th April

A weekend-long social centre in London in an occupied space to coincide with the Europe-wide days of action in defence of free spaces and for an anti-capitalist popular culture.

The themes for Space Is the Place event will be: the current housing crisis affecting the most disadvantaged, the appropriation of public space by big business through privatisation and speculation (PFIs etc), the sell-off of council housing, the Olympics in 2012 and the ruin of the Lea Valley at the tax-payers’ expense, social centres, squats & free spaces, the mismanagement of land and its ownership by the wealthy elite…

We will be including: an open access art-space to be themed as above, discussions and skill-sharing to bring people together and share ideas on how we can solve the problems we face, info-station for DIY action, films, photography, music and cafe.

If you are engaged in struggle relating to land, housing, poverty etc – whether a group or individual – please contact us.

We are looking for artists, alternative DIY enthusiasts, etc to make this event happen.

 

 

 

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 or phone: 07758119655

Private enterprise owns and runs nearly all of the places where we live and work. Social centres provide much needed public space for people to meet outside of the over-priced and controlled business ventures that make up our leisure options. Social centres are run by and for the local community, and are not affiliated to political parties etc. We can meet to exchange skills and experiences, enjoy good food and a cuppa.

Squatting puts empty buildings into use and returns public space to all of us.

homepage at http://www.housing-matters.org.uk

The live band line up for the 12th April ASS Benefit is Headjam, Ras Simeon Judah, Pinstickers, The Skints, 52 Commercial Road, plus No Fixed Abode DJ.’s