DIY Discussions is back with a vengeance in June & July! We’re still working out the details of all the fun stuff we’ll be doing and chatting about, but in the meantime get these dates in your diaries.. Also contact us if you have some ideas you’d like to share!
Please note the following CHANGE OF DATE! Wednesday 27th June 7.30pm onwards, please email us for the location: Join us to share skills on DIY tattooing (Stick ‘n’ Poke) and give each other summer haircuts. We will be discussing “Survivor’s in Solidarity with Prison Abolition” a project started by an anarcha-feminist group in the Philippines and contributing to a zine they are putting together. More info here.
14th, 15th, 16th July, time to be confirmed: We will be holding our July discussion at the Coal Action Scotland action camp “Take Back the Land” we don’t know exactly which evening it will be held on yet, but most likely it will be the 14th, 15th or 16th. We’ll confirm this nearer the time so keep an eye out for that. What we hope to be doing at the camp is skill-sharing camp based skills like how to make a fire – from chopping wood with different types of axes to lighting the fire. We’ll also hold a discussion on overcoming machismo and including feminist voices in direct action situations. More info on the camp, what it’s all about and how to get to it here.
As always everyone is welcome to these events and we look forward to meeting you. Bring what you hope to find!
More general info on DIY discussions here
Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:30pm until 10:00pm
Another fabulous evening of chuckles galore and quite frankly, unrestrained and unladylike laughter with top women comedians and compere Sian Bevan, The Megaphone Choir, Susie, McCabe, Viv Gee, Larah Bross and special guests.
Venue: Edinburgh City Football Club
7 Baxters Place, Edinburgh
7.30 – 10pm
FRENCH FANCIES! Free BAD TASTE RAFFLE! ZINES! ANTIMACASSARS! DOILEYS!
Tix on the door – to reserve call Fiona on 0131 557 5869
No specific socials are planned at the moment, but come along to “Between The Lines” reading group and “DIY Discussions” events which happen on a semi-regular basis and definetly double up as social gatherings! More info on these events are published on our homepage.
Also, if you would like to help organise a social, event, meeting, action or whatever! Contact us and we’ll get back to you so we can organise something together!
The next DIY Discussion will take place on the 13th of March, meeting at 7pm for tea, skill sharing singing at 7.30pm, and then onto a discussion.
Here is a write-up of last weeks DIY discussion where we began a conversation about radical consent. We’ll be continuing this discussion at the session in March, so if you’d like to join us you could have a read through what we covered or if you were there and want a reminder, hopefully this is helpful.
If anyone has discussion points around radical consent or exercises that they’d like to propose to the group that’d be great! and if you wanna feed anything in then email the organising list.
Please also email us for the address of the venue where DIY Discussions is held.
After a little break over the cold winter period, the first event will take place on Tuesday the 28th of February from 7pm – 11pm.
Please email us for the address of where we will be meeting.
The topic of discussion is ‘Safer Sex’ and we will be skillsharing techniques in massage and aromotherapy.
Click here for more information on DIY Discussions.
An Anarcha-Feminist Reading Group
Anarcha-feminists have recently begun meeting fortnightly to discuss interesting readings together.
Where? 62 Marchmont road
When? Fortnightly on Thursdays @ 7pm
The next reading group will take place on the 5th of January.
This space is entirely inclusive to all genders, sexualities and backgrounds, and there will be tea! All are welcome.
On December the 7th we will be holding a special Christmasy DIY Discussion to help raise money for The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) a women’s group who have been active in many amazing and inspiring ways since the ’70’s. We will be making crafts together to be sold at a Christmas Fayre in Tollcross on the 17th to raise money for the group. We’ll also be talking about ‘Feminism in the Middle East’ with a special focus on RAWA.
Please join us for what is sure to be a fun evening!
Where to find us:
We normally hold DIY Discussions in somebodies house, but tomorrow we will be holding the event in “The People’s Cafe” 3 Bristo Place Edinburgh, in support of the recent occupation of this important community space. You will find us in the front room (first right as you enter through the cafe) in the old ‘snip and sip’ room of the ex-Forest cafe.
Here’s what we’ll be up to:
6.00pm – 8.00pm Film Showing “View From a Grain of Sand” Read the synopsis of the film here
8.00pm – 9.30pm Creative Craft making and skill sharing
9.30pm – 11.00pm Discussion
Please bring any materials you would like to use to make things with. It could be wool, wood, thread, cardboard, fabric, you name it! The sky’s the limit! If you can’t think of anything to make, don’t worry! Part of the point of the evening is to share ideas and skills and learn to make things we haven’t tried before.
Snacks! We’ll definitely get hungry so bring along some food to share. A constant supply of tea will be provided!
As this event will take place at someone’s house, please email us at edinburghanarchafeminist[at]noflag.org.uk and we will send you the address.
More about the Christmas Fayre
All of your amazing donations will be sold at the “Tollcross Mini Christmas Fayre” which is taking place at the Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh from 1.00pm – 3.30pm on the 17th of December. Come along! The fayre is a great place to find home made Christmas presents, and will have homemade bread, christmas gift cakes, hand quilted bags, winter chutneys, hand felted scalves, botanical art, books, food and many more things on sale.
Let’s end our reliance on corporations and avoid souless high street consumerism by supporting little initiatives like this one!
More about RAWA Solidarity Scotland
RAWA Solidarity Scotland is a grassroots group based in Edinburgh that actively supports the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). If you can’t come along to DIY Discussions, but would still like to donate something to the stall for RAWA, please email the Edinburgh Anarcha Feminist Collective and let them know. Your donations are hugely appreciated! Thank you.