Nov 282011

Creative Christmas Crafts!

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

What to bring:

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] 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.

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