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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Seomra Spraoi first training day - Sunday 21st October, 5pm

Ever thought "i'd like to help out but i'm not sure what it is i can do"?
Want to become an active participant and get more fun outta Seomra Spraoi?

well read on!

Seomra Spraoi first public training day - Sunday 21st October 5pm

Seomra Spraoi autonomous social centre is hosting a training session open to everyone who would like to help out and get involved, in whatever way they can, with the day to day running of the social centre. The aim of these training is to skill share, and to make it accessible for people to help out in a way that is inclusive and gives confidence to all.

We aspire to have these skill shares as an ongoing thing , so as to have an ever growing pool of people working collectively.

This initial training will be for all those who are interested in **working** on the 'welcome rota', and also working at events organised within the space

The welcoming rota role is generally for one or two hours a weeks (more or less if its suits). by developing this rota, the centre hopes to have more solid and regular opening hours through out the week, and the training will cover all the aspects of this role. its hope that there will always be two people doing this at any one time. essentially its about facilitating opening hours, welcoming and introducing new visitors to the workings and function of the social centre etc

For all those interested in working at events within the space, we will have a really comprehensive and exciting training which cover all aspects of teamwork at events within the space. we will cover positive space policy, working and communicating as a team, and other issues that arise.

This is a great opportunity to come along even if you are unsure of what you can commit to in the long term. Its about building and skill sharing and breaking down formal and informal hierarchies and changing the social and working relationships we've been culturally ingrained with.

** its for this reason that we have deliberately chosen the term work as opposed to volunteer, because we see this as positive productive activity both for ourselves as worker but also collectively as a project....

Hope to see ya there, oh and don't forget the people's kitchen is on from 2pm!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Film and Info Night on the G8 2001 Trials on Wednesday

Film and Info Night on the G8 2001 Trials at Seomra Spraoi


Genoa, July 2001. Hundreds of thousands gather to protest against the G8 Summit. More than six years later, 25 demostrators are still on trial for the events of those days: charged with destruction and looting, they risk 8 to 15 years imprisonment. Another 13 protesters are in the dock in the south of Italy, with the accuse of having attempted to "subvert the world economic order" at the time of the 2001 G8. In the meantime, the Italian State is judging itself for the tortures in the Bolzaneto barracks and the unjustifed assault on 93 people at the Diaz school -- while in Strasbourg the European Court for Human Rights has admitted the case of the Giuliani family against the Italian State in relation to the murder of Carlo Giuliani...

wed. 17th october from 8 pm
seomra spraoi presents

genoa is not over

film + info night
on the 2001 G8 Trials

*Comics Expo*
'Our History in the Dock' (2003) & 'It Is Not Over' (2006)
Short graphics novels created by italian illustrator Zerocalcare
for the Supporto Legale network. Brand new English version.

*Snippets from Berlusconi's Mouse Trap*
[Ireland, 2002]. By Indymedia Ireland/Eamon Crudden.

*8.30 pm Film Screening*
'OP. Genova 2001. Public Order during the G8'
[Italy, 2007]. 42 min. English version.
Produced by the Secretariat of the Genoa Legal Forum.

OP is a detailed examination of the events of the 20th of July 2001, when marches and rallies around the red zone were heavily attacked by the police. Through maps, recordings of police radio communications and other evidence gathered in the course of the trial against 25 demostrators, the film exposes the way the police forces turned the streets of Genoa into a war zone. Who was the real threat to Public Order at the 2001 G8?

*plus infos and snacks for all*

...memory is a collective mechanism...

to read about the G8 2001 trials:
www.supportolegale.org/?q=taxonomy/term/15 (English section)

OP trailer available at:
www.processig8.org/OP.html (Italian only)

Seomra Spraoi
4 Mary's Abbey, Dublin 1

Suggested Donation: Waged/Unwaged 2.50 /2.00

Related Link: http://seomraspraoi.blogspot.com

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

All ages gig at 2.30pm and Force 10 gig tonight







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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spraoi for all - All ages gig October 13th

Spraoi for all - All ages gig on Saturday October 13th at Seomra Spraoi.
Doors open at 2.30pm, €3, all welcome.
With Vimanas, Sylvan, Swing Youth.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Premiere of new documentary about Seomra Spraoi - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 10th, 8pm at Seomra Spraoi

Premiere of new documentary about Seomra Spraoi, produced by Revolt Video

Durations 15 minutes.

All footage was shoot over the launch weekend, music by unsigned Dublin based bands and still images by photographer William Hederman.

Thanks for people tolerating intrusive cameras over the weekend. Drop down, watch the documentary, any suggestions for changes more than welcome.


This is followed by the film Dancer in the Dark.

Dancer in the Dark is an award-winning musical film drama released in 2000. It was directed by Lars von Trier and stars Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Vladica Kostic, Cara Seymour and Peter Stormare. The soundtrack for the film, released as the album Selmasongs, was created entirely by Björk.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Eyewitness account from Oaxaca - Sunday 7th October

Meet activists who have helped to build one of the most hopeful experiments in self management and people's power in recent years.

This Sunday, October 7th - starts at 5pm following the peoples kitchen @ 2pm.

Showing several short videos, with discussions from indymedia, and local Oaxaca community radio activists from across a wide range of topic including police repression, community organisng,creating media to carry the voices of struggles and making real links, local stuggles both in the global north and south against global capitalism and neo liberal oppression.

For over a year Oaxaca in the south of Mexico has witnessed the massive growth of strong and vibrant social movements. Unsurprisingly, the state has responded to people power with violence and repression. The broad based social movements, which include unions and community groups, have developed new forms of popular media. Activists involved in the social movements and in alternative radio and Indymedia will be speaking in Dublin this Sunday (7/10/07) in Seomra Spraoi at 5 pm. Seomra Spraoi is self-managed social centre in the heart of Dublin(Mary's Abbey just off Capel street just follow the Luas line in the direction away from town). All are welcome. More details on the talk will be available tomorrow.

La lucha sigue !

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