Received this tasty notice:
Tired of seeing space after space closing down? Wondering where you're going to party, meet, organise, show your art, turn up to on your own and know you'll find an interesting chat? Want to do something practical about the tide of posh-up-ification sweeping the city?
You are invited to the first open meeting of a new temporary, pop-up squatted social centre/arts cafe for Edinburgh!
* Saturday March 24th, 3-6pm, Pentland Room, The Pleasance *
What we would like is an occasional, short-term space which pops up in different places maybe 3, 4 times a year. For a week, a weekend. You know you can just rock up to and know you'll meet friends, new people, find something interesting happening. A cafe with tasty grub, coffee and tea, but where you don't have to buy anything at all and just enjoy the sun coming through the windows, read your book. A short and *really good* programme of workshops, exhibitions, inventive collaborations, classes, bike repair, urban gardening 101, poetry readings, gigs. An unused space made crazy and beautiful for the weekend.
Come along to the open meeting, whether you think you want to help organise the space, help put on part of the programme of events, or just be part of it when it happens.
This meeting will be a big brainstorming of ideas. We won't be making any decisions at all. It'll be fun! If at the end you want to join the new horizontally organised collective, grand. If not you can go away and start plotting and planning for what you want to run! If you just want to contribute insights, feedback, ideas and enthusiasm, you’re fully welcome.
Everyone seems to be talking about underground projects for this decaying gentrifying mess of a city. There's loads of energy for this now, so we thought we'd make a move. The iron, as they say, is hot.
See you there! And spread the word.