Bristol: Space Invaders presents Opening the Doors to Autonomy

On the 29th of November Bristol Space Invaders will be holding a day long event of art, activities and workshops aimed at creating DIY solutions to the problems facing many of us as the economic crisis begins to bite.

Our group formed in April 2008 in response to an international call-out for actions in defence of squats and autonomous spaces and held an event on Colston Street, Bristol in a disused building in which we installed art, info, ran workshops and put on cabaret and live music for the evenings entertainment. This was tied in with a carnival parade through Stokes Croft and St Pauls against gentrification and closure of clubs in this area.

This time we want to share the practical know-how to reclaim the city and begin to live outside of the economic exchange – we have put on art and music before and done it well but we’re less interested in providing another experience to come and consume – instead we aim to provide the tools to participate.

Our next event entitled “Opening the Doors to Autonomy” will include workshops on the legality and practicalities of squatting and resisting repossession/eviction, gentrification, urban foraging/skipping, radical recycling, a bike workshop, Tai-Chi & self defence, screen-printing and DIY wireless internet among other activities yet to be confirmed. Food, films and a kids space will also be provided. The event is free.

Where?: The Red Factory, Cave Street, St Pauls, Bristol (Just off Portland Square) When?: Saturday the 29th of November 2008, 11am – 6pm Cost?: Free Children Welcome.

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Bristol Space Invader