Another World Is Possible

Susan George, speaking a WDM Scotland, 19 March, Glasgow

We all spend far too much time online staring at lightboxes. Here’s a chance to get out and get to some great live events you won’t find in The Skinny or The List. Each month we preview some of the best events in the coming weeks across Scotland. This month, Susan George (Glasgow), George Monbiot (Stirling), Climate Hustings (all over) and Changin’ Scotland (Ullapool) plus film and book launches. If you’ve got an event you think we should cover email us at bellasletters@yahoo.co.uk

David Farrier launches his latest book, Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law, in Edinburgh, Scotland – Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 6.00pm (Word Power Books)

Film screening by RAWA at Forest Cafe. A View From a Grain of Sand. Combining verite footage, interviews and rare archival material, View from a Grain of Sand is a harrowing, thought-provoking, yet intimate portrait of Afghan women’s history over the last 30 years. 7-9pm, Thursday 17 March in the Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place

The Reshuffle – Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Govan (18/19 March) with Andy Wightman, Alastair McIntosh, Bill Fraser, Bob Hamilton and Ian Frameall the details are here. Now in its 5th year the Reshuffle: “…combines the idea of creating a space where we can find out about an explore some of the on going issues, campaigns and information of what is happening around the city. But it is also a family fun day, and would be nothing without the Cardboard Club, Galgael, the Science Festival, RIB bookfair, Document film festival, and all the other stalls and activities that congregate at the PI each year.”

Susan George, political scientist and world-renowned author will talk about her new book on challenging the world’s super rich neoliberal elite with an achievable greener, fairer future ‘Who’s Crisis, Whose Future?’ at WMD Scotland’s Glasgow event ‘Visions of Global Justice’ (Glasgow 19 March 10am – 4.15pm). Susan George is a Patron of the international development charity, Tools for Self Reliance, President of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, and Honourary President of ATTAC. Her most famous writing includes How the Other Half Dies: The Real Reasons for World Hunger (Penguin) 1976 and A Fate Worse Than Debt (Penguin) 1988 (an analysis of the reasons for Third World debt.) We interviewed her this morning and will publish this as soon as the transcript is done!

Changin’ Scotland A weekend of discussion, ideas, politics and culture at The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool. (Fri 25th til Sun 27th) run by Jean Urquhart and Gerry Hassan (more details to follow).

All through March and April Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and others are hosting Climate Hustings, see all the details for events across Scotland here.

George Monbiot is coming to Stirling – in an extension of Monbiot’s Left Hook, University of Stirling Lecture Theatre, on 01 April 2011 20:00 More details and to book tickets go here.

Before its too late catch the tail-end of the Take One Action film tour (all the details are here). Take One ‘celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world’ – coming soon the Scottish premiere of ‘No Woman No Cry’.

And…thanks to Gerry who wrote reminding us of for “real theatre – in every sense of the word – maybe a mention of Brecht’s Mother Courage by Birds of Paradise Theatre Company? Covering anti-capitalism and anti-war themes”. Many thanks.

They are sold out tonight (first night!) at Paisley Arts Centre, but thereafter @ Musselburgh, Stirling, Tarland, Abedeen, E Kilbride, Cumbernauld, Dornie, and Glasgow . More info here.



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