What’s Going On?

First up from our occasional series of assorted & haphazard shtuffwhatshappening…is our own NeuReekie…Friday 27 May…Scottish Books Trust, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, The Capital. Here’s the blurb:

“Neu! Reekie! is a night of avant-garde poetry, music and film fusions. Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson bring you the fifth part in the N! R! movement. This is a a collaborative night with Darran Anderson of 3:AM Magazine who are putting up three literature heavyweights as readers! Also includes a Raffle of the Absurd; Avant-garde Animations; House Band Emelle, plus Pete the Barman and his £2 tonics.”

Wordpower Books has a spate of great events and launches coming up…as the leader of the ‘free world’ finished his UK visit, Horace Campbell will be discussing ‘Barack Obama: Between Revolution and Counter Revolution in the World Today’ on Thursday 9 June. Details here.

For details of Wordpowers other book launches and events go here.

In Inverness  Take One Action (‘Scotland’s global action cinema project celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world’) is hosting a Q&A with Richie O’Donnell director of THE PIPE – Ireland, 2010 at Eden Court, Mon 30 May, 8pm

Reminiscent of Local Hero, but infinitely more troubling, this gripping and beautifully-shot film tells the real-life (and ongoing) story of Shell UK’s plans to lay a giant, high-pressure gas pipe through the town and fishing waters around Rossport, County Mayo, to a new inland refinery. When the residents, farmers and fishermen of Rossport stand up to oppose the project, fearing the risks of pollution and the threat to traditional economic activities, the film plunges us into the frightening and at times life-threatening clashes between protestors and police at sea and on land, and between locals themselves, begging the question: what responsibility do government and big energy have to the communities they profit from?

Book tickets here.

 Food for Thought
Oxfam Scotland campaign day:  Monday 6th June

10am – 2.30pm. The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 2NU
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The food system is broken and it’s time to make a change.  Ever wondered where the food on your table comes from?  Ever stop to think about the millions around the world who don’t have enough food on their table? And who holds the power to make change happen?

Join Oxfam Scotland supporters and partners from across the country to find out more about Oxfam’s new global campaign on food justice. ‘Food for Thought’ is a campaign day to introduce the issues and people behind this crucial new campaign which affects us all.

To book your place or to find out more email scowan@oxfam.org.uk 

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