January Reshuffle 09 Events

Just starting to work on this. If you your group wants to be included or you know others who would be interested. Let me know. I will have more details up soon. Ideas welcome. Bob.


This year “THE ART OF NOISE” Pearce Institute Saturday 31 January 12 – 6 pm
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May 08 program(Will be updated)
How to stand-up Shout-up and shout out for your community. As well as a workshop on community journalism, making a news-sheet – Sunny Govan Radio will be there, you will be treated to the Electron clubs (subtle) Noise Orchestra; a voice workshop to encourage your confidence, a community consultation wall, a media workshop that will record and film the days events and what folk are saying. GalGael will be there to remind you of the beauty of hand skills and heritage – the cardboard club will be industrious and dynamic, films from document 6, the RIB bookfair + videotheque and more…
This years reshuffle will have an emphasis on solidarity and support – about finding out what ordinary people are thinking – about how to organise, how best to spend our time – and of course having a good time
A mixture of workshops and activities will be continuous through out the day. Timed events/talks will be published nearer the date + evening stuff – if any.
We will setting up a wall at the event where folk can add community information, comments, events, ideas, happenings, concerns – with pictures clippings text drawings. With the possibility of compiling into a Reshuffle newsletter. See also media workshop.
Defending and improving our community facilities (Communicating) 2pm – 3pm
Round table discussion on creating networks for discussion and coordinated action, on defending our community our institutions and Common Good.There is much discussion on “joined up thinking” “networks” “coalitions” “associations” but very little actually happening. Lets make a start then. It is short notice to Saturday – but there is a community centre given up to the topic of communication and making our own media – Come and have a chat see what we can come up with. Please forward to any interested parties and campaigns you know of.
This reshuffle you will have a chance to make the news and be the news. There will be an opportunity to tell your story on video, or audio:
The Radical Independent Book-fair project
Look through the books, leaflets, videos there is a whole world of information and issues of importance – not the nullification of televisions plastic people. Real people doing real things. Events in history perpetrated by ordinary people that you can be proud of. Pick up some free information, free stickers and look at books written for a free world.
Get a camera, bring a camera, borrow a camera and join the media team – learn to get the right kind of picture – How to use the web to to post your video, pictures and sound. Find out about free software that works on old computers. Get your own website/blog and tell the world what your thinking. Help to record the days events for the newsletter
PERIPHERACTIONS A project exploring sense of place (Drumchapel)
Sensing the City
Around the world, the neo-liberal city pushes active citizenship to the margins; questions of citizens’ rights to make use of urban space are now an issue on the agenda of public discourse. Gentrification, privatisation, zonification; there is no room left for the citizen, except consumer space. But we can fight back, reclaim lost territories.
May Day is but one day, but it’s our day! 3-4pm
Is there not a better time to be re-energising our traditions that celebrate achievement, hope, progress in building a vision for working people? That’s what May Day used to stand for. Not just a day to go shopping – and spending more money to entertain the kids. If you are interested in organising activities for May Day 09, come to this meeting and help to think about what we want from the workers weekend.
Glasgow City Council, like many councils though out the country have put a stop to all advertising in newspapers. From now on the only way you will have of knowing which issues the council are discussing, what plans they have for your area and your town in general is by looking it up on the internet. Are they planning to shut schools, start charging for museum entry or build flats in our city’s parks – you will now have to log on to the council’s own website to find out. It is your basic right as a citizen to know what is happening in your area. This is being eroded. Not everyone has access to the web – If you are in hospital, if you can’t afford a computer, many elderly people don’t find it easy to use computers. The council’s argument is that if you don’t have access to the web, then you will be able to see the information on posters in the local library or council buildings. But if you live in an isolated community, you won’t have this access either. What with censorship issues, lack of consultation, withdrawal of advertising from independent media outlets concerning important Governmental information at both the national and local level. Is there a better time for communities to implement their own news sheets, radio programs and information sharing outlets?
This year the reshuffle will look at some of the issues
Learn how to lay out your news-sheet and get your information across from newsletter publishers and professional journalists. Get your news out there on news-sheets, leaflets, zines posters – get straight to the point on your fliers and be noticed
SOUND CONFIDENT – Voice Workshop Time: between 2- 4pm
Ever felt tongue tied, lost for words, know what you want to say, but feel it often fails to come across clearly? Then this workshop is for you – an opportunity to realize to your vocal potential by connecting to your body and breath. We will explore a range of exercises to integrate your body, voice and text allowing your unique and authentic voice to be clearly heard.
Steampunk is the rebellion against the mass produced, rejecting the ubiquitous beige PC, refusing the black HiFi, avoiding the silver laptop. It is the anachronistic use of mixed technologies, appearing to hark to a 21st century victorian world of lady/gentlemen amateur scientists/engineers. It is a deep-retro nostalgia for beautiful handmade objects without relinquishing the conveniences of modern life.
Steampunk is Victoriana. It is steamwork. It is clockwork. It is Sci-Fi. It is fantasy. It is a design movement, a literary movement, a fashion statement. It is for everyone. It is for nerds. It is found objects. It is elegant and custom-made. It is often one-off. It is not mass-produced.
Brass is its badge, clockwork its slogan and Jules Verne its prophet.At the Reshuffle I will offer the public the opportunity to send each other messages and make statements on a Steampunk Magical-movable-type Public Prestidigital Communicator (aka offline mechanical blog).
Group aims to promote and establish an open source hardware movement. And possibly also create an open database for designs etc. to be stored
Watch the kids (and there parents) create there own cardboard community. Tiny tots to mums and dads grannies and grandpas, are all drawn by the magic of cardboard.

Dance Cardboard Glass walk
Too often, in today’s world, work has become mere waged labour, where drudgery has replaced joy. What’s more, work is hived off in business parks and industrial estates. Is it any wonder that the work ethic has been so easily extinguished and is so hard to rekindle? GalGael is trying its best to turn this situation around by re-rooting work in the heart of the community at its workshop in Govan, in Glasgow.
Here, the method is simple; give folk a place to work, tools both attitudinal and practical and some basic respect and the rest comes naturally
SCIENCE FOR WEANS (and big yins)
56 kids learned how to solder wires and build electrical circuits at the last Reshuffle and experimented with a variety of simple scientific projects
There is a new group formed dealing with the impact of the Commonwealth Games in our city. Glasgow 2014 Games Monitor The main concern being what do local people gain through these big events. The website will be a partner to the Games Monitor, which is a network of people raising awareness about issues within the London Olympic development processes.
The Commonwealth Orchard
The Orchards we plant are for everyone to benefit from regardless of age or any other factor. We have learned from experience that if you involve children in planting these orchard, not only do they love it, and look after it, but they bring the whole of the community with them – parents, grandparents, friends, and they bring fantastic and fresh ideas with them. And it is today’s children that will harvest the fruit in years to come, with their children.TCO is looking for people to put their thinking caps on and to feed in ideas about the Commonwealth – and the Commonwealth Orchard – and what that could mean to ordinary people across Scotland and Glasgow too. The Commonwealth Orchard is a project put forward to the Scottish Government by the Children’s Orchard – with the idea being to create a more fruitful Scotland.
Glasgow Social Centre aims to create a safe and healthy space, open to all members of the community, that will operate as a network or hub for a variety of community and social groups in Glasgow. Working on principles of mutual aid, solidarity and co-operation, we will strive to provide a space which promotes and educates around issues of environmental and social justice.
At the reshuffle you could help decide on what a social center means
use the social space, board with info and space for people to add thoughts/ideas/comments – build a cardboard ‘social space’ with kids, and decorate it, -get people to write what they want from a social space, and stick it on wall, or on cardboard space. ‘public consultation’ ask people if they want a social space and what they would want it to be for them: See cardboard club
Common Good Games will be at hand if you feel energetic. New games wanted – make them up yourself – all ages – games are for doing not watching on television.
The Bridge project will act as a portal for collecting information from a variety of sources groups and activities in order to organise joint ventures, share resources, socialise work and organise event space
It is helpful to tell us if you want to be involved doing workshops, helping out and so on. There will be leaflets to design, and deliver
If anyone has info, interest, or would like to help be good to hear from them, but help is always appreciated on the day.
The PI as it is called has figured in the imagination of not only Govan but the whole of Glasgow (and beyond). Most amateur and professionals alike over the decades have warm recollections of performing and rehearsing at the PI. It has been the home to countless groups and experiments in social activities over the years. There has been tv programs and films made there. The pearce has had a lively theatrical life both amateur and professional (and a theatre). It has been home to a diversity of interests from the Free University to ballroom dancing, clubs, sports – has a beautiful snooker room and in its past life was kitted out with cookery demonstration rooms and has housed a myriad of practical, educational tools for community life.
One of the most important aspect of the PI is it is very much a part of the Govan psyche and for a long time has been the nucleus of Govan culture. The other is the people it draws together. The Reshuffle event is about drawing on that culture and celebrating its ideas.

It has always been the intention to take the Reshuffle/RIB events to other parts of the city. Particularly to the East End. In the time before the next Reshuffle folk will be invited from different groups, and interests,to the next event to see what is on with the view to creating their own gig in their own community. There is the possibility of doing an events in Drumchapel, Shettleston, Easterhouse Bridgeton. The Reshuffle invites folk from these areas (or if you know anyone who would be interested) with a view to organising there own event with the help of the Reshuffle crew.
Sunny Govan is a unique grassroots radio station, encouraging volunteering, training & development through the medium of community radio, and aims to encourage and support local creative talent, fostering local traditions and providing services for the benefit, entertainment, education and development of our community. Sunny Govan do song-writing workshops, learn folk to be radio presenters and will help you get your message to your audience.
The Electron Club
The Electron Club is where you can learn about computer software and electronic stuff, building thing with old bits of computers, writing code and so on.The club will be doing a wee workshop on Audacity (free open source software for audio editing) It is pretty easy to learn and can work on Linux, Mac and Windows, or just have a Linux machine sitting there for people to look at. People could maybe record and edit short bits for Sunny Govan to broadcast. The beauty about open source software is you don’t need a fancy new computer with loads of memory to run it. All the computers at the club were found on the streets, in skips, or donated . Find out more here.
Unity centre
“After lunch I went to the Unity office and my neighbour arrived there soon after me – I’d given him the address that morning. He was carrying the baby and I was about to fly into a rage at them taking the mother when she walked in behind him. Hooray! They had only detained her for a short time. All of that show of strength and time and money to give her one piece of paper! We organised a lawyer for them. Thank yous and hugs. I burst into tears when they walked out the door. The strain and relief all at the same time” Unity Diary. Find out about the work UNITY does at the Reshuffle
Document 10
Two Films from Document6
Document 6 Roma Programme
@ January Reshuffle – The Art of Noise
2pm Sat 31/1/09 Pearce Institute
840 – 860 Govan Road, Govan
Roma of Govanhill
Janos Kovacs, Janos Joka Daroczi
Hungary | 2008 | 20 mins
Since the industrial revolution, Glasgow, like Liverpool or London, is a city whose identity has largely been forged by successive waves of immigration, from the Gaels of the 19th Century fleeing the Clearances to the Polish visitors of the present day.The neighbourhood of Govanhill on the South Side of Glasgow has historically played host to many new cultures arriving in the city, from the Irish to the Jewish communities, and later to Asian families from India and Pakistan. Post-EU Accession, the most recent of these
have been Slovakian citizens of the Romani people. Made by Roma Magazine for Magyar TV in Hungary, this film sets out to show life in Govanhill today as experienced by the Roma and others in this mixed neighbourhood.I Have Dreamt Of Working As A Hairdresser
Lidija Mirkovic
Serbia 2007 / 85 Mins
Iva, a young Roma hairdresser from Serbia, hopes to remain in Germany with her family. They stay on illegally. They get caught and deported back to Belgrade.From now on they must live by exploiting the waste on the landfill, collecting paper, scavenging in the streets, polishing shoes or
selling in the flea market. Living in the slums on the margins of society is unhealthy and often dangerous. School children become victims of violent rightwing criminals. The young Roma go to work as street musicians, beggars or prostitutes. There is little hope for better.
Keep in touch through the new Strolls/BRIDGE website and updates for other RIB bookstall, film, Doc, and activity events, through out 2008. Watch this space. Reshuffle has no affiliations with any political party.