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Queer Cinema Tomorrow- Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Tomorrow Night we will be Showing Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an American musical comedy drama film about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German Transgender singer: Hansel Schmidt is an East German “slip of a girly boy” who loves rock music, and is stuck in East Berlin until she meets Luther Robinson, an American Soldier. Luther falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry. This plan will allow Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the capitalist West. However, in order to be married, the couple must consist of a man and a woman. 

The film has a number of potentially triggering scenes, description of the nature in which scenes might be triggering can be found here http://triggerwarnings.wikia.com/wiki/Hedwig_and_the_Angry_Inch.

 

There will be food, tea and coffee by donation, all welcome.


Heaters Needed!!

Dear friends of 195 Mare Street!

The Winter is coming and really hard times are waiting for us in our open space. So if you have any heaters that you can share with us it would be amazing and everybody would be warm and happy!

Don't let us end up like this!

Don’t let us end up like this!

Thank you so much and see you at Mare Street.


New Website

Please see our new site, socialcentre.org.uk for further updates


195 Queerlective Meeting

Calling all LGBTQ+++++, undefined, non normative, weirdos freaks and all others under the sun; this Friday (25th) at 6:30pm we will be having the first meeting of the 195 queerlective (like a collective but queer as f***). In short, a few of us queers who call this house home have decided we want to start putting on queer events/happenings/things; we’re not sure exactly what we want to do but so far ideas include queer film nights, a reading group, music stuff, and self defense and we want other people who might vaguely consider themselves represented by the queer definition to get involved. Friday will be a meeting to discuss ideas and plan for the future- regular meetings/events may follow, but we’ll let you know!!!!

Friday, 6:30Pm
See you there.
Free tea/coffee- bring nice things to share…..


Art School at Mare Street!

Hello everybody. Your social center at Mare Street is back with an art school open for all!

Born from the creative needs of our residents and our friends, we are building an art studio, a darkroom and a series of workshops where you can come, learn and share your skills with everybody.

Our art studio and darkroom are being built from scrap and every help is welcome. Today we are starting to clear the space on our basement that will give place to these. If you want to help us out just show up today with good working mood and let’s all make this happen! Also we will need some materials to start working, so if you have something around that can help it would be great. Every art materials are welcome:

– Paint
– Brushes
– Canvas
– Paper
– Pencils
– Enlarger and clock for the darkroom
– Clay
– Plus everything you can imagine that we can create with!!

One of the main use to our art studio is to keep an art collective together in collaboration for various art projects. If you like to work with other people and you want to share your skill and ideas and join our collective show up to our art collective meeting next Monday at 7pm.

We are also running some workshops and skills share where everybody is welcome to help. If you have any specific skill that you would like to share you are more than welcome to come and run your own workshop! For now we already have some of them ready to go:

Monday, 4th November, 5pm – Photoshop for Beginners workshop

From next week – Observational art workshop

We are still looking for more activities to carry on, we would be happy to see every kind of workshops running here like sculpture, sewing, djing, alternative techniques, illustration and the list goes on. We are also planning some history of art lessons. If you want to join us show up to our history of art lessons meeting next Monday at 5 pm, right before the arts collective meeting.

Plus, every Wednesdays, starting from the 30th of October we will have the space open from 7 to 11 pm, we are showing an exhibition and there will be the place to meet some fellow artists and discuss your project and ideas! If you want to exhibit your work or create some specific for our place just joins us, take a look at the space and let your ideas flow!
Now a resumed list of the following happenings at our art school:

Monday, 28th October, 5pm – History of art meeting
Monday, 28th October, 7pm – Art Collective meeting

Monday, 4th November, 5pm – Photoshop for Beginners workshop
From next week – Observational art workshop
Every Wednesdays – Artists meeting, exhibition and open space

Come and join us and help us making it happen!


Open Evening/Event Tomorrow!

Despite the problems with C.S. Solutions and there C.E.O James Patrick Casey entering our home, cutting water and causing criminal damage the show will still go on and this friday (11th) when we will be hosting our opening event and social.

From 7pm we will have vegan dinner by donation and acoustic music; later there will be live bands a BMX show, live synth performance, and dj sets from Olia (Noise/Electro Trash), Marco Antonio Marcesan (Groovy, Techno, House), and Munya Jumo (boundary Pushing Electronic Music).

Entry by Donation- see you there.


We’re still open, still moving, still going

Following our rude awakening the other day, we have gone about undoing the damage that took the builders 25 minutes and will take us more than a few days. Destruction is easy and regeneration harder . We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who turned up to help us over the past few days, It was so nice to see such positive support from everyone and it made the whole stress here a lot easier to deal with.

Two of the gaping holes in the building are now covered and protecting us from the elements although it still needs a good clean up everywhere. We also have one major problem that we had to sleep by during the night as even with the man power, we weren’t able to properly secure one of the breaches in the facade. On the plus side, we have restored basic amenities.

Sorry for those who may have come to the centre over the last few days and have found the gates to be closed. We’ve been so busy doing repairs that we haven’t had the man power to run the free shop at the same time. The free shop and workshops will continue running as normal from Monday 🙂

So with your continued support, we can finish securing the building and start the clean up operation in time for the opening this Friday (tomorrow).. Come along and enjoy our good vibes 😉

We now have a new email address::    195mare@squat.net                            

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @195marestreet and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/195-Mare-Street/411285862323869