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Happy Thursdays @ 195 Mare street

Hey, everybody! Thank you for coming to our opening night last Friday, it was amazing! So many people, great music, nice bar, fire show outside, bmx show inside, bubbles everywhere!

And now we want to invite you to our HAPPY THURSDAYS’ events: free shop, public kitchen, screenings, bar open. Everything starts at 7 p.m., free shop is open from 3 p.m. Come and spend some time with us!

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Also check the language school schedule, there are few changes and few more classes. All classes this Saturday are cancelled and also Italian classes are not going to happen next week. Sorry for that!

Hope to see as many of you later as possible!

xxxxx

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Filmmaking Workshop 6th October 7pm

A quick announcement, and I’m really sorry for the short notice, but there will be a meeting tomorrow at 7pm for those of you interested in filmmaking with a view to starting a regular workshop. If you’re interested in film, at every aspect: writing screenplays/documentaries, sound, lights, cameras, acting and post production, then your all welcome, whatever level you’re at.

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(Rock Around The Clock, 1956)

There aren’t a lot of opportunities for budding filmmakers to meet like minded people and get films made but now you can. 195 is offering a free workshop to meet energetic people, get projects off the ground and skill share creativity to  improve your filmmaking. So I hope to see as many of you tomorrow, Sunday the 6th of October at 7pm so we can get our feet of the ground.


Workshops underway

This week has been pretty eventful for 195. Workshops are beginning to get going, and we’re starting to see some regular faces. We’ve met so many different kinds of people with journey’s of their own to share. Repairs are coming along nicely and the space is getting more tidy and organised by the day. Yesterday, a collective came and cleared up the space by the stage area. Its looking fantastic, so thank you to everyone that helped.

Last Tuesday, we had a comedy improvising workshop…. – honestly it was some of the best fun I’ve had. Its such a great way to express whatever is going on inside you at the time in a comfortable and safe space. Everyone had such a laugh, and trust me you can’t help but laugh hysterically. I highly recommend it.

Today we had a theatrical workshop running from 12 – 7. There was such a great energy with an abundance of giggling and laughing. I believe they also did some improvisation, but are hoping to form a more concrete collective in the future. More info on them when I get some.

We also spend some time today clearing out the free shop, and re organising it. There was way too much in the shop so it was starting to get messy, so we’ve stored some things away to keep the place tidy. I also found lots of things that most people would definitely not take from the shop, so please don’t bring us stuff that is extremely dirty, or that you know others cannot make use of anymore. We could do with some more men’s clothes. We’ve got lots of great jackets and coats so come down and pick something up for the winter.

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Don’t forget to join us on Thursdays for cinema night from 7pm every week —-       we will show a different film. I’m not sure what will be showing this week, but I will soon find out – I have a feeling it’s still being decided. But don’t miss it!!!

Sundays and Mondays we have the bicycle workshop. So far, its been great with people beginning to put together bikes of their own. On that note, if anyone has any spare bike tools they no longer need, we would very much appreciate them. We don’t have enough at the moment. We would also love volunteers to help out with the bike workshop so drop us a line if you’re interested.

Oh and this is also probably a good time to remind you that our opening times have changed to Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 – 6pm. During these times you can come and hang out, read a book and check out our free shop.

Coming up soon, we’ll have a modern dance classes, meditation, art (perhaps life drawing and some other stuff)..  plus much much more….

In the meantime, regular workshops are beginning to take shape and slots are being filled on the timetable so if you have any ideas or suggestions, now would be the time to get in contact.  Check out our regular events to see what we’ve already got happening.

Don’t forget to find us on facebook — 195 mare street

And follow us on twitter @195marestreet


Getting stuck in

Only a few days here at 195 and its clear that we seem to be attracting attention from people passing by.  I guess its a mix of seeing us grinding hard in the front garden, reading our signs on the gates and quite simply not be able to walk past such a big and beautiful building without noticing it. 195 Mare street really does stand out on the main road. It has been extremely refreshing to speak with people all from different journeys. So far we have received only a positive response from the local community. Sharing ideas feels wonderful and exciting and its always fun showing people the awesome space that we now have for use.  We are beginning to visualize what this place is going to evolve into.

Yesterday, the guys worked hard at removing the weeds from the front garden so stuff can be soon planted. The rooms on the top floor that had pigeon poop all over the place have been cleaned out, and we have a temporary cooking space. It was a great day with lots of hard work and many a conversation.

Some of the guys went on an epic skip trip as well yesterday!!!  — some students (and maybe some other random people) threw out the entire contents of where ever it was that they lived.  I’m guessing fashion/art students as we’re stocked on oil paints and over large paper. Lots of clothes, bedding and kitchen stuff was thrown out as well as random food stuff—- yaaay bean protein!!!  We’ve now got enough stuff to start our own free shop, so we’re gonna have to start sorting out the stuff and building an area for these things.

Some of the boys have been working on connecting our water today – so we can have flushing toilets. Good times.

Connecting the water through the house

Connecting the water through the house

Casing the water pipe

On Wednesday we’ll be having an Open day —   so if anyone wants to come down and help clean up the building and set up spaces for different workshops please come down from 10am. We’ll be working all day as a team till around 5.30pm..  Hopefully we’ll be able to skip some food and make some dinner and relax a little before we open up a meeting.  If you would like to voice your ideas, make a proposals and genreally get involved in running the social center come to the open meeting at 7pm to share with us.

We would love to see you there.

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