OffMarket activities and events this week

Welcome to the OffMarket newsletter, coming to you from our fabulous venue at 121 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP.# WHAT’S NEW? #– Our first MIDI music workshop will be happening this Friday from 12-2pm- READING DAY! come, relax and use our resources in quiet environment, when the FreeShop is closed, every thursday 2-5.30pm.- The FreeShop subgroup is now meeting on tuesdays 12-2pm.# OPENING HOURS #The FreeShop and Infolibrary opens on:Sunday 12-4pm, Monday 2-6pm, Tuesday 2-6pm. During opening hours you can browse our freeshop with clothes, toys, books etc, but also check out our growing info library, learn more about squatting or just have a cup of tea.The space is also open on Thursdays 2-5.30pm for the Reading Day. A day where the space is open but the freeshop closed. For people to come and relax, read stuff from our wonderful Info Library and Zine library…# OTHER SIMILAR SPACES #There is a couple of spaces in Hackney doing similar stuff than Offmarket, check them out:- WellFurnished– The Rebel Dog CALL OUT FROM THE LONDON CATHOLIC WORKERS #Volunteers wanted for Asylum Seeker ProjectGiuseppe Conlon House is seeking female volunteers for an Asylum Seeker Project in the Tottenham area. We support destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds and find themselves homeless in London. We are hoping to expand our project to include Women and need volunteers to make this happen. Most (similar) projects in the London area cater for men only and often women find themselves in unsavoury arrangements to keep off the streets. If you can commit to at least volunteering one night a month at Giuseppe Conlon House please contact Martin on 020 834 88 212 or email us at HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN OFFMARKET? #We have open meetings every Monday at 7pm for people to come and propose events get involved etc.At OffMarket there are various subgroups that organise the different areas of the space. Anyone can come get involved in these. They meet at the following times you are welcome to join them:Gardening : Tuesdays 10am-12noonBike workshop : Tuesdays 3-6pmPractical Squatters : 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 4-6pmFree Shop : Tuesdays 12-2pmLibrary : Wednesdays 2-4pmZine : 21st June at 2pm (every 3rd tuesday of the month)Cafe : Friday 15th July 2pm (Fortnightly)///////////////////// FUTURE EVENTS /////////////////////## GARDENING READING GROUP / Tuesday 5th July 10am-12noon ##On the first Tuesday of the month we hold a reading group focusing on a particular zine / article / topic and plan what we will be doing for the month ahead. The next reading group will be on Tuesday 5th July 10am and we will be discussing Fireweed: A Zine of Grassroots Radical Herbalism and Wild Foods Connecting with Kids and Family Life.## PRACTICAL SQUATTERS EVENING / Tuesday 5th July 7pm ##Meet potential squat mates and get squatting related advice.## CREATIVE WRITER’S CIRCLE / Thursday 7th July 7-9pm ##Hackney and East London Creative Writing Circle: We are a group of people who meet regularly to share our creative writing – all forms all flavours all levels – for comment critique motivation and inspiration. The group is open to anyone who wants to write from beginners to advanced writers. Contact Iris: nerosiri (at) MAKING MIDI MUSIC WORKSHOP / Friday 8th July 12-2pm ##A workshop on how to make tunes using MIDI keyboards and software. Open to all ages and all experiences.## HACKNEY ANARCHIST GROUP MEETING / Tuesday 12th July 7-9pm ##Come and get involved in the new Hackney Anarchist Group! OFFMARKET CAFE and MUSIC / Friday 15th July 6-11pmpm ##Fortnightly cafe yummy vegan food on donation:) We will have some DJs and nice music for this cafe come along! More hands are needed to organise the fortnightly cafes.. if you can help cook clean wash-up or serve food to people come along fortnightly on Fridays from 2pm.## HACKNEY LIBRARIES INFONIGHT / Thursday 21st July 7pm ##Information and talks about how the cuts are affecting libraries in Hackney and how the workers are responding. Organised by the Hackney Anarchist Group.////////////////// REGULAR ACTIVITIES //////////////////////All our activities are free and open to all ages kids and their carersUnless stated otherwise.++ MONDAY 7pm / OPEN MEETING ++See the space meet the people propose an event/activity get involved.++ TUESDAY 10am-12noon / GARDENING and HERBALISM SKILLSHARING ++Focus on plants used for herbal remedies. Help create a herb garden grow plants to take home share knowledge about herbal remedies…++ TUESDAY 3-6pm / BIKE FIXING ++++ FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY of the month 7-8pm / PRACTICAL SQUATTINGEVENINGS ++Meet other people to squat with get practical advice on squatting and much more!++ THURSDAY 10:30-13:30 / ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES ++Indian Head Massage Reflexology Reiki Auricular Acupuncture Nutritional Advice Relaxation/Visualization Techniques. If you are coming for the first time please try to be there by 10.30am after that you can make an appointment.++ THURSDAY 2-5.30pm / READING DAY ++A day where the space is open but the freeshop closed. For people to come and relax read stuff from our wonderful Info Library and Zine library…++ THURSDAY 2-5.30pm / ENGLISH ASSISTANCE ++Free proofreading drop-in session and assistance with spelling grammar and punctuation; for any document including essays articles and applications up to post-graduate level. Time will be evenly distributed between those who require assistance. NB. Please come with prepared material to edit.++ FRIDAY 2-4pm / FREE HAIR CUT ++Just drop by or contact us if you want to.++ EVERY OTHER FRIDAY 6-11pm / OFFMARKET CAFE ++Offmarket Cafe: Fortnightly cafe yummy vegan food on donation and maybe some film / music if you’re lucky++ SUNDAY 2-4PM / KNITTING SKILLSHARING ++Come and knit with other fellow knitters 🙂 Bring needles and wool if you can. Every sunday 2-4pm starting on sunday 26th June++ SATURDAY 6.30-8.30pm / PERCUSSION WORKSHOP ++There will be some instruments but bring drums if you can.++ SUNDAY 6-8pm / ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS ++English Conversation session: if you are interested in learning to speak English or willing to help others learn please come along to this weekly session!++ SUNDAY 7.30-9pm / LIFE DRAWING ++–OFFMARKET Lower Clapton rd E5 0NPoffmarket[at] / 07583870733Accessibility: For access codes see here If you have any comments advice or queries please contact us.”