Offmarket Collective on Lower Clapton Road

You may have noticed the new occupants at 111 Lower Clapton Road (formally Faith bookshop), this is the Offmarket collective, who are occupying the space after it’s been empty for over a year.This is the email I got from them:There are lots of ideas about what to do with this space!One is to initially try and link to local and broader struggles that are happening in Hackney around issues like the coming cuts, housing, employment, gentrification, supermarket invasion etc. There will also be a FreeZone, where you can bring what you don’t need any more and take what you need ; an InfoLibrary with literature available about various political subjects ; promoting and defending squatting ; skill-sharing etc.It would be lovely to hear from you and what you would like to see happening in a space like this. For now and in the future, we are open to your comments and feedback (or complaint!) about what we are doing.

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  1. Our Newsletter:——————————If you want to subscribe to our official announcement mailing list, youcan go there: OffMarket +++111 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NPOpening days at the moment are: Sunday 12-6pm, Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday 12-8pm.OffMarket open meetings are on Monday 7pm if you want to meet us, check the space out or have any proposal to use the space!////////REGULAR ACTIVITIES/////////++ MONDAY, 7pm ++Open meeting++ MONDAY, from 12 onwards++Gardening skill-share, focusing on plants for herbal remedies++ TUESDAY, 3-6pm ++Bike fixing workshop++ WEDNESDAY, 6pm ++Juggling workshop++ WEDNESDAY, 8-10.30pm ++Clowning workshop++ THURSDAY, 5.30-6.30pm++Legal advice drop in session for anti cuts and student demo arrestees++ SUNDAY, 6-7.30pm ++French conversation////////FUTURE EVENTS////////////++ THURSDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY, 7PM ++Race Revolt Reading Group SeriesRace Revolt started in 2007 as an intervention into the silencesaround race in the queer, feminist and activist communities. Thisreading series considers texts that address the ways in which gayrights are being used in nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslimrhetoric by racist organisations such as the English Defence League,politicians like Geert Wilders and even increasingly by gay activists.This is a reading group, so contact to get the texts that will be discussed.Thursday February 3rd, 7pmThursday February 17th, PALESTINE INFONIGHT, 4th February, 7PM++Videos, photos and updates from PalestineISM activists’ experiences in the West Bank and London++ NORTH EAST LONODN SQUATTERS NETWORK MEETING, 6th February, 7pm++NELSN is a support network made up of squats in the north east of London. Its aim is to provide help in case of evictions. This is an open social to swap ideas, knowledge of local empties, share food and drinks and get to know other squatters. There are certainlymany more like-minded squatters living near you than you are aware of. TUESDAY 8th FEBRUARY, 7pm ++Counter Olympics Network Meeting (see– OffMarket111 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NPoffmarket@riseup.net077 0627 9299

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