LaDIYfest Bristol (FB page) in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 present an evening of good food, friends, music and poetry! Starts 6pm (and see FB event)
GOREM & AVONA – Members of Viva Zapata! bringing rich sounds of folk, punk into stories of the wild, love and resistance.
LEILIAH JANE KING – Spoken word to fill your senses!
BEX – Insane spanish guitar with grunge twist.
PLUS: Kebele vegan meal, three courses including cake provided by the Bookfair collective and LaDIYfest. Spirits and Mixers available for a suggested donation of £2.50 each!
£5 suggested donation – all proceeds go to the costs of putting on the Bookfair and AfterParty – which is on 30th April 2016 at Trinity Centre!
Thursday 28th January:
Benefit gig at Kebele in support of Bristol anti-fascists
Jazz/folk fusion with bands More Dogs Than People & Hermanos Brothers.
Food served from 6:30pm.
Our Social Centre includes various rooms/spaces that are available to be used by individuals & groups/campaigns. Typical uses include meetings & workshops & talks; benefit cafes; film nights; gatherings; small parties (birthdays, handfastings); banner making; and so on. Facilities available at Kebele include the kitchen & cooking equipment, cafe/event space for upto 50 people seated/more if standing, individual rooms holding from 6 to 45 people, film projector & screen, internet access.
Whilst each request for room use is considered separately, there are some basic criteria to bear in mind, for example – your event should be not-for-profit (or at least a benefit!); it shouldn’t contravene any of Kebele’s Principles; it shouldn’t cause a nuisance to our neighbours.
We do not formally charge for the use of spaces & facilities, but we do ask for ‘suggested donations’ to cover wear & tear, utility bills, maintenance etc. Room Users have 2 options in covering costs – firstly ‘pay as you go’ room use for each single event; secondly taking on ‘User group’ status which means in return for space/facility use you provide a labour contribution of running at least one Sunday night cafe and carrying out one clean of Kebele every 3 months.
For full details of facilities available, the suggested donations for use, some basic rules, and our safer spaces agreement, please read/complete/print off the Room Users Agreement:
Kebele-room_user_agreement (open office format)
For any & all queries please speak to a Co-op member or email kebelesocialcentre[at]riseup.net
OH MY GOSH!!! Kebele is 20!!!
Yes! Here it is, the 20th anniversary bash for Kebele social centre, the living anarchist experiment in Easton. It’s gonna be at The Plough pub in Easton (see Plough’s FB event), scene of many a benefit put on by and for campaigns & issues linked to and supported by Kebele.
Come celebrate 20 years of anarchist organisation and resistance.
Proud of what we got? Hell yeah!!! So raise a glass and a fist for your local anarchist social centre! Dance like it’s 1995!
“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!” It is on!
Friday 18th December, 8pm til late at the Plough, Easton. Don’t be late, cos it’s gonna be rammed! All proceed to the dancefloor, all proceeds to Kebele social centre. £5 donation. Keep Kebele kicking!
Here’s a little mood setting and a taste of what’s going on:
Mr Speaka with DFrost:
Plus DJs playing all sorts from hip hop and ragga to soul and cheese, with a few drops of dub and roots via the jungle!
GITSURFER; BLACK RAINBOW; THE POINTLESS SISTERS; SUN MONKEY; DUB MARK
(PS: Sorry but Dub Revolution are NOT playing)
What’s Kebele all about? Read ‘OurStory’ here.
Welcome to the final full weekend of our NovemberFest (FB event), which includes a typically anarchic mix of work & play, and rounds off on Monday with a serious look at the impact of alcohol on both anarchist activity and on wider society.
The main weekend event sees Kebele hosting the 6-monthly UK Social Centres Network Gathering – see here and here for more info. We anticipate activists from at least 6 other UK social centres joining us for some in-depth discussions across Saturday & Sunday. Please note the building will be closed to anyone not attending the Gathering between the hours of 8am-6.30pm on Saturday 28th, and 8am-5pm on Sunday 29th.
From 6.30pm on Saturday 28th we’ll be putting the Social into the social centre with a party for Gathering attendees, along with loadsa local activists & friends. Come down for some acoustic folk acts followed by some notorious (and mysterious) local DJ’s. Entry is by a suggested donation of £3 and early arrivals will be able to eat up any dinner leftover from the Gathering’s evening meal. Continue reading Nov/Fest – 6th weekend – mixing people, food, anarchy and alcohol →
We’ve been banging on for a while now about our NovemberFest, celebrating our 20th anniversary, so here is OurStory…
Kebele is based at 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JY, and since 1995 has provided space for the development of anarchist & radical ideas and activities, community campaigns, and international solidarity.
Kebele means “community place” or “neighbourhood” in Amharic, an Ethiopian language. The term refers to localised community institutions, which dealt with their own needs & concerns, such as justice, health and community democracy. During the revolution in Grenada in 1979, Rastafarians involved in the struggle used the term “kebele” to refer to the community centres in each neighbourhood from which, in theory at least, the revolution was based. In 1983, the USA invaded the tiny island of Grenada to crush the rebellion.
The founders of Kebele were inspired by these meanings of the word, and current members are too.
The Squat and Kebele Kulture Projekt (KKP)
Kebele started as an empty building that was squatted in autumn 1995 to provide housing for four homeless activists. It quickly mutated into something bigger out of a need to defy the owners (a bank) and authorities seeking to evict them, and inspired by European social spaces there was a desire to create a self-managed space for local individuals, campaigns & projects. Continue reading Kebele – this is Ourstory →
There’s a packed lineup at Kebele social centre as our NovemberFest hits it’s 4th weekend, with plenty more to come!
As well as the ‘Libres’ performance on Friday 13th at 7pm, and the participatory workshop ‘Songs & stories of resistance’ on Sunday 15th from 1-5pm (details of both here), here’s what else is on, plus at the end we have a few date changes: Continue reading Nov/Fest – 4th weekend – workshops, music, food and film! →
Este viernes al centro social Kebele, empezando a las 7pm: ‘Libres – una noche de historias de Espana y canciones de la Resistencia’ (canciones en espanol, historias en ingles) // This Friday at Kebele social centre from 7pm: ‘Libres – an evening of Spanish stories and songs of Resistance’ (songs in Spanish, stories in English).
We are delighted to welcome Pilar Lopez and her ‘Libres Project‘ to Kebele on Friday, 13 November. Doors will open at 7pm for the event, and there is a charge of £5…OR…whatever you can afford, but do come early to avoid disappointment! There are more details on the image below or at Pilar’s website. Continue reading Libres – Spanish stories and songs of Resistance / Historias de Espana y canciones de la Resistencia →