Social – Fri 17th June (plus update on next skillshare planning)

We had a lovely social meeting, with lots of food (and possibly a bit of wine). A personal highlight was the plan to run a West Country Enemas tent at Glastonbury (we’d use cider, obviously). Although this may have not been an entirely serious suggestion…

We decided that the next skillshare should be in September (as so many people are away over the Summer), poll below if you’ve got prefs on dates.

If there’s skills you’d like to learn (or skills you’d like to share!), then let us know in the comments. Here’s a list of suggestions so far to start you off.

  • Bike maintenance
  • First aid
  • Self defence
  • Basic computing – any prefs on what you’d want to know about?
  • Getting started in blogging and social media
  • House maintenance, basic DIY
  • Plumbing
  • Car maintenance
  • Electrical stuff
  • How to get round the world without flying
  • Permaculture
  • Effective allotmenting
  • Setting up your own business
  • Repairing computers and technology
  • Home brewing
  • Apple pressing, etc
  • Skipping, free food, local fruit picking – best as a trip?

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Social- Friday May 20

Hi  to anyone who came to the workshop or stopped by the stall at the anarchist bookfair. We’re going to add links to most of the zines from the stall here soon.

Next meeting is this Friday, May 20, 7pm at the Smiling Chair, 40 Stokes Croft. We’re going to start with a short film & some food & go from there.

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April meeting & anarchist bookfair planning

The April organising meeting is this Thursday, April 7, 7.30 at the Smiling Chair – 40 Stokes Croft.

Things to discuss include our stall & potential workshop at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair happening May 7.

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Next meeting

Next social is 7pm, Friday March 25th. Bring food to share if you can.

After that the meeting schedule will be:

1st Thursday of the month, 7.30pm, organising meeting.

3rd Friday of the month, 7pm, social. Meet at the Smiling Chair for food & maybe head out afterwards.

The Smiling Chair is 40 Stokes Croft. It’s pink.

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Meeting Thursday March 10

The skillshare was ace! Thanks to everyone who came.

The next anarcha-feminist meeting will be This Thursday, March 10, 8pm at the Smiling Chair.

Things to discuss include:
– let’s sort out the meeting business. One suggestion is to move from weekly meetings (that haven’t actually been happening) to two meetings a month. One on a weekday evening, as an organising meeting. One, maybe on a weekday evening or possibly a Sunday afternoon, as a social.
– let’s have another skillshare, maybe in a couple of months. Does anyone have proposals for workshops they can present or would like to see?
– thanks to Bastard Squad Collective & The Fight for their benefit gig, and to people who gave donations today, we now have some money to spend. One proposal is to produce some material. So possibly bring to the meeting some ideas, & any zines/stickers/posters/billboards you’ve seen that inspire you (one way or the other)
– what to do with the blog – suggestions for links, material to post etc.
– proposal of a feminist squat
– I think there were some more things but I forget them. Long day! Much sugar!

If anyone can’t make it to the meeting on Thursday but wants to contribute to discussion on any of the above – including what meeting time would work for you if you want to come to meetings/socials – please email bristolanarchafem at riseup dot net or leave a comment.

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As part of celebrations for International Women’s Day, the Bristol Anarcha-Feminists present a day of practical wokshops run by and for women. We’re hoping to create a supportive environment to learn and share skills, especially in areas that women can often feel excluded from. There will be workshops in self-defence, carpentry, car maintenance and bicycle maintenance.

The day is open for women of all ages and experiences. (We’re not interested in policing anyone’s gender; trans and genderqueer people are welcome. Children of all genders are also welcome, though we’re not able to provide childcare, sorry.)

The timetable for workshops is below. The car maintenance & carpentry workshops each run twice. There will also be zines, tea and films running all day.


11 Self-defence Car maintenance Bike maintenance
1 Lunch
2 Bike maintenance intro Car maintenance Herbalism
3 1-1 bike maintenance
4 Carpentry

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