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From: "Jo Makepeace" (webmaster@schnews.org.uk)
Subject: SchNEWS 573, Friday 26th January, 2007
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 14:03:38 -0000

list of English social centres

Here's a list of Social Centres around the country -

BRADFORD - 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY
Set up in 1981 as a centre for the low waged and unemployed and still going on strong.
Tel - 01274 734160
Web - http://www.1in12.go-legend.net
Email - info@1in12.com

BRIGHTON - Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA
A social centre on the busy London Road in Brighton. It houses a cafe and bookshop during the day, a private members bar during the evenings, and is a base for a variety of other projects.
Tel - 01273 696104
Web - http://www.cowleyclub.org.uk

BRISTOL - Kebele Kulture Projekt,14 Robertson Rd, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6JY
Anarchist collective run drop-in and meeting centre, vegan cafe, bike workshops, anarchist library, housing co-op, exhibitions, campaign catering, political activities and more.
Tel - 0117 939 9469
Web - http://www.kebele.org
Email - info@kebele.org

COVENTRY - Coventry Peace House, 311 Stoney Stanton Rd, CV6 5DS
A housing co-operative and a peace and environmental centre connected to local activist networks. Works directly with local asylum seekers, and has a bike recycling project.
Tel - 02476 663031
Web - http://www.covpeacehouse.org.uk
Email - covpeace@gn.apc.org

LANCASTER - Lancaster Resource Centre, 78a Penny St, Lancaster LA1 1XN
A collectively run resource centre and meeting space in Lancaster. Open every Wednesday 4-7pm.
Web - http://www.eco-action.org/lancaster

LEEDS - Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ
An independent, volunteer run social centre in the centre of Leeds.
Tel - 0845 345 7334
Web - http://www.thecommonplace.org.uk

LIVERPOOL - the Cellar downstairs from bookshop News From Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, L1 4HY
This is about to open in the next few months. The venue is already holding events, but it needs a bit more money to open properly with a kitchen and other facilities. Once open it will be a hub for community action groups with cafe, internet, gigs etc.
See http://www.liverpool.indymedia.org.uk

LONDON - The Square, 21-22 Russell Square, London, WC1
Squatted social centre, aiming to be a radical, public space for all.
See http://www.londonsocialcentre.org.uk

LONDON - London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES
Collectively-run building providing space and resources for people and groups working on self-organised, non-hierarchical projects for radical social change.
Tel - 020 7377 9088
Web - http://www.londonarc.org
Email - info@londonarc.org

LONDON (EAST) - The RampART Creative Centre and Social Space, 15-17 Rampart Street , E1 2LA
This is a large occupied building in East London, hosting cultural and political events, community cinema, exhibitions, alternative media production, benefit gigs, discussions, meetings and workshops and more. ** Currently RampART are having bother with the local authority and fire brigade wanting to do a health and safety inspection - which could lead to it being shut down. RampART is calling for help and has a wishlist - Illuminated fire exit signs * Fire extinguishers * Fire blanket * Health and Safety Law poster * Hand basin and more - contact at the above address.
Tel - 07050 618445
Web - http://www.rampart.co.nr (offline for maintainence at the moment)
Email - rampart@mutualaid.org

LONDON (SOUTH) - 56a Info-shop, 56a Crampton Street, Walworth SE17 (near Elephant & Castle)
Resource for local people and campaign groups selling books and zines, and with extensive archive radical publications.

MANCHESTER - The Basement, 24 Lever Street (off Piccadilly Gardens), Manchester M1
Manchester's new radical bookshop with a wide selection of anarchist and radical books and journals. with vegan cafe, radical library, free internet and exhibition space.
Tel - 0161 237 1832
Email - mustsocial@yahoo.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM - Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St., Nottingham, NG7 6HX
Resource centre for local groups campaigning for human and animal rights, the environment, peace, etc.
Tel - 0845 458 9595
Web - http://www.veggies.org.uk/sumac
Email - sumac@veggies.org.uk

Find details on these and many others from -

* the London Social Centre Network at http://www.londonarc.org/social_centre_network.html

and  SchNEWS - http://www.schnews.org.uk/links - click on 'Social & Community Centres'

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