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 Tuesday, 26 June 2007
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Tuesday, 21 June 2005

Arrival/Info Points

24 Hour Info Shop:
10 Albert place, Lieth Walk. Open meetings to organise the space happen here every night at 6pm. The Infoshop serves Zapatista coffee for 50pence and has a great exchange of support and information happening between the activists and the local community. The telephone for the info shop is now 01315611356.

There is also an office space in Edinburgh with the telephone number 01314772954

Forest Café:
3 Bristo Place.  A volunteer-run café and arts space, and is also a useful point of information. It has a big Anti-G8 noticeboard with info about meetings. The street entrance next to Forest Café will go to the Indymedia space above, from 25th June.

University Convergence Space:
Part of Edinburgh student union is booked for Dissent! to hold convergence meetings, and workshops etc., from 29th July to 7th July. The address is Teviot buildings, Edinburgh Students Union Building, Bristo Square, Edinburgh. Other parts of the university are being used by other groups.


There will be a Dissent space within the council provided accomodation at the Jack Kane Centre, Hunter Hall Park, Niddrie Mains street, Craigmillar.  You can take bus 2, 30, 32 from central Edinburgh. Call if you can help or need directions 07963720402...

Information from the council can be found at: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CEC/G8accommodation/

A statement on Dissent!'s use of this space can be found at: http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/252/104/

Space set up will be on the 30th June - please come to help

Events Coming Up

For details on actions and demonstrations please see the action information section.

Edinburgh Convergence Workshops and Meetings: To see the full programme of workshops and meetings at the Teviot Buildings please see http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/251/104/

1st July: Cabar8 - Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road (nr Royal Mile), Edinburgh. 9pm-3am Featuring Have I got Schnews for You?, Rob Newman, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, Dr Skip Justice, G8 slam poetry, Julie Dawid, MC's Tickle and Hasta, visuals by Global Eye, and more. Food served by the Geishas of Gaiety and dancing led by Kevy K, the lurve reaction and the disco block. All proceeds to post G8 support. Hosted by TRAPESE and SEAD, (Scottish Education and Action for Development).

1st July: Bloc Aid fundraiser: An eclectic mix of techno and house DJs, indie and punk bands at 'Edinburgh Convergence 2005' including Conflict. 9pm till 3am. £5. Hosted by People and Planet and Dissent!

2nd July: Edinburgh Convergence Space- Underground special special of Industrial Breaks, Hard Techno & Dark DnB. Featuring 17 Djs and Live acts across 3 floors. All proceeds towards the fight against the G8. Tickets www.tickets-scotland.com.
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