Archive for August, 2008

Children & London FreeSchool Week!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2008 by londonfreeschool

The week is open to everyone that wants to be involved so please feel free to bring children along for the workshops. A creche will also be running throughout the week but email bethysummers@gmail.com beforehand so that there is an idea of numbers, timing, etc. Also, if you’re able to give a helping hand with this then please also get in contact!

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Calendar…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 by londonfreeschool

To view a calendar of the events for the London FreeSchool week go to the following link;

http://snipurl.com/3kasm

The weeks events…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 by londonfreeschool

Okay so please see below for the timetable of events. If possible we will get it all in a nice calendar and up on here shortly. For more information please see the different themes on the right hand side of this page or click on the workshops that are highlighted. All of the workshops unless stated will be taking place at rampART Social Centre (http://www.rampart.co.nr) which is located off Commercial Road, in Whitechapel.

MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
12:30 – 13:30 Welcome Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Cartomancy
14:00 – 16:00 Roof Gardening and Composting
14:00 – 16:00 Safer Spaces
14:30 – 15:30 Weight Loss & Management
16:00 – 18:00 Bike Maintenance (punctures / wheels)
16:00 – 18:00 Cooking & Adapting Recipes
16:30 – 18:00 Workshop of Nothing
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 onwards: screening of ‘This is Our Country Too

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 13:00 French
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:30 Cartomancy
14:00 – 16:00 School Privatisation
14:00 – 16:00 Direct Action & Civil Disobedience
14:00 – 16:00 Internet Architecture and Philosophy
14:30 – 15:30 Family Diets
16:00 – 18:00 Vegan Cooking, Adapting Recipes & Intro to Anti GMO
16:00 – 18:00 State and Corportate Oppression of Indigenous Australians
16:00 – 18:00 Bike Maintenance (breaks)
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 onwards: “If…

WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 13:00 German
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:30 Cartomancy
14:00 – 15:30 Quilling & Origami
14:30 – 15:30 Special Diets: Diabetes
15:00 – 16:00 How to Cook Without Gas or Electricity
15:00 – 18:00 Fooling
16:00 – 18:00 Bike Maintenance (gears)
16:00 – 18:00 Cooking & Adapting Recipes
16:00 – 18:00 Low Power Computing, Thin Clients & Linux
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 onwards: Getting Rid of Education: Communities for Learning

THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 13:00 Ugandan
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:30 Cartomancy
14:30 – 15:30 Fats, Salt & Sugar
14:00 – 16:00 Food Buying Groups
14:00 – 16:00 Roof Gardening & Composting
16:00 – 18:00 Bike Maintenance (bearings)
16:00 – 18:00 Cooking & Adapting Recipes
17:00 – 19:30 Herbal Skillshare @ LARC (http://www.londonarc.org/)
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 – 21:00 Workshop of Nothing
19:00 onwards: Introduction to Permaculture Info/Film Night

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
12:00 – 13:00 British Sign Language
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:30 Cartomancy
14:00 – 16:00 Gender & Autonomous Spaces
14:30 – 15:30 Balance of Good Health
16:00 – 18:00 Cooking & Adapting Recipes
16:00 – 18:00 Basics of Genetics
16:00 – 18:00 Philosophy of Free/Open Software and Anonymity
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 onwards: Technological activism & Scientology
19:00 onwards: Screening of ‘Bullshit‘ & anti-GMO protest

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Invisible Food in Brixton
09:00 – 18:00 Food not Bombs
12:00 – 13:00 Spanish
14:30 – 15:30 Eating Raw
14:00 – 18:00 Musical Instrument Making & Practice
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 onwards Benefit for London FreeSchool

SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
All Day Film Screenings
14:00 – 16:00 Flower Stick Making & Practice
14:30 – 15:30 Blood Type Diet
14:00 – 16:00 Workshop of Nothing
14:00 – 16:00 Roof Gardening & Composting
16:00 – 18:00 Cooking & Adapting Recipes
19:00 onwards: DINNER & London FreeSchool: Where Next?

To keep in the know about future London FreeSchool events sign up to the newsletter here;

https://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/londonfreeschool

London FreeSchool Week Soon Approaches…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2008 by londonfreeschool

The planning for the London FreeSchool week is going well with confirmed workshops and the such like starting to appear on the website. Bowl Court Social Centre, the original location for the weeks event, was sadly evicted a couple of weeks ago. However, the event lives on and has moved to the rampART, on rampart St. (http://www.rampart.co.nr) and LARC, 62 Fieldgate St (http://www.londonarc.org) in Whitechapel, E1. After all a free school should not be limited and contained by concrete walls!

The deadline for workshops is soon approaching so if you are up for facilitating something over the week drop us a line (deschooling_society@lists.riseup.net) with a brief description of the event, how long you will need, your availability between the 1st and 7th September and if you have any special requirements (e.g. Tools / equipment). If you do this by monday then we can include it in the timetable.

If you want to know what is happening over the week and when, you are unfortunately going to have to wait until the full timetable has been released on Wednesday. But you can get a little taster by looking to the right of this page and clicking on the different themes.

On Monday 1st September there will be a Welcome to London FreeSchool lunch from 12:30-1:30PM at rampART. This is an opportunity for people to come along, meet each other, have some food and find out about the week ahead.

the Next London FreeSchool Meeting…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2008 by londonfreeschool

There is a meeting this Thursday, the 14th August, from 6pm onwards at rampART (http://www.rampart.co.nr) to discuss the week long FreeSchool event at the beginning of September. Since Bowl Court Social Centre was evicted last Thursday, the hot topic of tomorrow’s meeting will be location. Other things to be discussed are the list of workshops, skillshare and discussions confirmed thus far and advertising the event. If you would like to get involved in organising the event or have any suggestions please come along or email deschooling_society@lists.riseup.net.

Week long Free School 1st-7th September

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2008 by londonfreeschool

This week long event will include workshops, skill-sharing and discussions around the themes of:

Food, Creative arts, Permaculture, DIY, Science, LanguagesĀ and Gender

The event will be completely free and open to all people willing to respect the ideals of the free school and each other. The free school will be held at the rampART on rampart St. (http://www.rampart.co.nr) and LARC, 62 Fieldgate St (http://www.londonarc.org) in Whitechapel.

If you would like to receive email updates or suggest an event please email deschooling_society@lists.riseup.net

More details coming soon!

The Free School Concept

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2008 by londonfreeschool

A free school aims to confront the hierarchy and inequality which dominates learning. It stems from a belief that the control and institutionalisation of education is wrong and as communities we need to reclaim knowledge in order to develop self reliance. The ‘free’ in free school refers to the freedom of learning as well as learning outside of the monetary system. It directly challenges the elitism of the expert and ‘doctor knows best’ attitude understanding that we are all equal and can learn from one another.