Bristol Inflatables Workshop
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Date(s) - Sat 4 June
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Kebele social centre


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Saturday 4th June 10.00-6.30  Bristol Inflatables Workshop

We’ll build and test giant inflatable “cobblestones” as used at COP21, RTP & Ende Gelende.

Kebele 14 Robertson Rd, BS5 6JZ

Bring vegan lunch to share

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These giant inflatable cobblestone barricades (a reference to the French revolution, when the cobblestones from the streets were pulled up to make barricades) brought joy and innovative tactics to Paris during the COP21 last year.

This year they’ve been used at the Reclaim the Power camp near Merthyr Tydfil in May where they helped shut down the biggest open-cast coal pit in the UK. And a couple of weeks later they featured at Ende Gelende, the mass action near Berlin to shut down a massive coal strip-mine. Friends, this is the year of escalation and inflation!
They are huge, beautiful inflatable cubes that can be used as creative, playful tool/tactic for civil disobedience, art, play, street theatre and more. They confuse police in a playful way, bring joy and frivolity to crowds, and can be stacked together to make BIG things for holding space or whatever your imagination can conjure up!

Video of various tactical formations here: https://vimeo.com/160391763/fb47dfda6e

This video gives you an idea of the build process: https://vimeo.com/157500007/414539a398

The idea is to cobble together (!) a skilled-up team to use them at “DISARM TRIDENT” the month of direct action against the Burghfield Nuclear Bomb Factory near Reading. There’s transport from Bristol HERE https://www.facebook.com/events/1737372729883610/

However if you can’t make it to these actions, you’re welcome to come along to learn and play and imagine new creative ways the cubes can help build social change!

Organised by  BAAT https://bristolagainstarmstrade.wordpress.com/

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