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Embroider-YYY-Tea Partiesss!

Winter is coming! What better skill to have during those long, cold and dark winter days!

There will be 3 Embroider-YYY-Tea Partiesss! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (October 28th, 29th, and 30th), 5-8pm, at 2084 creighton street.

Open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn about embroidery. Some supplies will be available but bring your hoops, needles and flosses if you already have them.

Also, a small food or money donation would be greatly appreciated.

Bonus** If anyone shows up for all three nights, they will get a FREE Embroidery "How to" zine! Written by artist in Residence: Carina Phillips!

Carina Phillips (Prince Edward Island), the woodland elf from Byrnes Road P.E.I, will be organizing embroidery workshops/ stitch-tea parties where she will share embroidery skills and conversations with the Robert's street community. She hopes to create site-specific patchwork embroidery that reflects her experiences there and to hold a closing art show.

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Experimental Super 8mm Film Screening during Nocturne, Saturday, October 19th, 6pm-midnight

 

Experimental Super 8mm Film Screening during Nocturne! Featuring new work by artist-in-residence Hagere Selam 'shimby' Zegeye-Gebrehiwot & the Fly By Night Film Bee Crew! Screenings at 8, 9, 10 & 11pm. Also, Zine-A-Thon & PWYC Bake Sale!

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Grand Re-Opening party, Tuesday July 16, 6-9pm

Grand Re-Opening party

Tuesday July 16, 6-9pm

Cake! Zines! BBQ! Fun times! Free pile!

2084 Creighton Street

 

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The Seaweed Social! Friday, July 19th, 7pm

Seaweed Social call for participation

Friday July 19th
7pm 

As the culmination of current resident Jesse Orr's stay at the Roberts Street Social Centre (on Creighton), we're hosting a seaweed-themed extravaganza!  Performances!  Zine launch! Wild food! Wild dance party! And we need your help.  

The Seaweed Social, happening on Friday, July 19th, 7pm, at the **new** RSSC (2084 Creighton St.) will include excerpts from Jesse's zine on wild seaweeds, plus wild food treats, and a wild cabaret--which is where you come in. 

Calling all musicians, poets, puppeteers, dancers, performance artists and wild folk of all varieties! Submit an act to our Wild Seaweed Cabaret on one of the following topics: 

-Seaweed
-Wild crafting
-Seafaring & Beach-combing
-The necessity of wildness
-Foraging (urban or otherwise)
-Other (submit your idea!)

Please email Jesse at jesse.orr@gmail.com to propose your piece. See you there!

July 2 – July 21: Jesse Orr (Montreal, QC)

Jesse is a puppeteer and linocut printmaker who will be expanding her skills to zine printing at the Roberts Street Residency. After learning about the wild seaweed harvest in Maine, Jesse hopes to connect to seaweed lovers in Halifax and share what she's learned via a zine and a seaweed-themed event. Please contact her via the the RSSC if you have wild seaweed knowledge about Halifax or environs!

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Drezzup Workshops

Darn it, stitch it, dream up, repair, rip it! Drezzup is a series of free workshops about how to make your own awesome clothes out of any material. Any skill level is welcome!

Come by to peruse the tickle trunk, have a cup of tea, and listen to some records - lets play dressup! Thread, needles, sewing machines, and extra fabrics provided.

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Rat Skool and Letter Writing!

 

 

Letter Writing Club! Monday, October 22nd, 2-4pm

Join resident Amy Leigh for an afternoon of catching up on correspondence. Don’t have anyone to write to? No problem! Some supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own. This is in conjunction with the #31postcards challenge. More info about that here

 

Roberts Street Rat Skool Subject Lottery & Presentations

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30pm

Come and see presentations on the 2045 initiative, the moon, how to build your own still, and botulism!

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Residency Opportunity! Apply to be our Resident for October 3rd - 16th

We've had a cancellation from one of our residents, and so we're giving you the opportunity to apply for the October 3rd - 16th residency! Since 2007 we have hosted two week long residencies in the summer and fall. Residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project as well as living space in a garden shed in the backyard of the Centre.  

We are interested in proposals for projects that embody the same sort of do-it-yourself spirit as the Social Centre, and that contribute in some way to the community and/or the space. Take a look at our website for examples of residents from past years.

To apply please send us your name and contact information, a brief description of the project you want to work on while you are here, and how you plan to share your work with others (an event, launch, workshop, show, etc. that you’d like to hold).

Applications should be sent to rsresidency@gmail.com by September 27th (next Thursday), and we will make our selection that weekend.

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Roberts Street Rat Skool #3 / Subject Lottery Presentations!

 

September 20, 2012 - 6:30pm

An evening of presentations on interesting topics! At the last Rat Skool we threw into the hat a collection of topics that we'd like to see someone else present on! We had 5 lucky names drawn from another hat to present on those topics! Our presenters are busy researching and preparing their tales, tricks, and tips to share with us.
 
The topics this month are Thunder & Lightning, The Moon, Menopause, Ants Farming Aphids, and Monsters!
 
How does the subject lottery work?

 

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Halifax Pop Explosion Zine Fair Registration is Open!

The Zine Fair is for many people the highlight of the Halifax Pop Explosion, and this year it's happening on Saturday, October 20th!

If you're interested in tabling, please complete the following information and email it to zineexplosion@gmail.com.

 

Your Name:
Zine/Lable/Press name:
Address:
Email:
 
Payment can be made on the day of the fair.
_ I want a half table for $15
_ I want a full table for $30
(Please take a smaller table unless you've got a ton of stuff. We
can't guarantee there will be enough full tables, but we'll let you
know before the event if that is the case.)
 
This is what I've got for sale:
(Please realize that due to limited space we are having to restrict
the content of the fair to focus on printed matter (zines, comics,
small press books, posters, etc) plus indie records. Please ask if you
are not sure if you stuff will fit in.)
 
I'm launching something new that you should tell people about:
 
I have an idea for a workshop or other event:
 
__ I can help with postering.
__ I can help with set up/clean up.

 

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Residents' Zine Launch - Thursday, August 30th, 5-7pm

Thursday, August 30th, 5-7pm 

Come and join our residents Marie-Pier April, Marie-Andrée Godin, and Audrée Demers-Roberge for tea and coffee to celebrate the launch of their new zine! 

Our residents have created a collaborative bilingual zine inspired by their experiences in Halifax (I think lobsters are involved somehow). They are founders of a self-managed publishing house in Quebec city that goes by the name C’est beau escabeau.

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Halifax Comic Jam!

The Halifax Comic Jam!

The last Tuesday of every month, 7pm.

August 28th, September 25th, October 30th.

It’s comic making time! Bring your pens and pencils, and create group comics with a bunch of artists. Blank paper and art fuel in the form of tea, coffee, and baked goods will be provided. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to work with each other to create amazing (and often bizarre) comic stories. $2 suggested donation goes towards keeping the zine library awesome.

You can check out this video, or join the Facebook group page or event page for more information.

 

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24 Hour Zine Challenge and Roberts Street Rat Skool!

 24 Hour Zine Challenge

August 11, 2012 - 5:00pm - August 12, 2012 - 5:00pm

It’s our yearly 24 Hour Zine Challenge! Come and hang out with other people as we stay up too late and try to finish our zines before time runs out.

Plus: BBQ! Campfire! Zine making workshop! Pancake breakfast! Photocopier workshop! Music!

The Schedule will be as follows:

Saturday

-5:00pm BBQ Potluck and Kick Off

-Also at 5:00pm we will be having and introductory workshop to introduce people to the idea of what a zine is and what is involved in making a zine

-Throughout the evening there will be zine reading.

Sunday

-9:00am Toast/Coffee/Pancakes

-11:00am Photocopier Workshop

-12:00pm to 4:00pm Photocopier Access

-2:00pm to 4:00pm Parent and Children Zine Making Workshop

-5:00pm Zine Launch and Cake!

Email zinelibrary@robertsstreet.org for more info.

Roberts Street Rat Skool #2 / Subject Lottery Presentations!

August 16, 2012 - 6:30pm

An evening of presentations on interesting topics! At the last Rat Skool we threw into the hat a collection of topics that we'd like to see someone else present on! We had 4 lucky names drawn from another hat to present on those topics! Our presenters are busy researching and preparing their tales, tricks, and tips to share with us.

Matthew will shows us how to break into secret locations with lockpicking. Amanda will take us on a deep sea exploration. Sorrel will delve into the origin of gendered words in the french language. Hollie will expand our minds with cloud formations or philosophize about posthumanism.

How does the subject lottery work?

At each event we collect topics that you would like to see someone else present on. We also collect names of people willing to do presentations on topics they most likely know little about! Then a few names are drawn and a few topics are drawn and those people prepare a short (5-15min) presentation for the next session. We'll be doing a lottery for an event next month!! So come with some ideas for topics to be thrown into the hat!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events in August!

There are lots of exciting things happening this month!

1) Sappyfest Zine Fair - Saturday, August 4th, noon-5pm, Sackville, NB
This weekend! Sappyfest! Music! Zine fair! Other things! More info on their website. (But if you're going you're probably already there.)

2) Food Not Bombs - Sunday, August 5th, 11am
Come and help Food Not Bombs cook some delicious vegan food! Then help eat the delicious food outside the North End Library at 1pm.

3) Board Game Night: Small World - Sunday, August 5th, 7pm
In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. You’ll take on the roll of various races with special powers (Flying dwarves! Seafaring skeletons! Diplomat ratmen! And many other possibilities!) as you try to take over the most land, collect the most gold, and defeat your opponents. Facebook event.

4) Anchor Archive Open Hours Training Session - Tuesday, August 7th, 5-6pm
Interested in volunteering at the Anchor Archive? Open hours volunteers staff the library for one or more 3-hour shifts per month and help visitors to the library find zines, borrow zines, become members, and use the photocopier. There will be a training session for new open hours volunteers on Tuesday, August 7 from 5-6 pm. E-mail Amanda at zinelibrary@robertsstreet.org to sign up or get more info.

5) Letters to Cece - Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm
This is a night of letter-writing to support CeCe MacDonald, a young African American transgender woman who was charged with two counts of "second degree murder" after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. If there are other people behind bars you want to write letters to as well, feel free to come on by. Stamps, paper and pens will be provided.

6) Zine Cataloguing Party - Wednesday, August 8th, 5-7pm
The Anchor Archive is cataloguing all of its zines and making them available in our searchable online catalogue. With the help of amazing volunteers we've finished cataloguing over half of our collection. But we can always use more help, so if you'd like to spend some time checking out zines, meet some nice folks, and eat delicious snacks come to a cataloguing party! They happen at the Anchor Archive every Wednesday from 5-7 pm. New cataloguers will receive training. For more information e-mail us at zinelibrary@robertsstreet.org.

7) Prisoner Justice Day 2012 - Friday, August 10th, 7-8:30pm, Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre (2103 Gottingen Street)
(This event is NOT at the Roberts Street Social Centre.) Dr. Gary Kinsman will be speaking about the use of surveillance and criminalization to regulate queer communities. Dr. Kinsman is a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty and anticapitalist activist. His work explores the use of national security and surveillance to regulate gender and sexuality. Readings of poetry and other writings of women who have been incarcerated in Nova Scotia. Organized by Books Beyond Bars. Contact booksbeyondbars@gmail.com for more information. The space is physically accessible with gender neutral bathrooms. More info.

8) 24 Hour Zine Challenge - Saturday, August 11th, 5pm-???
It’s our yearly 24 Hour Zine Challenge! Come and hang out with other people as we stay up too late and try to finish our zines before time runs out. Plus: BBQ! Campfire! Breakfast! And more! Email zinelibrary@robertsstreet.org or check out the Facebook event for more info.

9) Roberts Street Rat Skool/Subject Lottery Presentations - Thursday, August 16th, 6:30pm
An evening of presentations on interesting topics! Lockpicking! Deep sea exploration! The origin of gendered words in the French language! Cloud Formations! Posthumanism!

At each event you submit a topic that you would like to see someone else present on, and we collect names of people willing to do presentations on topics they most likely know little about! A few names and topics are drawn and people prepare a short (5-15min) presentation for the next session. We'll be doing a lottery for an event next month!! So come with some ideas for topics to be thrown into the hat!

10) The Dartmouth Comics Art Festival - Sunday, August 19th, 11am-5pm
A one-day festival of comics, zines, artists, creators and more! Dozens of creative folks from all over the East Coast and beyond will be there with books, prints, merchandise, sketches and more. For more info check the Facebook event.

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Amber Dearest's Donut Social

Come celebrate the release of two new zines by the RSSC's current shed resident Amber Dearest (of Culture Slut and Fight Boredom Distro) by joining her for an afternoon of tea and sweet treats from her favourite dumpster.

THE TRIUMPH OF OUR TIRED EYES, a perzine about lonely times and radical sobriety, and KURT COBAIN ÉTAIT FÉMINISTE, a bilingual mini-zine about her childhood discovery of feminism via grunge.

Selections from the Fight Boredom Distro catalogue will also be available for perusal and purchase. www.fight-boredom.com

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July Events!

 The rest of July is packed full of events! Here are just a few.

July 21st: International Zine Library Day!

July 22nd: Board Game Night!

July 23rd: Zine Trade Day!

July 25th: Zine Cataloguing Party!

July 28th: Free Zine Day!

July 31st: Comics Jam!

Plus more to be announced!

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Roberts Street Rat Skool! Sunday July 15th at 6:30pm

Roberts Street Rat Skool

Sunday July 15th at 6:30pm

An evening of presentations about interesting topics! 
Jesse Blank, shed resident, will regale us with tales of crows...
Capp Larsen will share stories and photos of Elsewhere, a former thrift store turned museum/art-space/community education centre in Greensboro, North Carolina...
Various Roberts Street members will dazzle you with short snippets of their knowledge...

Come for the stories, stay for the fire...

This event is inspired by an event in Winnipeg where there is a name and topic lottery and that is how the presenters and topics of the next session is determined. Everyone attending the event throws their name in one hat and a topic that they would like to see a presentation on in another hat (not a topic for yourself to cover, but one you'd like to see someone else do). Then a few names are drawn and a few topics are drawn and those people prepare a short (5-15min) presentation for the next session. We'll be doing a lottery for an event next month!! So come with some ideas for topics to be thrown into the hat!

 

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Roberts Street yard Sale! RAIN OR SHINE! Saturday, July 14th, 12-5pm.

Roberts Street yard Sale!

RAIN OR SHINE!

Saturday, July 14th, 12-5pm.
5684 Roberts Street.

Zines & screen printed stuff & nicnacs & more!!!

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Yard Sale and BBQ - Saturday, July 7th, noon-5pm

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We’re having a yard sale! Come and buy our stuff and help support Roberts Street. There will also be delicious BBQ’d treats, a zine reading (as part of international zine month) and other surprises.

If you have anything you want to donate to the yard sale, please drop it off Saturday morning after eleven.

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July is International Zine Month!

Time to celebrate zines by supporting your favourite distros and creators, going to zine libraries, and even making your own zines! Former Roberts Street Resident Alex Wrekk has created a great list of 31 activites to do during July. We’ll be hosting events like zine readings and letter writing nights throughout the month.

 

 

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Comic Launch and Collaborative Art Project

The RSSC and our current Sarah Winifred Searle invite you to come chill at 7pm Sunday evening, for the launch of her project! There will be a collaborative activity, so bring your drawing/writing pants (and pens).

Sarah's little zine is on the concept of "home", and the online portion will be a collaboration that will start on Sunday and then open up to the rest of the internet with a related prompt. It should be fun! 

Sarah hopes to be inspired by what she discovers in Halifax and will create a short transmedia narrative in two parts: an interactive website with a printed zine-like physical component (comics!) She can be found online at www.swinsea.com.

 

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