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Roberts Street Social Centre

Anchor Archive & People's Photocopier have moved to PLAN B

The Anchor Archive Zine Library and People's Photocopier have moved!!
We are now located at the Plan B Merchant's Co-op at 2180 Gottingen Street!

We are located in the back of the store with the lovely Cafe-Bream. Plan B is open 11 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week for browsing and reading zines in the library, buying zines for sale, and using the photocopier.  Soon we will begin having scheduled open hours during which you can borrow zines and get assistance from an Anchor Archive Collective member.

The Inkstorm Screenprinting Studio is currently in storage but is looking for a new space and hopes to reopen soon!

Thanks everyone for your support and interest during our moves. Come see our new home at Plan B!

xo Anchor Archive & People's Photocopier

p.s. our mailing address has also changed: PO Box 33129, Halifax, NS, B3L 4T6

Sentimental Detachment Party #2 (Goodbye Creighton Manor) - Mon Feb 3 - 8pm

Say goodbye to Roberts Street Social Centre on Creighton Street with an 8pm potluck and then musical performances by Deer O Deer and Owl & Antler, shadow theatre musical performance LoveHoldLetGo, and a Roberts Street Social Centre Puppet Show! There will be a FREE ROOM full of free stuff and a memories letter writing station too! Followed by a DANCE PARTY with DJ NegiPosi and DJ House Flippa.

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Moving to Plan B!

 

Anchor Archive Zine Library & the People's Photocopier are moving to Plan B (2180 Gottingen St.)

We need help moving on the following dates:

  • Mon Jan 27, 11am-1:30pm
  • Sat Feb 1, 1pm
  • Sun Feb 2, 1pm

We need helping hands and a large vehicle if you have one. THANK YOU!

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Rat Skool - Wed Jan 29

An evening of presentations on:

  • Zapatistas
  • Lesbian Seperatism
  • Curcuits, Extension Cords, and Space Heaters
  • Conspiracy Theories using Past Rat Skool Topics

How Rat Skool Works:

  • We collect suggestions of interesting topics (anyone can submit!)
  • We collect names of people willing to do presentations on random topics
  • We draw a few names and a few topics at random
  • The people selected have a month to research the random topic and prepare a 5-15min presentation 
  • We have an event with the presentations and the cycle starts again!

We are holding the presentations in a heated apartment above the Roberts Street Social Centre at 2086 Creighton Street, 2nd Floor. 

Check out the facebook event here.

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Rat Skool! Wed Dec 4th, 7pm

RAT SKOOL
Wed Dec 4th, 7pm - 2084 Creighton St

An evening of presentations on:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laundry 101
  • What is Kevlar?
  • Massive multi-player video games
  • DIY Dentistry 

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Rat Skool!

An evening of Nova Scotia themed presentations on:
-Skateparks of NS
-Wildflowers of NS
-Coyote Cull of NS
-The 1st dictionary

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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October Rat Skool - Dentistry Sausage Death Fear Dartmouth Hopscotch!

 

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KIMCHI, etc.

Friday September 13th, 7pm

KIMCHI etc.: a conversation & demonstration on fermentation with zinemaker-in-residence Erin Fae! It's Alive! Yum! Bring a small jar!

 

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Ratskool Re-launched! Off-line research techniques workshop!

Thurs Sept 5th, 7pm

OFF-LINE RESEARCH DEMYSTIFIED: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES WITHOUT THE INTERNET WITH RESIDENT KELLY MCELROY! 

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Zine Launch! Homos in Herstory: 1980s Edition

Come on down to Roberts Street this Friday, August 23 at 6:00pm for an exciting zine launch of "Homos in Herstory: 1980's edition" (a work in progress)!

Elvis will present on queer history, including fun facts about the 19th century, as well as a look back at some of the individuals and events of the 1980's.

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The Week the Internet Died

From August 18 to August 25, we challenge you to not use the internet. You may think, “That's impossible!” But as recently as 10 years ago, most people barely used the internet, and 20 years ago most people had never heard of it. We remember that time and feel that something has been lost, despite the many great things that the internet provides or has changed for the better.

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24 Hour Zine Challenge!

August 24th-25th, 2084 Creighton Street

It’s time for our annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge! Whether you’re an expert zinester or brand new to zine-making, we encourage you to join us for some fun events and to try to complete a zine within 24 hours. Zine making supplies and a photocopier will be available and no experience is necessary!

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Mycological Provisions Zine Launch

Friday August 9th at 7:00pm - Roberts Street Social Centre
Come celebrate the launch of Mycological Provisions - a zine put together by visiting artist in residence Chris Kennedy with some Fluxus inspired games, fungi knowledge and performative readings.

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Mushroom Hunt

Sunday, August 4th @ 2pm - Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

 

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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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Rosie Toes Zine Launch & Photo Show!

The Roberts Street Social Centre, now located at 2084 Creighton Street, is hosting a photo show and zine launch for new and welcome resident Rosie Toes!

What:  Rosie Toes Zine Launch
When:  Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 7 PM

Where: 2084 Creighton Street

Rosie's zine combines hand processed and digital photos that document Harbour Water Fest, Halifax's DIY punk music fest. Photos follow the history of the fest over the past 4 years.

Sneak Peak: Photo of Life Chain from Harbour Water Fest 4!
 

 

Hope to see you there! :-)

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Rat Skool #7: Subject Lottery Presentations - Thursday March 21, 7:00 pm

Some great topics:

    • Black Holes
    • LSD
    • Why Dentristry is So Expensive
    • The Difference Between Mice & Rats

How does the subject lottery work? 

The subjects are decided by a completely random lottery, as are the people who are presenting on them. At each event we ask people to submit topic ideas.

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 the following month.


Come on out to listen to some interesting presentations!

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