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Roberts Street Social Centre

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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Roberts Street Social Centre Residency Program: Call for Submissions!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Roberts Street Social Centre Residency Program

 

DEADLINE: Monday March 4, 2013

Since 2007 we have opened our arms and to special guests for the residency program. This year, residencies are two or three weeks long throughout the spring, summer and fall. Residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project. 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. We are seeking both local and out-of-town applicants.

To apply, please read over the Residency Information and submit the
Residency Application Form and your support materials to:
residency@robertsstreet.org

Residency Information and Application Forms are normally downloaded at:
http://www.robertsstreet.org/residency.

Questions? Please contact: residency@robertsstreet.org

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Rat Skool Subject Lottery Presentations! Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30pm

Rat Skool Subject Lottery Presentations!

At 5684 Roberts Street Social Centre
In the Crow’s Nest, just upstairs at Roberts Street!

These presentations look like they’re going to be fantastic! This Rat Skool presentations will be on:

  • The Tunnels Underneath Halifax
  • The White Rose Collective
  • History of Anarchist Squats in Canada
  • How to Make Homemade Penny Cannons

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.

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Roberts Street Rat Skool 5/ Subject Lottery Presentations - Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30pm

Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30pm

Come and watch presentations on:

  1. The Weather Underground
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Two-Spirited
  4. How to Treat an Old Window For Winter
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.
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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 Subject Lottery Presentations!

 
 
How does the subject lottery work, you ask?
 
These subjects, and the people presenting them, have been selected using a random lottery. 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 (probably) know very little about! A few names are drawn, and a few topics are drawn. Those people then prepare a short (5-15min) presentation for the next session! 
 
 
 Subjects are...
 
-Fruit Flies
-Inspiring Women Throughout History
-Life on Mars
-Ants
 
Check out this article in The Coast for more info!
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Rat Skool in The Coast!

"We're trying to break down the barriers of who is the expert, or the teacher, and who is the learner---the teacher is the learner at the same time," Larsen says. "So maybe the person presenting knows a bit about the topic, but someone in the audience knows another tidbit that's kind of related, which makes for a really spontaneous and interesting discussion... By taking education outside an institutional setting, we're hoping to de-professionalize and de-commodify it."

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