Bread and Roses - Inverness 24-25 Aug

Bread and Roses - Inverness 24-25 Aug


Join us in Inverness for a two-day event of talks, workshops and discussions ahead of our Annual General Meeting.



As part of the Scottish Artists Union Annual General Meeting, we are building on the success of last year's 'Keep On, Keepin' On' with a series of workshops and activities on organsing and campaigning as union members, activists and artists.


Join us for Bread and Roses, a two-day event of talks, workshops, discussions and AGM; exploring moments of history in the trade union movement as well as how members can operate as agents of change from within a union. Meet other members, take part in practical workshops on motion writing and building campaigns, access STUC archive materials, enjoy food and a performance from artist collective Bart Waltz in the historic memorial chapel of Bishop's Palace at Eden Court.


Inspired by the life and work of Rose Schneidermann, a pioneer in the women's labour movement, we are gathering in Inverness to share experiences, learn from each other and gain new skills and confidence in campaigning and pushing up against opposition.


"The worker must have bread, but she must have roses too"
Rose Schneiderman, Textiles Workers Strike of Massachusetts 1912 


Day One: Friday 24th August 2018, 11am - 7pm

Venue: Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Sessions will include Scottish Unions - A visual history, 'How to form a campaign' and 'How to write a good motion.'
Presenting 'Special relationship' and ceremonial procession, a new performance by artist collective Bart Waltz.


Arrival & Registration

11:30-11:45 MACLEAN ROOM
Welcome & Intro
from Lauren Printy Currie, Scottish Artists Union

11:45-12:30 MACLEAN ROOM
On Learning & Organising
with Eleanor Adam, STUC Highlands & Islands Development Officer 

12:30-13:30 STALLS FOYER

13:30-15:30 MACLEAN ROOM
Workshop 1: How to write a good motion
with Dan Thompson, Educational Institute Scotland


16:00-17:00 MACLEAN ROOM
Workshop 2: Forming a campaign 'Doing Things Differently'
with Zara Kitson & Gordon Dickson

Special Relationship
with Bart Waltz artist collective


Social: Friday 24th August 2018, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Black Isle Bar, Market Close, 68 Church St, Inverness IV1 1EN


Day Two: Saturday 25th August 2018, 10am - 1.30pm

Venue: Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Sessions will include a presentation and workshop on the results of our Members Survey and the union AGM 2018.


Arrival & registration

10:30-11:30 MACLEAN ROOM
Members' Survey results presentation
from Rebecca McFarlane, The Lines Between

11:30-13:30 MACLEAN ROOM
Scottish Artists Union Annual General Meeting 2018

13:30 FINISH
Thank you and see you next year!


Sign up to the Two Day Event, FREE to all Scottish Artists Union members here
Non-members day ticket price is £15.00, follow the PayPal link after signing up.


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