29 Nov

Come on down! Solo acts including MIKE Only (ex Kingblues), Ren Spits at Magpies, Craig Shrimpton, Chapter 11… Live pics…


Tuesday N29

29 Nov

* 1 day til the biggest strike since 1926 *

TUESDAY November 29th

8.45am  STRIKE 2

11.00am  Brief Morning Meeting

11 – 1  Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay lecture on Postcolonial Theory: Multiculturalism

1.00 Discussion about what is happening with porters and cleaners in Goldsmiths

2.00 Session on Workplace Organising

4.00 Education Department Staff, Talk and Workshop on Radical Education


6 – 6.30 Music Improvisation Workshop

7.00 Pre-Picket Pyjama Party, Bands, DJs


Placard Making for Wednesday


Tea and Coffee

Monday N28

27 Nov

MONDAY November 28th

11.00-12.00pm  Zak Tanamli: ‘Workplace Organising’

2.00-3.00pm     Sara Ahmed: ‘Commodity Racism’

3.00-4.00pm     Dhan Brar: seminars on commodity racism

5.00-7.00pm     Professor Joanna Hodge: ‘Jean Luc Nancy’s Excription: Between Excess and Ecstasy’ Centre for Cultural Studies

*5.30 GENERAL ASSEMBLY* in open space (talks and screenings are in lecture theatre)

7.00-9.00pm    Sophie Fuggle: Screening and Discussion of The Class, 2008 French drama film directed by Laurent Cantet, about Bégaudeau’s experiences as a teacher in a middle school in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, focussing on his struggles with “problem children” Esmerelda (Esmeralda Ouertani), Khoumba (Rachel Regulier), and Souleymane (Franck Keïta). The film stars Bégaudeau himself in the role of the teacher. The Film won the Palme d’Or at 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

9.00-11.00pm  Screening: PUMP UP THE VOLUME


27 Nov

Come join us today! We have plenty of space here to make things, hold lectures, workshops etc, so please feel free to come in and use the space, propose workshops or other ideas.  * 3 days til the biggest strike since 1926! * Access through the main Richard Hoggart (red brick) building

SUNDAY November 27th

Open Talks and Discussion

2.00-3.00pm Hunter – Discussion On Student Debt

3.00-4.00pm Precarious Workers Brigade: Carrot Work, Free Labour, Art & Neoliberalism

4.00-5.00pm Stephen Morton: ‘Colonial States of Emergency’


7.00-10.00pm FILM SCREENING: ** Double Bill **

The Hornsey Film; and Columbia Revolts

* BANNER MAKING (all day drop in)

* GOLDSMITHS ADBUSTING! (all day drop in)

Plan for today, join us!!

26 Nov

Access to the occupation, still at the Whitehead building, via the main RHB building.[Back gate locked!]

Plan for today (Saturday):

14.30 – General Meeting

16.00 – Neil Transpontine talks about radical history of New Cross and Deptford:

17.00 – Skype date with Cambridge, @CamDefendEd

18.00 onwards: Film Screening, Banner Making for N30, Goldsmiths Adbusting


Our statement, again…

26 Nov

Goldsmiths is now occupied in solidarity with the UK-wide strike on November 30th and the global occupy movement. We are here because we reject the privatisation of the university, symptomatic of the neo-liberal agenda that permeates all aspects of life. For this reason we have strategically occupied the building housing Goldsmiths’ finance offices, responsible for executing the cuts and the privatisation agenda. This building also houses the Ian Gulland lecture theatre. Lectures can go ahead as planned on the condition that they are open to the public. All groups on and off-campus are encouraged to use this space to host meetings, events, and planning sessions for actions on November 30th.

Where the current government agenda not only encourages, but enforces the transfer of public resources to private hands we join people worldwide in taking them back!

Programming at the occupation is open to everyone to design.

To date, the schedule includes:

* General Assemblies, time to be confirmed daily

* Drop in banner-making

* Film screenings

* Teach-ins

And anything else you can suggest.

Stay in touch on email:

Who are we?

We are an open heterogeneous group including Goldsmiths staff, students and many others who believe the university is a public resource that should be open to all. We stand with all those affected by the privitisation agenda and against those who profit from its misery.

Where are we?

Whitehead Building

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross, SE14

We are still here

26 Nov

Our Twitter and blog accounts have been hacked 

Please ignore all tweets, and/or twats, from last night!

We suspect it might have been Princess B. Oh well.