They’re back! On sale at the Plough for just £5. And for slightly more from other outlets. All proceeds go to water and other essential infrastructure projects in the Zapatista-held communities of Chiapas in South East Mexico.
For more information on Kiptik, the work it has been doing these last 13 years and its links to the first Cowboys/Girls tour of Chiapas go to kiptik.org
This will be held in Antwerp by the mighty Lunatics ( and sadly may be their last) and so far two dates have been mooted.
Either weekend of July 21st or weekend of August 2014. Ponderosa campsite is most likely booked up but very optimistic that another campsite very close by. One year we took over a 100 over to Belgium and this tournament is always a belter so lets see if we can beat that figure. Good people to speak to re the tournament : any of the old farts
ST PAULI ( HAMBURG) 2014
Again possibility of 2 different dates – either 23-25th May or 30th May -1st June – well if by now you do not know about St Pauli well you are obviously not from planet football. Another belter of a weekend , many other teams are antifa supporters of professional clubs ( standard liege , hapoel tel aviv , sampdoria etc) put up against the cream of Bristol. Great place to make new contacts. Both the men and the women have brought back the trophy in recent years. Good people to speak to re the tournament: Bournemouth Tosser aka Capt Quiffy aka Kev , Peace aka ….., Jasper and many more
MONDIALI ANTIRAZZISTI 2014 – ITALY
This is a yearly event and the Cowfolk must have attended approximately 10 times now , ranging from 150-210 teams and supporters , a well run event where to me anyway the singing , making new friends etc is just as important as the football which is 7 a side( trainers , no boots) . Venues have varied over the years but always in the area around Bologna and usually the first week in July – so bring your suncream as i guarantee it will be hot. Great place to lose your voice , and in the case of cetain cowboys last year their dignity – i quote from Dave Cullum – every cowboy/girl should go at least once. Good people to speak to re the tournament : Me ( Punky) , Dik , Scotty , Tim aka Bagpuss , Jack Kelly etc
SOUTH AMERICA 2014
Waiting for details to be sent though -many may know them already – possibly very late in the day now but there is always an intrepid soul amongst us – believe i t is being held in Resistencia in Chaco province in Northern Argentina, hopefully will have more info v soon.
BEES SANDS /DEVON
Again yet to be confirmed but this now has its rightful place in the clubs diary on a yearly basis – hosted by the wonderful Totnes contingent from the YARD FC – held by the sea near a nature reserve full of adders – each May Bank holiday sees an exodus from Bristol heading to the south coast. Yes i am aware there are 2 May Bank Holidays and just need to find out which date it will be and shall update. Best people: Jack Daniels , Dik aka Lord Clunk , Drew , and a whole host more
Other tours/competitions i have heard mentioned but may occur are possibly Derry 2014 and Greece – this would be organised by myself but still at early stages yet – most likely first week in May
If you cannot do all at least try to get to one of these events
Easton cowgirls and cowboys presents a Palestinian themed cafe and film night at Kebele from 6-9 Thursday 28th November. With sweet and savoury Palestinian food and a selection of short films. Food paid for by donation and all proceeds go to The Villages Group who support Palestinian villages in south mount Hebron and to Kebele community co operative. Kebele, 14 Robertson rd, Bristol, BS5 6JY.
There is a Cowfolk-related event on at the Bristol Festival of Literature this week. Will, Malcolm and (I think) Zoe will be talking about the club, the book and showing bits from Dom’s forthcoming Cow-documentary . This is at Hoopers House, a café on Stokes Croft from 12 noon this coming Saturday (the 26th).
The idea of beat the cold is about energy. using it wisely in our house. Use your own energy keeping warm outside on the playing field where you and the children will have a chance to play football and , cricket games , netball, ping pong , have a go on a crazy bendy bike burn up some energy beat the cold. Join the silver cyclists and take a ride up the cycle path.
Inside we have peddle powered scaletix, an open Mic stage run off pedal power , spin painting. A soft play area ,Snakes and ladders. There will be stalls Bric a Back run by various charities. The café will be open to restore our energy levels. Local blacksmith will bring firewoks. You can get up to date with what is going on in Easton regards retro fitting energy saving measures, join an eco course save energy Find out more about what goes on at the community centre sign up for a class. Talk with local charities working hard to make Easton a fantastic place to live.
Foodcycle are going to cook ( restore energy ) a meal and also talk about food waste and how we can tackle it. The day is about being inspired to make a change, take on an allotment, join a local club. It is about all of us who work in Easton and live in Easton coming together for a fun afternoon and telling the rest of Bristol what a great place it is.
This is an open -day for all who use the community centre so please if you want to help out run a class hire a stall , please let me know we can then programme you in. Contact Nige (or use the contact form on this website).
The food cooked by foodcycle and food donations we hope to collect if all stall holders and those involved make a cake, or a desert, contribute some-think these can be sold with the meal, we will have a donation tin on the door. Stall hire will be £10 there is room for 10 stalls. The day is more about raising awareness, working together small charities helping each other.
On Wednesday the 16th October, Bristol will be hosting Jonina Abron-Ervin and Lorenzo Ervin as they give talks on their involvement in the US Black Power Movement and struggles that continue to this day.
Jonina is the author of Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era and will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power Activists as well as her own activity in the Black Panthers, where she became editor of the Black Panther Newspaper. She will detail the experiences of those organising from the grassroots, and participants in radical organisations including the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.
Lorenzo was sentenced to life imprisonment after he allegedly attempted to murder a Ku Klux Klan leader before hijacking a plane to Cuba. Whilst in Prison he was supported by the Anarchist Black Cross and wrote Anarchism and the Black Revolution. He has continued to struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex and other forms of state sanctioned racism after an international campaign led to his release after 15 years inside.
Both are currently involved in the Black Autonomy Federation, and anti-fascist organising. Learn how they and other protesters in Memphis faced down the Ku Klux Klan and 500 riot police earlier this year, and the strategies and tactics people across America are using to confront fascism and state repression and build autonomous, anti-authoritarian networks.
We are holding an indoor 5-a-side tournament on 7th December slap bang in the middle of Leicester. We are looking at registration being around 10am, group draw at 10.30, first games kicking off 11am and both finals done and dusted for about 3.30. Mixed teams more than welcome. Every team will be guaranteed 5 games.
Mixed with unlimited subs.
Carpeted indoor pitches.
Bar on-site with cheapo drinks.
Entry is £5.00 per player, closing date for registrations is Friday 1st November.
We have got some limited space for people to crash over with FCKV players, priority given to those travelling furthest (deffo crash spaces for any Easton).
Team banners are encouraged and can be displayed around the pitches. Teams are also welcome to bring any merchandise they have aswell.
Rules for the tournament are simple:
No HomophobiaNo Racism
No Discriminatory bullshit
NO National flags
NO Che Guevara