AntiUniversity: Cryptobazaar | Cryptobizarre. (Sat 21st Nov, 6-10pm)

Come to an evening of art and encryption on Sat 21st November, 6-10pm at the Common House. Autonomous Tech Fetish is proud to present a bizarre crypto bazaar, with stalls for practical encryption skills, the launch of Charles Hutchins and Jet Moon’s interactive installation Please Touch and chance to meet the developers of Freepto, a secure Linux operating system.

More details are here. Let us know that you’re coming via the Eventbrite page.



The Common House acupuncture clinic is now running 1 – 2 more clinics every week until the end of the year!

Monday clinics will continue as normal but we are running extra clinics to allow patients to be treated 2 or 3 times per week – the clinics are NOT to allow more flexibility when to come, but to allow more frequent treatment to achieve better outcomes.

Dosage matters. ‘Dosage’ in acupuncture is frequency of treatments, and just like with medicine dosage is critical to clinical outcomes. Frequent treatments are much more effective, in China patients are often treated daily.
This is an amazing opportunity to receive acupuncture in a way that is almost impossible to access in the UK, and address some of your health problems, even if you have lived with them a long time – take this opportunity to have some very powerful treatment and see what can radically transform!

We want to make this available to all and our charges are £3-5 unwaged, £5-10 waged per treatment.

After 2 great years and many wonderful patients the clinic will be closing at the end of the year as Alice is moving away. We are so happy we had the opportunity to meet, treat and be part of such an amazing community. We feel really happy that our small stance against healthcare for profit could exist and flourish in Common House and we are very grateful.
We love our clinic, our patients and Common House, and we want to do the most we can to help people before we go.
We believe frequent treatment produces amazing results and that is why we are committing to these extra clinics, so please do come along, tell all your friends and anyone you think would benefit EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

COMMON HOUSE CLINIC runs every Monday 12 – 6pm drop in (no appointment necessary).
POP UP CLINIC times will change slightly each week and will be posted on the Common House calendar, facebook and twitter every Sunday.

SEE YOU THERE!! Alice and Becky.

Babel’s Blessing – Radical Language School

Classes are every Sunday (see Common House calendar).

Do you want to learn more Yiddish than the occasional Oy Vey? Get a crash-course in Hebrew and/or Arabic before setting off to the Holy Land? Or have you recently moved to this rainy country, and need to work on your English?

Fun, affordable classes in Jewish and Jew-ish languages, and free English classes for migrants. More info and registration:

At Common House, Sundays:
6-8pm: Hebrew
8-10pm: Adults batmitzvah class

Arabic, Thursdays
ESOL, various
Yiddish, Baker Street
In the pipeline: Ladino; Judeo-Arabic


Common House monthly meeting, 4 Oct, 3-5pm

Feminist Fightback will be hosting the next Common House open meeting this Sunday from 3-5pm, at the Common House. We will be facilitating a discussion on the migrant crisis and East London over drinks and snacks, as well as going over proposals for projects and getting the all important admin done. This is a chance to contribute to the running of our vitally important activist space, and we would really love to see as many people there as possible.

In Solidarity,
Feminist Fightback


When: Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm
Where:The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH
This is event is organised by Feminist Fightback. More information here.


6.30pm Saturday 19th September


Join us for our Social and get to know UVW better.

Bring some drinks, snacks and music.

This event is for everyone who is interested in the work of UVW.

A Practical Masks Workshop: not Pierrot, more Pirandello

19 September 10 am – 3 pm

A Practical Seminar/Drama Workshop working with the Neutral Mask, suitable for actors who wish to find truth within their performance


Workshop programme:

This workshop is an exploration of the ideas put forward by the playwright Luigi Pirandello, about what lies behind the many masks we choose to wear when we disguise as a different person, according to how we feel, who we are with and where we are in any given moment. Ironically it will be through the process of working with the Neutral mask during the rehearsal period that actors will be able to find themselves and the soul of the characters they are trying to inhabit.

Facilitated by Charlotte Cox

Charlotte Cox specialises in working with Neutral Masks and Physical Theatre. She has recently been working on an Intergeneration project of shared stories examining the after effects of the 2nd world war.
Having Directed for the Lost Theatre’s 5 Minute Festival in March, she is now working on a Dario Fo and Franca Rame play which has never been performed before.
She was Assistant Director and performed in 6 Characters in Search of an Author at the Rose Theatre in Southwark, directed by Manuela Ruggiero and has also performed at the Barbican with Rosie Whitney Fish and at the Cockpit Theatre.
She loves to write and recently previewed her play, The Man with the Bowler Hat. She is a lecturer in the Performing Arts, having qualified at the Institute of Education at UCL and was a student at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied for an MA in Applied Theatre.

Protest at Sotheby’s Car Auction: Reinstate the Sotheby’s 2!

dignity respect, reinsate the sotheby's 2Protest for the reinstatement of the Sotheby’s two. This protest will coincide with Sotheby’s international car auction.

On the 1st July we protested at Sotheby’s for a real living wage and sick pay. The next morning the cleaners and porters who peacefully protested got banned (aka sacked) from working!

Since then we had 5 amazing protests and have received overwhelming support from so many people and groups.

Two workers have been reinstated but Barbara and Percy are still being victimised and have just been told Sotheby’s will not allow them to return to work because they are active members of a trade union!

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Please come and support Barbara and Percy and let’s show Sotheby’s we will not tolerate such an attack on our human rights!

Please also show Sotheby’s in advance that you are coming at:

Meet us at 5.30 at Battersea Station

More information about UVW at

East London Radical Assembly Meeting Thursday August 13th

Action East End will be hosting this month’s East London Radical Assembly meeting in our usual meeting slot. We will be at the meeting but it is not our meeting so anyone interested in getting involved in the Radical Assembly should come along.

The radical assembly meets to plan action to link & strengthen community-led, working-class, liberation and social justice campaigns. The assembly aims to actively contribute to building a truly democratic, bottom-up movement, that supports the diversity of existing struggles while respecting their independence. This is the organising meeting of the East London group in the RA network.

Closed House Week-end

This week-end will see a major anti-gentrification event in Tower Hamlets. A number of campaigns have joined together to highlight the devastation  caused by redevelopment and the demolition and sell-offs of council and social housing. The event begins at Whitechapel Tube at 11 am  on Saturday August 8th. We will go on a walking tour of a number of the sites that are being targeted for redevelopment. We finish at Holland Estate whose residents are currently fighting plans of their housing association to demolish their homes and build instead luxury apartments and homes for ‘affordable’ not social rents.

On Sunday, the 9th,  there will be an assembly of a number of the campaigning groups in Victoria Park. Meet at 1 pm at the Pagoda.

For more information about the day see:

So please join us in Action East End and other groups in supporting this event.