Bermondsey Lampost Free School & New Orleans Free School *Bermondsey Lampost Free School*: ‘This is the full original 1973 ‘Nationwide’ news documentary about my school, the Bermondsey Lampost Free School in South London. This amazing Alternative education experiment changed the course of young lives – it totally transformed mine and continues to inspire and ground…Read More RadEd Film Club Film Club presents: 2 short films on 60/70s Free Schools. Wednesday 10th December 7- 9pm
Yoga at Common House is now on winter break and will be back on Tuesday 6th January 6 – 7pm. All queer, trans, lgbt and allies welcome. Thanks everyone who has supported our lovely low cost queer and Trans yoga classes this year – please add a review to Josetta’s yell.com listing if you have…Read More Yoga at Common House is now on winter break
Saturday, 13 December, 8pm – late. With bells + stuff. Get tickets in advance here: 5 (waged) / 3 (low-waged) (This is a fundraiser to contribute to the rent of the Common House, please consider buying a ticket even if you cant make it.)Read More Common House Christmas Party!
Two workshops at Common House from Autonomous Tech Fetish on December 13th! 12.00-2.00pm Bodily Bureacracies (with OSA) – an exploration of data, power and bodies. Bring your own bureaucratic monster! 3.00-5.00pm Betty Cipher’s Cryptoschool – an introductory-level workshop on internet security and portable cryptotools.Read More Autonomous Tech Fetish double bill – 13 December
A Mask if Always Active, (2014) By Ines Doujak and John Barker and Sweet Sugar Rage (1985) By The Sistren Theatre Collective A Mask if Always Active, (2014) By Ines Doujak and John Barker, 28 mins. A musical on the themes of carnival/utopia and rebellion. The filmmakers will introduce the film. Sweet Sugar Rage (1985)…Read More Full Unemployment Cinema screening November 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Radical Education Reading Forum This month’s topic: critically reading the government’s ‘Preventing Violent Extremism programme’ (for more info + texts: radicaleducationforum.tumblr.com) November 24 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm. All welcome!Read More Join our monthly reading group discussing texts or practices on radical education.
“Too Tough To Teach’ – documentary about the Ian Mikardo High School in East London. “The documentaries, filmed by producer/director Isabel Cook over six months earlier this year, showed the struggles boys go through when they join the school, and how, supported by calm and committed staff, they make progress. Ian Mikardo is unconventional because…Read More Rad Ed Film Club, ‘Too Tough To Teach’, 12 Nov
The East London Strippers Collective fundraiser! Get your tickets at www.common-as-muck.eventbrite.com p.s. read an article published in VICE about us here: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/east-london-strippers-collective-is-standing-up-for-strippers-rights-250Read More East London Strippers Collective party, 8 Nov
This month we are going to read about ‘place based education’ and the amazing Grace Lee Boggs’s thoughts on it! ‘In her book, The Next American Revolution, longtime community activist Grace Lee Boggs, presents a radically different vision of education, of schools as part of a community and as part of social development: Just imagine how…Read More Radical Education Forum monthly reading group, 29 Sept, 7.15pm – 9.15pm