Reclaim Our Spaces Event – 25th June 2016


Our lives are shaped by the spaces in which we live. When we give away important community space for another transient pop-up cafe or block of luxury flats, we give away part of our lives. We give away London’s cultural and community history.

The planning system is not currently equipped with the policies required to protect these spaces London’s sky rocketing land values are used as a trump card against arguments for competing uses. As a result we have lost many spaces and others are coming under increasing threat. It doesn’t have to be this way! In 2013, the Southbank skatespot was saved by a successful campaign. We need a movement that mobilises people across London.

We cannot act only when a space is under threat. We cannot wait.

On Sat 25th June we aim to start building a coalition as well as celebrating the diversity of movements and campaigns across London, learning from successful campaigns and mistakes. Together we can change the status quo. We can better influence a planning system to connect it to people’s lives and livelihoods, instead of it threatening the very spaces which give rise to London’s diverse communities.

Join us for a day full of different activities:

The morning session includes a variety of workshops; storytelling about different community spaces across London; exhibitions; documentaries.

The afternoon session includes performances; film screening of ‘You can’t move history’ by Long Live South Bank; a panel discussion and the closing discussion.

A detailed programme will soon be available.

Two types of ticket are available:

Whole day ticket – If you are planning to join us in the morning for the whole day, please book this ticket through the link provided above. The morning session has a limited capacity due to the nature of the activities, so please book in advance to secure a place.

Afternoon ticket – If you are planning to join us only in the afternoon, please book this ticket through the link provided above. Thank you.

This event is free and everyone is welcome. However, we need to raise some funds to cover the costs, so any contribution will be greatly appreciated. You can help us by making a donation via our Just Giving page.

The Ubele Initiative
Just Space

Supported by:
Community Food Growers Network
Conway Hall
Latin Elephant
London Gypsy and Traveller Unit
Long Live South Bank
Migrants Rights Network
Take Back the City