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Following the closure due to fire at Glasgow School of Art, earlier in the summer, the CCA and Electron Club reopened on the 20th October

The Electron Club is a voluntary run space where people interested in things like Free Open Source Software, DIY culture, circuit bending, hardware hacking, streaming, audio and video editing, green technologies, and amateur radio can meet, use equipment, and share and disseminate their skills and ideas.

We encourage an attitude towards technology, media and DIY production that recognises the relation of these to society and the environment. The Electron Club welcomes debate and the development of practices that question and explore existing and new ways of working and understanding these.

The space also provides a location that not-for-profit community and discussion groups can use at no charge for meetings and to develop projects.

If you any questions about the space, want to book it for your own use, or join one of our workshops, you can contact us here.

All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of events scheduled within the next 30 days. Certain events have their own listing in the events section. The information is taken from our calendar, and is also available as an rss feed. More information about regular groups can be found within the groups section of the site.

Event_DateEvent NameDescriptionLinkBooking Status
21/01/2019 @ 18:00alt.electrona quiet place to work on your electronic related and geeky projectsClick hereConfirmed
22/01/2019 @ 20:00Glasgow Writers GroupInternal booking for recurring fortnightly meetups of the Glasgow Writers Group, a creative writing critique group. 10-12 people. Newcomers welcome, just sign up on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/GlasgowWriters/Click hereConfirmed
23/01/2019 @ 17:30Amateur RadioA group for people learning to build radio equipment or other electronic projects and help those studying for their Amateur Radio Licenses. The group is run by members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS). https://wosars.org.uk/ http://www.electronclub.org/doku.php?id=groups:solderClick hereConfirmed
26/01/2019 @ 13:00synth DIY & music techsoldering, discussing, and designing informal sound machines around synth DIY & music technology pathsClick hereConfirmed
30/01/2019 @ 17:30Amateur RadioA group for people learning to build radio equipment or other electronic projects and help those studying for their Amateur Radio Licenses. The group is run by members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS). https://wosars.org.uk/ http://www.electronclub.org/doku.php?id=groups:solderClick hereConfirmed
31/01/2019 @ 18:00ScotLUGScottish Linux Users Group meeting with talks and Q&A open to anyone interested Talks start at 1930, some people arrive earlier http://www.scotlug.org.ukClick hereConfirmed
02/02/2019 @ 13:00synth DIY & music techsoldering, discussing, and designing informal sound machines around synth DIY & music technology pathsClick hereConfirmed
03/02/2019 @ 15:00IWW EducationalA monthly meeting of the IWW based on member education and popular education around topics related to industrial unionismClick hereTentative
04/02/2019 @ 18:00alt.electrona quiet place to work on your electronic related and geeky projectsClick hereConfirmed
05/02/2019 @ 18:30Variant/Strickland planning meetingPlanning meeting 10 people internalClick hereConfirmed
05/02/2019 @ 20:00Glasgow Writers GroupInternal booking for recurring fortnightly meetups of the Glasgow Writers Group, a creative writing critique group. 10-12 people. Newcomers welcome, just sign up on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/GlasgowWriters/Click hereConfirmed
06/02/2019 @ 17:30Amateur RadioA group for people learning to build radio equipment or other electronic projects and help those studying for their Amateur Radio Licenses. The group is run by members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS). https://wosars.org.uk/ http://www.electronclub.org/doku.php?id=groups:solderClick hereConfirmed
07/02/2019 @ 19:00planning meeting for may day eventsa meeting to plan a series of events around May Day. 5-10 expected to attend. open to all.Click hereConfirmed
09/02/2019 @ 13:00synth DIY & music techsoldering, discussing, and designing informal sound machines around synth DIY & music technology pathsClick hereConfirmed
10/02/2019 @ 13:00Officer Meeting of the IWW5 - 8 expected, internal, meeting for the elected officers of the Clydeside IWW to co-ordinate.Click hereConfirmed
11/02/2019 @ 20:00Frackwatch meetingRegular Frackwatch planning meetingClick hereConfirmed
13/02/2019 @ 17:30Amateur RadioA group for people learning to build radio equipment or other electronic projects and help those studying for their Amateur Radio Licenses. The group is run by members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS). https://wosars.org.uk/ http://www.electronclub.org/doku.php?id=groups:solderClick hereConfirmed
14/02/2019 @ 20:00Clydeside IWW GMB MeetingMonthly meeting of the Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. 10 - 15 expected. Internal.Click hereConfirmed
16/02/2019 @ 13:00synth DIY & music techsoldering, discussing, and designing informal sound machines around synth DIY & music technology pathsClick hereConfirmed
17/02/2019 @ 14:00Nitty Gritty of the City WorkshopThe Critical City Movement is a recent concept that aims to bring together groups, organisations, communities and individuals to agree a comprehensive city focussed strategy. Can Glasgow be a site for such transformative action? Can we create an economic space for people not for profit? Can we end the neo-liberal market-driven plans that have gentrified and socially cleansed parts of Glasgow with no impact on inequality and poverty? Do we want a “world class city” or do we want a just city? Do we want a “smart city” or a healthy city? Do phrases like “circular economy” and “participatory budgeting” have meaning or do they perpetuate poverty, austerity, precarity and oppression? There are other experiments in radical municipal movement building which can guide us. Across Glasgow, movements are fighting in specific areas – housing, transport, education, women’s rights, employment rights and more. A social movement of existing social movements in Glasgow could bring them together without undermining existing campaigns. The aim of “Nitty Gritty of the City” is to consider what such a movement could be like and what it could achieve. Our hope for the event is to reach a consensus on a structure for the movement, the process for building it and learning from both successes and mistakes, how it relates and amplifies existing campaigns and how it reaches all parts of the city. Come along, speak, listen, join in and let’s see where it can take us Organised by Solidarity Against Neoliberal ExtremismClick hereConfirmed
18/02/2019 @ 18:00alt.electrona quiet place to work on your electronic related and geeky projectsClick hereConfirmed
19/02/2019 @ 19:00Glasgow Makers and Hardware HackersA monthly meet up for makers and hardware hackers in Glasgow. For anyone with an interest in making or hardware hacking regardless of level, beginner to expert.Click hereConfirmed

Where to find us

The Electron Club is based in the Centre for Contemporary Arts:

CCA,
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow

CCA on OpenStreetMap - CCA on Google Maps

See the CCA website for opening hours or check the calendar for Electron club related meeting/event times.

Who we are

Lots of different people are involved in the Electron Club. You can get involved as an individual or as part of a group. One of our main features over the years is in providing a free space for not-for-profit and voluntary groups involved in areas related to DIY technology, community media and environmental activities to meet and develop work.

There are a number of groups who meet on a regular basis and others who meet on a more occasional basis or for specific projects. See the groups section for more information.

Individuals are also welcome to join and use the facilities for their own projects, and many of our current members are just such people pursuing their own projects and hobbies.

What is Free Open Source Software, etc?

To learn more about that these things are have a look at some of the articles in our online library or come along to an event or project and see for yourself.

You can also listen to this audio interview made by Electron Club member Bob speaking to Simon and Ben:

http://www.archive.org/details/Electronclub

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