Anarcha feminist skillshare a roaring Success (19-20th Feb 2011)

The weekend of 19th/20th  February saw over 40 women and trans people and lots of children gathered at the Rossport Solidarity Camp house for a few days of workshops, discussions and skillsharing. Workshops included woodwork and willow weaving, welding, climbing, knot tying, direct action, herbal medicine, massage, screenprinting, drama. There were also discussions on consent, trans and feminism, resisting controlling and abusive relationships in our communities, and anarchafeminism.

On Saturday some people went over to a bonfire in Rossport to meet some of the local residents. The bonfire was in solidarity with a community in Norway who are in a similar struggle with Shell. And on Sunday a group from the skillshare went down the road to Aughoos for a mass tresspass onto the land where Shell will be erecting fences and building a compound on in the next few weeks, and some survey equipment was removed.

Folks said they got a lot out of the weekend, networking and socialising and learning in an open environment that encourages people to step up and try new things. One of the ideas that came out of the weekend was to form some sort of anarchafeminist network to keep the momentum from the weekend going and continue organising events and skillshares or whatever people can think of! Even if you missed the skillshare, if you would like to be a part of the network get in touch here.

 Photos up soon here



venue: Rossport Solidarity House, Erris, Mayo


 Limited places. Email to book your place NOW! rossportsolidaritycamp @


A weekend of sharing and learning skills, for women and trans people

Accommodation provided, food will be cooked collectively, donations welcome


Call out for workshops & ideas – get in touch if you would be up for sharing a skill or have an idea for something you’d like to see happen….you don’t have to be an expert to share your skills :)

Workshops and skillshares can be on anything- tools, yoga, bike maintenance, electrics, screen printing,  non violent direct action training, self defence, singing, consent, plumbing, climbing, gardening, alternative health, djing…these are just a few ideas, let’s make it happen!

Maybe we can have a party on saturday night too -anyone in a band or want to dj?

Bring zines, patches, music and films to swap.

Poster and flyer downloadable from camp website soon- please put up in your house/social centre/library/college etc

Please forward on to any lists or groups that might be interested.
Email if you are coming with children so we can provide a kids space.
Cheers and see you there, Kate x

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