We’re not sure how it happened but it did, and there seems to still be need for ASS, or something like it.
As part of our celebrations, we are planning a day of reminiscing, planning and partying, on the 12th September. Not a particularly momentous date as far as we know – the decision to start was around February and the actual opening was in October.
We currently plan for an afternoon of reminiscing and planning, followed by an evening of partying and networking. Current plans are for a daytime gathering at Brass Tacks, 300 Brixton Hill, SW2 1HT with the evening session nearby.
We’ll start at 12 with nibbles and chat, then an hour of reminiscing from those who were around at the start, and then later generations. Following this we need to talk about how much harder things have got and where we go from here. We might break up into smaller groups to talk about bailiffs, campaigning, archiving, other aspects of support (ideas welcome). There will be a crèche space but we might have to call for support. Input still welcome.
ASS is not the only show in town, so we’ll try to make space for the many inspiring current campaigns and struggles. There will be space for stalls
For the evening there will be music and dancing and chatting and whatever you want to make of the space.