Recent and Forthcoming Events:
Every week, various times ACTSA Scotland volunteers sorting and packing books for school libraries in Eastern Cape, at Hillhead Library, Glasgow (see Book Appeal page)
.January 11th, 2014 ACTSA Scotland's annual social to mark the anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress
December 7th - 15th, 2013 Stall at Edinburgh Ethical Christmas Fair, Castle St., Edinburgh
November 16th, 2013 ACTSA Scotland AGM, GlasgowNovember 11th - 12th, 2013 Stall at STUC Women's Conference, Caird Hall, Dundee
November 9th, 2013 ACTSA U.K. AGM, London
October 12th, 2013 Denis Goldberg gives keynote address at Edinburgh World Justice Festival opening conference on "World Justice and Austerity". 11am in the Grassmarket Centre, 89, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA. No charge. Information at www.ewjf.org.ukOctober 9th, 2013 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's visit to Scotland to receive in person the Freedom of nine local authorities from across the U.K.
September 14th, 2013 Stall at "Dundee Together", City Square, Dundee
August 25th, 2013 Stall at South Lanarkshire UNISON Fun Day, New LanarkAugust 23rd - 25th, 2013 ACTSA Scotland volunteers fundraising at Leeds and Reading Festivals with the Workers Beer Company
August 10th - 18th, 2013 Stall at "Fair Trade on the Fringe", Castle St., EdinburghJuly 18th - 21st, 2013 ACTSA Scotland volunteers fundraising at Latitude Festival with the Workers Beer Company
July 18th, 2013 Nelson Mandela International Day, and Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday
June 26th, 2013 A celebration of the life of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston. St. John's Church hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, 7pm, with Richard Holloway, Anne Booth-Clibborn,Suganya Chetty, David Kenvyn, Wendy Taylor, Iain Whyte, Brian Filling, plus music from Protest in Harmony.
June 26th - 30th, 2013 ACTSA Scotland volunteers fundraising at Glastonbury Festival with the Workers Beer CompanyJune 19th, 2013 Trevor Huddleston memorial concert, St. Mary's Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow, 7.30pm. Recital by James Slimings (tenor) and Susan Holmes (piano). In aid of Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay, Cape Town (Patron Denis Goldberg) Admission £10/£5 concessions, at the door. Enquiries to ACTSA Scotland.
May 31st, 2013 Community HEART fundraising dinner, Glasgow City Chambers, with Guest of Honour Denis Goldberg. Celebrating Denis's 80th birthday.May 5th, 2013 Stall at Glasgow May Day
May 4th, 2013 Stall at Irvine May Day
April 19th - 21st, 2013 Stall at Scottish Labour Party Conference, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
April 16th - 18th, 2013 Stall at STUC Annual Congress, Perth Concert HallMarch 16th, 2013 Stall at Shawlands Mela, Shawlands Academy, Glasgow 10am - 3pm.
December 8th - 16th, 2012 Stall at Edinburgh Ethical Christmas Fair, in a marquee in Castle St., Edinburgh 10am - 6pm each day.
December 1st, 2012 ACTSA Scotland AGM, Glasgow
December, 1st, 2012 Stall at Christmas World Fayre, St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow. 10.30am - 3pm.
November 27th, 2012 Denis Goldberg speaks on "After Marikana - The Situation in South Africa" 7pm STUC 333, Woodlands Road, GlasgowNovember 20th, 2012 Stall at Glasgow UNISON Retired Members meeting
November 17th, 2012 Stall at Edinburgh Human Rights Festival, Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, 12noon - 5pm
November 17th, 2012 Stall at Great Little Libraries fundraising concert, Maryhill Community Central Hall, Great Western Road, Glasgow. 2pmNovember 9th, 2012 Stall at fundraising concert in Armadale Academy for Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay, near Cape Town
October 26th, 2012 ACTSA Scotland Chair Brian Filling presented in Pretoria with the Order of the Companions of O.R.Tambo by President Jacob Zuma, in recognition of a lifetime of campaigning in Scotland and elsewhere for the liberation of South Africa.
July 18th, 2012 Nelson Mandela Day. Dispatch of ACTSA Scotland's ninth container-load of books for Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Loaded at Hillhead Library, Glasgow, and sent off from George Square.
September 24th - 27th, 2011 Third Wild Coast Sponsored Walk in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa to raise funds for projects in the Province.
September 16th, 2011 Mandela-Tambo lecture, Glasgow College. Given by Denis Goldberg on "Mandela-Tambo: friends, comrades, leaders: legacy" Printed copies now available from ACTSA Scotland for £3.50, including postage.
August 4th, 2011 30th anniversary of the granting of the Freedom of Glasgow to Nelson Mandela. Denis Goldberg speaks at Glasgow City Chambers to mark the anniversary. "The Glasgow Mandela Story" by Brian Filling published - available from ACTSA Scotland for £3.50, including U.K. postage.
December 1st, 2010 Mandela - Tambo lecture, 6pm, Glasgow University Chapel, The Square, Glasgow University, University Avenue. Given by Ronnie Kasrils, senior ANC activist for many years of the anti-apartheid struggle, and later a minister in the South African government for 14 years. Theme: "The Unlikely Secret Agent", the story of Ronnie's late wife Eleanor (born in Kilmarnock), who worked underground for the ANC, was arrested, interrogated and eventually escaped. The event also launched Ronnie's book of the same name (commended by John Le Carré).April 28th, 2010 Scottish launch of Denis Goldberg's autobiography, Glasgow City Chambers. (Copies available from ACTSA Scotland, £18 + £3 U.K. post and packing - contact John.Nelson@actsascotland.org.uk )