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Glasgow based post-DIY platform launches Communal Leisure

New website and zine talking music, culture, politics and activism

A new Glasgow based website has been launched under the name Communal Leisure. And in mid-August the collective are set to launch a print magazine accompanying the website.

Described by one of its members, Wire contributor Stewart Smith, as a “post-DIY platform”, the group’s aim is to manifest itself as a community forum to discuss all things music, arts and activist related.

“We aim to unpack ideas of work, labour, ‘DIY’ culture, and leisure.” explains the site's mission statement. “Our online poster wall primarily features events that are non-profit, free or cheap, politically aware and implicitly or actively working against forms of oppression based on race, gender, sexuality, ability, bodies and class. We have an open collective of people working on both our print and online forms, and are always up for new people getting involved.”

The zine’s first issue will feature articles about asylum, racism, DIY, work and leisure, as well as writings on underground music. “There's also a communist version of Oor Wullie, which is great fun!” adds Stewart.

You can also use the site to check out local events and add your own gig posters.