The idea of the Peanut Gallery Social Centre is to create an open, friendly, welcoming autonomous space run for students by students.
First a bit of…
Health and safety
Please acquaint yourself with the nearest fire exits, marked by signs on the wall. Make sure to take care with boiling water when tea making, and not to microwave yourself when warming food. If we are all aware of each other and what we are doing we can hopefully avoid any cataclysmic hospital journeys or tragic tea scouldings. And remember: no elbowing at the free shop…
What is the peanut galley? This is the first time anything like this has been set up here. It is a student run social centre. This means it is the one student-run space in the union. It is a space you can use to meet, create, and develop plans to change the world, or simply make new friends over a chunk of cake and a cuppa. Films will be shown, talks put on, and connections made. It will be run by a collective of students. Anyone can volunteer to join this collective and play an equal role.
How does it work?
There are no leaders or hierarchy that run the space, and all decisions are made on a consensus basis. Responsibility and accountability of the space will be taken by the collective. In order that certain small tasks get done, such as tidying the free shop, and maintaining the library, the collective will be split into various necessary working groups. The people in these working groups will meet regularly to discuss any changes needed.
How can I get involved?
Like most social centers, you need to be a member. This costs nothing, and just means you are given a card with the door code on, so you can get in and are briefed on core ethical, environmental and political values of the space. The Food Co-op
Soon to be relocated to the Peanut Gallery, the volunteer run food co-op has been running for over 15 years. Here you can buy everything you need to eat and for your house, at cost price! Buy your washing liquid in bulk, or pick up a slice of cake, there is a wide range of produce on sale at the student run food co-op. Everything is sourced ethically and is organic. You can order deliciously healthy organic veg boxes on a weekly basis, so ask the people behind the counter for more info…
Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergencies: 0113 3801 400
PeanutGallery This card allows you to open up the PeanutGallery. It also means that you are responsible for what goes on in the gallery, and take care to take care of the space. To book the Peanutgallery, go to the website, log on as: Peanutgallery, password: leeds1904, go to the Bookings page, and click the ‘Easy Edit’ button to enter your booking on the calendar. The key is in the security box by the door.
All are welcome to drop in for a chat, to surf online, to read and relax with a cuppa (20p or a donation). Anyone can use it for student related activities.
Booking The Space
If you want to make a booking please be sure that you’re aware of our values and that you are a member (so you know who to contact in an emergency etc..) And leave the place as you would like to receive it!!
So to make a booking go to ‘Bookings’ on the side tab and click ‘easyedit’. It’s a first come first serve thing, make sure you leave your email or contact details…Cheers!
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