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The Invisible Circus and the positive aspects of squatting[edit]

Here's a really stellar topic for the positive aspects of squatting. Artspace Lifespace, a Bristol-based arts group, have for some years squatted buildings in Bristol, with permission from their intended developers, including the Pro-Cathedral and The Island, a police and fire station. This has grown into hosting a spectacular community of circus and theatre performers, The Invisible Circus. It has got to the point where their current home is a big top provided by the Council as promotion for a redevelopment near Temple Meads.

These guys are as good as it gets, both as performers, and for doing something positive with empty buildings. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:14, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

yeah nice, they are indeed cool - i'll add to notable squats on Squatting - if you have any others please add them there too Mujinga (talk) 17:05, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
They've just started The Loco Klub in the cellars beneath Temple Meads Andy Dingley (talk) 17:19, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


FYI - I've created an article for the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. — Hex (❝?!❞) 00:15, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Article about notable squat in London[edit]

Clifton Mansions in Brixton (until 2011). Probably worth a mention somewhere. — Scott talk 12:07, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

merci! maybe i add it to Squatting in England and Wales - or of course you would be welcome to do so yourself Mujinga (talk) 17:04, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Squatting at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Let's merge slum and shantytown[edit]

See my rationale at Talk:Slum#Merge_with_shanty_town. As nearly two weeks have gone without anyone comment, I'd appreciate if members of this project (for which those articles are in scope) would take a look at this. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:24, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Is this project inactive?[edit]

It seems to me this project is inactive (no discussions here for 6+ months that generated any replies). I have marked this project as inactive on its main page; if you disagree, please revert me and tell me here what is this project doing, outside serving as a noticeboard that generates no replies). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:26, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

yeah seems to be inactive, if anyone else is around, drop me a line!Mujinga (talk) 17:03, 6 November 2015 (UTC)