Activists Zone



Mobilise: A weekend Festival of Campaigning skills happening in Glasgow from 6-8 September 2013

Lorne Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow

MOBILISE does exactly what it says on the tin - brings people together and prepares for action. The art of creative campaigning.

Come and get mobilised!

"Tthis is a fantastic opportunity for activists to learn essential new skills in a creative and innovative way as well as getting top-class political entertainment."
Jim Burnett, chair of UNISON Scotlandf Leanring and Organising

Come along and learn new skills to help your Branch be more effective campaigners using performance skills to develop and deliver campaign plans.
Entertainment included!


Friday night 6 September

Mark Thomas - 100 Acts of Minor Dissent
"Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem"

Eleanor Morton
"Neurotic troubadour"

Compere - Susan Morrison -
"A comedy volcano"

Saturday - all day - 7 September

Workshops (including 2 from Mark Thomas) covering strategic campaigning, media handling, using social media, cartooning, video-making, stand-up comedy, song-writing, public speaking etc etc

Saturday night - 7 September

Workshop outputs, Learn and Do followed by

The Mobilise Show
Compere - Susan Morrison
with comedy from

Michael Redmond
"outrageously well-crafted material"

and guests as well as music and song from

Arthur Johnstone
"Scotland's greatest political folk-singer",

Fraser Speirs
"harmonica master" and

Stephen Wright
"Marxist folk-punk"

Sunday 8 September

More workshops and a mock radio phone-in with Susan Morrison and special guests



Residential - £160 inc accommodation, all meals and all entertainment

Day Delegate - £50 inc lunch both days and all entertainment

Entertainment Only - Friday night £10, Saturday night £5


How to book

Branches should complete application forms in the usual way -
click here for Activists Application Form (Word document)

Any queries please contact Nancy Kelly ( or Fiona Martin (