Nothing Can Surprise Us (NCSU)


Nista Nas Ne Moze Iznenaditi 'Nothing can surprise us'- city / country wide catastrophe exercises organised by ONO i DSZ (Opstenarodna odbrana i drustvena samozastita, translation: 'Nation wide defence and social self protection committee') for the military, police, health system, but also civilians (including children) in former Yugoslavia. note:(ne moze -- although it looks like two words is pronounced as one) The intention is to create a context were issues of personal and social catastrophe can be researched, examined and acted upon. NCSU researches survival operative systems, and the pathos of training and preparing for real or fantastic catastrophic / disaster scenarios. NCSU spectrum of research stretches from the daily risk of falling over to the global risk of using fossil fuels. NCSU witnesses the fact that 'what we use and how we use it' has a core position in all external relations. Obsolete, alternative and low-tech methods will be invested in as backup plans and changes to current mass use domestic infrastructure. NCSU intends to be a hobby club for people to learn skills and hone aspects of themselves that will enable and increase the chances of recovery and survival in advent of disaster. This will be via practical training and education. Experts, Artists and enthusiasts will host NCSU events. NCSU is a necessary training programme for anyone who wants to prepare for the unexpected.


FRIDAY 29th April 1PM-3PM
Bristol The Brunel Buttery
Heath Bunting


A 'how to' in preparing for ones own death.  

The practical and physiological process of disappearance. From utility
disconnection to maximisation of life opportunities. The event will take
place at the Buttery so there will be an opportunity to snack on chip butty
and discuss.  
FRIDAY 29th April 5PM-7PM
Bristol Dove St South
Cube SK8 team


Dove Street housing 
estate is good for climbing.
A sizable urban boulder with gullies, crags and outcrops.
SATURDAY 30th Apri 10pm-4pm Bristol Seed ball making Scout Hut
Maja Kuzmanovic Nicholas Gaffney of FoAM

a short introduction to guerrilla gardening.

A day of mapping, making seed balls and scattering via a city roam.

The GroWorld initiative germinated from a fascination with the 
robustness and diversity of things that grow. We are spawning a 
trans-local edge-habitat, a distributed network of public 
gardens, planted on abandoned or otherwise 'de-activated' sites 
in urban and sub-urban environments around the globe.

Vegetation will be encouraged to sprout in the nooks, crannies and corners 
of the city via 'seed ball' operations. 

Different species of native wild plants will be selected, including
ground-covers, shrubs, grasses, flowering plants, bushes and trees. All
seeds are then thoroughly mixed together with plant compost and red or
brown clay and then rolled into 'seed-balls',complete eco-systems contained
in a hard protective shell of dried clay.

A map of potentially fertile, but neglected sites in city-centres,
industrial and residential areas will be researched and used. The
seed-balls are scattered on these sites, and mapped via a city roam.

After the first rains, the seed-balls decompose, providing enough
nourishment for the fragile seedlings. In 2-3 years, the gardens should
become fully grown and self-sustaining.  It is hoped the sites evolve of
their own accord - into patches of autonomous organic wilderness in the
midst of an urban jungle, grown and molded by their surroundings,
care-takers and temporary dwellers. Industrial ruins overgrown by mutated
nature, car-parks, rooftop gardens and corner-parks, remnant islands of
diverse local vegetation...

The seed-balls were first rolled by the Japanese biologist Masanobu 
More information groworld visit:
SATURDAY 30th April 4-6pm Spike Island Bristol


information and sponsorship recruitment 
Disaster Lunch-Packs  
SUNDAY 1st May 12PM-2PM
Swen Kayle Brandon
Bristol Cabolt Tower meeting point bench nearest to the Ice-cream van


Techniques in breaking a fall and inducing a fall, will be demonstrated
enabling persons in quick recovery and with falling skills to implement as
a way to encourage, diffuse and influence situations. 
SUNDAY 1st May 4PM-5PM


'self-defence as style of life' - was given in ex-Yugoslavia
through education, in schools, civil practises (ONO i DSZ) or by older
generations - grandfathers.

I will present the general overview of ideology and doctrines that former
Yugoslavia countries were build on, and became very unpopular after the
break of communism, and that on wider scale resulted in generational
conflicts in these regions

SAMO-POMOC is an original expression made by my grand mother that
referees to self-aid. "Self-Aid is not an aid that should be expected
from the third part; It is an Aid that could be found in secondaries
and rejected things, that had lost its utilitarian value. Now person
sharpened by emergency, activates them again, and puts them back in
function, for humanitarian sake."

I will transmit some of her inventions and teachings as for example:
Recycling USAaid bag made as response to USAaid help to Afghan
bread-pills, different techniques of healing...
(Bojana Jelenic, 1925)
1st May


Bring along contributions to a seedy dinner for all NCSU participants
Also techniques in preserving 
1st May


A walk in the dark. From Portishead to Clevedon approximately six miles, 
along coastal path.  
2nd May
12PM leave from Cube Cinema carpark


Fishing and seaweed identification with seashore walking and snacking  

The state of stocks in the South West is a continual debate between
scientists and fishermen and various indicators are interpreted
differently. Some fishermen point to continued stocks of high quality fish
whilst scientists point toward a decrease in landings in recent years.

There are a number of basic ways of cooking all seaweeds. Slice
them very thin and serve raw as a salad. A Chinese-style dressing of
soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar is a good accompaniment. Slice
them a little less thinly, and stir-fry in sesame or sunflower oil for
about 5minutes-or in more oil at a higher temperature, until they are
crisp on the outside.(Crisp-fried seaweeds are popular Chinese
Add larger pieces to soups and stews to thicken them. Most seaweeds
contain alginates - a kind of vegetable gelatin - which are released
during prolonged cooking.
20-25th June Heath Bunting and Kayle Brandon
Isle of Skye/Cave


'A summer camp for survivalists.
The next influenza pandemic is long over due and expected to kill at least
50 million people worldwide in 12 months. The survival of urban dwellers
can be assisted by a 1 month evacuation to the country.

Evacuated yourself and chosen companions to a safe haven, avoiding
population centres and transport, which would both be dysfunctional and
dangerous during the real thing. If alone, feel free to join the cube
staff for refuge in the caves of Skye, living on a diet of snails and



Manual for:Medicinal Tincture and/or Home Flavoured Vodka

Seed Balls

Manual for seed Ball making list of seeds in this batch

sea weed harvesting

Climb Dove St

Fall Over