Bookfair 2014: Workshops & Stalls announced

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See the full workshop programme and list of groups with stalls for the 2014 Bookfair.

Download the updated Workshop timetable PDF (with descriptions) and the new 2014 Bookfair Programme PDF

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Bookfair 2014 : List of Groups

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All of these groups will have stalls at the Bookfair:

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Bookfair 2014 : Workshop Programme

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Please see below for updated workshop programme and descriptions. Printed programmes will be available on the day.

Download Workshop timetable PDF (with descriptions)

Workshop Timetable (see workshop descriptions below)

Workshop Timetable (see workshop descriptions below)

 

Also see Bristol Radical History Group’s page on their talks. Continue reading

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Update : Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2014

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Hi everyone, we are really excited about the 6th annual Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 26th April 2014 at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2 0NW. (map)

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As politicians proclaim ‘economic recovery’ the gap between rich and poor in Britain continues to grow. It’s not surprising really. Another housing bubble, combined with Cameron’s ‘permanent austerity’ package was unlikely to do much for anyone but the top 10%. As we continue to bailout the bankers and the true extent of MPs (false) expense claims becomes clear, those worst affected by cuts are demonised as “scroungers”. Continue reading

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Anarchism in 2014

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BABC_logo_smallFollowing the success of 2013′s event, the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective has reconvened and are making plans for next year’s Bookfair. Saturday 26th April 2014 has been marked down as the date so make sure to put it in your diaries! We are also very pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Trinity Centre. (local map)

With a wide range of talks covering everything from anarchism and education to extreme energy and prison abolition; over 60 stalls; an outdoor space and activities (including a bouncy castle!); the Radical History Zone at Hydra Bookshop; Permananet Culture Now marquee & permaculture in the Trinity garden; wicked vegan cafe run by Kebele cafe; and a lively after party at The Croft, the 2013 Bookfair set itself a high standard that we hope to match and surpass this year! Continue reading

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Ideas. Words. Books. Films.

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It is once again that time of year when we are bombarded by a coercive, sentimentalist, quasi-religious media onslaught that exhorts us to buy into happiness…by buying products to indicate our thanks and/or to achieve some sort of misty-eyed traditional happy family xmas. Never mind that personal debt is at record levels, that austerity means cuts to incomes and services whilst the rich get richer, that for some its a choice between heating or eating. Just buy buy buy and every little thing will be ok. Continue reading

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Black Power, Anti-Fascist Struggle & Anarchism in the USA – 3 Events In Bristol

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Two former US Black Panthers visit Bristol this week. As part of a UK tour initiated by the London Anarchist Bookfair collective, numerous Bristol groups have banded together to arrange 3 discussion meetings in 2 days on 16th and 17th October. Continue reading

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Kebele social centre is 18 years young

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(UPDATE 8/10/13 – Kebele’s big birthday benefit bash on 5th October was a corker of a night and raised well over £2000 for the social centre. Massive thanx to all who put it on, played, and came & danced. See you all at Kebele!)

What started as a squatted empty building in the autumn of 1995, has turned into an 18 year (and counting) experimental project putting anarchist ideas and practices into action on a daily basis. Much to the disgust of Kebele’s many detractors over the years, who wont be coming to the 18th birthday bash!

kebele_headphonesNo doubt when a small group of young punks & idealists occupied what they hoped would be a temporary home back in ’95, they wouldnt have expected it to still be there 18 years later. Amazingly one of the original occupiers remains involved, and there are regular visits from old-timers harking back to the good old days of the late 90′s Reclaim The Streets parties. Continue reading

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Swindon Radical Bookfair this Saturday 21st September

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A mighty fine attempt by a very few comrades to make radical ideas & history available in Swindon this Saturday, supported by the local TUC! And with a decent Bristol posse on hand to help out.
Includes 1 room of stalls, 1 room of meetings, and a space for refreshments and chatting.

Venue: Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP.
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Date: Saturday 21st September 2013 Continue reading

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Bristol Bookfair 2014

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A possible Bristol anarchist bookfair for 2014 has been provisionally booked in for Saturday 26 April. The venue would once again be the Trinity Centre, after the success we had there in 2013.

BABC_logo_smallSome individuals from the 2013 Bookfair Collective will send a call out to form a new collective at some point in the autumn of 2013. However it should be noted that some of the 2013 collective are in favour of holding bi-annual Bristol bookfairs. Therefore, to hold a bookfair in 2014 we will need new and additional people to get involved! Watch this space….

If the Bristol bookfair 2013 gave you a buzz, then check out these upcoming events:
Saturday 5 October – celebrate 18 years of anarchist resistance and creativity with Kebele social centre at their ‘big birthday bash’ – see poster below & details here.

Monday 7 October – Indymedia: Past, Present & Future. Important meeting to discuss the future of Bristol Indymedia. Details here.

Saturday 19 October – the London Anarchist Bookfair, the oldest & largest anarchist bookfair in the world, attracting comrades from around the UK and from abroad. See poster below or details here. Continue reading

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