Full Programme For The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair This Saturday

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Are you ready? Come and get a taste of some Anarchy this Saturday. The future is bright…if the future is anarchism! You are all invited.

Prog_coverThe full Programme for the Bookfair is complete and printing as an A5 booklet – and will be available to you at the Bookfair entrance on Saturday. Here’s a large selection of images & text links for you to peruse right now (click on links to enlarge):

The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – Saturday 30th April 2016, 11am to 6pm,
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Trinity Centre Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

The Radical History Zone is just 5 minutes down the road at Hydra Bookshop.

Entry to the Bookfair & RHZ is free…but we welcome donations towards the costs of organising the events. Thanx!

Stalls: full Stalls info here!
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Workshops: All Workshops/Meetings in time order with full descriptions here BABF2016_All Workshops (pdf) and BABF2016_All Workshops (open office) Plus the full Radical History Zone programme is here RHZ2016_programme (pdf) and on the BRHG website.  Grid below also available here: BABF2016_Allworkshops_grid (2mb pdf)
BABF2016_Allworkshops_grid1Other Important Info:
Prog_cafe.kids.safe.gdnFotos at the Bookfair: we have always discouraged people taking fotos inside the event. However this means we have little or no record of previous Bookfairs….So this time we have an official volunteer photographer! Please read:
“This person has been authorised to take photos of the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair by the Bookfair Collective, providing they get full permission of the individuals they wish to photograph or permission by individuals to photograph their merchandise. If you decide that after the photo is taken that you wish it to be deleted than please ask the photographer to delete it. We advise people to hide their identity in pictures, for their own safety. This individual is known to the Collective, if there are any issues, please ask a Bookfair Collective Member, who you can ask for at the Info Point by the main doors.

Bags at the Bookfair: as a small fundraiser we’ll be selling some decent bags at the Infopoint for £5. They’ll feature a key Bookfair image from this year, and will come in 4 colours. Strictly a limited edition, who knows one day they may be as valuable as a Banksy!

Art inside & outside the Bookfair:
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What is where – Bookfair layout:
Prog_BFlayoutProg_Trin&HydraRemember – from main Bookfair at Trinity Centre, to Radical History Zone at Hydra Books, is just a 5min walk down Old Market Street. It’s also just 10-20 minutes to the city centre and main bus & railway stations. More info on the Directions & Transport page!

Then there’s the After-Party, presented by LaDIYfest Bristol:
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Phew…now if you have time please check out:
The full Bookfair Callout; the Bookfair Collective’s Aims & Principles; and our Publicity Images & Social Media contacts info.

Brilliant, thanks a lot, and we look forwards to an inspiring day!
love, rage & solidarity
Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective

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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair and May Day Weekender

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Come on in, the Anarchy’s lovely…The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is on Saturday 30th April 2016, 11am to 6pm.

BABF2016_flyerfrontFBThe Bookfair and all Stalls will be at Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW, with the  Radical History Zone just 5 minutes down the road at Hydra Bookshop (where you can also get books, coffee & cake).
You are all invited! The Bookfair is Free to enter, but we welcome donations.

Trinity Centre is fully wheelchair accessible including a lift to 1st floor, accessible toilets on both floors, and designated parking in the car park. Hydra Bookshop is wheelchair accessible, but it’s toilet is not.

It’s time to Build An Anarchist Future – read the full callout.

For full details of what’s on when and where – see Full Programme or FB event
For just the Radical History Zone Programme – see BRHG website
For the Bookfair After-Party, presented by LaDIYfest Bristol – see here or FB event
For directions, public transport, parking and maps – read here.
We wish you all a day of total anarchy!

Protest – on the Saturday evening there is an angry march & protest: Homes For All! Protest Against Bristol Council & Mayor George Ferguson. Starting from the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster at 5.30pm, and marching to City Hall (aka Council House) for an overnight stay/squat on College Green. Full info on FB event.

MAY DAY
Sunday 1st of May is May Day – International Workers Day – celebrating all those who have struggled before us, and expressing solidarity with all those fighting capitalism, the bosses and the political pawns today. Find out more.

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Join us on the Radical Workers Bloc at Bristol’s May Day March & Rally!
Calling all Anarchists, rebels, radicals, and workers who are sick of taking shit! Let’s give the politicians & bosses the Class War they’ve started!

The 1st of May is International Workers Day, it’s a time to come together to commemorate the struggles of the past and push forward the struggles of today.

Join us on Bristols May Day march organised by the Bristol Trades Union Council (BTUC), just look for the red & black flags on the day. We’re looking for as many people as possible to join us in a surprise action on the day as well. Solidarity!
Radical Workers BlocFB event
BTUC march & rallywebsite and FB event

Also on May Day: 
maydaycarnivalOn May 1st we are going into the city centre to make a lot of noise and celebrate our humanity in demand for Equal Rights and Justice.  Meet 1pm by The Fountains!

All across Bristol and the world people are being forced from their homes. Some run from explosives, machetes and famines, whilst others are moved through rising rents and man made divides, but all the while destroying communities, families and the lives of young people. There is reason to be angry, but instead we invite Bristol to join us and express ourselves in whichever way you see fit. Make music, share food, dance and learn from other people. Info & FB event. Organised by Mayday Carnival & The Bristol Party.

30 April to 4 May: Reclaim The Power – End Coal Now Action Camp
End-Coal-NowJust an hour from Bristol in south Wales, this mass action could be one of the largest for years. Many people from Bristol will go on the Sunday/Monday in time for the largest action – so join them! Please read loads of important info first, on the Reclaim The Power website or FB event. Check also Frack Free Bristol (FB page) for any transport vacancies left on Sunday. Good luck to all!

We’ll see you at the Bookfair, and on the streets & in the fields!
Solidarity to all!
love, rage & struggle
Bristol anarchist bookfair collective

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LaDIYfest Bristol presents the Anarchist Bookfair After-Party

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BABF2016_afterpartyLaDIYfest Bristol is pleased to present the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 After-Party!

It’s all at The Stag & Hounds, 74 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 – just a 10minute walk from the Bookfair, or 3 minutes from Hydra Bookshop.

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Doors around 7pm, bands start 8pm & go on until late with DJ’s.

Door tax: £4 suggested donation – this fundraiser helps pay for the Bookfair!

Featuring:
SHOT
Politically distressed / Pissed up Punk Rock n’ Roll from the hard knock pits of London
https://www.facebook.com/this.is.SHOT/ & https://shotpunx.bandcamp.com/ Continue reading

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All Meetings & Workshops at the Bookfair

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We are pleased to announce the full programme of Workshops & Meetings at the 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair!

There is an exciting mix of talks & discussions, history, theory, debate, practice and some hands on practical events.

Here’s the full timetable (click to enlarge):
BABF2016_Allworkshops_grid1You can also download this grid as a pdf (2mb): BABF2016_Allworkshops_grid Continue reading

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All the Stalls at the Bookfair – Ideas for Action

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BABF2016_stalls.last2The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, Saturday 30th April 2016, 11am to 6pm.
All Stalls will be at
Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW
The  Radical History Zone is just 5 minutes down the road at Hydra Bookshop (where you can also get books, coffee & cake).
You are all invited!
Read the main Callout – Building An Anarchist Future!
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1st of May – Join the Radical Workers Bloc on Bristol May Day march!

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1stMay_radworkblocfrontwebVarious Bristol anarchists & radicals, including the groups Bristol AFed & SolFed, have issued a call to join a Radical Workers Bloc on this year’s Bristol May Day march & rally, on Sunday 1st of May – International Workers Day!

The Bristol May Day march/rally is organised by Bristol Trade Union Council (BTUC) this year, starts 11.30am at Castle Park – full details here.
(May Day follows the Bristol anarchist bookfair on Saturday 30th April at the Trinity Centre – but we are sure you’ll all be up in time!!!)

Callout: “Calling all Anarchists, rebels, radicals, and workers who are sick of taking shit! Let’s give the 1stMat_radworkblocbackweb2politicians & bosses the Class War they’ve started!

The 1st of May is International Workers Day (brief history + video), it’s a time to come together to commemorate the struggles of the past and push forward the struggles of today.

Join us on Bristol’s May Day march organised by BTUC, just look for the red & black flags on the day. We’re looking for as many people as possible to join us in a surprise action on the day as well.

The Bloc is backed by Bristol Anarchist Federation, and Bristol Solidarity Federation, get in touch if you’d like your group to get involved as well.” FB event.

What is May Day: “Originally a pagan holiday, the roots of the modern May Day bank holiday are in the fight for the eight-hour working day in Chicago in 1886, and the subsequent execution of innocent anarchist workers.” Continue reading

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Psst! Last Call For Anarchist Art To Display At The Bookfair

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Final Callout for the Anarchist Art Space at the Bookfair – Contact* Us ASAP!

BAB2016stick1_artmedCalling all those that love to put their politics into their art!
Whether you enjoy doing a bit of spoken word, or use a spraycan to subvertise, or perhaps you’ve subverted your old lego collection to build a model of an anarchist Bristol? To those that have a cupboard full of beautiful banners, or have a wall covered with posters and stickers..bring them along!

This year at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair we’ll have a gallery displaying anarchist artwork, with a PA for those that want to do something more vocal – spoken word, poetry, storytelling etc! Continue reading

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April Fool! Anarchist Bookfair fundraiser no.2

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LaDIYfest Bristol presents the second fundraiser for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 and the after-party!

AprilFool_BABFbenefitFriday 1st April, from 7.30pm, at The Chelsea Inn, 60 Chelsea Rd, BS5 6AU.

Featuring…
MERCURIUS RISING – Acoustic folk punk from Bristol. FB page.

SUBVERSIVE FIRE – ska-punk with soul. FB page. (cancelled)
GARDEN FOLK – local folk punkers singing for their carrots. FB page.

TRIGGER WARNING AND THE SAFE SPACES – TWATSS are gently exploring the finer nuances of gender politics. FB page.

HENRY RABY – Anarcho-punk poet from York brings the nerd. Website. Continue reading

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Stalls fully booked for the Bookfair – see list here!

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Well thank you kindly one and all – all our Stall tables are now fully booked up, before our deadline of 26th March. We already have several ‘reserves’ in case anyone drops out.

So you can come along and browse all these Stalls, taking up 61 tables, at the 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, on the 30th April 2016 at The Trinity Centre – there’ll be enough ideas, books, pamphlets, information, and merchandise to radicalise even the most resistant of minds, and get you in the mood for action!
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AtoZ list of Stalls:
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Radical History Zone Full Programme

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RHZ2016_poster&timesThe Comrades over at Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) have announced the full lineup for their Radical History Zone (RHZ) at this years Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, and as ever it’s a right cracker of a selection!

The RHZ takes place at Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market, Bristol BS2 0EZ, which is just 5 minutes down the road from the main Anarchist Bookfair venue at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW. Hydra Bookshop will be open from 11am, selling books, coffee & cake all day, whilst BRHG’s book stall will be at the main Bookfair.

TrinityHydraRHZ meetings start at 12noon. Each session, with a full description, is listed below. You can also find it on the BRHG website, on our Workshops page, in the Bookfair Programme on the day, or you can download it here RHZ2016_programme (pdf) and read it in bed/at work and share it with your friends!

Radical History Zone @ the 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair
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th April 2016 at Hydra Bookshop
Co-ordinated by Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG)
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