The printing of zines has begun! The collective has picked some of our favourites to fill your brains with useful information and funny stories at the Anarchist Zine Fair, and on top of that we’re throwing a party afterwards for you all to let loose and boogie! Party info ere!
As a build up to this years bookfair we are having a Bristol anarchist zinefair. With the aim of spreading information and sharing ideas there will be distro and activist stalls selling and distributing zines. There will also be a zine making workshop and other workshops and discussions and a vegan cafe serving food and cakes all day. In the evening there will be a fundraising gig at a different venue. Come celebrate this great diy form of sharing information and experiences.
More information coming soon but get this in your diary!
May 13th 12 -5pm
Kebele social centre
14 Robertson Road
Come on in, the Anarchy’s lovely…The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is on Saturday 30th April 2016, 11am to 6pm.
The 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.
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.
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 Bloc – FB event
BTUC march & rally – website and FB event
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
Just 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
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.
The 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,
at 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!
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)
Other Important Info:
Fotos 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:
What is where – Bookfair layout:
Remember – 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:
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
LaDIYfest 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.
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!
Politically distressed / Pissed up Punk Rock n’ Roll from the hard knock pits of London
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):
You can also download this grid as a pdf (2mb): BABF2016_Allworkshops_grid Continue reading All Meetings & Workshops at the Bookfair
The 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!
Continue reading All the Stalls at the Bookfair – Ideas for Action
Various 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!!!)
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 1st of May – Join the Radical Workers Bloc on Bristol May Day march!
Final Callout for the Anarchist Art Space at the Bookfair – Contact* Us ASAP!
Calling 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 Psst! Last Call For Anarchist Art To Display At The Bookfair
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 April Fool! Anarchist Bookfair fundraiser no.2