Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2010 – Callout

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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2010 – Callout

Saturday 11th September, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY,

10.30am-5.30pm

This is a callout to potential stallholders, and workshop/meeting organisers. Please apply now! Everyone else keep the day free, come down, take part in the discussions, browse the stalls and join in the fun.

Full details about the Bookfair can be found at:

http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org

including booking forms, venue and travel info, publicity, other bookfair events and more.

Graffitti on an empty office block near the city centre

Graffitti on an empty office block near the city centre

IT’S THE TORIES, STUPID!

We are in the midst of the worst worldwide crisis of capitalism for 80 years, the Conservatives are back in Downing Street and the so called Liberal Democrats have shown their true colours by making a grab for power at any cost. Our new leaders are promising deep cuts in services and spending to keep the ruling classes afloat. This will impoverish Britain’s working class in the same way as the last time the Tories were in power! From fear of terrorism to fear of immigrants, they are using every trick in the book to keep us in line.

A TRUE COALITION

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is the South-West’s biggest radical event and we need you. If you are a part of an activist group, campaign group, art group, book or merchandise distributor, and you organise along Anarchist principles, we want you there. Our booking form is available from the top right-hand corner of the website.

As always table hire is cheap and room hire for talks, workshops and films is completely free.

Last year we estimated well over 600 people came through the doors and this year we are situated on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in the city’s alternative hub. So don’t miss out!

THE VENUE

Abandoned for years, this former office block is now home to a cafe/bar, dance and art studios and events spaces. This is Bristol Anarchist Bookfair’s largest venue yet. Spread over two floors we have room for a café and social area, a crèche and three meeting/film rooms. The venue is completely accessible with a lift and plenty of space between stalls.

Hamilton House is situated on Stokes Croft, the “Cultural Quarter” of Bristol. It is famed for its street art, music scene and many nearby autonomous spaces including the volunteer run Cube microplex the anarchist-run Freeshop, Emporium Art Gallery, Magpie Gallery and the newly opened “Factory” Social Centre. Stokes croft recently hit the headlines when anti-capitalist protesters disrupted plans to open a new Tesco store nearby, by converting the proposed site into a squat and live music venue, culminating in activists clashing with bailiffs and cops in what local media dubbed “The Battle of Stokes Croft”.

CHANGE REALLY IS POSSIBLE

Over thirty stalls, workshops, debates, films and a café. Extensive selections of books, pamphlets, mags & zines, info, music, badges & merchandise. The future is not set in stone, change is always possible. Anarchists believe the basis for the future can be found in co-operation, solidarity, direct action, creativity, resistance & mutual aid. Come and see what we have to offer, you only have to step through the door…

For more info, contact: bristolanarchistbookfair@riseup.net

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