Category Archives: Credit Crisis

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair and May Day Weekender

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.

1stMay_radworkblocfrontweb1stMat_radworkblocbackweb2

BTUC_mayday

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

Full Programme For The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair This Saturday

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,
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!
BABF2016_stalls.last2
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:
Prog_artspaceProg_ADP

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:
Prog_afterparty
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

Radical History Zone Full Programme

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
30
th April 2016 at Hydra Bookshop
Co-ordinated by Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG)
Continue reading Radical History Zone Full Programme

Flyer for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

We now have several thousand flyers printed for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – on 30th April at Trinity Centre.

The flyers are double-sided A5, full colour, printed onto to recycled (thin) card. Why not grab some to dish out to your friends, neighbours, work colleagues, or down your local pub or community space? You can pick some up from Hydra Bookshop (Old Market) or Kebele social centre (in Easton), whenever they are open! Here’s the flyer below, and you can see the images for all our publicity (poster, flyer, stickers, other images) on our Publicity page.

BABF2016_flyerfrontFB
BABF2016_flyerbackFB

Callout for Stalls and Workshops at the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

BABF2016_1medBuilding an anarchist future

Call-out for workshops and stalls for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, which will be on Saturday 30th April 2016, from 11am – 6pm, at Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW.

If capitalism collapsed tomorrow would we be ready?
It’s hard to plan for an uncertain future, as we have no idea how things will play out. Nor is it realistic to think there will ever be a point where we will have reached our destination or ideal utopia.

However, we can work on building our resilience & solidarity & co-operation, experimenting with different ways of organising, exchanging skills & resources, growing food & sustainability, dealing with conflict. and so on.

The aim of this year’s Bookfair is to focus on the futureas capital’s global crisis deepens and conflicts escalate, with disastrous consequences for humanity & the planet, the need for lasting social revolution has never been greaterthe future is bright IF the future is anarchism! Here’s the details & forms for Stall bookings & Workshop proposals….
Continue reading Callout for Stalls and Workshops at the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Never Mind The Ballots…It’s The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair!

2015_poster_medIt’s back! It’s Angry, not apathetic!

Coming at you live and direct from east-central Bristol, just 13 days before the 2015 British General Election & local elections, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – and there wont be a single lying, corrupt, austerity-enforcing, media-spinning politician in sight.

Saturday 25th April 2015,
11.00am – 6pm,
at
Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd,
Bristol BS2 0NW
.

Forms for booking stalls & proposing meetings/workshops are available online now. Full Bookfair Info. Continue reading Never Mind The Ballots…It’s The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair!

Bristol solidarity benefit night for Greek social movements

Solidarity benefit for Greek social movements, autonomous spaces and social fighters

BGSG presents a solidarity event to raise awareness and funds in an attempt to support social struggles and social movements in Greece:
Saturday 8 June from 8pm to 2am, £5 on the door. At the Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St (off Easton Rd), Bristol, BS5 6AW

(Update – the event raised over £1000 for Greek social movements and struggles. Big up to all who helped make the night happen, and to BGSG for taking the initiative!) Continue reading Bristol solidarity benefit night for Greek social movements

Anarchism sunny side up

Six weeks on and the dust has settled on the 2013 Bristol anarchist bookfair. even the sun has finally returned again (for a while). Here’s a short review of the 2013 Bookfair written by one member of the 2013 Bookfair Collective.

2011tshirt_image_smallerTwo things seem to happen when we have an Anarchist Bookfair in Bristol. Firstly the sun shines,  it did again on 20 April for the first time in ages, justifying our gamble on a venue change, to The Trinity Centre, with a large outdoor garden & space, ideal for outside fun, and meetings focusing on land, food, the commons and permaculture. The kids enjoyed the bouncy castle too! Second up we again had a period of heightened political tension – Thatcher’s death this time, not more riots on Stokes Croft, but a mini riot at the end of the Easton Death Party on the day the bastard died.

A-wordsThose factors, along with extensive online publicity, posters & stickers, plus 65 stalls (sadly a few failed to show on the day), and 38 wide-ranging meetings (including the Radical History Zone down the road at Hydra Bookshop), ensured an excellent turnout of around 1000 people to the 5th Bristol Bookfair. Kebele’s vegan cafe was overrun, our donations buckets overflowed as we covered our costs, and we’re already trying to book in next year at Trinity Centre – although our preferred date of Saturday 17th May 2014 looks unavailable. Continue reading Anarchism sunny side up

Welcome to Anarchism Bristol style

Welcome one and all to the Bristol anarchist bookfair 2013! It’s gonna be a sunshine day!

A blackredThatcher may have gone, but her legacy remains, Brutal neoliberal economic policies (ironically part-funded and underpinned, and then bailed out by public money); backed up by the iron fist of the state to clamp down on any dissent (and also funded by public money). To do away with her legacy will require ideas, practices and action. Debated, refined and implemented on a mass scale. Continue reading Welcome to Anarchism Bristol style

The Room with A View full programme at the 2013 Bristol anarchist bookfair

These are the meetings in The Room with A View, one of the smaller spaces at this years Bookfair. These meetings have been organised by campaign groups and/or individuals, and are intended to generate discussion. Thanks to the meeting organisers for their efforts. You can download this info as a pdf The Room With A View full programme.

The Room with A View (aka the IT suite) is located on the 1st floor of the Trinity Centre, in a room just off the main Stalls room. It will hold approx 25 people seated. Meetings start at 12noon, and end at 6pm. Please enter & leave the room promptly so the next meeting gets its maximum time. Continue reading The Room with A View full programme at the 2013 Bristol anarchist bookfair