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.
Art Space Callout for the Bookfair
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 are looking to have a gallery displaying anarchist artwork, with a PA for those that want to do something more vocal – spoken word, poetry, storytelling etc!
This year’s theme is ‘Building an anarchist future’ – basically what would an anarchist society look like? For example, how would waste be managed, or power produced? What about food and resource distribution? How would an anarchist society treat gender and sexuality, race and abilities? Any work around this theme would be great, but we would also like all your protest art too! Continue reading Psst! Got any anarchist art to display at the Bookfair?
This is the main text Callout for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. A shorter version will appear on the Bookfair Flyer shortly. Check the website for Stall bookings and Workshop Proposals. Please also read the Bookfair Collective’s Aims & Principles and share the FB event & Bookfair publicity. Then come along to the south west’s largest, explicitly radical, political gathering – All Welcome!
Building an Anarchist Future
Capitalism isn’t working…
Continue reading Building An Anarchist Future – callout for the 2016 Bristol Bookfair
The 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective (BABC) recently agreed some key Aims for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair with it’s theme of ‘Building An Anarchist Future’; at the same time we clarified & re-confirmed some basic Principles for present & future BABC’s to work with.
Aims – In 2016 the BABC aims to:
– Explore the idea of building an anarchist future, how our journeys towards liberation might look and challenges that we foresee along the way. Continue reading Anarchist Bookfair – Aims and Principles
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 future…as capital’s global crisis deepens and conflicts escalate, with disastrous consequences for humanity & the planet, the need for lasting social revolution has never been greater…the 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
Since our Bookfair callout and first meeting on 4th October, the 2016 Bristol anarchist bookfair collective (BABC) has been getting on with the various tasks relevant to setting up the 2016 Bookfair.
Now that we are into 2016, BABC will be meeting more regularly to ensure the smooth running of the event…the next Bookfair collective meeting is:
Sunday 10, 24 January 7th, 21st 28th February, 13th 20th 20th March, Monday 28th March ,Sunday 3, 10 Sunday 17 April at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre (14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5).
If you have the time & energy to commit to help with organising over the next 3/4 months then please come along, or to find out more / offer specific help, you can contact us at
Continue reading Organising for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair
Kebele social centre, in Easton, Bristol, has now been going for 20 years and is celebrating by holding a NovemberFest – which is in fact 6 weeks worth of activities, events, workshops, cafes, parties & arts – alongside it’s normal weekly activities. As ever events are either free, or for a suggested donation of just a few pounds, and nobody is turned away because they are skint. Continue reading Kebele social centre – a 20 year anarchist experiment
If you enjoyed the Bristol anarchist Bookfair in April 2015 and want to get more involved, then come to our first organizing meeting on the 4th October 2015. it will be held at Kebele social center, 14 Robertson road, BS5 6JZ for a working lunch at 1pm. bring a vegan dish to share! new people are always welcome, and we would love to hear any fresh ideas.
Update – Next Meeting: Friday 30th October, 7pm start, at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton BS5 6JY. If you have the time/energy to get involved & help make the Bookfair happen then come along!
This will be the day before May Day, and we hope to see a mass May Day event in Bristol to ram home the message that not only did the vast majority not vote for the Tories, but we actively oppose all and any austerity cuts too. If anyone is thinking of organising event(s) for May Day then please get in touch for a spot of mutual aid!
The week before the Bristol Bookfair, there will be an Anarchist Bookfair in Sheffield on 23rd April – see website. The first UK Anarchist Bookfair of 2016 will be in Cardiff on 20th February – see FB event.
There’ll be a callout shortly for people who would like to get involved with, and form, the Collective to organise our 2016 Bookfair – so watch this space!
To vote or not to vote. That is the question. And the debate did not start with Russell Brand. Here are a few a reasons to consider why voting does not equal democracy. You may be able to think of more.
(This article was sent to us by a local anarchist a while back, now’s a good time to run it!)
Continue reading 30 Reasons Why Voting Does Not Equal Democracy!