Welcome to the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 20101 !
This page for the 2010 Bristol Bookfair will list fundraisers and other bookfair related events, and will be updated as time progresses.
Saturday 4 September at The Croft – The Bastard Squad present their Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2010 FUNdraiser no.2
ZOUNDS (unique ’80s anarcho-punk, full line-up pumping out the favourites alongside new material)
VIOLENT ARREST (grizzled U.K hardcore veterans out in force – ex-RIPCORD)
VIRUS (more vintage anarcho-punk back from the ’80s)
Plus stalls and info.
Doors 8pm, last band on about 11pm, ends 2am. Cost £6 on the night.
The Croft, 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW
Organised by the lovely Bastard Squad Collective!
Flyer for event is here (pdf): 4sept_benefitflyer
Monday 6 September at The Cube: PRISON?
Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start. Cost £3/4 on the night (but nobody turned away for lack of funds)
The Cube, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD
Flyer for event is here (pdf): prison_cubeflyer1
A one man performance written and performed by Charlie Ryder. This is a true story which is creatively told using a variety of theatrical devices including puppetry, masks, physical theatre and dance.
In October 1993 Charlie Ryder took part in a demonstration to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling, south-east London. This developed into a serious riot, and a few months later he was featured on the TV show Crime Monthly. He was arrested and after a two year wait was sent to prison for 16 months. In prison Charlie kept a scrapbook to record poems, letters and art work. Charlie, not a professional actor but an open and impassioned performer, has brought the scrapbook to life as a full production.
What does going to prison really entail? This gives a rare and honest insight into the prison system, putting a face to what is often the faceless idea of ‘the prisoner’. The play depicts the trauma of prison, in particular the de-humanising effects of well known procedures, such as being strip-searched, are clearly examined.
At the end of the show Charlie will host a Q and A session and debate – your opportunity to discuss issues raised by the show.
Tuesday 7 September at The Seven Stars pub – BRHG launch of new Radical Pamphleteers pamphlet ‘Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars’, by Mark Steeds. From 7.30pm at the boozer, with Mark Steeds speaking, and the Red Notes Choir singing for your pleasure. Top ales too! Full details on the BRHG website here
The Seven Stars is at 1 Thomas Lane, Redcliffe, BS1 6JG. Entry is free/donation. All welcome.
Saturday 11 September at Classics Freeshop – Kebele Sound & friends present The Bookfair after-party FUNdraiser
just a 100m down the road from the Bookfair, featuring…
COP ON FIRE (rolling ska wizards, Belgium)
D’ONDERHOND (dark & dangerous gypsy dance, Belgium)
THE DAGGER BROTHERS (live 80’s dance but not as you know it – electro)
plus DJs playing ska, reggae, hip hop and drum n bass.
Doors 8pm, cost £4/5 donation on the door.
Classics Freeshop, 35 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3PH
Thanks to the wonderful Kebele Sound Collective for this.
Flyer for event is here (pdf): afterpartyposter
Funds raised at benefit events help keep the Bookfair going in a central location, and free to all (donations welcome of course!). Surplus funds raised are distributed to local groups/campaigns – last year over £400 was dished out. Thanks to all who help put the events on, and to all those who come to the events.
Sunday 12 September in Clifton – a radical history walk organised by BRHG with author Mike Jay. This is definitely one for all those who stayed up late last night: A Nitrous Oxide fuelled history walk with Mike Jay through Clifton exploring the themes of his new book; Dr Beddoes, the Romantic Poets and laughing Gas.
Mike talks about Dr Beddoes and his escapades in the last slot at the Radical History Zone at the Bookfair, and this walk should add flesh to those bones. It may also get Cliftonites a little worried!? Full details on the BRHG site here.
Starting from No.3 Rodney Place, off Clifton Down Road, at 12 noon, for about an hour. Possible pub after we think…
Saturday 25 September – Bookfair Feedback Meeting
The bookfair collective invites you to come and give your feedback on this years bookfair, be you a stallholder, meeting organiser or punter. Constructive criticism very welcome, as are pats on the back. Find out too what the collective actually does all year!
We’ll be hanging out for a late brunch from about 1pm at Kebele’s Saturday cafe. The meeting will formally start at 2pm, at:
Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY