All the Stalls at the Bookfair – Ideas for Action

BABF2016_stalls.last2The 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!
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1st of May – Join the Radical Workers Bloc on Bristol May Day march!

1stMay_radworkblocfrontwebVarious 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!!!)

Callout: “Calling all Anarchists, rebels, radicals, and workers who are sick of taking shit! Let’s give the 1stMat_radworkblocbackweb2politicians & bosses the Class War they’ve started!

The 1st of May is International Workers Day (brief history + video), it’s a time to come together to commemorate the struggles of the past and push forward the struggles of today.

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!

Psst! Last Call For Anarchist Art To Display At The Bookfair

Final Callout for the Anarchist Art Space at the Bookfair – Contact* Us ASAP!

BAB2016stick1_artmedCalling 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

April Fool! Anarchist Bookfair fundraiser no.2

LaDIYfest Bristol presents the second fundraiser for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 and the after-party!

AprilFool_BABFbenefitFriday 1st April, from 7.30pm, at The Chelsea Inn, 60 Chelsea Rd, BS5 6AU.

Featuring…
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

Stalls fully booked for the Bookfair – see list here!

Well thank you kindly one and all – all our Stall tables are now fully booked up, before our deadline of 26th March. We already have several ‘reserves’ in case anyone drops out.

So you can come along and browse all these Stalls, taking up 61 tables, at the 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, on the 30th April 2016 at The Trinity Centre – there’ll be enough ideas, books, pamphlets, information, and merchandise to radicalise even the most resistant of minds, and get you in the mood for action!
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AtoZ list of Stalls:
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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
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th April 2016 at Hydra Bookshop
Co-ordinated by Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG)
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Final Call For Stalls and Workshops at Bristol Bookfair 2016

stalls_medThis is a final callout for Workshop Proposals and Stall Bookings for the 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. The Bookfair is on Saturday 30th April 2016, from 11am to 6pm, at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW, with the  Radical History Zone just 5 minutes down the road at Hydra Bookshop.

We have a rough theme for this year’s Bookfair of ‘Building an Anarchist Future’read the callout for that here. Please also have a look at the Bookfair Collective’s ‘Aims & Principles’….and now read on for Stalls & Workshops info as the deadline is 26th March at noon (later Stall bookings can be accepted if we have any space left!).
Continue reading Final Call For Stalls and Workshops at Bristol Bookfair 2016

2016 Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraiser – meal and social

Here’s our first Bookfair FUNdraiser for 2016 – raising funds, by having fun, allows us to keep the Bookfair free to the public!

LaDIYfest Bristol (FB page) in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 present an evening of good food, friends, music and poetry!
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Featuring…
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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.

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Psst! Got any anarchist art to display at the Bookfair?

Art Space Callout for the Bookfair

BAB2016stick1_artmedCalling 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?

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