Just 5 weeks to go now until the Bristol anarchist bookfair at The Trinity Centre in Bristol, and it’s all shaping up well. Even the political parties & politicians are doing their bit for us – by acting like the complete bunch of liars, cheats & weirdos that they are.
The election campaign is shaping up to be one of the most petty name-calling & posturing campaigns ever, with barely a policy debate in sight, and with yet more cuts being promised by just about all the parties. We make no apology for having nothing but hatred & contempt for the political parties and their ruling class masters – their time will come, the sooner the better!
Whilst they waste our time and yours, we have a few deadlines coming up:
– we still have a few Stall tables left, so if you want to book one in time to get listed in our printed programme you need to do it this week. Any Stall spaces booked after that willl only be listed online. For forms & info see the Stalls page.
– noon on Wednesday 25 March is the final deadline to submit a Workshop proposal. The Bookfair collective meets that evening to decide which 12 proposals go ahead at the Bookfair. For forms & info see the Workshops page.
– all our publicity has been printed and is being passed around. We could do with help sharing it online – you can copy images of posters etc from our Publicity page and share them online. You can also share our social media links with friends, networks & contacts:
On Crackbook (FB page) here – Bristolanarchistbookfair
On Crackbook (FB event) here – 7th Bristol Bookfair
Radical History Zone – FB event and BRHG website
On Twitter – @bristolbookfair using this as our main hashtag #BABF2015 and also #AngrynotApathetic.
The printed programme for the Bookfair should be printed by about 10 April, and it’ll appear online by then too, so keep checking back. Other info will be made available as and when its confirmed, such as the After-Party! We’ll see you all on the 25 April, it’ll be great!
This year’s Bookfair programme is now complete, and we are completely full. If we didn’t have your proposal/stall request by yesterday, then you are too late – so please do not send us any more, you will only be disappointed.
We have booked in 60 tables of stalls, that includes a couple for whom we await payment. If payment is not received shortly we may give those tables to someone else. The list of stalls here will be completed in the next few days.
We also have a programme of some 32 meetings/talks/films/exhibitions/debates/performances. There is a huge range of topics – a history of free festivals, anarchists against the cuts, Hacktion Lab, the 114 trial and undercover police scum, autonomous spaces and autonomous unions, wikileaks, student resistance, the Spanish civil war and the German revolution 1918/9, anti-nuclear resistance past & present, austerity measures, youth crime, and why solidarity means attack. Rounded off with a puppet show history of 20 years of Earth First, and a poetry performance/rant by Roy Hutchins. We think you’ll be entertained, enlightened, enthused, energised, and excited. So keep the date free – Saturday May 7th, 10.30am to 6.30pm.
We’ll be contacting all stallholders and workshop proposers over the next few days with details. The full programme will be up on the website by 23 April, and available as a paper programme from then and on the day. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Anarchy here we come!