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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair and May Day Weekender

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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.

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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!
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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

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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,
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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!
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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:
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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:
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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

LaDIYfest Bristol presents the Anarchist Bookfair After-Party

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BABF2016_afterpartyLaDIYfest Bristol is pleased to present the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 After-Party!

It’s all at The Stag & Hounds, 74 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 – just a 10minute walk from the Bookfair, or 3 minutes from Hydra Bookshop.

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Doors around 7pm, bands start 8pm & go on until late with DJ’s.

Door tax: £4 suggested donation – this fundraiser helps pay for the Bookfair!

Featuring:
SHOT
Politically distressed / Pissed up Punk Rock n’ Roll from the hard knock pits of London
https://www.facebook.com/this.is.SHOT/ & https://shotpunx.bandcamp.com/ Continue reading LaDIYfest Bristol presents the Anarchist Bookfair After-Party

April Fool! Anarchist Bookfair fundraiser no.2

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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

2016 Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraiser – meal and social

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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…
Continue reading 2016 Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraiser – meal and social

Building An Anarchist Future – callout for the 2016 Bristol Bookfair

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BAB2016_poster1medThis 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

Get on the SOAP BOX @ the Anarchist Bookfair

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soap_cartoonThe SOAP BOX is a new event at this year’s Bristol anarchist bookfair. With the political party campaigns for the 2015 General & Local Elections being incredibly stage-managed and non-controversial affairs, we hope the Soap Box will provide a further public space for people to have their say at the Bookfair.

What is the Soap Box – it’s a bit like Speakers Corner, or old-style political campaigning – stand on a box with a microphone and have your say. Calling all dreamers, ranters, poets, rappers, speakers, singers & jokers – get up and have your say, from a one-liner to a max of 4 minutes each. No discriminatory language or abusive behaviour please. Heckling is welcomed, politicians are not! Each session will be compered by 2 people, who will fill in the gaps, encourage participation, and ensure you get to have your say. And we know a lot of you have a lot to say!

soap_woodboxThe Soap Box will be outside at Trinity, located on the edge of the green space. Times & Comperes are:
12.30-2pm – Cosmo Vinyl & Faith Taylor (with guitars)
3-4.30pm – Mike & Emma Weston Combo

So…get ready to have a go this Saturday 25 April!

Never Mind The Ballots…It’s The Full Bookfair programme!

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BF15prog_frontAWelcome one and all to the Full Programme for The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, on Saturday 25th April 2015, from 11.00am – 6pm, at Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW, with Radical History Zone nearby at Hydra Bookshop. We’ll be seeing you very soon…

We’ve now printed 1000 copies of the programme, to be handed out on the day. We make it available here now for you to see what’s on and when, so feel free to share it, print it off, or just read it online. It is possible there may be one or two minor changes over the next week, if so we will edit the information available online as and when that happens. So you may wish to check back and look at these pages:  main 2015 Bookfair page  /  Stalls Page / Workshops/Meetings Page  /  publicity page  /  Respect, Equality & Accessibility page   /  Directions & Transport page After-Party page  The Programme is set out below in image format (click to enlarge). Continue reading Never Mind The Ballots…It’s The Full Bookfair programme!

Never mind the ballots…it’s the Bookfair After-Party!

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BF2015party_postermedAfter-Party & Fundraiser
 Saturday 25 April, 6.00pm-2.00am,
at the Red Lion,
206 Whitehall Rd, Easton, BS5 9BP.
This is gonna be a stormer – big thanx to the gig crew!

Bands (from approx 8.30pm):
Autonomads
Grand Collapse
QELD,
Mercurious Rising,
Viva Zapata! + DJ’s

£5 on the door – a split fundraiser for the Bookfair and Bristol Defendant Solidarity – but if we don’t need the money from it then we’ll give it all to BDS.

Share the FB event link with yer friends!

Kebele Open Day as it Celebrates 20 years of Creative Resistance

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Kebele social centre is holding a community Open Day on Saturday 8 March (details on images), and welcomes anyone from the local neighbourhood to pop in, look around, and have a chat. This is the 20th year since the Kebele project started, and whilst it is open to the local community whenever it is actually open, it has made a specific effort to invite people along on Saturday. So come!

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Kebele started in the autumn of 1995, when a bunch of activists in need of housing occupied the empty building. When Kebele was 18yrs old, we wrote this article about its history & purpose. Kebele is an overtly anarchist space, and is now guided by a clear set of principles. The Open Day is an opportunity for people to gain a better understanding of its aims and activities, and clarify any questions they may have. It’s also a chance to socialise, enjoy the vegan food from Kebele’s cafe, and find out about some of the many & varied anarchist activities in and around Bristol. So come! Continue reading Kebele Open Day as it Celebrates 20 years of Creative Resistance