(UPDATE 8/10/13 – Kebele’s big birthday benefit bash on 5th October was a corker of a night and raised well over £2000 for the social centre. Massive thanx to all who put it on, played, and came & danced. See you all at Kebele!)
What started as a squatted empty building in the autumn of 1995, has turned into an 18 year (and counting) experimental project putting anarchist ideas and practices into action on a daily basis. Much to the disgust of Kebele’s many detractors over the years, who wont be coming to the 18th birthday bash!
No doubt when a small group of young punks & idealists occupied what they hoped would be a temporary home back in ’95, they wouldnt have expected it to still be there 18 years later. Amazingly one of the original occupiers remains involved, and there are regular visits from old-timers harking back to the good old days of the late 90’s Reclaim The Streets parties. Continue reading Kebele social centre is 18 years young
A mighty fine attempt by a very few comrades to make radical ideas & history available in Swindon this Saturday, supported by the local TUC! And with a decent Bristol posse on hand to help out.
Includes 1 room of stalls, 1 room of meetings, and a space for refreshments and chatting.
Venue: Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP.
Map and Facebook Event.
Date: Saturday 21st September 2013 Continue reading Swindon Radical Bookfair this Saturday 21st September
Solidarity benefit for Greek social movements, autonomous spaces and social fighters
BGSG presents a solidarity event to raise awareness and funds in an attempt to support social struggles and social movements in Greece:
Saturday 8 June from 8pm to 2am, £5 on the door. At the Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St (off Easton Rd), Bristol, BS5 6AW
(Update – the event raised over £1000 for Greek social movements and struggles. Big up to all who helped make the night happen, and to BGSG for taking the initiative!) Continue reading Bristol solidarity benefit night for Greek social movements
The RHZ at this year’s Bookfair will take place just down the road from The Trinity centre, at Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ (a mere 6 minute walk!). PDF download of RHZ full programme and also download full Bookfair meetings timetable.
The RHZ programme has been co-ordinated by the enigmatic E2W (author, activist & volunteer with both the Bookfair collective & BRHG), in association with Bristol Radical History Group – thanks to all! Check out Hydra’s calendar & the BRHG website for the programme too. For maps, parking & transport info see this page. Continue reading Radical History Zone programme for the Bristol anarchist bookfair 2013
A new modern day classic to add to our heritage of angry protest songs! The Austerity Allstars bring you ‘Bugger the bankers’, an easy singalong ditty, not unlike dear old Chumbawamba in their acoustic english rebel folk song phase, but with more knees-up & gusto. Ideal for picket, march, bank occupation, pub, footie match, wherever!
Turn up the volume – play it on YouTube here.
Turn up the volume – play it on The Austerity Allstars site, where you can also download it to mp3 etc for a mere quid. And here’s the lyrics too….. Continue reading Singalong to ‘Bugger the bankers and politicians too’
Thursday 1st November sees a cracker of a benefit for Bristol Defendant Solidarity (BDS) at The Plough in Easton, Bristol BS5 (suggested donation £3). It so happens that on this occassion the music on offer is excellent – tunes, words you can hear, bit of a laugh – but that’s largely incidental, what really matters is the solidarity itself. Continue reading Fundraiser for Bristol Defendant Solidarity
Bookfairs are Go!
We are up and running for a Bristol Bookfair in 2013, target date early May, if the right venue in the right place is available. We have a new enlarged collective, a mix of old and new people, and plenty of energy. We may go for a Bookfair theme of something like ‘Radical Futures’, because presently things are shit and arent working at all for the majority of us – we all need a future and it wont happen without serious social change.
We ended up taking 2012 off, which is a shame, but you cant force these things if they aren’t meant to be. Looking around us we see society is bleak, with the majority being largely bullied into submission by the rich tiny minority. How can this be? Why is overt opposition and resistance in the UK apparently so low? By encouraging the exchange of ideas and debate about future alternatives, we at the Bookfair collective hope to do our bit to help warm things up in 2013.
If you’d like to get involved and make the 2013 Bookfair happen, then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. There’ll be plenty to do! Continue reading In Anarchy We Trust
Wow so many good things to go to on the 4th of May! You obviously cant get to all three of them, so you’ll have to choose between 2 different film screenings. However you could just about squeeze in one of the film screenings, and the gig after, or you can just come along to the gig. The choice as ever is yours.
The Bastard Squad Collective Incites You To Start A Riot With…
THEE INFIDELS – Heretic crackrocksteady from Frankfurt, Germany
LUVDUMP – Angry skacore militants from Bury, St. Edmunds
PO-LICE – Taunton’s finest hardcore ska punkers!
At The Plough, 223 Easton Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 0EG
Wednesday 4 May. Doors 8pm. £4 on the night.
A benefit for the Bristol Bookfair Continue reading The 4th of May Triple Whammy
May Day greetings to one and all!
We’ve been out and about at various things today, and its good to see a healthy number of May Day events going on around the country over the weekend, as people rememnber the origins of international workers day.
Below is a repost of an article we put up back in early March, still relevant today. Also a reminder of the joint Bookfair & Bristol Indymedia event at the Cube Cinema on Monday 2 May, at 7.30 for an 8pm start:
The Road to Haymarket, May Day, and its Relevance Today. Continue reading May Day Solidarity Greetings and Event