Welcome one and all to the Bristol anarchist bookfair 2013! It’s gonna be a sunshine day!
Thatcher may have gone, but her legacy remains, Brutal neoliberal economic policies (ironically part-funded and underpinned, and then bailed out by public money); backed up by the iron fist of the state to clamp down on any dissent (and also funded by public money). To do away with her legacy will require ideas, practices and action. Debated, refined and implemented on a mass scale.
Late Bookfair updates:
1. The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign have unfortunately cancelled their meeting due to a serious family illness. we wish them all the best. Apologies to all who were coming for this!
2. Art displays at the Bookfair – we’ll be using the stage at Trinity Centre for a couple of Art Displays. There’ll be some excellent street art graffiti; a Prisoner Art Exhibition (details); and possibly some subverts.
3. Outside in the Fayre we’ll also have a ‘Free Shop’ from the folks who’ve been running Classics free shop on Stokes Croft.
Bristol’s 5th anarchist bookfair moves to The Trinity Centre this year, enticed by the possibilities of the green open space outside. Expect a mixture of traditional bookfair inside – that is some 66 tables of stalls, 38 meetings & workshops; along with aspects of a fayre outside – outdoor activities, perma-nent-culture, fun & games. Plus there’ll be a kids space, and delicious vegan cafe. Entry is free/donations requested, and everyone is welcome!
As we enter yet another year of the current economic recession, 2013 must be the year that Britain joins up with much of the rest of Europe in resisting the top down austerity measures that see the rich getting richer, and the rest of us getting poorer. The north west European Spring has got to start somewhere soon. The Bookfair says loud and clear that ‘we won’t pay for their crisis’, and aims to bring you the information, knowledge, skills and contacts to put that slogan into operation. So whether you are a hardened anarchist, or a pissed off local looking for a dialogue about alternatives to the mess this country is in, you’ll find something for everyone at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. We’ll be seeing you here then.
Full Bookfair programme is here
Stalls list is here
All general info is here
Maps, transport and accessibility info is here
Other related events and After-Party details are here
Bookfair Facebook page