2015 Bookfair

2015_poster_medNever Mind The Ballots…It’s The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair!

Saturday 25th April 2015, from 11.00am – 6pm, at Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW, with Radical History Zone nearby at Hydra Bookshop.

Coming at you live and direct from east-central Bristol, just 13 days before the 2015 British General Election & local elections, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – and there wont be a single lying, corrupt, austerity-enforcing, media-spinning politician in sight.
Read full 2015 Bookfair Callout.

Social Media & Contact – yes we use social media to publicise the Bookfair & anarchist ideas & events! You can find us here…
Crackbook (FB page) – Bristolanarchistbookfair and (FB event) – 7th Bristol Bookfair
and (FB event) – After-Party
Radical History ZoneFB event and BRHG website and Bookfair website.
We are on Twitter@bristolbookfair using this as our main hashtag #BABF2015 and also try #AngrynotApathetic
You can contact us via the above but the most reliable option is by email at bristolanarchistbookfair[at]riseup[dot]net See you soon!

booksnotballotStallssee Stalls Page for full list of booked Stalls arranged over 2 floors at Trinity, booking Forms and more info. The final deadline for inclusion in our printed programme was noon on 25 March. We are now full up and cannot squeeze in any more stalls, whoever you may be!

Workshops & Meetings – see Workshops/Meetings Page for details of all confirmed workshops/meetings (deadline for proposals was noon on 25 March 2015).

BF15prog_frontAFull Programme – as of 15th April is now printed x 1000 copies! It’s a black&white affair, sized A3 then double folded to A5. There will be a few copies at Hydra Bookshop & Kebele social centre to browse through, with the rest handed out on the day. Right here right now you can download the full programme in 2 seperate parts:
1. download the centrespread showing all the meetings as a pdf BF15_All meetings timetable and then…. 2. download the outer pages as a pdf (4mb) in A3 format  BF15prog_outerpages_A3format
or as a pdf (4mb) in A5 format  BF15prog_outerpages_A5format and enjoy.

The Radical History Zone at Hydra Bookshop is a 5minutes walk down Old Market. It is co-ordinated by BRHG – the full RHZ  is here or download as a pdf RHZ_full info

GovtgetsinFBPublicity – we’ve now produced and printed our Bookfair poster, flyer, and we’ve been given some stickers too. You can see all publicity here. Feel free to download/print images, and share them with your friends & comrades on social media and in real life. If you want to pick up some copies from us, drop in at one of our meetings, or send us an email. Cheers!

Keb_20logo_textCafe at the Bookfair – the vegan cafe will be run once again by Kebele Cafe & friends, on the ground floor at Trinity. There will be hot/cold drinks, snacks & cake available from 11am at latest, and main meals from about 1pm, all at very affordable prices. Proceeds from the Cafe help fund the Bookfair, and also a new roof at Kebele. Hydra Bookshop also sells coffee & cake at the Radical History Zone.

kidsKids (with adults) Space – this will be facilitated by Bristol MAP, on the ground floor of Trinity, opposite the Cafe. There’ll be some comfy seating, soft toys, games, arts materials, facepainting, storytelling, tables etc, and space for kids to move around freely. It’ll run from 12noon-5.30pm and there’s a timetable of events for the day – see here.
Please note this is not a supervised creche, you will need to remain with your children.
There is also space for kids outside in the Garden – green space to play in & a small adventure playground (weather permitting!). Plus the Bookfair vegan cafe will do you kids portions if you ask!

accessible_entranceRespect, Equality, Accessibilityplease read our page on Respect & Equality: ‘As an Anarchist Bookfair we are opposed to all forms of discrimination & hierarchy, and intend the Bookfair to be a safe & comfortable space for everyone – we need everyones’ co-operation for this to happen.’
The page also has details of Accessibility for wheelchair users, as well as a few Do’s and Dont’s for the venues.

Directions, Transport & Parking – please see our Directions & Transport page for maps, info and useful links. We strongly recommend that wherever possible you come by bike, public transport, or walk!

Bookfair Finances – the Bookfair costs about £1900 to put on…venue & table hire, publicity, equipment, admin etc. We pay for much of this via stall fees, donations & cafe proceeds, BUT we also rely on DONATIONS on the door – if everyone coming can afford to give us £1 we’d be well sorted! Thanx.
Much respect to all our helpers on the day, and to the After-Party crew for puttin on a great night after a long hard day!

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):
Grand Collapse
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! Page includes a map.

votingillegalNext Bookfair Collective meetings:
– Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, 6-9pm for a banner making session & meeting. All welcome!
We meet at Kebele social centre in Easton BS5. Meetings are working meetings for those anarchists who have the time & commitment to help organise the Bookfair over the months. You are also welcome to drop in if you have a query or want to pick up spme publicity to distribute. Original callout here for a Bookfair Collective 2015.

Trimits_Hydra_mapFrom the Bookfair @ Trinity Centre TO the Radical History Zone meetings @ Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ – is just a 5 minute walk!

Saturday May 12th 2018 Taking place at the Black Swan and BASE