The 8th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair – 30th April 2016, 11am to 6pm, at Trinity Centre.
The Radical History Zone is just 5 minutes down the road at Hydra Bookshop. You are all invited!
Radical History Zone programme.
If capitalism collapsed tomorrow would we be ready? It’s hard to plan for an uncertain future, as we don’t know how things will play out. Nor is it realistic to think there will ever be a point where we will have reached our destination or ideal utopia.
However, we can work on building our resilience & solidarity & co-operation, experimenting with different ways of organising, exchanging skills & resources, growing food & sustainability, dealing with conflict, and so on.
The aim of this year’s Bookfair is to focus on the future…as capital’s global crisis deepens and conflicts escalate, with disastrous consequences for humanity & the planet, the need for lasting social revolution has never been greater…the future is bright IF the future is anarchism!
26/4/2016 – available now online – the full Bookfair Programme, and on the day as a printed A5 booklet.
21/4/2016 – Full programme & timetable of Workshops & Meetings, with descriptions now online here.
20/4/2016 – Final & full list of Stalls at the Bookfair published.
17/4/2016 – just 2 weeks to the Bookfair! Organising meet tonite at 7pm at Kebele social centre; the Bookfair Programme is off to the printers on Monday and will be online soon.
16/4/2016 – Kebele’s vegan cafe (open Sunday’s at 6pm) is looking for volunteers/helpers for the Bookfair’s vegan cafe. If you have some spare time from 28-30 April for prep, cooking, baking, chopping & washing, and serving – then get in touch – via email at kebelecafe[at]riseup.net or call 07970630598 or drop by the Sunday evening cafe – even if you can just do a couple of hours! Thanx xxx
3/4/2016 – Next Bookfair Collective planning meeting Sunday 3 April (then 10th & 17th) at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre. Join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe?
1/4/2016 – April Fool! Next Bookfair FUNdrasier, at The Chelsea Inn, from 7.30pm, £3 donation – organised by LaDIYfest Bristol – full details here.
30/3/2016 – The Bookfair After-Party will be at The Stag & Hounds, 74 Old Market St, Bristol. Organised by LaDIYfest Bristol it’ll run from 7.30pm, and there’ll be 4 live bands, DJ sets, and other fun & games. Details & FB event here.
29/3/2016 – The deadline for Workshop & Meeting proposals has passed, and we have more than enough! The Bookfair Collective will now draw up the timetabled programme for the Bookfair – watch this space! In the meantime we welcome further offers of Anarchist Art to display.
26/3/2016 – Next Bookfair Collective planning meeting Monday 28 March at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre.
24/3/2016 – Bookfair Stalls are all booked up, and we have a couple of reserves. See the list here.
21/3/2016 – the deadline for Workshop & Meeting proposals is noon on 26th March – help us Build an Anarchist Future!? Forms & info are here.
20/3/2016 – STALLS update – only couple tables left, deadline 26th March, so get booking as we always fill up. Forms/info on Stalls page.
20/3/2016 – Next Bookfair Collective planning meeting Sunday 20 March at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre. Join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe?
15/3/2016 – the full Radical History Zone programme for the Bookfair is now available. It’ll take place at Hydra Bookshop and is facilitated by BRHG – read it on their website, on this website, or download as a pdf – RHZ2016_programme.
12/3/2016 – Next Bookfair Collective planning meeting Sunday 13 March at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre. Join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe?
11/3/2016 – Next Bookfair FUNdraiser is on 1st April at The Chelsea Inn, organised by LaDIYfest Bristol – full details here.
10/3/2016 – Bookfair Stalls update – only 15 tables left to book at the Bookfair. Deadline is 26 March, so get booking as we always fill up. Forms/info on Stalls page.
1/3/2016 – Last Saturday’s FUNdraiser made over £100 for the Bookfair. Thanx to all! Next Bookfair planning meeting is 13 March, 7pm at Kebele social centre.
26/2/2016 – Cooks are prepping for Saturday’s Bookfair FUNdraising meal & social with live music, at Kebele social centre on 27th February. Details here.
23/2/2016 – Bookfair publicity now printed! See it all here. You can pick up for distro posters/flyers/stickers from Kebele social centre & Hydra Bookshop, whenever they are open. Why not share the images online, and dish out publicity to your neighbours, work colleagues and friends? Thanks!
21/2/2016 – at 7pm – Bookfair Collective meeting tonight, upstairs at Kebele social centre (14 Robertson Rd, BS5 6JY). Join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe?
15/2/2016 – the ‘Early Bird’ (cheaper rate) Stalls deadline has passed, and we’re now about half-full. SO if you want a Stall at this year’s Bookfair, get Booking! Forms & info on the Stalls Page.
7/2/2016 – Bookfair Collective meeting tonight at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre (14 Robertson Rd, Bristol, BS5 6JY). Why not join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe? Bookfair Collective meetings continue – next up 21 February.
2/2/2016 – Callout for the Bookfair Art Space – ‘Psst! Got any Anarchist Art?’
29/1/2016 – Main Bookfair Callout & Poster published – Building An Anarchist Future.
28/1/2016 – First Bookfair benefit announced for 27th February: ‘LaDIYfest Bristol in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 present an evening of good food, friends, music and poetry!’ Starts with a 3 course meal from 6pm, at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY. Suggested donation £5 for the lot. FB event.
26/1/2016 – Aims & Principles – The 2016 Bookfair Collective recently agreed some key Aims for the 2016 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair with it’s theme of ‘Building An Anarchist Future’; at the same time we clarified & re-confirmed some basic Principles for present & future Bookfair Collective’s to work with. Individuals & groups booking Stalls and/or proposing Workshops, along with other Bookfair participants, should Read Them Here!
24/1/2016 – Bookfair Collective meeting at 7pm, upstairs at Kebele social centre (14 Robertson Rd, Bristol, BS5 6JY). Why not join us from 6.15pm at Kebele’s Sunday Social vegan cafe? Bookfair Collective meetings continue bi-weekly – 7 & 21 February, 6 & 20 March etc.