LaDIYfest 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.
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!
Politically distressed / Pissed up Punk Rock n’ Roll from the hard knock pits of London
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LaDIYfest Bristol presents the second fundraiser for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2016 and the after-party!
Friday 1st April, from 7.30pm, at The Chelsea Inn, 60 Chelsea Rd, BS5 6AU.
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
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!
Featuring… Continue reading 2016 Anarchist Bookfair FUNdraiser – meal and social
Kebele social centre, in Easton, Bristol, has now been going for 20 years and is celebrating by holding a NovemberFest – which is in fact 6 weeks worth of activities, events, workshops, cafes, parties & arts – alongside it’s normal weekly activities. As ever events are either free, or for a suggested donation of just a few pounds, and nobody is turned away because they are skint. Continue reading Kebele social centre – a 20 year anarchist experiment
After-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):
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 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!
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
(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
Bristol Defendant Solidarity (BDS) was formed in the aftermath of the street resistance in Stokes Croft in late April 2011. That resistance occurred when the state acted to defend a newly opened Tesco shop on Cheltenham Rd which had been the focus of widespread community opposition.
A heavy-handed police raid on a squat virtually opposite the Tesco sparked street protests nearby by supporters, that escalated into rioting as the cops brought in back-up from several other forces in what looked like a pre-planned operation. Welsh cops didnt endear themselves to locals by blocking their streets and refusing them access to their own homes, and soon wider sections of the local community were on the streets giving the cops a runaround into the early hours. The Tesco shop was trashed and shut down for a week. Continue reading Celebrate 2years of active solidarity by Bristol Defendant Solidarity
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 Bookfair After-Party is a split fundraiser between the Bookfair and Bristol Defendant Solidarity. Come on down to socialise, wind down after the day, and dance yer socks off to the variety of live bands and DJ’s – more info.
It’s at The Croft, 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW, and runs from 8pm to 2am. £5 to get in on the door. Continue reading Anarchist Bookfair After-Party Fundraiser