Some of the Bookfair collective were interviewed by Radio Kebele the other day. You can listen to the whole show online now on Radio Kebele (mp3 file). Continue reading Bookfair interviewed on Radio Kebele
The Bristol anarchist bookfair collective would like your feedback on this year’s bookfair. Come and tells us your views on Saturday 25 September, from 2pm, at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY.
This meeting is open to stallholders, meeting organisers and members of the public who went to this years Bristol anarchist bookfair – we want your feedback. (Plus anyone who couldn’t make it but fancies helping out for next year!).
We want to know from you what worked and what didn’t, what was missing, or if there was too much of something. We’d appreciate constructive criticism, as in ‘this didn’t work, but maybe if you tried it this way…’, along with ideas to make the bookfair a better event that appeals to as many interested people as possible, and gives them a better understanding of anarchist ideas. So what have you got to say?
We also hope that some of you will be interested in helping out with future bookfairs/related events, and at this meet we’ll be happy to tell you more about what we do and what goes into organising the bookfair.
After the Bookfair, the collective released this statement on Bristol Indymedia: Continue reading Anarchist bookfair feedback meeting this Saturday
A campaign activist speaks – Wednesday 1 September, 7pm at Kebele social centre
A campaigner from the Basque country (annexed land in northern Spain) is currently visiting the UK talking about this campaign, and making links with similar campaigns against environmental destruction. We can exclusively reveal this campaigner is in fact one of the co-founders, back in 1995, of the squatted kebele Kulture Projekt (now the Kebele social centre and community co-op), and its lovely having him around, if only for a week or so, before he returns to his life and work and campainging back in his home country. Continue reading Anti-High Speed Train campaign in the Basque country
Tonight, Tuesday 9 February, sees our second organising meeting for the 2010 Bristol anarchist bookfair. We have been checking out various venues, which we’ll be discussing further. Plus we have a couple of pencilled in potential bookfair dates – the 11 or 18 September. We’ll also be looking further at possible themes for the bookfair, and its format. Plenty of items for keen anarchists to get their teeth into. We do need more people to get involved in the bookfair collective – the more people means we can organise better and more varied events. The bookfair is a very public anarchist event and a great opportunity for anarchists in Bristol to engage with a wide range of people. It is essentially your event, so dont just expect us to organise it for you.
Tonights meeting takes place at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY, from 7.30 to 9pm. In the near future we hope to take the organising meetings to other venues, and we’d also be happy to scome and talk about the bookfair with your group, campaign, or network. get in touch.
Following on from our well attended event at The Cube on 1 February about the J18/Seattle protests, we have plenty of ideas for other events covering various topics. Again we’d like to hear from other anarchists what they think needs discussing? For example, some of us think Bristol’s anarchists would do well to hold some sort of weekend ‘politics and strategy’ gathering, which would mix political debate with some forward planning and co-ordination around agreed strategies. What do you think?
Of course many of Bristol’s healthy mix of campaigns, groups and networks continue to organise ongoing activities, many but not all of which appear on the Bristol Indymedia newswire and calendar. Here’s a few upcoming: Continue reading Bookfair organising and other upcoming events
and for those who would like to know more about anarchism
The bookfair collective reconvened last week. At our meeting we looked over an organisational timeline for organising the next Bristol anarchist bookfair (or indeed any bookfair), and chewed over a few other ideas for the coming months that some or all of us will be involved in: Continue reading Matters of interest to local anarchists