Here’s a couple of ‘Bookfair Banners’ our artiste has come up with to help publicise the 7th Bristol anarchist bookfair. Feel free to share them! We’ll also be making some ‘real’ Bookfair Banners to decorate the venue on the day, and maybe drop around town in the days before. If anyone wants to do likewise, then go for it – send us a pic and we’ll share it too. Thanx.
You can stay in touch & informed via these links. Please share them widely…
Full Bookfair website info – Bristolanarchistbookfair2015
On Crackbook (FB page) here – Bristolanarchistbookfair
On Crackbook (FB event) here – 7th Bristol Bookfair
On Twitter – @bristolbookfair using this as our main hashtag #BABF2015 and also #AngrynotApathetic
Two discussion nights at Kebele social centre for local anarchists who’d like to discuss an anarchist response to the upcoming elections on 7th May 2015. Come along to sharpen your analysis & consider some options collectively…
It’s back! It’s Angry, not apathetic!
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.
Saturday 25th April 2015,
11.00am – 6pm,
at Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd,
Bristol BS2 0NW.
Forms for booking stalls & proposing meetings/workshops are available online now. Full Bookfair Info. Continue reading Never Mind The Ballots…It’s The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair!
It is now five months on from the 2014 Bristol Bookfair. Despite some crap weather in the late morning, the sun shone later and the turnout was pretty good as once again hundreds turned out to grab some political literature, attend the discussions, network & socialise. As usual the Bookfair was self-funding, with stall fees, donations, the cafe and after-party combining to more than cover costs. The 2014 Bookfair Collective has now dispersed, and an event in 2015 will only happen if enough people come together to make it happen? With the next UK General Election due around May 7th 2015, an Anarchist Bookfair around that time could be part of an intervention into the ongoing failure of UK party politics & parliamentary rule, and the dire need for some serious alternatives!
There’s a good chance you may be in need of some more anarchist literature & discussions to inspire you with ideas? Lets face it the world hasn’t exactly improved since April! Issues such as resource wars, climate change, wealth inequality, privatisation, political/financial corruption, corporate & state control, nationalism, racism, religion, sexual abuse, to name just a few, continue to impact negatively on all our lives, and we can be certain the political parties wont solve these problems for us. So here are a few upcoming events and resources offering you the anarchist alternative…. Continue reading Books, more Bookfairs, and Ideas
Hi everyone, we are really excited about the 6th annual Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 26th April 2014 at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2 0NW. (map)
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As politicians proclaim ‘economic recovery’ the gap between rich and poor in Britain continues to grow. It’s not surprising really. Another housing bubble, combined with Cameron’s ‘permanent austerity’ package was unlikely to do much for anyone but the top 10%. As we continue to bailout the bankers and the true extent of MPs (false) expense claims becomes clear, those worst affected by cuts are demonised as “scroungers”. Continue reading Update : Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2014
A mighty fine attempt by a very few comrades to make radical ideas & history available in Swindon this Saturday, supported by the local TUC! And with a decent Bristol posse on hand to help out.
Includes 1 room of stalls, 1 room of meetings, and a space for refreshments and chatting.
Venue: Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP.
Map and Facebook Event.
Date: Saturday 21st September 2013 Continue reading Swindon Radical Bookfair this Saturday 21st September
The main Bookfair publicity propaganda artwork is on display this weekend during the Easton Arts Trail. The EAT is a decent local initiative, and our work is on display at our spiritual home in Bristol – Kebele social centre.
Kebele is in some ways a work of art in progress. Witness the new rear wall mural being worked on right now, to go with the other excellent murals adorning the outside walls; plus the political propaganda art inside the building.
The Bookfair display consists of the main colour posters, flyers, stickers and programmes for the Bookfairs 2008-2013, and covers the main wall in the cafe area (see dodgy pic below). There wasn’t the space to include artwork for publicity for other events we have run, nor for the many low-cost B&W propaganda we have produced. However if you trawl the website you’ll find that, along with the colour artwork – which can all be downloaded and printed as you wish!
Kebele is open: Saturday 15th from 11am to 4pm, with a cafe from 11-2 and drinks/cake after that. Then Sunday 16th from 11am to 9pm for drinks/cake, with a cafe from 6.30pm, and live poetry performance by Edson Burton at 7.30pm. So pop into Kebele, at 14 Robertson Rd, Easton BS5 6JY anytime and check it all out.
Update 11 April – well, well, well…hundreds of people in Bristol came together on Monday 8 April, in and around the Chelsea & Plough pubs on Chelsea rd, Easton BS5 for a street party to celebrate Thatcher’s departure from this world. See Bristol Indymedia report and Bristolian report, also local Tory press report. An offer of help to anyone facing legal problems/arrest has been made by Bristol Defendant Solidarity, call 07746741104 and leave a message.
It may be 34 years late… Continue reading One less Tory scum
The deadline for proposals for meetings, workshops etc for this years Bookfair has now passed – our email account and postbox was checked just after the 12noon deadline! We are not accepting any more proposals, and we are already oversubscribed.
Many thanks to those who sent in proposals. The bookfair collective meets on 20 March to finalise the programme, and we will be in touch with proposers as soon as we can.
The full Bookfair Programme will be available online in about 1 week. Printed copies will be available on the day of the bookfair, and for about 2 weeks in advance from Kebele social centre and Hydra bookshop.
Here’s a reminder of meeting/events spaces at the Bookfair: Continue reading Update on meetings and workshops at the Bookfair