A contribution to the spring offensive….
Here is a selection of upcoming events that the Bookfair collective are either organising, or helping to organise, or actively supporting. There are of course many other events in the Bristol area, we recommend for starters you check the kebele social centre calendar, and the Bristol Indymedia calendar and newswire. More details of the following events will be posted in due course.
We see our role as providing a forum where people can come together to share and discuss ideas, skills and experiences, to consider how theory can be put into action, as well as learning from our common histories and past actions. We also recognise the need for our movement to demonstrate solidarity with others; the need to raise funds for our activities; and the need to have fun alongside the serious work of trying to change the world. Those of us involved in the Bookfair Collective are all involved in other Bristol and national projects. we hope to see you at these events, and we hope to see you on the streets.
Wednesday 18 March at 7.30pm – Building bridges in the summer of rage
Discussion on anarchist identity and public engagement. Sharing ideas and tactics for making anarchism more accessible and visible.
At Kebele, 14 Robertson rd, Bristol, BS5 6JY. Free/donation. All welcome, anarchists and non-anarchists alike!
Friday 27 March at 7.30pm – Greek rebellion info tour
Hear eyewitnesses and news from Greece on the rebellion that erupted when a fascist cop murdered a teenager on 6 December 2008, and is still going strong today. One eyewitness was present in Athens last December and early January, the other will have just returned from a trip there.
At kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol, BS5 6JY. Donation.
With Bristol ABC prisoner support
Saturday 28 March at 8pm – Bristol’s Big Greek Benefit – Viva la Resisdance
Fundraiser for Greek defendants and prisoners, with 5 bands and DJ’s etc.
At The Island, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2PY. Tickets 7 quid in advance.
Organised by Kebele sound and Bristol ABC.
See full details and flyer here (pdf) and here
Sunday 29 March at 7pm – Bristol anarchist bookfair punky benefit gig no.1
The Bastard Squad autonomous gig collective present: Cross Stitched Eyes, A-Heads, and Jesus Bruiser.
At The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QP. Tickets 5 quid on the door.
See full details and flyer here and here
Friday 3 April at 7.30pm – Chris Carlsson in conversation
Author of Nowtopia, a founder of critical mass bike-ins, member of San Francisco radical history group, and much more.
At St Werburghs centre, Horley Rd, Bristol BS2 9TJ. Donation.
With Bristol Radical History Group
Thursday 23 April at 7.30pm – Cant pay, Wont Pay, from poll tax rebellion to recession resistance.
Looking back to when 17 million refused to pay the poll tax, and Maggie Thatcher got the boot. What can we learn from that community resistance that will be useful in todays recession, as we are expected to pay for capital’s greed?
With film, and speakers TBC.
The Cube cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD. Tickets 2 or 3 quid on the door.
With East Bristol Debtors Alliance