Roger will be giving the following talks:
Manchester Radical History Group - Saturday 31st March at the Town Hall Tavern, 2:30pm. "Practical Experiences & Endeavours of the Bristol Radical History Group"
Liverpool/John Moores University - Wednesday May 2, 6:30-8:30pm at 126 Mount Pleasant.
Leeds: Thursday 29th March
London: Housemans Bookshop: Wednesday 25th April
"The Short Hot Summer".
The August 'riots' were portrayed by the media and politi-cians as the actions of 'greedy feral youth' or 'gangs' within a 'criminal underclass'. Most of these politically loaded ex-planations were presented before what had happened was even known. Using hard research and the voices of partici-pants, this event will provide an analysis of the 'riots' of August, considering what (actually) happened, who was in-volved and how they did it. This approach is complimented by a critique of the content and use of government statis-tics and the representation of the disturbances in the media and mainstream politics.
The seminar discussion will be complimented by a show-ing of the short film ‘Rebellion in Tottenham 2011’.