On November 11th, Armistice Day, nearly 100 years after the First World war ended, we traditionally mourn the British and allied dead. In fact, the war was a tragedy for all the peoples who took part and we should mourn all those who died. There were people on both sides who opposed the war at the time and said it was a waste of human life and resources. These events recount the little-known histories of those Germans who opposed war between 1914 and 1933. These included mutinous servicemen and […]
Come to see this widely acclaimed one-man play about World War 1 conscientious objectors When: FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER, 19.00-21.00 (Doors Open 18.30) Where: BRISTOL CATHEDRAL, COLLEGE GREEN, BS1 5TJ Presented by REMEMBERING THE REAL WORLD WAR 1 to accompany the REFUSING TO KILL exhibition Seats are limited and must be booked. Tickets £5 (plus small booking fee) – www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-evil-thing-tickets-37000717141 January 1916. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest mathematicians of his […]
This weekend is the Bristol Radical Film Festival at Trinity Centre. Highlights include a Russian Revolution double bill and the Films From the Frontline shorts programme. Full details of all the films, along with booking details can be found here.
Meet at 11.30am Redcliffe Caves, Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6SR Walk ends at Bristol Cathedral at 1.30pm (approx.) After popular demand the Countering-Colston group are re-running their recent history walk. Starting with St Mary Redcliffe church, this walk takes in other historic Diocese of Bristol churches in the city centre where ‘the life and work’ of Edward Colston is still provided religious legitimacy on an annual basis. Along the way we will share the most recent historical […]
Venue: Millennium Square, Bristol BS1 5LL Time: Showing throughout the day, also from 1st to 31st October each day at 12 noon Battling for Bristol is a 15 minute medley of film highlights archive footage from the work of leading documentary filmmakers Colin Thomas, David Parker and others, on Bristol’s history of social justice along with a short film on the work of Journey to Justice.
Artists’ video installation at the Bearpit, (underpass to Broadmead shops) St James Barton roundabout, BS1 3LY Shot in landscapes of Eastern Nigeria, Nevis & Greenbank cemetery Bristol UK, played on a loop in the Bearpit unfolds a human story in a trilogy of artist video film shorts that renders visible three generations of 18th century African women from one family separated by the transatlantic trade in human trafficking; Fanny (Fumnanya) Coker, her mother Igbo Polly (Adaeze) & […]
As part of the Journey to Justice events this walk is about the struggles of Bristol’s men and women workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It starts on Valentine Bridge (behind Temple Meads Railway Station) with an introductory talk, crosses over to Avon Street, continues through the old industrial working class areas of St Philip’s and Barton Hill via the Great Western Cotton Factory, and ends at the Old Council House in Corn Street. Starting at Valentine Bridge on the Floating […]
"Battling for Bristol" is an evening of films, put on by the Bristol Radical History Group as part of the Journey to Justice month. The series of short films cover Bristol struggles for equal rights. It will include the risings of 1831,1980 and 1986, the demands for decent housing and for equality for women workers, as well as a documentary of the boycott that ended job discrimination on Bristol buses.
BRHG/RRWW1 recreations and other local radical history films screened by Pauper Film Productions in the Level 1 foyer, including: James Nayler: Recreation of the march into Bristol and trial of radical preacher, James Nayler in 1656 (2006). Big Bang: 2,000 years of enclosure of the commons in 5 mins (2008). Off His 'Ed: Recreation of the murder of King Edmund I in 946 at Pucklechurch (2008). Seven Stars Plaque Unveiling: Historian of Caribbean slavery, Richard Hart, unveils a plaque to the […]
A Tribute to Heathcote Williams, public historian of great English insurrections: excerpts from ‘The Red Dagger’ and ‘The Invisible Captain Swing'. Poetry recited by Ciaran Walsh.