The Secret War Against Apartheid

Ken Keable, editor of London Recruits - the secret war against apartheid will be talking about that book and his own role in the story, and Pete Smith, who worked secretly for the ANC over many years, will be talking about ANC and South Afirican Communist Party member and scientist Dr Ron Press, who lived much of his life in Bristol . Many Bristol political activists will remember Ron Press for his publicly known work but few will know of the secret work that he did as an exiled South African […]

Eastville Workhouse Memorial Project – Public Consultation Meeting

100 Fishponds Road
Tuesday 4th August 7.30pm Scout Resource Centre, Gadshill Rd, Eastville, BS5 6PU All Welcome As you probably know, East Park housing estate was originally the site of Eastville Workhouse and part of nearby Rosemary Green is an unmarked burial ground (1851-1895) for more than 3,500 residents of that institution. Last summer residents and local historians formed Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group (EWMG) with the aim of placing a permanent memorial on Rosemary Green to remember those who were laid […]

Barton Hill Cotton Work Plaque

At 7pm on wednesday 24 june 2015 at Barton Hill trading estate, Maze Street, Barton Hill a new plaque Cottom Works plaque will be unveiled. then afterwards at St Luke's church hall for a talk with tea and refreshments.    

Hopewell Colliery

Hopewell Coliery
Some of you might remember Rich Daniels and Robin Morgan, the Free Miners who led the tour of Hopewell Colliery on our Warren James day in the Forest of Dean several years ago. Robin started work at the age of fourteen and remembers being lowered down a pit shaft in a bucket on his first day of work. Now nearly eighty years old he has decided to retire! Rich has now taken over the lease of Hopewell Colliery. Rich is planning to develop the mine as a museum and heritage centre and is keen to […]

Hoof Hustings

This film is to be premièred on a big screen at Our Forest My Vote (The Hoof Husting) at Forest Theatre, Five Acres college, at 6.30pm on Wed April 22. It will be followed by a Question Time-style debate with the audience, HOOF and parliamentary candidates, asking what will they do to protect our Forest of Dean? Entry: voluntary donation (suggested £1). hoofelection2015.wordpress.com/. Film set to music from Dick Brice, Max, Forest of Dean Brass, Asha Faria-Vare, Billy Bragg & Heathens All, […]

Borders and Technology

Public discussion event Friday February 20th 2015 7-9pm @ Hydra Bookshop www.hydrabooks.org 34 Old Market Bristol BS2 0EZ Speakers: Statewatch www.statewatch.org Breaking the Frame hosts speakers and discussion on contemporary and historical surveillance and control over the movement of people, plus resistance.

Radical History Zone 2015

The 7th Bristol Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 25th April 2015 at The Trinity Centre. If you want to get a stall at the 'early bird' discount rate you should do so by 14th February. As part of the bookfair Bristol Radical History Group will again be running the Radical History Zone hosted as usual by Hydrabooks, just down the road from Trinity. The programme for the RHZ is being finalised and will be published when all the speakers have been confirmed.

United We Stand Coming To Bristol

United We Stand Flyer Font
Townsend Productions are bringing their play United We Stand to Bristol's Bierkeller Theater on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th February 2015. The story follows Ricky Tomlinson and Des Warren from the 1971 builders' strike through to their subsequent convictions. Both humerous and moving the play examines the reasons behind the strike and considers why the Conservative government and building companies wanted revenge on the successful strikers. With a very creative use of only two actors and […]