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Fighting Women: Interviews with veterans of the Spanish Civil War

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BRHG are very pleased to invite Isabella Lorusso to speak about her book at International Women's Day in Bristol. Saturday March 2nd - 15:30-16:15 - Lady Mayor's Parlour, City Hall Fighting women is a choral book, a set of interviews conducted with Spanish women who took part in the civil war. Some took up arms and fought on the front, others joined the POUM, Free Women or different anarchist groups. They all fought against Francoism and for the emancipation of women, and together they achieved […]

Bristol Radical History Festival 2024

BRHG icon image, plus text stating Bristol Radical History Festival 2024, Saturday 20th April, 10-4.30-pm, at M Shed - more info soon.
The next Bristol Radical History Festival will be on Saturday 20th April, from 10am-4.30pm. Once again our partners at M Shed will host us, for what will be our 6th Festival, at the museum on the city’s historic harbourside that tells the story of Bristol and its unique place in the world. We warmly invite you to join us at this popular and free event. So put the date in your diary now! Then tell your friends, fellow workers & communities, comrades and networks. Our festival organising team […]

One Year! Photographs From The Miners Strike 1984/5

Exhibition Presented By The Martin Parr Foundation In Bristol

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The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) is presenting a valuable exhibition of photographs & ephemera to mark the 40th anniversary of the Miners Strike 1984/5: One Year! Photographs from the Miners Strike 1984/5. The exhibition will run from 18 January to 31 March 2024, at the MPF building at 316 Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AR (check this page for map, access, transport etc) Alongside the exhibition wil be a series of events - see here for tickets - of which the following are recommended: 18 January, […]

Conviction Politics Project

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5.00 pm, Thursday 18th January at the Newport Rising Hub, 170 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1JN. Professor Nick Carter of the Australian Catholic University and former Head of History at University of Wales, Newport will introduce the Conviction Politics Project. This is an international digital history project exploring the impact of radicals and rebels transported as political convicts to Australia on their place of exile. In association with Six Points Publishing and Our Chartist Heritage. […]

Newport Chartist Convention – 2023

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Time & Location: 04 Nov, 10:00 – 16:00, Newport Cathedral, St Woolos, 105 Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4ED, UK About the Event The annual Newport Chartist Convention will take place on Saturday November 4th at St Woolos Cathedral, beginning at 10 o’clock. Tickets are now available, price £15.00 including tea, coffee and lunch. Confirmed speakers to include: Poor Negroes and White Slaves: Chartism and Abolition Join writer and curator S.I. Martin for a nuanced look at the dynamics underpinning the […]

Mark Stewart (10/08/60 – 21/04/23): A Tribute

Mark Stewart of The Pop Group
History is important, people are important and individuals are important. When people pass, we have moments of instant memorialisation, the obituaries are written, and then often we forget, or the memory of that person passes into the background as the noise and bustle of life continues. We can forget the impact, the power, the energy and the force that people can wield with their creative endeavours. Mark Stewart is someone we must never forget, but also one whose impact and legacy are all […]

‘William Morris’ returns and Alfred Stevens discovered

Bristol Radical History Festival 2023 poster, featuring a Walter Crane print
Art and Labour William Morris (1834-1896) was, and is, one of England’s most famous nineteenth-century socialists. On the 3rd March 1885, the famous Victorian designer came to Bristol to deliver a talk on “Art and Labour,” at the Museum and Art Gallery. Addressed particularly to the workers of the city, the event was sponsored by the Bristol Branch of the Socialist League. His words as an artist and thinker could not have been more relevant at a time when the British Empire was on the ascendent, […]

‘Girls, Wives, Factory Lives’ – looking back to Churchmans after fifty years

I entered the shop floor of the small Bristol tobacco factory, Churchmans, in 1972. I wanted see, hear and smell the work and to talk to women manual workers about their work, their lives and their views. They were called ‘semi-skilled’ workers. What they did, weighing and cutting and rolling tobacco awed me with its speed and skill. Yet they could talk above the overwhelming rattle of machinery. Amazingly, I could interview them too. I had approached several larger factories in Bristol to do […]

You are invited: to the 4th Bristol Radical History Festival on 14th May

We are delighted to welcome people back to M Shed this Saturday, 14th May, for our 4th Bristol Radical History Festival. It's been a frustrating two years of delays and postponements due to covid since this was first planned, but now all systems are go! All are welcome - this is a free event, you do not need to buy a ticket. Here's the Directions to M Shed. We have organised a full programme of events for our 2022 Radical History Festival, in collaboration with our hosts at M Shed. The Festival […]

The Fight for Monad

By Raymond Williams
Raymond Williams’s novel, The Fight for Manod was first published in 1979. As we know, 1979 was an important year, seemingly a watershed year. In this year Margaret Thatcher was elected, and Ronald Regan launched what was to be his successful presidential campaign. Yet the social forces that pushed them into prominence and the form of capitalism on stilts now commonly known as Neoliberalism didn’t of course suddenly emerge overnight from nowhere. Like deadly toadstools, the mycelium that brought […]

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