12.15 pm: RADICAL POETRY: Introducing the work of John Gregory - radical poet, cobbler and friend of Tillet and Bevin (all of us) 13.30-14.15: CAPTAIN SWING: A discussion on the rural rebellion that swept across the south of England 3 years before the events in Tolpuddle (Roger) UNLEASH YOUR INNER LUDDITE! Join us and take a swing at some mechanised bling (a Pinata frenzy, Zoey, Kev, Roger, Rich etc.) 15.00: SWING IN DORSET: A discussion on the impact of the Swing riots in and around Tolpuddle […]
The author and publisher Andrew Swift will lead a history walk around Bath starting at 7pm. The walk will visit some of the sites that were associated with the distribution of "The Rights of Man" - selling it, giving it away, where people were arrested and the thuggery that was stirred up by the gentry who wanted to suppress the publication. Andrew's knowledge is extensive and the walks I've been on before with him have been excellent - did you know that in his early life Paine joined Captain […]
Two new videos have been addded to the archive. First Roger's introduction to Sir! No Sir for Bristol Indymedia at The Cube has been add. Second Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia talk has also been added.
A gallery of photographs by Andrew Swift taken at The Seven Stars plaque unveiling has been added to the archive.
A longer version of The Seven Stars Plaque unveiling video has been added to the archive. Audio from the Hillsborough: What Really Happened has also been added to the archive.
A new article has been added to the BRHG archive. Tolpuddle and Swing: The Flea and the Elephant
The Thomas Clarkson Plaque was unveiled on the Seven Stars pub yesterday in front of a crowed of about 70 people. After a few short speeches Richard Hart cut the string and the curtains fell away to reveal the plaque in all its glory. If you see this text the video has failed to play. Please let us know by emailing email@example.com. There is a small story about the plaque on the BBC website and one on thisisbristol. Richard Hart unveiling the plaque. The Thomas Clarkson plaque on the Seven Stars […]
Thank you to everybody who helped with the prize draw and thanks to Who's A'feard and Matt Owen for performing at the prize draw evening. Don't forget that the plaque is being unveiled on Friday 1st May. Here is a photograph of Hanna who won the main prize with her winnings. Thanks to Harvey for donating the bike and taking the photo.
The Seven Stars Plaque will be unveiled on Friday 1st May at 12:30pm. There is also an series of events in the evening to 'wet the plaque's head'. Find out more about the plaque and these events.
From Poll Tax Struggles To Recession Resistance An event by Bristol Anarchist Book Fair on Thursday 23rd April 2009 at the Cube from 7:30pm. £2/3. 19 years ago when the Tories tried to introduce the community charge, or Poll Tax, in England & Wales, they were met with a campaign of mass grassroots community resistance, in the form of anti-poll tax unions. About 17 million people refused to pay, and used a diverse range of tactics to confront the state and tax collectors. What can we learn […]