Our friend Steve Poole from UWE is involved in organising the following event: A Southern History Society Conference University of Reading, UK March 21st 2009 The anniversary this year of E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rudé's Captain Swing offers a timely opportunity to reflect upon the development of rural histories from below over the last four decades. Please see full programme details and booking form at
The Bristol Wirelss Pirate Radio Talk
Bristol Wireless will be hosting a fascinating talk on UK Pirate Radio in the 1960's and 70's on Wednesday 14th Jan at 8pm in The Zoo Bar, St Werburghs Community Center. Our Treasurer Julien Weston will be talking of how and why the pirate stations came about, their fascinating and ongoing conflict with the UK government and the draconian measures the government eventually took to get the North Sea broadcasters off the air once and for all. The talk will […]
The audio for Gayle Boyle's walk through Pucklechurch has been added to the archives. Find it here.
Bristol Radical History Group are currently raising money to pay for a new plaque on the Seven Stars Pub in Redcliffe. The Seven Stars is a landmark in the abolition of slavery and where Thomas Clarkson began his research into the conditions on transatlantic slave ships. The fund raising has reached a point where Mike Baker has been able to start work on the mould. Alex Milne went down to Mike's workshop and interviewed Mike as he worked. Find out more about the Seven Stars Plaque. To see this […]
If you have come to this site looking for information about Easton Community Centre the Webgimp put the wrong address in the Peashoooter email. The information in question can be found at www.eastoncowboys.org.uk.
The audio and video files for Bristol Radical History Week 2008 have been added to the site. Audio Some of these audio files leave a little to be desired because of the poor acoustics in one of the venues. Lucio Urtubia -from 'Bank Robbing Is An Honour For Me' Collin Thomas -from Regicide And The English Revolution Geoffrey Robertson - from Regicide And The English Revolution Matt Carr - from Political Assassins Phil Ruff - from Political Assassins Ian Heywood -from Specters Of Violence Steve […]
‘Robbing Banks Is An Honour For Me'
As a tasty hors d'oeuvre to Bristol Radical History Week 2008 we are extremely pleased to present Lucio Urtubia, anarchist, bank robber, forger, fugitive and above all bricklayer. We will also be showing the biopic/documentary Lucio.
Monday 20th October, 7:30pm at The Cube.
Click here for full details of this event.
12 Events In 12 Days The programme for Bristol Radical History Week 2008 is complete. To see the full details of all the events CLICK HERE. Speakers: Geoffrey Robertson, Colin Thomas, Matt Carr, Phil Ruff, Ian Haywood, Dawn Dyer, Jane Bradley, Steve Poole, Robert Lamb, David Cullum, David Rollison, Gayle Boyle. Performers: Roy Bailey, Eirlys Rhiannon, Robb Jonhson And The Irregulars, Clayton Blizzard, The Surfin' Turnips, Who's Afear'd, Paul McCoch, Martin Maudsley. Tickets for the Roy Bailey […]
Off With Their Heads
Assassins, Plots & Regicide
Saturday 24th October - Tuesday 4th November To see the full programme of these events click here. January 2009 sees the 360th anniversary of the regicide of Charles I and the creation of the English Republic, a unique moment in our island's history. To commemorate this momentous event, Bristol Radical History Week 2008 features 10 days of lectures, debates, gigs and 'happenings' dedicated to the men and women who have attempted to instigate […]
which is being held on Saturday 18th October at Queen Mary & Westfield College on the Mile End Road, London, E1, close to Mile End and Stepney Green Tubes. From 10am to 7pm. For more details visit the Book Fair website.