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Autonomedia is an autonomous zone for arts radicals in both old and new media. We publish books on radical media, politics and the arts that seek to transcend party lines, bottom lines and straight lines. We also maintain the Interactivist Info Exchange, an online forum for discourse and debate on themes relevant to the books we publish.

Google Books

Here is a list of some things of interset that can be found on Google Books: The Bristol riots, their causes, progress, and consequences. By a citizen [J. Eagles.]. A first hand account of the 1831 uprising from a concerned and upset citizen (yes, you guessed it not one of the mob). Trial of Charles Pinney. The Lord Mayor of Bristol during the 1831 uprising gets put on trial for failing to deal with the great unwashed. An Essay on the Impolicy of the African Slave Trade: In Two Parts. A seminal […]

The Poetry of Heathcote Williams

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Radical History Zone 2011 Poster
Heathcote Williams is celebrated for many reasons; as writer, actor, painter, even conjurer. Heathcote’s foray into diplomacy came in 1977, when he became Ambassador to Great Britain for a London squat called Frestonia, which declared independence. His epic ecological poems such as Whale Nation and Autogeddon were loved by a readership far beyond the usual poetry-reading circles. He continues to paint, poetise and rant on matters topical and historical. This is an opportunity to hear Roy […]

Glam-Punk Disco Inferno

Life Before Thatcher
We're taking you back to the 70s with a night of music from across the decade. 1970 may have seen the passing of Jimmi Hendrix and the disbanding of the Beatles but this decade saw the birth of new genres which were integral to fashions, the party and the political scene at the time. Punk Rock's anti-establishment and DIY ethic moved away from previous trends of the 60s, to create, as Tommy Ramone described "some pure, stripped down, no bullshit rock 'n' roll" and played a big part in the Punk […]

Opening The Archives

Your chance to view primary source material related to the struggle for democracy in the Bristol Room of the Central Reference Library. Hosted by the knowledgeable and helpful archivists Dawn Dyer and Jane Bradley. French Revolution - contemporary views. Orator Hunt broadsides. Reform dinner 1831 illustrations. Justice - the organ of social democracy 1884-1887 - national and international news re. trade unions, anarchy etc. Bristol Socialist Society special collection c.1900. Original Cartoons […]

Fire & Folk Devils

Stories and music round the fire at the Boiling Wells site, St Werburghs City Farm; 7.30 - 10 pm. BYO drink. Tales told by Martin Maudsley and friends, with salty songs and feisty fiddle tunes from the ‘Cheese Strings’. Bring and burn an effigy! Limited numbers, don't be late... Director of Bristol Storytelling Festival, Martin runs regular adult and children’s story telling events at the Scout Hut on Redcliffe Wharf.

Robb Johnson & The Irregulars/ Clayton Blizzard

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Robb Johnson is an old friend of ours, having performed with Leon Rosselson for our first Radical History Week in 2006. Tonight he returns to the Cube with his band the Irregulars for another evening of caustic wit, political song and furiously strummed guitars. Support is provided by Thornbury’s finest, Clayton Blizzard and his poetic and pointed hip hop/ folk fusion. Tickets for this event are available in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop: BG29 The Galleries Bristol, BS1 3XB 0870 44 44 400 […]

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