Was Warren James Right To Protest? Friday 13th August, 7pm, Coleford Baptist Church. £3 In 1831 Warren James led 3000 Foresters to tear down the enclosures that prevented their livelihood.... In 2010 300 people gathered at Hopewell Colliery at an event to remember Warren James and this history... A talk by Simon Sandall historian, lecturer and author. The free-miners of Dean and the defence of Forest custom during the seventeenth century ‘I want to say a few words about the history of protest in […]
Radical History Zone at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Bristol Radical History Group will be hosting the 'Radical History Zone' at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 11th September 2010 at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. Over the last two years the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair has grown to be one of the largest radical gatherings in the city. This year it is expected that around 1000 people will attend the event. As part of the recent interest in radical, social and working class history, […]
Next weekend (16th-18th July) Bristol Radical History Group will be at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and will present a series of short punchy talks about booze. How much of a metaphour the word 'punchy' turns out to be rathe rdepends on how much we have had to drink. This list of talks is thus: Short history of brewing in Britain Pre-enclosure home brew demo Beer shops, Captain Swing and the Hanging at Kenn Cider Riots Sugar, Tobacco, Capitalism and Conservative Clubs ‘From the Pledge to Straight […]
Two new videos have been added: Morris Beckman and Britain's Secret War, from February this year Mills And Bone, from the BRHG Election Special
The videos of the following videos from the BRHG Election Special are now available: The Chartists And Their Legacy Thomas Spence The Forgotten Revolutionary Every Cook Can Govern
Post-Racial or Beloved Community?: Notes on the Future of American Radicalism in the Obama Age A talk focusing on grassroots organizations in NYC, L.A., Detroit, and New Orleans and the building of sustainable communities. We are very lucky to have one of the foremost historians of radical Black movements and cultures in the United States, Robin Kelley speaking in Bristol next week. Upstairs at the Stag and Hounds Pub, 74 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EJ.
Those of you who missed the excellent Warren James day in the Forest of Dean last weekend and those who were there and want to relive it might be interested in the following link: Keep an eye open for photos etc. from the event.
Monday 31st May, 7:30pm at Bristol West Indies Rose Green Centre, 65 Gordon Road, BS5 7DR With David Goldblatt The World Cup Finals, now 80 years old, attracts the biggest television audience of any global event. In an era of globalization, it is, if only for a month every four years, the closest we come to imagining and being a global community. It’s the kind of audience no state, no political movement can turn down and since the Uruguayans celebrated the centenary of national independence by […]
An event in the Forest of Dean on the 6th June 2010.
Thanks to everybody who turned out for the Bristol Radical History Group Election Special. In all about 515 people turned up which averages out at 47 per event, peaking with around 80 for the walk and the Bring & Burn. It looks like we may just break even and so will live to fight another campaign. For those of you who were following the closely fought pamphlet constituency, Captain Swing narrowly won the seat with White Slavery coming in second. If you want details of our events as they […]