Christmas Webinar 1: Angela Carter’s ‘Provincial Bohemia’

Date: , 2020
Time: to
Price: Free
With: Stephen E. Hunt
Series: Miscellaneous 2020
Miscellaneous Events 2020
The first in our series of Christmas Webinars.... Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Angela Carter lived in Clifton during the 1960s, where she wrote her early novels known as the 'Bristol Trilogy'. Steve Hunt will introduce some of the themes of his new Bristol Radical History Group Book: Angela Carter's 'Provincial Bohemia'; the Counterculture in 1960s and 1970s Bristol and Bath with a journey through the places and times that inspired her breakthrough works. You can join this one hour […]

Christmas Webinar 2: Steps Against War – Resistance to World War 1 in Bedminster

Date: , 2020
Time: to
Price: Free
With: Otherstory
Series: Miscellaneous 2020
Miscellaneous Events 2020
Emma Byron and Trevor Houghton present the story of a network of neighbours, workmates, families and comrades who stood together and refused to take their part in the war machine. Steps Against War is an innovative micro-history of resistance to war in a working-class district of south Bristol. The book grew out of a community project to create a history walk with puppets, and the talk will be illustrated with short videos and images of puppetry, as well as pictures from Bedminster in the […]

Christmas Webinar 3: God’s Beautiful Sunshine – The 1921 Miners’ Lockout in the Forest of Dean

Date: , 2020
Time: to
Price: Free
With: Ian Wright
Series: Miscellaneous 2020
Miscellaneous Events 2020
In 1921, in response to a severe depression in the coal trade, colliery owners, supported by the government, slashed labour costs. Refusing to accept this cut in wages, a million British miners, including many war veterans, a were locked out of their pits. The consequences for the 6,000 Forest of Dean miners, their families and the whole community, was brutal. However, the miners fought a determined battle for an alternative which included public ownership of the mines with decent pay and […]

Christmas Webinar 4: Zionism and History

Reading the wrong lessons from the persecutions of the European Jews

Date: , 2020
Time: to
Price: Free
With: Mike Levine
Series: Miscellaneous 2020
Miscellaneous Events 2020
The talk will present an examination of the fundamental ideological basis of the Zionist movement going back to its founding by Herzel in 1896. Herzel attributed the historical persecutions of the Jews solely to an innate anti-Semitism on the part of the gentiles. He called it a Psychopathology which had no remedy. Actually, while anti-Semitism was always present to a greater or lesser degree, it does not explain why the attacks broke out where and when they did. It requires an examination of […]