Roots of Resistance: Earth First! (Level 1, Performance space)

Live animation puppetry from Otherstory

Date: to , 2019
Time: to
Venue: M Shed, BS1 4RN
Price: Free
With: Otherstory
Series: Bristol Radical History Festival 2019
A live animation show celebrating twenty years of the environmental direct-action network Earth First! It gathers together the stories of many activists – from the treetops of Newbury to the tops of power stations. Using a simple puppetry technique like an animated zine, the imagery is captured on a video camera and projected live onto a large screen. Show lasts approximately 50 minutes.  

3 Acres and a Cow: A history of land rights and protest in folk song

Date: , 2019
Time: to
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £10 / £8 concs
With: Katherine Hallewell, Robin Grey
Series: Bristol Radical History Festival 2019
Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking, our housing crisis and Brexit via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of England. Part TED talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations. We expect this event to be very popular! Advance tickets are available here.  

Nautical Women

Women sailors and the women of sailortowns

Date: , 2019
With: Rosemary L Caldicott
Series: Miscellaneous 2019
miscellaneous events 2019
By invitation of The Friends committee of Bishopston Library, Bishopston Library, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BN ​ Author Rosemary Caldicott will be telling us about her new book in which she investigated the intriguing histories of nautical women. These include stories of cross-dressing women who went to sea to earn a living and the mad, tragic and often funny consequences they encountered and endured. Living in Bristol, we’re all quite familiar with images of sailing ships – but the focus is […]

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