Swansea’s Radical Community Festival

Includes BRHG Book Stall and Workshop

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Date: , 2022
Price: Free/Donation
Note: This event was not organised by BRHG.
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Section: Events
Subjects: Activism, Riots & Disturbances
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The Swansea Radical Community Festival is a new initiative that takes place in central Swansea on Saturday 15th October, starting at 11am.
The festival will include talks & workshops, stalls, films, a kids space, vegan food. From 7.30pm there will be an ‘After-Party’ with live music and DJ’s. All are welcome.

BRHG is delighted to be able to take along our book stall to the event. We will also be running a workshop, and look forwards to a day of discussions and debates.
The BRHG workshop will start at 2pm and last for 50 minutes. Here’s the details of that:

The Recent Politicisation Of The Riot Charge

Two incidents in 2021 saw a sudden and very unusual use of the charge of Riot against a very large number of defendants. The first in March related to a protest against the then new PCSC (Policing) Bill outside a city centre police station in Bristol; the second in May followed an evening of disturbances in Mayhill, Swansea.

Working with the Justice for Bristol Protesters (JBP), a campaign set up by some family and friends of some protesters imprisoned in Bristol, some BRHG members were asked to produce a briefing paper looking at the history of the Riot charge; it’s contemporary use; and why Bristol suddenly faced a huge number of Riot charges – why Bristol and why now? This workshop is based on that research.

The Swansea Radical Community Festival takes place at Elysium Gallery & Bar, 210 High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE. The Fesival’s bi-lingual website includes useful info, and the full programme with workshop & film descriptions.

We’re looking forwards to meeting people on the day!

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