Wally Hope and Stonehenge Festival

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Date: , 2014
Time: to
Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, BS2 0EZ
Price: Free
With: Wally Dean
Series: Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2014
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Section: Events
Subjects: Modern History (Post World War II)
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It’s 40 years since Wally Hope started the Peoples’ Free Festivals at Stonehenge and 30 years since the last one.

Wally Dean will tell the tales of The Wallies and the Peace Convoy. He will take us from Wally’s utopian vision, his incarceration, and his suspicious demise, to the heyday of the anarchic free festival movement and its oppression at the hands of Thatcher’s Tory Party and the continuing struggle to free Stonehenge today.

Wally Hope was the catalyst that spawned Crass and the anarcho-punk movement. His death still inspires conspiracy theories after all this time.

Was it suicide… or was he murdered by the state? You decide!

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  1. Psymon Fallowfield-Cooper

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to be there… yeah, he was murdered. They thought his death would taint the festival, well that back-fired… so they had to get the law in to make sure we weren’t there a thirteenth year, as that would, by the then law, made it our land!
    They’ve taken away so many of the freedoms we once had, made life as hard to live as possible. We shall prevail… Have a great day.

    All Hail Discordia!

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