After Hillsborough

FA Cup Semi Final Day Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 15 April 1989 At Hillsborough This April is the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster which killed 96 Liverpool fans and injured hundreds more. 20 years on, few people know what actually happened and the (now admitted) lies told by the Police to the press at the time remain many people's memory of events. The coroner and the inquiry narrowly restricted their investigations. Numerous Judges have thwarted attempts by the […]

Sir No Sir

Monday 2nd March 2009 8pm @ Cube Cinema, Stokes Croft, Bristol. Bristol Indymedia Film Night: Sir! No Sir! Introduced by Bristol Radical History Group Entry £3/£4 (but nobody refused entry for a lack of funds.) "Super Troopers: A Vietnam War doc with powerful contemporary parallels" - Bill Gallo, The Village Voice Mass desertions! Demonstrations! Refusal to go into battle! Antiwar Newspapers! If you thought that resistance to war came from activist groups, social movements and campaigns then […]

The South Bank Show

Paul Tickell the film director who spoke at our events in 2007 sent us this message... FEB 8 SUN 10.15pm ITV SOUTH BANK SHOW The film about Shakespeare's TEMPEST: imperialism, magic and the wreck of the Sea Venture... Interviewees include Peter Linebaugh and Silvia Federici...

The King Is Dead… So Have A Beer

To mark the 360 anivarsary of the execution of King Charles I Who's Afear'd are proud to present an evening of music and merryment at The Seven Stars Pub, Thomas Lane, Redcliffe. It starts at 8:30pm on Saturday 31st January and there is a suggested donation of 2 pounds which will go towards The Seven Stars Plaque fund. Click here To Find out more about the Seven Stars Plaque fund.

Captain Swing Reconsidered: forty years of rural history from below

Our friend Steve Poole from UWE is involved in organising the following event: A Southern History Society Conference University of Reading, UK March 21st 2009 The anniversary this year of E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rudé's Captain Swing offers a timely opportunity to reflect upon the development of rural histories from below over the last four decades. Please see full programme details and booking form at

Some Forthcomming Events

The Bristol Wirelss Pirate Radio Talk Bristol Wireless will be hosting a fascinating talk on UK Pirate Radio in the 1960's and 70's on Wednesday 14th Jan at 8pm in The Zoo Bar, St Werburghs Community Center. Our Treasurer Julien Weston will be talking of how and why the pirate stations came about, their fascinating and ongoing conflict with the UK government and the draconian measures the government eventually took to get the North Sea broadcasters off the air once and for all. The talk will […]

Seven Stars Plaque Video

Bristol Radical History Group are currently raising money to pay for a new plaque on the Seven Stars Pub in Redcliffe. The Seven Stars is a landmark in the abolition of slavery and where Thomas Clarkson began his research into the conditions on transatlantic slave ships. The fund raising has reached a point where Mike Baker has been able to start work on the mould. Alex Milne went down to Mike's workshop and interviewed Mike as he worked. Find out more about the Seven Stars Plaque. To see this […]

Off With Their Heads Audio & Video Files

The audio and video files for Bristol Radical History Week 2008 have been added to the site. Audio Some of these audio files leave a little to be desired because of the poor acoustics in one of the venues. Lucio Urtubia -from 'Bank Robbing Is An Honour For Me' Collin Thomas -from Regicide And The English Revolution Geoffrey Robertson - from Regicide And The English Revolution Matt Carr - from Political Assassins Phil Ruff - from Political Assassins Ian Heywood -from Specters Of Violence Steve […]

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