These are the slides from Roger Balls' talk at Bristol Anarchits Bookfair 2009. Download the pdf file here.
Bristol Radical Pamphleteer number 11 has now been published. A Barbarous And Ungovernable People by Steve Mills is a look at the often uneasy relationship between the miners of Kingswood Forest and the people and authorities of Bristol. Expect riots, turnpik abuse and the death of an innocent parrot. Find out about our full range of pamphlets on the Pamphlet Page.
Monday 5th October 2009, 8pm at the Cube Cinema, Entry £3/£4 (but nobody refused entry for a lack of funds.) Bristol Indymedia & Bristol Radical History are pleased to welcome Dave Hann & Steve Tilzey, the authors of 'No Retreat' - a powerful account of their fight-back against far-right Nazis and racists on the streets of the UK from the 70s though to the 90s. With the BNP gaining two seats in the European elections, the authors deliver constant and powerful message that fascism thrives […]
A gallery of photos from the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2009 has been added to The Archive.
Saturday 24th October, Queen Mary College, Mile End. Come and find us on our stall.
On Saturday 26th September BRHG will be staging some events in Bridport. 12.00pm-2.00pm The Town Hall: Steve Mills and Kev Davis talk about social crime and punishment, and smuggling in Poole. 2.00pm Bucky Doo Square: The recreation of a satirical pirate trial as related in Villains of all Nations and Johnson's History of Piracy, plus some gallows speeches by pirates etc. Other oddities include a ‘noose tying' workshop, John Gregory's hanging poems and pirate stuff for kids. In the evening Who's […]
Saturday 12th September, at The Island (Artspace Lifespace at the Bridewell), Bristol Members of BRHG will be doing three talks/discussions: From Peterloo to Captain Swing: Victims or Insurgents? - Roger Room 1 Ground Floor: 11.00am-12.00pm: A BRHG talk on the hidden history of struggle in the 19th century. It focuses on how and why major struggles have been ignored or distorted by the left as well as the right. A Brief History of Corporations - Dan Bennett The Films and Media Workshops room […]
BRHG member Steve Mills introduces: INDYMEDIA PRESENTS: WINSTANLEY (THE DIGGERS AND ST GEORGE'S HILL) Indymedia presents: Winstanley (the Diggers and St George's Hill) The Cube Microplex, Dove St. South, Bristol, Monday 7 September 7.30pm £4 or £3 (but nobody refused for lack of funds) Winstanley - Andrew Mollo & Kevin Brownlow, UK / 1975 / 95 mins / cert 15 On 1 April 1649, Winstanley and the Diggers set out to form a commune and work the land of St George's Hill, in an action designed to […]
A few years ago the Easton Cowboys helped sponsor a plaque to commemorate the Arsenal and England footballer, Eddie Hapgood who was born in Barton Hill. The plaque which was designed by Mike Baker of Living Easton (and which carries the Cowboys name as a major sponsor) has been moved due to building work and will be unveiled again on *Friday 21st August 2009 at the rear of the Sovereign Housing block on Barrow Road, Barton Hill at 4.00pm*. It would be great if a few Cowboys (especially you […]
12.15 pm: RADICAL POETRY: Introducing the work of John Gregory - radical poet, cobbler and friend of Tillet and Bevin (all of us) 13.30-14.15: CAPTAIN SWING: A discussion on the rural rebellion that swept across the south of England 3 years before the events in Tolpuddle (Roger) UNLEASH YOUR INNER LUDDITE! Join us and take a swing at some mechanised bling (a Pinata frenzy, Zoey, Kev, Roger, Rich etc.) 15.00: SWING IN DORSET: A discussion on the impact of the Swing riots in and around Tolpuddle […]