Bristol Radical History Group are putting on two events for May Day: The Haymarket, Chicago and Mayday and The Friends of Durruti and the Maydays in Barcelona (1937) . Detials of these can be found on the events page. In addition to this the Bristol Fist Of May Group are putting on many eight events. You can find details of these on their website.
Waiting for Brando is a new play written by Mike Morris & Steve Higginson. Its debut is at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool, from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th May. America 1953 – A country made paranoid by McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunts is beginning to march to the sound of civil rights, the birth of rock and roll and the new ‘teenage’ rebel. Two Liverpool merchant seamen, Eddie and Vinnie – both ‘Cunard Yanks’, meet up in a New York dockside bar to drink away the afternoon before their […]
Roger will be giving the following talks: Manchester Radical History Group - Saturday 31st March at the Town Hall Tavern, 2:30pm. "Practical Experiences & Endeavours of the Bristol Radical History Group" Liverpool/John Moores University - Wednesday May 2, 6:30-8:30pm at 126 Mount Pleasant. Leeds: Thursday 29th March London: Housemans Bookshop: Wednesday 25th April "The Short Hot Summer". The August 'riots' were portrayed by the media and politi-cians as the actions of 'greedy feral youth' or […]
Audio from Steve's talk at Hydra Book on March 8th 2012 (International Women's Day): From the Great Plague to the Plague of Women: Purity, Misogyny and Female Enclosure
Thursday 8th March Hydra Bookshop: 34 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Price: donations Steve Higginson will interpret the re-birth of misogyny by looking at the period of the Great Plague, 1345 onwards, and the great moralising discourse that swept across Europe post plaque. Located within this discourse of purity, women were viewed as both cause and effect of the plague, and were to be “enclosed” accordingly within the domestic sphere. The purity campaign against women was […]
On Sunday (26th) there BRHG conducted a walk to explore what happened during the Unemployed Workers demonstrations of 1932. If you would like to listen to the audio from this walk click below.
We are pleased to announce the publication of three new pamphlets. The Life & Family Of William Penn: 260 Years Of Bloody Colonialism, by Jim McNeill Bread Or Battons? Unemployed Workers' Struggles In 1930s Bristol, Dave Backwith and Roger Ball Ben Tillett, by Jim McNeill Details of these pamphlets can be found on the Publications Page
Steve Higginson has had to cancel his talk "From the Great Plague to the Plague of Women: Purity, Misogyny and Female Enclosure" due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and will rearange this event for a date in the near future.
From the Great Plague to the Plague of Women: Purity, Misogyny and Female Enclosure Steve Higginson Saturday 11 February 2012 - 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Hydra Books Steve Higginson will interpret the re-birth of misogyny by looking at the period of the Great Plague, 1345 onwards, and the great moralising discourse that swept across Europe post plaque. Located within this discourse of purity, women were viewed as both cause and effect of the plague, and were to be "enclosed" accordingly within the […]