Skimmity Hitchers Gig

Skimmity Hitchers (AKA Quiffey’s new band) Day: Tuesday 9th November Time: 8:30ish Venue: The Seven Stars, Thomas Lane, BS1 6JG Cost: Your soul There was a time when the naughty little Quiffey boy was in a band called Who’s A’feared. Well they are no more but the quiff would not lie flat and so a new band the Skimmity Hitchers have been formed to continue the Dorset toss. Or as the Quiffmiester himself puts it: Back at last to one of Bristol’s finest and most historical boozers, we hope to […]

The 1970s – New Events Announced

The programme of events for Bristol Radical History Group's The 1970s - Life Before Thatcher has been released. From Dagenham to Grunwick, Glam to Punk and Wilson to Thatcher. Talks, films and music, 13 free events between Sunday 14th November and Tuesday 7th December 2010. "Make Them Grovel": The 1976 West Indies Cricket Tour From The Ford Workers’ Group to Made In Dagenham The Asian Youth Movement Grunwick: The End Of An Era? Spies, Lies And The Coup: State Repression In The 70s Cry Freedom […]

Sober Living For The Revolution

Date: Tuesday 26th October Venue: The Hatchet (upstairs), 27 Frogmore St. BS1 5NA Time: 7:30pm Price: Free/Donation Speakers: Gabriel Kuhn. 'Straight edge' has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore punk subculture for 25 years. Its political legacy remains ambiguous and it is often associated with self-righteous macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. While certain elements of straight edge culture feed into such perception, the cultureʼs political history is far more complex. Since straight […]

Smaller Videos

I have made most of the videos from the BRHG Election Special smaller so that if you had trouble watching them before you should have better luck now. Videos from the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair will follow after some time.

Wiltshire History Day

Organised by White Horse Trades Union Council on 6th November 2010 at St. Margaret's Hall Bradford-on-Avon from 10am. Talk subjects include Chartists and Swing rebellions in Wiltshire as well as strikes in Swindon. You can find more details about this event on Socialist Unity where you can read blogger Andy Newman's assertion that BRHG take "a fundamentally anti-working class and anti-trade union approach" (comment 27). He goes on to say: "there is a smart alec, middle class, know-all-ism about […]

New Pamphlets

This Autumn sees three new pamphlets added to the Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series as well as two 2nd editions. They are: #1 Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars: Thomas Clarkson In Bristol, 1787 - 2nd Edition by Mark Steeds. This is a major re-working of the pamphlet that was published to help raise money for the Seven Stars Plaque. Now re-published it celebrates the unveiling of the plaque and launches a new challenge - to make the Seven Stars the first ever pub with UNESCO World Heritage status. #6 […]

Gloucester Local History Day

Saturday 2nd October 2pm-5pm Sir Thomas Richs School Longlevens A fair days wage for a fair days work- workers movements in Gloucestershire Talks include: Work wages and protest in Gloucestershire 1738-1830 by Prof Adrian Randall Swing riots in Gloucestershire Chartists and the Chartist Land Company in Glocestershire by Rev John Evans Cost £5 including tea& biscuits

Looming Events

As well as the Radical History Zone at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair we have two other events planned: Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars - An evening to launch the new Bristol Radical Pamphleteer title Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars by Mark Steeds. Including a performance by the Red Notes Choir. This is on Tuesday 7th September. The Atmosphere of Heaven - A Nitrous Oxide fuelled history walk with Mike Jay through Clifton exploring the themes of his new book; Dr Beddoes, the Romantic Poets and laughing […]

Stokes Croft Museum

Date: Friday 13th August 2010 Time: 7-10PM Venue: 81 - 83 STOKES CROFT Drinks: P.R.S.C. 37 JAMAICA ST. On the 13th of August 2010, the diversity of life in Stokes Croft will snap into focus with the opening of Stokes Croft Museum: A small independent space opposite Hamilton House on Stokes Croft. Conceived and created by Katy Bauer. Informed and constructed in partnership with The People's Republic of Stokes Croft. The project aims to shift the reverence automatically afforded museum […]

Radical History Zone

At this years Bristol Anarchist Bookfair BRHG will be running the Radical History Zone. As well as a selection of book stalls from history groups and local publishers there we will also be hosting a series of talks. Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is on Saturday 11th September 2010 at Hamilton House on 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY. Click here for the full Radical History Zone line-up.