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Spring 2009 Programme

Spring 2009 Programme

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Bristol Radical History Group offers a quality blend of events for Spring 2009, covering both historical and contemporary issues. We begin with future utopian visions (Nowtopia), consider the hidden histories of seminal events of the 1980s (Hillsborough and The Miners’ Strike) and champion revolutionary thinkers who our rulers afear’d (Thomas Paine). To top it all we will be unveiling a plaque on the Seven Stars Pub to commemorate the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson and the Bristol sailors who blew the whistle on the slave trade. We look forward to sharing some history, some chat and a pint or two with you.


20 years since Hillsborough
25 years since the Miners Strike
200 years since the death of Thomas Paine


The life and work of radical Poet John Gregory (1831 - 1922)
The unveiling of the new Seven Stars Plaque
The invention of a new future


Updated 21/03/2009

Date Time Title Details Venue
Fri. 3rd April 6:00pm Nowtopia Chris Carlsson - Activist guru on reinventing the future. St. WB CC
Mon. 20th April 7:30pm* Hillsborough: What Really Happened? Sheila Colman - Hillsborough Justice Campaign
David Goldblatt - Author of the best book about football ever written
Daniel Bennett - eye witness and barrister
Fri. 1st May 12:30pm Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars! The plaque in Celebration of Thomas Clarkson's stay at this historic pub will be unveiled. 7 Stars
Fri. 1st May 7:30pm Wet The Plaque's Head A party to celebrate the unveiling of the new plaque. 7 Stars
Tue. 12th May 7:30pm John Gregory, Radical Poet An evening of readings from the works of a lesser known Victorian radical poet and cobbler. Sublime
Mon. 1st June 7:30pm* 'The Enemy Within': The Miners' Strike 1984-85 A panel discussion ascessing the strike's history 25 years on. Cube*
Sun. 7th June 7:30pm Welcome To A World Of Paine A party to celebrate the life and ideas of Thomas Paine. St WB CF
Mon. 8th June 7:30pm Who The Hell Is Thomas Paine? Peter Clark - A talk to mark the 200th aniversary of Thomas Paine's death. Scout Hut
Mon. 15th June 7:30pm* The Enemy Without: Coal, Class & Climate A discussion considering the legacy of the miners' strike 25 years ago. Cube*
Sat. 20th June 11am-6pm Working Class Bookfair BRHG contribusions include talks by Ian Bone and Steve Mills. Ruskin College, Oxford

Cube = The Cube Microplex, entrance on Dove Street South.
7 Stars = The Seven Stars, Thomas Lane, Redcliffe.
St WB CF = St. Werburghs City Farm, Boiling Wells Project, go down Mina Road right down to the eco-build houses, follow the road round to the right under the railway bridge and then cross the stream.
St WB CC = St. Werburghs City Community Centre, on the corner of Horley Road and Merstham Road, St. Werburghs.
Sublime = The upstairs room at the Sublime Bar, 31 King Street, near the Old Vic.
Scout Hut = St. Mary Redcliffe Scout Hut, next to the entrance to Redcliffe caves. Opposite the Thekla and the Severn Shed.

*The Cube is a membership only cinema. You will need to pay £1 for a life time membership the first time you visit. Remember to bring your membership card every time you come to an event here. Due to the Cube's eccentric door policy the times stated are 'Doors Open' times and the actual event will start about 15-20 minutes later or whenever the Cube has decided that we can start.

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