Bristol Radical History Festival

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by butchersapron, May 22, 2017.

  1. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Radical History Festival

    Where: Bristol M shed
    When: 17th september 11am-4pm


    Expect untold stories, revelations and hidden histories in this day of talks featuring local and national speakers.

    Speakers will share authentic glimpses of an undocumented past while a history book fair will provide an opportunity to read further for independent thought and action.

    The Radical History Zone is brought to you by the Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) and Remembering the Real World War I (RRWWI).

    The day will also include talks from the authors of the latest additions to the self-published Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series.

    We invite you to join us, not out of nostalgia for the past, but to find inspiration for the future.


    The BRHG has been hosting talks, historic re-enactments, film nights, walks and even puppet shows, for more than a decade. They use all means necessary to bring history alive and make it relevant.

    They will be celebrating the publication of the 40th pamphlet in their distinctive Radical Pamphleteer series.

    The pamphlets and talks document a wealth of hidden history. BRHG has recently exposed the scandal of 4,000 unmarked burials at the site of the former Eastville Workhouse.

    Over the years the group has thrown light on Anglo-Saxon democracy and saluted forgotten heroes of the English Civil War. They have remembered the exploits of the region’s forgotten anti-slavery activists, cotton workers and miners and peered into the worlds of eighteenth-century women’s boxing and Victorian coffee taverns.

    RRWWI have revealed the untold story of Bristol’s conscientious objectors.

    I'll add details of talks etc when finalised.
  2. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Sounds good, and I should be back in the UK by then.
  3. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    ooh, i might be able to make this.
  4. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Point of info: clashes with Bristol Half Marathon so will be road closures etc etc all around the Centre and harbourside

    Personal: would be delighted to attend but depends how knackered I am after the half marathon!
  5. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Argh, that might create a clash for me too :(
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You can do that health shit every year.
    kebabking and chilango like this.
  7. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Tell that to my wife...
  8. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Is that like when you eat load of All Bran?
  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    That's extreme healthing.
  10. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    Doubt the swing bridge will be back by then so not much traffic goes by the M Shed anyway if being able to drive there's an issue.
  11. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    It's back in days i think.
  12. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    It's not traffic for me, it's babysitting whilst run is on (and during the inevitable post-run drinks).
  13. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    Good timing. There's a load of metro bus work going on near by ATM.

    Anyway will try come along to this.
  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You'd rather yummy mummy/daddy it than class war it?
  15. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    You saying I'm "yummy"? :hmm:
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    One way to find out...
    mojo pixy likes this.
  17. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

  18. Kate Sharpley

    Kate Sharpley Well-Known Member

    Hope the day goes well.

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