Audio of Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair panel session ‘Anarchism 101’ plus advance notice of Bristol Bookfair

Anarchism 101 at Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair

Listen to a recording of a panel discussion held at the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair, entitled ‘Anarchism 101, everything you wanted to know about anarchism’, which was held on 22 May 2010. Audio download or listen online: Audio Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair: Anarchism 101 – mp3 58M

Advance notice of the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

The third annual Bristol Anarchist Bookfair will happen on September 11th 2010
and the bookfair collective wants you there.

The well oiled cogs of the Bookfair publicity machine are spining into
action, we are contacting you because in the past you have had a stall,
held a meeting, shown interest or e-mailed us abuse/spam and we thought
you may be interested in having a stall and/or holding a meeting this
year. We have a huge venue on one of Bristols busiest streets so expect a
rammed event.

Our Callout follows and booking form is attached, In solidarity, the
Bristol Bookfair Collective:

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2010 – Callout

Saturday 11th September, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY,


This is a callout to potential stallholders, and workshop/meeting
organisers. Please apply now! Everyone else keep the day free, come down,
take part in the discussions, browse the stalls and join in the fun.

Full details about the Bookfair can be found at:

including booking forms, venue and travel info, publicity, other bookfair
events and more.


We are in the midst of the worst worldwide crisis of capitalism for 80
years, the Conservatives are back in Downing Street and the so called
Liberal Democrats have shown their true colours by making a grab for power
at any cost. Our new leaders are promising deep cuts in services and
spending to keep the ruling classes afloat. This will impoverish Britain’s
working class in the same way as the last time the Tories were in power!
>From fear of terrorism to fear of immigrants, they are using every trick
in the book to keep us in line.


Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is the South-West’s biggest radical event and
we need you. If you are a part of an activist group, campaign group, art
group, book or merchandise distributor, and you organise along Anarchist
principles, we want you there. Our booking form is available from the top
right-hand corner of the website.

As always table hire is cheap and room hire for talks, workshops and films
is completely free.

Last year we estimated well over 600 people came through the doors and
this year we are situated on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in the
city’s alternative hub. So don’t miss out!


Abandoned for years, this former office block is now home to a cafe/bar,
dance and art studios and events spaces. This is Bristol Anarchist
Bookfair’s largest venue yet. Spread over two floors we have room for a
café and social area, a crèche and three meeting/film rooms. The venue is
completely accessible with a lift and plenty of space between stalls.

Hamilton House is situated on Stokes Croft, the “Cultural Quarter” of
Bristol. It is famed for its street art, music scene and many nearby
autonomous spaces including the volunteer run Cube microplex the
anarchist-run Freeshop, Emporium Art Gallery, Magpie Gallery and the newly
opened “Factory” Social Centre. Stokes croft recently hit the headlines
when anti-capitalist protesters disrupted plans to open a new Tesco store
nearby, by converting the proposed site into a squat and live music venue,
culminating in activists clashing with bailiffs and cops in what local
media dubbed “The Battle of Stokes Croft”.


Over thirty stalls, workshops, debates, films and a café. Extensive
selections of books, pamphlets, mags & zines, info, music, badges &
merchandise. The future is not set in stone, change is always possible.
Anarchists believe the basis for the future can be found in co-operation,
solidarity, direct action, creativity, resistance & mutual aid. Come and
see what we have to offer, you only have to step through the door…

For more info, contact: