Bristol Anarchist Federation are hosting a chilled out chance to chat about anarchism, ask questions, discuss answers and make plans.
We’ll talk a bit about what anarchists have done, and are doing, in Bristol and further afield. As well as what new projects we could get off the ground and what existing ones we can build upon. All over some vegan cake and a cuppa.
We’ll be at Bristol’s own anarchist social centre BASE (14 Robertson Road, Bs5 6JY) from 2.30pm on Sunday 24th of September, with the option to stay on for BASE’s regular by-donation vegan cafe afterwards.
If you’ve been wanting to get involved in AFed or Bristol’s other anarchist/activist projects, but haven’t been sure where to start this is the event for you.
New people especially welcome, but we’d also love to see some old or returning faces!
basebristol.org / afed.org.uk / @bristolafed
Access info: There is step free access to the front cafe, and from the side entrance to an accessible toilet and the events room. Do not attend if you have cold/covid symptoms, masks and tests available, windows will be open.
We’ll be processing the variety of herbs we’ve recently foraged. We’ll chat through the herbs and their uses then collectively decide what we’d like to tincture (alcohol and glycerine) and macerate (oil), thinking through what blends and balms we’d like to make at the following sessions. All welcome! No prior tincture making knowledge needed! *Please bring along your own jar to take a tincture sample home with you!*
Radical Remedies is an evolving collective of friends, comrades and herbalists whose work focuses on skill sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of medicinal plants to support each other, social movements and those in need. Since 2021 RR have organised foraging walks, remedy making workshops and weekend long events. We aim to create support networks in collaboration with other groups to reclaim autonomy over our own health, access to green spaces and promote respect and connection to one another as well as the natural environment around.
The fascist president of Turkey, Erdoğan, keeps his grip on power after the elections in Turkey at the end of May. Despite this blow our friends in north Kurdistan keep hope and keep fighting for a free and loving world. We want to show them that people in this island care and stand with them.
Come join us for dinner, after food we plan to walk up to the painting for the Kurdish revolutionary, and one of the leaders of the Kurdish Freedom Movement, Abdullah Öcalan on the cycle path (near Greenbank cemetery about 15 minute walk from BASE). We will then send the picture to our friends in the region.
BASE Infoshop and a number of other BASE collectives and user groups will have stalls at this Saturday’s next Bristol Radical Bookfair. The Bookfair runs from 11am to 3.30pm at the Exchange Bristol, at 72-73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ, and is once again hosted by the wonderful Active Distro.
Active’s FB event promises: “You’ll find new and second hand titles, kids books, novels, calendars and more from radical publishers, zine makers and activists. Plus stalls from local campaigns groups and free talks in the basement room. AND vegan hot dogs, cakes, snacks, hot drinks, and beers available from the Exchange cafe. AND there will also be a small, self supervised kids space with books and toys. The bookfair is FREE to attend. Well behaved dogs are welcome.”
So come on down and stock up on your beach/festival/summer reading, along with a range of other pamphlets, patches, badges, t-shirts, music and more (bring cash and cards) – see you there!