Bristol Palestine Film Festival

Two great Palestinian film nights at the Museum.

We are delighted to announce that we are again working with the Bristol Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) this year and showing two great films in the Museum:

Tuesday 6th December at 8pm (Doors 7.30): Palestinian Short Films Night (103mins)

The BPFF shorts programme is a night packed with a selection of compelling short films from different genres, including animation, documentary, and comedy. It displays the talent of Palestinian filmmakers and their interrogation of their identity, culture and struggle for freedom.

Our shorts programme this year consists of seven films: By the Sea, The Living of the Pigeons, Mariam, TAQI, Night, Siri Miri and Wifi Rider.

Book tickets here: event_password=70qg5wn178

Thursday 8th December at 8pm (Doors 7.30): Fadia’s Tree (84 mins)

Followed by a Q&A with the director, Sarah Beddington

While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she is denied. She challenges the film’s director, Sarah Beddington to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence – with only inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon as her guides. Along the way, Sarah meets with ornithologists whose observations on the homing instincts of the birds inadvertently reveal the unresolved problems of the region.

Spanning 15 years, this is a story of a friendship that stays connectedacross a divided land and a fragmented people, adopting a birds’ eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile, and the hope of return.

Sarah Beddington is a visual artist and filmmaker based in London. Her works in film and video, sculpture, performance and public art, explore the overlaps between the historical, the mythical and the everyday, often focusing on journeys and migration.

She has completed many multi and single-screen film and video works that have been shown internationally in film festivals, museums, non-profit spaces and galleries. Fadia’s Tree is Beddington’s first feature length film.

Book tickets here: event_password=fa6li3fqxa


Tickets for both nights are £8.50 or £5 for concessions. We recommend buying your tickets in advance using the links above.

We hope to see you there and look forward to hosting more events in 2023.

Remember, we are open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 6pm. We have lots of great original and fair trade Palestinian products for sale, including a range of t-shirts plus ceramics, earrings, necklaces, bottled sand art, keyrings and kuffiyehs bought directly from Hebron and all at great prices. Ideal for presents.

Stay safe and well.
In solidarity,
Everyone at the PMCC

Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre
27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Capitalism, Anarchism, and Mental Health

A two part workshop on two Saturday afternoons in January.

A discussion and workshop on the ways capitalist society damages our mental well being. We’ll discuss everything from housing, to advertising, from secure units to endless waiting lists.

We will also look at how a more anarchist society could foster better mental well being, and how we can apply anarchism to improve our lives in the hear and now.

The workshops will take place from 14:00 – 18:00 with a break in the middle. We plan to stay in the space after to allow more informal discussion, and to keep the space open for anyone that doesn’t want to be alone after such heavy discussion topics.

The second Saturday (21st of January) we will hold a second session where we look at more practical steps we can take to support each other in our communities, groups, and friendships.

BASE infoshop at the 10th December Radical Book Fair

BASE infoshop are excited to have a stall the next radical bookfair in Bristol. We have loads of new and revolutionary books just in, so come say hello and get some stories, ideas and analysis for all your seasonal / lifelong trouble making needs!

Active Distribution are hosting another Radical Book Fair at the Exchange on Old Market, Bristol. We’re under attack from all sides, and we need radical ideas and community more than ever. At the bookfair, you’ll find new and second hand titles from radical publishers, zine makers and activists plus stalls from local campaigns groups. Plus vegan hot dogs, cakes, snacks, hot drinks, mulled cider, and beers available from the Exchange cafe.

The bookfair is free to attend and all are welcome (please get in touch if you have any access needs or requests). We are currently planning a small programme of free talks and discussions in the basement room – watch this space for details. COVID is still with us and you are encouraged to wear a mask if you are attending.…/

See you there!