BASE Movies Nights! Get Involved!


Are you interested in presenting a movie/documentary/video/a talk at BASE film nights? Any chance you’d also like to cook for BASE Cafe? :) You can do either or both, as you like (no need to cook!)

The event runs every Sunday. Dinner served at 6, film/even starting at 7 pm. If you are interested, would you put down a few dates that you’d like and the activity you’d be up for: either film/event (write down the provisional name) or cooking or both.


The idea is to have a fun and relaxing social time that will bring together the interested community to watch movies/documentaries together and have discussion about them. It is an opportunity to look at the variety of struggles and topics that different activist collectives in Bristol focus on and have it as a space to highlight some issues or discuss topics. The screening material can be explicitly political, a documentary, but also more mainstream/not explicitly political thing.

The BASE film nights collective will create a poster, will do advertising, provide technical support and physical space, and facilitate the screening and discussion. You would provide the screening
material (if you don’t have it, we can help finding it) and come to the screening, you will have the floor to say a few words about your collective and why you chose this film and then take part in the
discussion.

Attached is the poster call out. It would be great if you could share it with your group and join us.

Solidarity!

BASE Movie Nights

Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network (BKSN) Reading Group: Thursday 27th October 6pm

Jin Jiyan Azadi has been ringing out from Iranian occupied Kurdistan and has now spread throughout the entire Iranian state and around the world following the murder of Jhina Amini, a Kurdish woman, by the Iranian state.

The chant originates from decades of autonomous women’s organising and struggle by the Kurdish Women’s Movement which is the driving force of the whole Kurdish Freedom Movement.

We want to share and explore this history together as well as look at some of the ideas and principles that guide this movement for the liberation of all women and through it the liberation of society as a whole.

It is not necessary to read the text before hand (although it might help to get the most out of it), we will read it together in the session.
People are also welcome to just take part in the discussion or to just come and listen.

Prisoner Letter Writing Solidarity

Tuesday 1st November, 7pm BASE

NOTE: this session will be in Library and Resources Room but see https://basebristol.org/event-list/ for future dates; all in cafe

Our monthly letter writing night takes place on Tuesday 1st this month (due to a clash with Halloween),
We’ll be back to the last Monday of the month for November (28th).

Monthly session where we write to prisoners, Come along and learn about anarchist, antifascist, and Kill the Bill Prisoners,.
Join campaigns, write some letters, make some art, sign some cards, or just offer moral support and some snacks. Solidarity in a chill way.

Donations for stamps and room hire appreciated, but not required.

contact bristol [at] afed [dot] org [dot] uk with any questions. 

Dead White Anarchists

17th October @ BASE, 7:30-10pm

DEAD WHITE ANARCHISTS (+spoken word open mic)

Paris, 1892. If you’re not rich, things look bleak. Political bombings
and police crackdowns tear the city apart. Out of this carnage steps
Emile Henry, a young anarchist preparing his war against the State. But when he hears strange mumblings from the future, madness beckons… Dead White Anarchists_ is a solo theatre show – a Molotov cocktail of radical history lesson, spoken word and sci-fi crime thriller. It’s a reflection on a bloody past and a chaotic present, but always holding hope for the future. Written and performed by Paul Case Directed by Emily Ingram

“A throwback to when political theatre meant the exploration of grand universal ideas… the piece doesn’t flinch. Four stars” – The Wee Review

PLUS spoken word open mic! Handful of slots available, five minutes each, sign up on the night.

FREE/DONATION http://www.paulcasespeaks.co.uk/

BASE – Access all areas!

Hold on to something!…

We have made a new booking system as part of our ongoing work on the website. With the nights drawing in, and dark times looming, there has never been a better time to make a booking at your local social centre!
Please check our new Events List page for availability, then complete the Booking Form found here: https://basebristol.org/contact/. You can click on “Book a room” or the icon showing lots of people enjoying a hearty meeting!
Note: some events aren’t publicly listed, but if your event meets the BASE criteria, and a room isn’t free, we will do all we can to find an alternative space.
Email. basesocialcentre [at] riseup.net

Radical Bookfair 25.09.22

BASE infoshop will be at the Exchange this Sunday alongside other radical groups and troublemakers. We think it will provide some welcome relief from weeks of enforced “mourning” and are reliably informed there will be no outpourings of grief for the ruling class or their figureheads. Instead there will be plenty of radical books, pamphlets, music, talks a bar and top notch vegan food. Come meet folks involved in local organising and carry on fighting back, for a better world together. See you there! The queen is dead. Long live anarchy!

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton