Monday, 6 February 2017

Bristol Radical History Agenda

Some events featuring BRHG this month in Weston-super-Mare, Cardiff and Bristol :

The Captain Swing Riots

Date: Fri 10th Feb, 2017
Time: 2:15 pm
Venue: United Reform Church Hall, Boulevard, Waterloo St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1LF
Price: Note: this is for University of the Third Age members, you will need to join at the event if you are not a member.
With: Roger Ball

The ‘Swing riots’ were a massive wave of protests, machine breaking, arson and extortion carried out by impoverished farm labourers and village artisans between the summers of 1830-31. More details here.

The 1831 Bristol rising - solidarity in South Wales

Date: Sat 18th Feb, 2017
Time: 1.00-2.00 pm
Venue: Room 1, Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX
Price: Free-Donation
With: BRHG
Note: This workshop is part of Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair.

After the defeat of the first reform bill in early October 1831 violent protests exploded in many British cities. The rising in Bristol was the most spectacular and suffered the harshest repression by the military. This talk considers this revolt and, using new research, solidarity actions in South Wales to aid the Bristol ‘rioters’.

Spies and Trouble Makers: Wales's response to the Russian revolution

Date: Thu 23rd Feb, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EZ
Price: Donations
With: Aled Eirug
On the centenary of the February revolution in Russia, this talk considers the impact of these world changing events on the Welsh people. Aled Eirug is the former head of news and current affairs at BBC Wales and is writing a book on Welsh opposition to the First World War.
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