This film shows the October 2006 reconstruction of James Nayler’s ride up Corn Street in Bristol. He is accompanied by The Blew Regiment of The Cittie of London Trayned Bandes from the Sealed Knot and The Red Hot Frilly Kickers, a cancan troupe. Part of Bristol Radical History Week 2006.
This slide show contains Simon Chapman's photographs from the James Nayler commemoration held im October 2006. Part of Bristol Radical History Week 2006.
The night before the 1831 riots hundreds of Sledge Hammers were ‘borrowed’ from an Iron Foundry, they were used during to break down the doors of four prisons. All but two of these hammers were returned. The hammers were recreated for Bristol Radical History Week 2006. exhibition by Jasper Johns at his forge in Easton.
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The cinematic trailer for Bristol Radical History Week 2006.
The reenactment of the death of King Edmund 1 outside The Seven Stars in Thomas Lane, Bristol. Part of Off With Their Heads - Bristol Radical History Week 2008.
The reenactment of the death of King Edmund 1 out side The Star in Pucklechurchl. Part of Off With Their Heads - Bristol Radical History Week 2008.
See a video of Mike Baker being iterviewed as he works on the plaque. Filmed in December 2008.
A reenactment of when Theresa met Winston at Bristol Temple Meads Station in 1909.
This is a lecture from Pirate Day at Bristol Radical History Week 2007.
A debate with some of the leading critics of neo-liberalism and the current world-wide wave of privatisation and enclosure. Part of Down With The Fences 2008. Read the abstract here. Read the abstract here.
Roger introduces the film Sir! No Sir! for a Bristol Indymedia evening at The Cube in March 2009.
Chris Carlsson, acclaimed author, activist and founder of the Critical Mass bicycling movement in San Francisco explains how, as capitalism continues its inexorable process of global enclosure, new practices are emerging that are redefining politics. This lecture was part of the Spring 2009 Programme of events.
Nicholas Jones (BBC), Glen Burrows (Miners' Support) & Dave Douglas (NUM) a panel of participants, representing the strikers, the miners’ support groups and the media to discuss the anatomy of the strike, its reporting and the history that was left untold at the time. Part 1 & Part 2. This lecture was part of the Spring 2009 Programme of events.
Robin S (Workers Climate Action), John Cunningham (writer for Metamute), Emma Stone (CCS expert), and Tyrone O'Sullivan (Ex miner and union, Tower Colliery) consider the legacy of the '84-'85 miners strike and the environmental and social contradictions that have been thrown up since. This lecture was part of the Spring 2009 Programme of events.
Steve Mills' talk to introduce the film Winstanley for a Bristol Indymedia night at The Cube.
Steve Mills focusing on Kingswood between the 17th and 19th centuries examines the moral economy of the native colliers, their struggles against enclosure and the attempts by the authorities to pacify the area. Part 1 & Part 2. This talk was part of the BRHG Take Manhattan.
A walk through Bristol taking in the scenes of some radical activism, both ancient and modern, and compare this with the actions of the 'mob'. Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. This talk was part of the Autumn 2009 Programme.
The '43 Group' took it's name from the number of people at the founding meeting, one of whom was Morris Beckman (who had served on a Flower class corvette during the war). The movement grew to include many hundreds of men and women, and successfully fought a vicious underground war in the back streets of Britain to stop the rebirth of fascism.
Dorothy Thompson, Owen Ashton and Les James talk about teh Chartist movment, their aims and achievements. This talk was part of the BRHG Election Special 2010.
Steve Poole and Keith Armstrong talk about the life, times and followers of Thomas Spence. This talk was part of the BRHG Election Special 2010.
Dan Bennett, Tony Dyer and David Cullum talk about different participatory democracy that do not include political parties. This talk was part of the BRHG Election Special 2010.
Steve Mills and Ian Bone relate their experiences of contemporary interventions into the electoral process including The Alarm the Swansea based forerunner of The Bristolian, the legendary anarchist tabloid Class War and the Vote Nobody campaign of 2001. This talk was part of the BRHG Election Special 2010.
The history of land usage in Britain from the Big Bang to the present day.
An excellent interview with Peter Linebaugh on blip.tv