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The Second Manchester Anarchist Bookfair Saturday 29th April

The second Manchester Anarchist Bookfair

When is it?:

The second Manchester Anarchist Bookfair

(Previously Manchester Radical Bookfair)

Saturday 29th April 12.00noon-5.00pm

(May Day Bank Holiday Weekend)

The Basement, 24 Lever Street (off Piccadilly Gardens) central Manchester

What is it?:

Manchester has a strong tradition of radical protest and the bookfair is an opportunity to find out what is going on in Manchester now.

The bookfair focusses on anarchist/ grassroots/ DIY/ non hierarchical groups and NOT party politics.

Who will be there?:

Below is a list of people who attended the last Manchester Anarchist Bookfair in December 2005.

ABC Distro Leeds

AK Press: http://www.akuk.com

Anarchist Federation: http://www.af-north.org

Angelic Upstarts/Oppressed/ Anti Fascist

Ape magazine: http://www.apemagazine.org

Bulb magazine: http://www.bulbmag.com

Class War: http://www.classwaruk.org

Corporate Watch: http://www.corporatewatch.org

Cunningham Amendment

Earth First! Manchester: http://www.earthfirst.org.uk/manchester

Freedom: http://www.freedompress.org.uk

Indymedia: http://manchester.indymedia.org.uk

IWW: http://www.iww.org.uk

Northern Herald Books

Northern Voices

Prisoner Support

Re-pressed Distribution: http://www.re-pressed.org.uk

Solidarity Federation: http://www.solfed.org.uk

Total Liberty

The Wombles: http://www.wombles.org.uk/

We will be posting a full list of stalls on the website when people have confirmed.

(See: http://www.bookfair.org.uk/stalls/stalls.html)

Can I have a stall?:

Space is limited. Therefore if you are interested in having a stall at the event please contact me as soon as possible.

manchester@bookfair.org.uk

There will be a minimum charge of £5 for a stall (pasting table size).

Can I run a workshop/ talk?:

Due to lack of space there will be no workshops/ talks at this bookfair.

However if you are interested in running something please let us know and we will see if we can arrange something.

manchester@bookfair.org.uk

Where is it?:

The venue:

The Basement is located down a flight of approximately ten stairs at 24 Lever Street in central Manchester.

How do I get there?:

Transport:

The venue is a short two minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens.

Nearest bus:

Piccadilly Gardens

Nearest Metrolink:

Piccadilly Gardens

Nearest Train Station:

Manchester Piccadilly

(See: http://www.bookfair.org.uk/venue/venue.html for venue details and map)

Vegan Cafe:

Hot and cold food and drink will be available from the Basement cafe.

All food and drink is vegan and teas/ coffees fairly traded.

There is space to chill out and chat.

Internet Access:

There will be free internet access via the Basement's computers.

How can I help?:

Please remember that the bookfair is very much a DIY event. Any money raised is put back in to cover venue costs and publicity.

Therefore any help with promoting the bookfair is greatly appreciated. Please post this email on to anyone you think might be interested, put an article in your newsletter or zine, post it up on discussion forums and notice boards.

If you can help distribute posters and flyers please contact me with your address and I'll mail some out to you.

manchester@bookfair.org.uk

If you would like to help out and get involved in organising the bookfair please email manchester@bookfair.org.uk

How can I get in touch?:

In order to keep costs as low as possible the best way to contact the bookfair organisers is by email.

manchester@bookfair.org.uk

**

MANCHESTER ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR

Anarchism*Peace*Direct Action*Social Change

Email:

manchester@bookfair.org.uk

Log on to the website for latest updates:

http://www.bookfair.org.uk

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Apr 5 2006 14:43

red n black star

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Apr 23 2006 18:41

save your pennies comrades because at the bookfair the Garment Workers Syndicate - Solidarity Federation (Internatrional Workers Association) together with South East Manchester Anarcho-Communist Collective (boosted by a delegate from Anarcho Cynicalist Initiative) will present to you (drumroll):

Red and Black flags red n black star

They will be sold at a bargain price of £5 at the Solidarity Federation stall. All proceeds to National Coatilition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns.

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Apr 23 2006 22:30
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boosted by a delegate from Anarcho Cynicalist Initiative) will present to you (drumroll):

Red and Black flags Red'n'Black

They will be sold at a bargain price of £5 at the Solidarity Federation stall. All proceeds to National Coatilition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns.

8) grin

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Apr 24 2006 12:09

i wonder if submission will be rude to the wombles again?

spike
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Apr 24 2006 12:22

i wonder who will be representing corporatewatch.

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Apr 26 2006 10:44

I won't be making this, sorry sad Just found out I've got to take a 66% pay cut and so am looking for jobs, signing on and sorting housing benefit. Filling in all those forms is like a second job, really cry Hope you all have a good time 8)

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Apr 26 2006 11:10

it wont be the same withour you, laz sad

lucy82
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Apr 26 2006 16:12

come and bring the forms with you. i'm expert at those forms and hey, today i learnt to manually calculate housing benefit entitlement. come on lazlo, i might get bored selling cake.

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Apr 26 2006 16:33

Coincidentally, filling in forms is one my favourite hobbies.

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Apr 26 2006 16:36

no, sewing refused, remember sewing?

btw after everyone left i was doing the last flag and i sewed it up itself so now its all stuck together and i can't be arsed to unpick it. if i bring it to the bookfair will you unpick it for me?

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Apr 26 2006 16:43

Any chance of the bookfair coming to Liverpool some time?

lucy82
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Apr 26 2006 16:46

u could just get a venue and advertise it and, like magic, people will come.

i like liverpool. any excuse for a day out.

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Apr 26 2006 16:51
lucy82 wrote:
no, sewing refused, remember sewing?

btw after everyone left i was doing the last flag and i sewed it up itself so now its all stuck together and i can't be arsed to unpick it. if i bring it to the bookfair will you unpick it for me?

Are you trying to give me nightmares?!

lucy82 wrote:
u could just get a venue and advertise it and, like magic, people will come.

i like liverpool. any excuse for a day out.

As others will testify, I'll go anywhere that's serving free food.

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Apr 26 2006 17:09

i betta have some stuff this time sad

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Apr 26 2006 19:09

Cheers for the offers of form filling 8) I'll miss you lot. A colleague of mine will be coming up to fill in for me, however, so be nice to her smile

Edit: and 'be nice' isn't a euphemism, refused angry

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Apr 26 2006 19:11

sad

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Apr 26 2006 21:21
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Any chance of the bookfair coming to Liverpool some time?

hey, lets discuss this one - SolFed has organised a bookfair in Bolton twice at the bolton socialist club - they have been small, but in comparison well attended and succesful events!

I'm sure same could be organised in Liverpool, in fact more i think about it, better the idea sounds.

Are you by any chance coming to the Manchester bookfair? If you do, come to the SolFed stall and lets discuss this. I'm sure SolFed would be up for helping out with organising it.

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Apr 26 2006 21:30

any chance I can have lift there, JDMF? I've got stuff I can't fit on me' bike... please...

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Apr 26 2006 21:32

wahey anarchos

i'll hopefully be up for this. i hear theres flags and hash cakes up for grabs wink

is there a meet up planned?

8)

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Apr 26 2006 21:43
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any chance I can have lift there, JDMF? I've got stuff I can't fit on me' bike... please...

was going to cycle in, but if there are loads of stuff we could do a run first - lets talk later about that. Basically the problem is parking, would cost arm and a leg to park for the whole day somewhere in town...

Kidda - please pop by the SolFed stall mate - no meetup that i know of...

really looking forward to this one 8)

red n black star

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Apr 26 2006 21:50

sorry is it stuff that two people could carry?

i dont mind giving you a hand carrying stuff in

JDMF, will do bruv smile

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Apr 27 2006 06:08

I don't mind taking my car into town and giving people lifts as long as they don't live to far away that is. Maybe if there was a few of us we could share the carpark cost for the day? Its not too bad at a couple of the carparks at the back of Piccadilly, around 4/5 quid I think if we get there early enough to get a parking space pretty easily. I've got stuff to take in for the NCADC stall (or I will have if I get my shit together!!). Youwant a lift JDMF and Sorry?

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Apr 27 2006 13:00

that'd be great, I'll be happy to help out with the parking costs.

lucy82
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Apr 27 2006 16:49

i'll pm you my phone number Sorry.

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Apr 29 2006 21:29

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I posted here.

I'd just like to thank everyone involved in organising the Anarchists Bookfair today, and say it was really good meeting all the folk off here who I can now put a face to!!

Really enjoyed my first visit to The Basement, and plan to make the journey more often in the future..

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Apr 30 2006 06:37

it was great to meet you too pushka!

Started a thread about the bookfair & libcom posters here:

http://libcom.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9850

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Apr 30 2006 10:28

yeah it was a good day. thanks to everyone for their hard work btw making flags and cakes and all. i'm well chuffed with the money we raised. also really enjoyed talking to people about refugee/asylum issues at the stall.

and clearly theres a niche market for anarchist flags grin

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Apr 30 2006 11:00

I met a guy I haven't seem for twenty years. We were at Manchester Poly at the same time and formed the anarchist group there. I tried to get him to join the DAM back then and yesterday he asked about joining SolFed. So my efforts weren't wasted all that time ago. wink

Rest of the time I was on the AK & SolFed stall so didn't really get to talk to many people although I did meet Refused and Kidda. smile

Maybe I should change my username seeing everyone else is introduced as their name on here. Can I be 'Alistair Sim'?

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May 4 2006 14:09

We in Northern Voices would like to thank Dave Pavement et al for doing such a good job putting the bookfair together. THANKS.