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Norwicher
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Jan 22 2004 15:52
Norwich’s Anarchist Bookfair

Norwich’s Anarchist Bookfair

Saturday June 12th 2004, we’re putting on Norwich’s first annual anarchist bookfair. Over the last few years Norwich (the land of Alan Partridge) has built up a good anarchist scene with several active radical groups in the area. Things are going in a good direction here and we thought it would be good to stage an event which would encourage groups from our region to network with national groups and create a more united anarchist movement. By having a bookfair it also gives groups the opportunity to present their ideas to local people who never go down to London for the bookfair there.

The venue is situated within a Victorian park estate, but please don’t let that put you off. As it is situated in a park we will provide an outside children’s space with adult supervision.

Stalls at the bookfair cost £15 for 120x75cm (for lightweights), £17.50 for 150x75 (for those going places) and £20 for 180x75cm (the revolutions only round the fucking corner!). There is a discount of £2.50 offered to each group that can provide a person to help out for an hour. Cheques must be made payable to ‘Norwich Anarchists’. We will not accept empty Special Brew cans as payment.

There will be entertainment in the evening, although this has yet to be arranged.

Overnight there will be a protest camp with a two fold aim. Reason 1. To stick two fingers up to the establishment. Reason 2. To provide sleeping space for loads of people so we don’t have sweaty anarchists clogging up our living room floors. So bring tents, unless you want to sleep under the stars like a child from the summer of love. To find out more contact us nearer the time.

We recommend people book as early as possible as we will allocate tables on a first come first served basis. We’ve already taken several bookings so get your skates on.

Norwich Anarchists – Po Box 487, Norwich, NR5 8WE. Tel – 07941 657485. Email – norwichanarchists@hotmail.com. Check out our website at – http://twotins.tripod.com

Norwicher
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Mar 7 2004 10:47

Have added this as page for site.

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Mar 23 2004 16:27

any more developments?

Norwicher
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Mar 23 2004 22:34

We will know about what's happening for the gig by Monday night hopefully.

Spectacular stuff in stratosphere.... wink

Loads of groups have stalls so should be a corker.

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Apr 3 2004 00:25

Map has been added to bookfair page here http://twotins.tripod.com/onesolutionanarchistrevolution/id21.html

There will definitely be a gig/party in the evening but the details will not be released until the day, but it is going to be a CLASSIC!! 8)

Tug
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Apr 30 2004 12:10

circle A The Wombles are going to give a couple a couple of talks, one on their general activities and one on the thessaloniki campaign. We've also got someone coming down from the Legal Defense Monitoring Group. Paul Gill's going to be playing some music as well. We'll try and keep people posted as more stuff is confirmed. Talking of which, if anybody wants to give a talk, chair a discussion, put on a video/projection, play some music etc. get in touch with us at norwichanarchists@hotmail.com

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Apr 30 2004 12:39

Hey Tug what the fuck are you doing here????? tongue

Rich has started a thread for anyone with ideas or wants to do a talk here

http://enrager.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1630

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May 27 2004 21:00

We had a Bookfair meeting the other night -

- SWP have asked for a stall and been denied (political party)

- Klunk, High & Mighty & Red Flag have offered to play (both TBC) in addition to Paul Gill, Fuschia Sounds and others. Theatre of War will be putting on some of their new drama pieces, and Cambridge Indymedia will be showing films (if they can get a projector!),

- Possibility/logistics of connected party/protest camp will be discussed in the next few days

- There will be a talk on ID cards, Creative Campaigning (by Theatre of War - see http://www.theatreofwar.org/) in addition to Thessaloniki Prisoner Support talk, Legal Defence Monitoring Group talk, and other possibilities

- The program will be finalised only a few days before it happens with times and so on, so it's not too late to suggest new talks, music, workshops etc. contact us about any ideas.

- Foodwise, Ipswich Anarchists may be doing a Food Not Bombs, TBC, but we will have vegan burgers, cakes and fruit, as well as a drinks Tombola!

- There will be creche facilities with signing in and out of children, and a time limit of an hour and a quarter so people can go to talks, there are plans for creative activities - dressing up box, paper and paints, face paints, possibility of having children make prisoner support cards etc.

We will be having another meeting in a week's time. If you have any suggestions or things you want brought up at that meeting, reply to this forum or send e-mail to norwichanarchists@hotmail.com

I'll be adding updates to this post as they come.

We're having another bookfair meeting tomorrow and hopefully I'll put up a definitive list of stalls that will be attending, as well as the updates coming out of the meeting.

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-Info from the Wombles on their talk:

Title: Thessaloniki, Hacklabs, Social Centres and Dublin Mayday

Description: A feedback of what the wombles have been involved in for

the last year and what experiences we can share of our activity.

There will also be a film shown of thessaloniki, the support campaign

as well as of dublin mayday and the occupied social centre.

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-Local acoustic duo Delia have offered to play. "Male and female vocals and guitars, original human material and a couple of mandolin tunes thrown in for good measure."

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- The bookfair is a FREE event, though donations will be greatfully accepted!

rich
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May 30 2004 17:43

We've got a new page for the bookfair, this will be kept updated.

http://twotins.tripod.com/bookfair.htm

Cheers, Rich

Tug
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Jun 1 2004 14:00

circle A We should have some more leaflets to take down to Strawberry Fair this weekend. Anyone that wants to help hand out a shit load, give us a call on 07941 657485. We've also got a stall there so if anyone wants to come and pick up some leaflets to distribute in their own area come pay us a visit.

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Jun 9 2004 11:04

Don't know if I can make this or not. Apparently I am clinicaly mad and have a liver as big as a football....I know they're wrong! angry eek 8)

If don't make it, hope goes fucking ace. Everyone's worked bloody hard to get it togethor. Come on Norwich!!!!!

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Jun 14 2004 19:55

Ta for a really good day out everyone, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sorry didn't go to the pub afterwards Zonk, a combination of short temper and having to retrace steps to get home cos map had gone awol. I'll buy you a pint next time I see you smile.

Norwicher
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Jun 14 2004 20:03

No probs! We all got split up and ended up very pissed wandering from bar to bar. tongue