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Bristol Radical History Festival. May 6th, 2018.

Event organized by Otherstory

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Building on the success of the 2017 Bristol Radical History Festival, MShed and Bristol Radical History Group are excited to be hosting another event on Sunday May 6th 2018 with more talks, walks, performance and stalls.

2018 marks the anniversaries of two of the most significant historical moments in the 20th Century.

The First World War ended in 1918. This centenary sees the Remembering the Real World War One group delving into the hidden histories of rebellious miners, mutinous soldiers and those on the run from conscription as well as examining how the war and its victims are memorialised.

May 2018 also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the May 1968 events. These signalled the rise of the counter-culture and emergence of the new social movements that continue to define cultural and political debates. The Bread, Print and Roses Collective will revisit the 1960s by coordinating a ‘free university’ to discuss their significance in the present day.

Event Summary.

A series of history talks and panels are taking place in Studio 1 and 2 on Level 1 from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Puppet shows, poetry and readings are taking place in the Life Gallery cinema space on Level 1 from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

An exhibition of political posters from 1968 along with poster and banner making workshops is situated on the foyer of Level 2.

History walks will be starting at M Shed at 11.30am and 4.30pm.

Bookstalls are situated on the foyer of Level 1.

Radical history videos will be showing all day on the Level 1 foyer.

Travel to M Shed

By Car: Parking is available in the Wapping Wharf car park adjacent to M Shed (£4.50 for the whole day).

By Train: From Temple Meads station it is a 15 min walk to M Shed. If you fancy a scenic route by river, another option is to take the Bristol Ferry Service from Temple Meads to Prince St Bridge.

By Bus: It is a 15 min walk to M Shed from Bristol Bus Station.

Event full programme can be viewed here:


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