Annual one-day festival run by the Bristol Radical History Group including talks, displays,films and bookstalls.
“Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) and the Remembering the Real World War I Group (RRWWI) have organised a full programme of events, in collaboration with our hosts at M Shed.
“Again, we will reveal hidden histories, debate and agitate for a future of better pasts. The 2019 festival has two main themes:
1919: Year of Revolutions
Green History: from 18th Century roots to Extinction Rebellion
“The aftermath of the First World War was one of the most revolutionary moments in the Twentieth Century. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, there were revolutions and uprisings across Europe, in Germany, Ireland and Hungary, and beyond, in Egypt and Mexico. At home, there were tumultuous times as thousands of rebellious demobilised troops returned from the front-line with high expectations and demands for better times ahead. What happened, what was at stake and what was the legacy of the Year of Revolutions in Bristol and beyond?
“Our second theme features the history of concern for the environment. We will cover more than two centuries from origins of ‘green’ awareness during the Romantic era through to first-hand accounts from those who took part in late-twentieth-century activism and Black2Nature, who campaign for inclusion and ethnic diversity in environmentalism. How can green history inform present-day debates during the resurgence of environmental concern on the part of Extinction Rebellion, Youth Strike 4 Climate and Earth Strike?
“It’s not just talks! Expect walks, films, a performance space with puppet shows and storytelling, exhibitions and art, as well as stalls with books and merchandise from local and national groups. All the events are free with no booking required!
All events are free. For full details on timings and events, visit https://www.brh.org.uk/site/event-series/bristol-radical-history-festival-2019/