The 2015 London Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 24th October from 10am to 7pm.
Central Saint Martin’s
University of the Arts London
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA
We have finally found a venue suitable for this year’s Bookfair. Central St. Martin’s is a huge building behind Kings Cross train station. It is a fantastic space for us all to display why anarchism is just such a bloody good idea. In these days of hyper capitalism an alternative is needed. That alternative can only be anarchism. Come and find out why.
If you want to book a stall or meeting or want an advert in the bookfair programme go to the bookings page.
What is anarchism?
Like all really good ideas, anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it. Human beings are at their very best when they are living free of authority, deciding things among themselves, rather than being ordered about. That's what the word means: without government. Read on...
Anarchism and the bookfair
Bookfairs provide a space where like-minded people can come together to re-affirm old friendships, make new ones, discuss all things anarchist and anticapitalist and start planning the future revolution. They're also one of the public faces of anarchism. Anyone unfamiliar with the ideas or wanting to know more about the politics can come along, look through books, sit in or get involved in meetings, workshops and discussions or just chat to the groups and organisations having stalls there.
It is also a space where we counter the rubbish talked about anarchism by sections of the media and our opponents. Bookfairs are one small element of making anarchism a threat to the present political system.
We need people to help us publicise the event to every nook and cranny in London. If you are new to anarchism, check out the pages websites and bookfairs. There are links to anarchist and campaigning groups around the country and anarchist bookfairs throughout the world.
We will be holding the bookfair at Queen Mary’s university on the Mile End Road again. In 2013, there were a few problems with the venue, including the lift being out of action for part of the day which made it difficult for people with mobility problems getting from floor to floor.
We spent the time after the bookfair looking at other possible venues, but we couldn’t find anything that suited the event better than Queen Mary’s. Most didn’t have the space we needed for 110 stalls, 60 meetings, films and three children and youth spaces. Some did, but they were either far too expensive, or had bad connections (i.e. the Excel building runs the arms fayre as well).
So, we stuck with Queen Mary’s but we have been chatting with the venue about the lift problems in 2013 to try and stop the same problems happening again in 2014.
If you have any access requirements, please let us know so we can try and meet your needs. If you are Deaf and require BSL interpreting and/or speech-to-text provision, please give us as much notice as possible and we will do our best to organise these. To discuss any specific access needs, please contact us at access at anarchistbookfair.org.uk.
To make the bookfair a safe environment for children and adults alike, we ask people do not bring dogs to the event, except guide dogs. Thanks.
Please don’t take photographs – it’s not necessary and it can annoy or concern some people.
London Anarchist Bookfair
- map of area around Kings X & travel directions
- first confirmed after-party
- Bookfair sticker image
We've also set the Bookfair up as a FB event as another way of promoting it, please share the link and invite your friends/networks if you are on FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/146988205647146/
The 2015 London Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 24th October 2015 from 10am to 7pm.
At Central Saint Martin’s (University of the Arts London), Granary Building, 1 Granary Square,
London N1C 4AA. Nearest station is Kings Cross.
"We have finally found a venue suitable for this year’s Bookfair. Central St. Martin’s is a huge building behind Kings Cross train station. It is a fantastic space for us all to display why anarchism is just such a bloody good idea. In these days of hyper capitalism an alternative is needed. That alternative can only be anarchism. Come and find out why."
Bookfair meetings programme now online here - http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk/whatson.html