17 September 2017

Radical History Festival

Expect untold stories, revelations and hidden histories in this day of talks featuring local and national speakers.

Speakers will share authentic glimpses of an undocumented past while a history book fair will provide an opportunity to read further for independent thought and action.

The day will also include talks from the authors of the latest additions to the self-published Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series.

We invite you to join us, not out of nostalgia for the past, but to find inspiration for the future.

Visit the Bristol Radical History website for the full programme.

The Radical History Zone is brought to you by the Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) and Remembering the Real World War I (RRWWI).


Bristol Radical History Group

The BRHG has been hosting talks, historic re-enactments, film nights, walks and even puppet shows, for more than a decade. They use all means necessary to bring history alive and make it relevant.

They will be celebrating the publication of the 40th pamphlet in their distinctive Radical Pamphleteer series.

The pamphlets and talks document a wealth of hidden history. BRHG has recently exposed the scandal of 4,000 unmarked burials at the site of the former Eastville Workhouse.

Over the years the group has thrown light on Anglo-Saxon democracy and saluted forgotten heroes of the English Civil War. They have remembered the exploits of the region’s forgotten anti-slavery activists, cotton workers and miners and peered into the worlds of eighteenth-century women’s boxing and Victorian coffee taverns.

RRWWI have revealed the untold story of Bristol’s conscientious objectors.