Vodaphone demo, Wool against weapons, Avonmouth dust forum demo, Bristol Cable social, Celebrating subversion, St Werburghs City fair makes for a busy weekend

Vodaphone demo, Wool against weapons, Avonmouth dust forum demo, Bristol Cable social, Celebrating subversion, St Werburghs City fair makes for a busy weekend

Vodahome Demonstration against vodaphone tax evasion

Date(s) – 14/06/2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

castle park

“We are in the midst of a national housing crisis caused by cuts to housing benefits, the bedroom tax, a lack of housing for disabled people, social cleansing of our cities and soaring rents. Evictions and homelessness have risen, while providers of services for the homeless have been cut.The government says we can’t afford to fund social housing and benefits but Vodafone has not paid a penny of corporation tax since 2011. On June 14 – ahead of Vodafone’s AGM – UK Uncut will be going back to Vodafone to remind them if the Government won’t make them pay their tax then we will. So gather your friends and family as we transform branches up and down the country into living rooms, shelters, refuges, bedrooms and hostels. We will show that we are here to keep the pressure up on tax avoiding millionaires, and that empty words from Cameron’s Government won’t stop us.If you’re angry about unaffordable rents, the bedroom tax, housing benefit cuts, social cleansing, empty houses and millions being left without safe and secure homes, then take action! If it makes you sick that Vodafone can get away with not paying tax, then take action! If you say NO to the government sheltering tax-dodging companies and YES to safe, affordable, secure homes for all then take action!”
– http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog/call-out-vodahome-power-to-us

So with that all in mind, I’m thinking lets hit the city centre, there are a few stores to choose from I believe, or better still, invite all your friends & let’s get them all! 

Meeting point: Band stand, Castle Park at 11:00am


Wool against Weapons ‘Knit-In’ at Lush (cosmetics shop) Broadmead, Bristol

‘Knit-In’ at Lush (cosmetics shop)
Broadmead, 11am-4pm, Sat. 14th June ‘14
All are very welcome – come for a whole day of
‘craftivism’ or just for a half an hour! Knitting needles and pink wool
will be provided. Bristol CND invite you to sit, and knit, and join in this
Action AWE project – Wool Against Weapons



Celebrating Subversion – Anti-Capitalist Roadshow with Leon Rosselson, Frankie Armstrong and other singers.

Date(s) – 14/06/2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bristol Folk House

The Anti Capitalist Roadshow – Saturday 14th June £12.00 (adv), Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG doors 7,30pm

The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow is a collective of singers and songwriters:
Featuring : (click names for links to sites)

Leon Rosselson 
Rob Johnston 
Jim Woodland 
Grace Petrie 
Reem Kelani 
Frankie Armstrong

What they say : We’ve raised spirits, and given hope and heart and a smile or two to those angry at the ideologically driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite, and in particular on the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled.

Where next for The Bristol Cable: words and music

Date(s) – 14/06/2014
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Malcolm X Centre

To wrap up The Bristol Cable’s first programme of free workshops and events, we would like to invite you to this welcoming free social event. Hear from and meet participants and members, enjoy some local acts and discuss where next for The Bristol Cable, a people’s media for our city. Child friendly!





Avonmouth are at it again- 12-2 this Saturday

In a weekend packed with potentially subversive diversions Avonmouth are adding a spot of front line community resistance into the mix.
The Dust Forum are holding another impromptu demo from 12- 2 in protest at the ongoing failure to regulate dangerous industrial practises near their homes.

Wood dust from biomass, flies from biomass, metal dust and a possible new ‘bottom ash’ storage facility are all likely to be on the agenda.

They’ll be meeting at Avonmouth Park with a Brazilian themed thang at midday. The hope is to leaflet holidaymakers heading into the port for a cruise and thus increase pressure on the Port company to listen to their concerns.

Support would be really appreciated.


St Werburghs City Farm Summer Fair

farm-summer-fair-19251_s4Summer’s on its way, which means it’s nearly time for this years Farm Summer Fair! Come along and join us for a celebration of Bristol music, art, food and ale, all in support of the wonderful work St Werburghs City Farm does in the community year round. We’ll be bringing you three stages of great Bristol acts, heaps of great stalls, workshops, kids activities, a carnival procession and much more.

LIMTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE Also at the Farm pub, Farm Cafe and Duke of York. Cheapest tickets in advance! £5 / £3 / £1 (Adults / Concessions / Under 18s). Under 5s free

This year we’re celebrating all things wild, and looking at what we can do to protect the biodiversity in Bristol and further afield. Expect a feast of colour, and some great talks and workshops to get us thinking about what we can do to promote a healthy, happy urban ecosystem


FITTY GOMASH – 7 piece band based in Bristol who play traditional music with boldness, drive and simplicity. Their live shows are always raucous and eventful, delivered with a passion for the music and its history. They are equally at home storming barns with ceilidhs or playing song sets to anyone that will listen and dance. http://fittygomash.bandcamp.com/

BAILA LA CUMBIA – It’s not just a band name… it’s a command! If you like your riffs horn-heavy and your rhythms contagious, this is a band you need to see. With searing horn lines and percussion you can feel right up your trouser legs, Baila la Cumbia will turn any day out into a riotous party that you’ll never forget! http://bailalacumbia.wordpress.com/media/

FUTURE DUB ORCHESTRA – Future Dub Orchestra is the flowering of musical talent that is the brainchild of songwriter, producer and Musician J.T. Clarke committed to pushing musical boundaries. Their music cites influences as diverse as Dub, Electronica, Reggae, Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes, and Film Music. http://futureduborchestra.co.uk/music/

KID CARPET – Kid Carpet uses Casio keyboards, cardboard, sellotape and shouting to make peculiar punk folk disco music.
A champion of the lost and broken, Kid Carpet likes to use found sounds and objects which have been left behind by popular culture and attempts to turn them into superheros, repackaging them so that their simple beauty and innocence can be rediscovered. http://kidcarpet.bandcamp.com/

THE RIN TINS – Keep them dancing. That’s the ethos that The Rin Tins have kept since their inception in early 2011 and since then the quintet have dedicated themselves to bringing folk fueled jazz jive boogie to the Bristol scene. http://www.therintins.com/

WESTERN SUPER BEAR – Bristol-based sleuth of bears playing a strange brew of country-funk, doggy-disco, woodland-soul and beastly-folk… for your aural pleasure. https://soundcloud.com/westernsuperbear

SAM EASON – Learning lessons from the masters like Dylan, Taylor and Jedward, beardy Bristolian Sam likes to keep his songwriting simple and to the point. If your heart is in need of some buttering by a velvet spatula of melodies and tenderness, Sam may just be your man. https://soundcloud.com/sameason

BUCUCRASU – Bucucrasu… it means “Plenty Funky” in New Orleans parlance. This acoustic outfit is winning new admirers wherever they play, with their patented brew of Dr John inspired boogie funk. Bucucrasu offers a unique contribution to New Orleans blues, the style that lies at the root of modern funk. http://bucucrasu.co.uk/

LEO JAMES – Folk/blues influenced singer songwriter Leo James has been performing his material on the folk club, pub and festival scene for several years. His music has been described as no nonsense honest song writing pushed along by shimmering lap steel slide and finger style acoustic guitar.


ISH KABIBBLE – http://ish-kabibble.bandcamp.com/

DEAN REED’S DEAD – A hammer, a sickle and some horse-ridin’ skiffle. By remote connect to the late, great unremembered Star, DRD serve up an all-original blenderful of sweet sounds and crazed notions. Surf guitared, Rich rythmned, Bass heavy, Lyric loaded croon-pop-blues! Ear-worms for the care-worn from Kingston to the Cairngorms. https://soundcloud.com/dean-reeds-dead

EDD KEENE – Edd Keene aka The Green Man is an award winning mutli instrumentalist Live loop pedal artist with an eclectic and exciting range of styles. Having toured the festival circuit since 2007 honing his live looping skills he is an act you won’t want to miss! http://eddkeene.blogspot.co.uk/

CIRCE’S DINER – Circe’s Diner weave wondrous tales of love, loss and tigers against a backdrop of Americana, roots and folk. The acoustic alchemists blend infections melodies and dreamy harmonies with an intoxicating performance that will most probably charm the pants of you


SCARLETT SHOCKS – Sweet folk-rock that blooms with thorns and briars. Soulful acoustic storytelling with a sinister edge


+ more acts to be announced

– A showcase of Bristol’s youth talent from Temple Records and the Creative Youth Network
– Local ale from Ashley Down Brewery
– Carnival procession led by Bristol Samba
– Bars brought to you by The Farm pub and The Duke of York
– A street market featuring food and goods from Bristol and the South West

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