InspirationInspiring ideas, projects, history and people.
The story of Wally Hope, the peace hippies and Stonehenge festival.
Gee Vaucher from CRASS, discussing her work and its impact from the 1980’s onwards, hear from people influenced by Crass and how Gee develops her art.
Film of talk by ex-members (such as the late General Baker) of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, arguably one of the most radical working class organisations in the US in the 20th century.
Can human beings shake off their social conditioning as a means of interacting more closely with nature and other life on the planet through a personal experience narrative.
Bioneers are those people experimenting to create low impact solutions for an uncertain future.
How we setup a food growing project on a old tennis court.
A great list of useful permaculture books to use to develop a future world of equality and sound ecology.
Pilar Lopez’s performances/songs about the Spanish Social Revolution of 1936 brings to life the spirit of these times and to today’s struggles in Spain.
Film: Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Race, Class and Gender in the 60′s U.S.
Hillbilly nationalists were a white radical movement in the US in the 1960’s and formed part of a coalition with Black panthers amongst others.
In a life defined by exploitation and suffering, the poor of the Middle Ages dreamed up a fantastical land of Cokaygne ; where people lived in idleness and plenty and the rich were barred.
Di Parkin was a revolutionary activist from the early 1960′s to the 1980′s, hear her story of involvement with syndicalist movements and members of Durutti amongst others.
In this talk hear how the Greenham common women’s movement against the nuclear arms race developed and campaigned for a peaceful world.
Film: British armed forces’ strikes and mutinies in 1918-19: a radical history project for the anniversary of World War I
The forgotten history of British armed forces’ post WW1 strikes and mutinies.
Find out about Armed forces strikes in World War 1, The Greenham Common Women’s Movement, Hillbilly Nationalists, The Land of Cokaygne, Spanish Civil war songs and Anarcho Syndicalists in the 1960s, in these talks filmed at 2013 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Radical History Zone, hosted by Bristol Radical History Group.
3 amazing community gardens in Philadelphia.
Steve has an amazing community garden project on an old tennis court, find out how he has developed it.
this is the second piece about the Fallowfield secret garden by Gavin Pate, a friend of permanent culture now
Marx saw history as an active process that we are all part of, find out more about his ideas and how they relate to history.
Eveline Lubbers, shines a light on corporate and police spying on activists including blacklisting of trade unionists, McLibel, police spy Mark Kennedy.
In part 6 of the of the history of the commonsmovements, find out about the inspiring Chartists movements and their relevance for a permanent culture today.
The community at Daisy Dell took action in their area to create a community garden resource and at the same time built new relationships.
Want to know what the real story of the 2011 riots was, then watch this talk on the riots based on hard facts, also features rebellion in Tottenham film by reel news.
Find out how blacklisting has been used against people arguing for better workplace rights and conditions and how we can fight back.
The history of enclosure in Britain, essential for understanding land ownership in the present, from Simon Fairlie of the great Land Magazine.
The anarchist Library is a great online resource of anarchist articles and books that give a great overview of anarchist thought and practice.
Interview with Stuart Christie, about his views on the anarchist struggle, defining anarchism and ways forward for anarchist thought.
How the cooperative movement developed, find out about Robert Owen and his New Lanark communities and the relevance the cooperative movement has for us to day.
Bristol Radical History Group do history in a different way, watch this film to see why peoples history is important, why a women’s football team became ranters and why they hate bailiffs. Filmed at Cloudcuckooland festival 2012
Find out why Thomas Spence, Mary Wollenscroft, Thomas Paine and William Blake are so important to our struggles today.
Ruth Potts: Falling in Love with the Material World: How the joy and intelligence of craft helps us understand limits and sets us free, filmed at Small is festival 2012
Talk from the Diggers 2012 group that have been inspired by the Gerald Winstanley and the original Diggers and have taken to reclaiming the land at Runnymede Park.
TREVOR BAYLIS OBE Inventor of the wind up radio, Trevor talks about inspiring innovations and life as an inventor.
Storyteller & mythologist Martin Shaw explores our dominant cultural stories and describes the powerful influence of myth making over our lives.
Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney Founder of Embercoombe explores our troubled yet crucial relationship with power, money, nature, and each other, filmed at Small is festival 2012
Relive the Bristol 1931 riots on this walking tour of Bristol with Bristol Radical History Group
Why the commons is an important movement based on controlling resources for the common good, also outlines the history of the commons and enclosures.
Want to know why May 1st became workers day, labour day, this talk explains the Hay market Martyrs role in history and the formation of Mayday.
In this talk Silvia Federici talks about her forty years of research and theorizing on the nature of housework, social reproduction, and women’s struggles, excellent talk.
Molly Conisbee talks about the links we have with the land and why they are so important and should be treasured, this talk from small is beautiful festival 2012.
Steve from Permanent Culture Now takes us through an enlightening, funny and sad personal history of his involvement in the UK new age traveller communities.
Phoenix from solutions zone TV talks about the origins of squatting past, present and future at Sunrise Off Grid Festival 2012.
Michael Thomas of Permanent Culture Now begins the Radical History Day at the 2012 Sunrise Off grid Festival with a talk on Why Radical History is important.
Thought the transition movement was the first movement to look at localised food production and sustainability, think again as Bristol had its own transition type movement over a hundred years ago.
Film of talk: Running Paddington farm: community & educational farm project: Off Grid 2012
Ragman Lanes farm explains how it runs a small scale food production business.
Film of Talk: Running Vallis Veg a Diverse Horticultural Smallholding – Off Grid 2012
Find out about Edcombe farm a residential off-grid smallholding.
Film of a talk about running Blackthorn farm a residential off-grid smallholding from Off Grid Festival 2012
A short film about the Small is Beautiful festival 2012, a great festival, check our site for more great talks and films
The Sow and Grow Community food growing project shows how permaculture principles can help people reintegrate back into community and learn new skills.