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Festival of Migration - Saturday 15 June
11am – meetat Trinity Centre
In true carnival style, Saturday 15 June will see Stapleton Road alive with the smells and sounds of the many cultures who call the neighbourhood home. The Festival of Migration welcomes one and all to parade along Stapleton Road in colourful costumes accompanied by music and dancing. We will be meeting at Trinity Arts Centre Garden at 11am to add final touches to costumes and flags for the procession that leaves at 12pm. Those who need assistance to travel can meet at the bus stop outside Maliks to ride the 1960s bus that will lead the procession (mobility scooters and bikes also welcome).
The procession will travel the length of Stapleton Road and finish under the M32 for a skate demonstration and live art show at around 1pm. The bus will then be conducting short rides and bike buses will travel along the freshly cleaned and decorated back of Stapleton Road behind The Black Swan, Coach House and along Fox Road to take people back down to where most of the festival will take place which is in and around Rawnsley Park and Armoury Square. Festivities will start at 2pm and will include dance workshops, arts and crafts, live music, a chill out meditation zone and an international food market. The festival launch party takes place at the Armoury Tavern on 14 June from 6.30pm with 'Positive Propaganda' art exhibition and live music. The whole project is being delivered by Jahlake Koncepts on behalf of the Stapleton Road Working Group. Contact Cleo Lake on 07771825035 or Stacy Yelland at firstname.lastname@example.org
BRFF Presents "Power to the People": Films on the Black Panther Party + Afterparty
Arc Bar (27 Broad St, Bristol, Avon BS1 2HG)
£3 on the door. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 10pm.
“We gonna say to the whole damn government: ‘Stick ‘em up motherfucker. This is a hold up – we come for what’s ours’”
Propaganda and its role in shaping the views of a nation
Monday 4th March 8pm The Cube, Dove Street, Bristol. Entry £3/£4 (But nobody turned away due to lack of funds)
Permanent Culture Now, Bristol Indymedia and Bristol Radical History Group are proud to present as part of the Bristol Radical Film Festival a presentation and series of films about how propaganda was used by the Establishment during the time of the Empire and Colonialism to persuade our own population of the greatness of the empire. The techniques and manipulation of information have a resonance for today as we constantly see propaganda techniques used to justify illegal wars and policy decisions.
Frances Gooding has been researching colonial film as part of the a wider project and he will present a series of rare films that highlight the propaganda machine in action, he will explain film was manipulated to rewrite history, a charge that could these days be pointed at Hollywood movies (Pearl Harbour, Braveheart anyone). After viewing these films Francis will unpick the motivations for making them and explain how they were changed to fit the ruling class ideology of the day. This will be an essential event for anyone interested in how our views are shaped by the media we consume and how this is used by the powerful interests of society, i.e. the state and ruling class to put their view of the world onto the mass population.
The event will be followed by a Q&A where we will discuss the relevance of these propaganda techniques for the world we live in today.
Monday September 3rd, 8pm. Entry £3/£4 (But nobody turned away due to lack of funds)
While the cuts mean slashes in benefits, the rise in childhood poverty, job losses and the removal of vital services for most of us, it seems the bankers are doing very well out of austerity. The banking sector, bailed out by UK taxpayers to the tune of a trillion dollars is still awarding huge bonuses and raking in mountains of profit. Kerching!
However there are billions of revenue that could be used to fund vital services and help to poor. It's just that the UK government has decided that welfare is for the rich and powerful - and so let them off paying billions in taxes. Examples include Vodafone who had negotiated a deal with the UK government, whereby its tax bill of £7 billion was conveniently reduced to £1.25 billion. Goldman Sachs was let off a £10m interest bill, while it recorded profits of $2.1bn in the first quarter of 2012.
This film by UKUncut expores the issues and how people are fighting back!
The event includes supporting features and local speakers.
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