GeneralA project which archives and documents the many lost causes and small movements of our collective existence. The material covered will be pamphlets, books, magazines, badges, photographs and posters. Areas archived will include: the situs, underground newspapers, fanzines, the sixties, class war, solidarity, anarchy, left communism, conscientious objection, Maoism in England, rock against racism, Peter Kennard, Clifford Harper, deviant trotskyism, Walter Benjamin, radical feminism, squatting, Frank Zappa, lesbian separatism and the 1970s mens movement and many others.
MusicRegular events, parties and an annual conference in association the with South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall. The first Public Reading Rooms conference was the May 68 event on May 10th 2008.
MoviesIn alliance with the Rochester Film Salon we will show a series of interesting and unusual films with a discussion element.
BooksTogether with PM Press from the States we will publish short runs of books magazines and posters. Our first publication will be the third issue of Icteric - a political/art/anti-art journal whose first two issues were published in the mid 1960s.
HeroesAmanda Sebestyen / Explorer : Nick Rochford / Compendium : Alan Woodward / Workers Council Socialist : Peter Kennard / Artist : Dave Chapple / Chair National Shop Stewards Network : Pete Green / Economist : Anna Hunt / Artist : Craig Liddle / Father : Ron Heisler / Polymath : Paul Stott / Class War : Nick Heath / Veteran anarchist : John Rudge / Credit cruncher : Esther Leslie / Benjaminite : Barry Buitekant / Councillor : Bill Hetherington / Conscientious Objector : Ben Watson / Zappatist : Keith Flett / sec London socialist historians : Ron Hunt / Icteric : Andrew Whitehead / Archivist : John Plant / Revolutionary History : Chris Bertoud / Spoon Unit : Marg Nicol / Photographer : Sara Brown / Psychotherapist : Andy Meinke / Statistician : Malcolm Hopkins / Tumbling Man : Leila Kassir / Librarian : John McAllister / Accountant : Andrew Burgin / Catastrophist : Ian Gollan / Networker
- Jul 31, 2009 10:08 AM Latest events
- Jul 31, 2009 10:04 AM Housmans online bookshop launched! Over 500,000 titles available...
- Jul 14, 2009 8:36 AM New London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
- Jul 1, 2009 10:41 PM London Writing
- Jul 1, 2009 10:14 AM Volunteering at Housmans
About me:I inhabit the mysterious depths under Housmans Booksellers at:
5 Caledonian Road
Who I'd like to meet:Fellow explorers, polymaths, anarchists, socialists, conscientious objectors, zappatists, historians, archivists, revolutionaries, spoon units, artists, librarians, catastrophists and networkers
Membership is a mere tenner per year or a cool hundred per lifetime! Contact PRR@andrewburgin.com for more info.
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and Housmans bookshop - radical books*ll*rs since 1945
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- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn