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Celebrating the region’s radical past, present and future, the Star And Shadow Cinema are hosting the very first Newcastle Anarchist Book Fair on Saturday 21st May, in memory of artist, musician and activist Ewan Brown, who passed away in 2019. The event will feature a range of diverse social movements gathering together, with stalls from AK Press, Amorphous Pieces, Borderline Books, Dog Section Press, Earth First, Freedom Press, Kate Sharpley Library, Sisters Uncut and the Tyneside Anarchist Archive among many others.

As well as stalls, there’s also the chance to get involved, from learning how to make your mark with stencil art and an exploration on Chav Solidarity by D. Hunter, to a workshop on mixed martial arts with the Newcastle Fight Center. As if the offering wasn’t already substantial, the event rounds off with music featuring an appropriately anarchistic edge, with punks Slalom D, hardcore outfit Decontrol and anarcho-punk-poet Andy T among those performing.

Films made by Ewan Brown will be screened in the cinema from 5pm, including No Pasaran – Resisting Neo Nazis in Magdeburg, and Gentle World, which tells of the veganic haven nestled in the mountains of the far north of New Zealand, alongside film shorts, and at 7.30pm, there’s a screening of Ken Loach’s film Land & Freedom.

If you want to get immersed in region’s more revolutionary side, there’s no better place to start than this one-of-a-kind event.


The Anarchist Book Fair takes place at Star And Shadow Cinema, Newcastle on Saturday 21st May.

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