Dorset’s third Radical Bookfair will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Corn Exchange, Municipal Buildings, High St East, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF Our clash with Bradford Bookfair is unintentional and unavoidable, we hope you'll support one or other event!
We're a ten-minute walk from either railway
station - Dorchester South or West. The stalls will be on the ground
floor, wheelchair access to meeting rooms on first floor is via lift.
We invite applications for stalls from
individuals, non-hierarchical groups and campaigns, grassroots
unions, independent and non-commercial booksellers, artists,
publishers and distributors. Priority will be given to those active
in class struggle, antifascism, anti-oppression, environmentalism and
mutual aid. No political parties please.
Stalls are £25 each in the main hall, £18 if
booked by the end of May. In the unlikely event that we have any
spare tables we’ll do our best to share them out on the basis of
need. Setup from 9:30, open to public at 11:00. The hall must be
cleared by 18:00 so we can set up for the gig.
We’d appreciate suggestions for talks,
discussions, presentations, workshops and films. Please send us a
brief description of what you’d like to do, anything you would
need, and a summary for the programme.
We aim to provide vegan food, snacks and drinks
throughout the day. There will be a kids’ area - supervised play
not crèche, guardians to remain in sight of their charges. There are
a limited number of parking spaces at the venue for stallholders, if
you need one please reserve it, priority will go to disabled drivers
then those from out of the area. There are large public car parks
Live music from 7:30p.m to midnight, £5 suggested
donation to Bookfair and to cover artists’ expenses.
We ask participants to endorse our statement of
We want everyone attending this event to feel
safe, comfortable and included. We reject hierarchy and coercion, we
do not use or tolerate oppressive language: ableism, homophobia,
racism, transphobia, sexism, snobbery or otherwise. We do not make
excuses for sexual abuse or authoritarian regimes. We respect each
other’s boundaries. We may ask people to modify their behaviour or
take it elsewhere.
We should have a bank account set up by the end of this week and will post the details here. In the meantime payment can be made by paypal to: forevertrevorknits [at] gmail [dot] com or in cash to a member of the collective. ■
Our e-mail for enquiries [email protected]
Our website dorsetbookfair [dot] wordpress [dot] com