History Talk 30 April

CANCELLED.

History Talk with York Alternative History & York Social

Date:               Wednesday, 30 April 2014, at 7.30 pm

Venue:            Denham Room, Priory Street Centre

Speakers:       Pat and Martin Bashforth

Title:               Diverse Evill-Disposed Persons

Behind the modern, comfortable presentation of Cannon Hall Country House Museum lie tales of war, revolution, murder, migration, poverty, theft, injustice and the role of women in the social turbulence of 17th century Yorkshire. A04 - Title Page

Can we combine history research with contemporary art practice to represent the past in today’s landscape?

Do these ignored stories surrounding Cannon Hall have any relevance to life in the 21st century?

What chance does such an ‘alternative history’ have of being seen and heard?

Pat and Martin Bashforth will use a variety of media to explore and present their research into the past and present of Cannon Hall and its surrounding landscape and invite your answers to questions like these.

[Free entry on the door, with a collection]

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General Ludd Embraces New Technology!

Those readers who followed our events in January to commemorate the execution of 17 Luddites at York Castle 200 years before, will remember Alan Brooke. He was one of our speakers during the afternoon discussion at the Guildhall and, dressed dapperly in early 19th century dress, added a splash of colour to our commemorative event at the Castle, along with his comrades. If you are alert to the mass media, you may have heard him eloquently represent the Luddite cause on Radio 4 (Looking for the Luddites) and on BBC TV (Nick Crane’s programme on Huddersfield in his Town series).

Now you can find more of his quietly authoritative words on the blogosphere. Check him out on ‘Underground Histories’ at http://undergroundhistories.wordpress.com – it’s well worth the visit.

Personal Stories: an interview with local activist Nick Smith part 2

Here is part two of the interview I gave to Helen Graham as part of York’s Alternative History’s project to collect stories of local activists (part one is here).

In this part I discuss my experiences of class at Bournemouth University, protesting against student fees, getting involved in Buddhism and the Free Tibet movement, the late ’90s – early ’00s anti-globalisation movement as well as travelling to Belgrade, my involvement in the underground music scene and living as an archaeologist.

To listen please click on the link below…

http://soundcloud.com/nicksmith1982/nick-smith-yah-interview-part-2