Freedom Shop Birthday Party


The Freedom Shop turned 20 on 1st May this year and on Saturday 9th May we will celebrate from midday to midnight at Thistle Hall in Wellington.

The Freedom Shop turned 20 on 1st May this year and on Saturday 9th May we will celebrate.

Turning 20 is a big event and we are celebrating this anniversary by having an exhibition and a day of events at the Thistle Hall, right across the road from where the shop started 20 years ago in 1995.

So please do come along - the day will start with a bang at midday to open the exhibition - 20 years of memorabilia. If you can't make it at midday, come when you can - we'll be at Thistle from midday to midnight.

Throughout the day there will be a series of talks and chats, plus on-going zine-making and patch-making workshops. Bands will start at 9pm. Food will be available at different times.

The schedule for the day:

12 noon: Opening of the exhibition, followed by food.

1 pm: The Freedom Shop history, a discussion about the history of the shop and a chance for current and past members of the Collective to reminisce.

3 pm: The future of radical publishing. Come and join a chat about how we can ensure radical books and literature will continue to be available.

5 pm: What is anarchism? What does it mean to say you are an anarchist? What do we think anarchy is? Come along and join a discussion about anarchism. Food will be available around this time also.

9 pm: Music, including Dead Vicious, Awkward Death and the Four Stars.

  • All afternoon - zine-making and patch-making workshops.

  • Food - will be available after the opening and also after the 5pm discussion.

  • The Exhibition, books, zines and music will be open from 12.


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