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11:00 am

Craftivism Workshop (RBF)

November 19 at 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Assemby Roxy, Main Stage, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
18£ Sold out

If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett,  founded the Craftivist Collective to provide more that just an alternative use for crafts. The Collective's gentle protest approach is called craftivism, and it  aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that …

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1:00 pm

Abortion Wars : Judith Orr on Abortion Rights (RBF)

November 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free - 5£ 46 tickets left

Britain’s Abortion Act is now fifty years old and it’s never been amended.  It brought about profound social change, but the struggle for abortion rights is far from over.  Judith Orr, is a leading pro-choice campaigner in the UK; her new book Abortion Wars argues that it’s time women had the right to control their fertility without …

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2:30 pm

Political Multiculturalism & Immigrant Communities Bashabi Fraser and Sarah Glynn (RBF)

November 19 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Assemby Roxy, Main Stage, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
Free - 5£ 52 tickets left

The politics of the last year have made enduring racism and xenophobia painfully apparent. What of the social and cultural importance of pluralism in our society? Poet and academic Bashabi Fraser shares the stage with writer and activist Sarah Glynn as the two share distinct and nuanced thoughts on multiculturalism in Britain today. Bashabi Fraser …

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4:30 pm

PROTEST : Riots, Occupation & Craftivism (RBF)

November 19 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Assemby Roxy, Main Stage, 2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
Free - 5£ 25 tickets left

Whatever happened to British protest? For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. For the closing event of the Radical Book Fair, Matt Myers, Sarah Corbett and Stephen Reicher discuss protests and resistance. …

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