Twenty-seven people attended the screening at Firstsite on Sat 30 June of Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government. (See previous blogpost for details.) It was free and there was a collection, which raised £75.
More would have attended if I had avoided the date of the NHS 70th birthday march in London. Still, I was glad I arranged it as those who saw the film found it inspiring and those who saw my publicity may have watched the film online via the pay-per-view Vimeo link.
Unfortunately Carne Ross was out of the country and unavailable for the Q&A.
Thanks again to
- Colchester Trades Council for £50 towards venue hire
- Firstsite Community Events team for providing the cinema and other support
- the Q&A speaker, who was a member of Plan C and a solidarity activist with the Kurdish Freedom Movement and who spoke about the Rojava Revolution and anarchism in general (he’d prefer to remain nameless)
- Liam from Hopscotch Films (who tried to join in with the Q&A via Skype from Toronto until the technology broke down)
- Phil for having me as a guest on his Colne Radio Leftfield show
Not sure, but in the meantime, do look up Plan C, the UK anarchist/communist network - www.weareplanc.org - which seems to be one of the more active anarchist groups at present. They have a branch in Essex. Although it is not yet listed on their main contacts page, it goes by the name of Red Essex and can be contacted on Facebook @solidarityredessex. It's not explicitly an anarchist group although some members are anarchists/autonomist communists.