Tag: Anarchism

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Alternative drop-in centre in Belfast

Imagine a place of freedom and expression for young people, a place to eat at a reasonable price, a place to create art and play music. An alternative space for anyone who didn’t find the mainstream appealing. Welc...

Catherine Couvert

Just Books and Women's News

Originally from France, Catherine grew up on a small farm. She remembers her childhood as a happy one, though living conditions were sparse. “Until I was ten, we lived in a house with one kitchen and one bedroom, a...

It Makes You Want To Spit: Punk in Ulster

A definitive history of punk in N.I.

Recorded at the book launch of 'IT MAKES YOU WANT TO SPIT' in the Empire, Belfast, authors Sean O'Neill and Guy Trelford tell of their labour of love in compiling this definitive history of punk in Northern Irelan...

The A Centre or the Lost Tribe of Long Lane

A magnet for young punks.

November 1981: the A Centre was established as an alternative cultural space in Belfast city centre and ran on Saturday afternoons. Organised by the Belfast Anarchist Collective, the centre soon became a magnet for yo...

The Long Haul & The Kazoo Orchestra: Black Mountain Rescue in Belfast

A local environmental protest.

On Saturday October 21st, 1995, activists from "Black Mountain Rescue" turned up at the premises of White Mountain Quarries protesting at the destruction and erosion of the Black Mountain. On their way to the quarr...