RADICAL HISTORY ZONE… on SATURDAY 20th April was a great success, click here to see the event, feel free to post comments
We have a new section for Events run by one or many of the many heads of the hydra. This includes our famous acoustic night (last Saturday of each month) and new computer workshop (snappier name to come)
The Hydra is a community bookshop, coffee shop and meeting/event space on Old Market in central Bristol. As well as selling some of the tastiest (and best value) home made vegan cookies and cake, and fair trade coffees and teas in Bristol, we also stock ‘radical’ literature on a wide range of issues.
These include politics, history, feminism, animal rights, environmentalism and other stuff that it may be difficult to track down in the usual high-street bookshops (if you can find one!) The bookshop provides a meeting space, as well as an outlet for independent non-commercial publishers and authors to make their books and ideas accessible to the wider community.
Run by local people as a workers co-operative, the shop grew out of Bristol Radical History Group and similar networks across the city. We also run our own events and aim to be a place where people can come meet and chat, read, play chess and drink coffee!
Are you looking for a place to hold an event or are you part of a group looking for somewhere to have meetings in Bristol?
One of the major aims of the Hydra is to provide a space which can accommodate and promote public events, meetings and discussion.
The room comfortably seats around 35 people and we can also provide a video projector and screen, should you wish to use them. We charge a flat rate of £10 per meeting for regular meetings and £12 per hour for public events.
We also offer PO Boxes for groups at £20 for a year.
We are proud to be a member of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers
If you would like the Hydra to host your event or meeting please give us a call during opening hours or get in touch via email or via the form here. During opening hours call us on 0117 3297401.
- 25/05/2013 4:00 pmHydra Email Encryption Workshop
- 25/05/2013 7:00 pmAcoustic night with Clayton Blizzard
- 07/06/2013 7:00 pmBristol IWW
- 20/06/2013 7:00 pmBristol IWW
- 29/06/2013 7:00 pmAcoustic night at Hydra Books