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The York Revolt of 1381 and the Legacy for the City Today

Golden Ball, 29th January 2014, 7.30pm. Today York’s cycle of Mystery Plays attract tourists from across the world. They are held to signify the origins of  theatre and to mark an important stage in British cultural history.  However, the truth is rather … Continue reading

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Anarchists in the Boardroom!

Wednesday 13th November at 7.30pm Come and join a conversation with Liam Barrington-Bush, co-founder of ‘More Like People‘ and author of recently-published ‘Anarchists in the Boardroom.‘ Liam has been speaking and writing for several years about ways social change organisations can … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the English in York

  Deconstructing the English in York Posted on October 1, 2013 by Martin   Trying to get to grips with the historical, social and psychological construction of any sort of identity is difficult enough: almost impossible in the case of that slippery customer ‘Englishness’. … Continue reading

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A History of Englishness

On Monday, 30 September at the Golden Ball from 7.30 there will be a joint meeting organised by York Alternative History and York Social. Nick Smith (MA Medieval Archaeology, York) leads a discussion on ‘A History of Englishness’. It will … Continue reading

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Pub talk: Local Democracy and community engagement in York

Monday 1st July 7:30pm, The Golden Ball, York. Gwen Swinburn, a Senior Urban Specialist with the World Bank will be discussing “Local democracy and community engagement in York – a global comparative” We are honoured to welcome an international expert in Local … Continue reading

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REASON BREEDS MONSTERS!

Anarchists Against The Wall! The fabulous ‘agit-swing’ band that played our Radstats are gigging again, and we thought we’d give them a shout. On Saturday 15th June,  7:30 they are at the York Environment Centre (St Nick’s Fields) with food … Continue reading

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Pub talk: A Century of Militant Feminism

Krista Cowman, Professor of History, University of Lincoln,  introduces a pub discussion on ‘Suffragette Militancy in the Regions’. Monday, 20 May 2013, at 8pm prompt at The Golden Ball, Cromwell Road, York. More details here.

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Gathering again

we’re at it again. The Gathering is happening this Saturday, 27th April, from 8pm onwards in the Golden Ball. It will be a night for the words, songs and music of the people, by the people, for the people. Last … Continue reading

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Are your opinions really your own?

Jon Tummons, from Teesside University, explores Chomsky’s ideas about the mass media and how it’s agenda shapes our discourse. The second in a series of free and informal pub talks aimed at understanding the way our society works. All welcome. … Continue reading

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The Gathering

Saturday 9th March 8pm onwards, The Golden Ball Re-charge your batteries with an entertaining evening of words, songs and music of social significance. An all-acoustic session produced by the people for the people, in the friendly atmosphere of York’s co-operative pub. … Continue reading

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