Music & History Walk

Not technically connected with the bookfair, but nonetheless, immediately after the bookfair finishes, from 6pm-9pm, there will be music in the Student Union from Sharon Gal, Marlo Eggplant and Sly & the Family Drone, as part of the “Fringes, Outsides and Undergrounds: The aesthetics and politics of unpopular music” conference. Entry is free, and all are welcome.

Set times

 6.30pm Sharon Gal


7.15pm Marlow Eggplant


8pm Sly and the Family Drone



Also keep an eye out for the Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir who will be singing around the site at different times throughout the day.



Focus E15 Housing Campaign Benefit Night presents:
Raime (DJ Set) | Vindicatrix | Joey Fourr | Quitters | Cabiria | + Poster Launch and DJ’s
May 7th @ 6:00pm till Midnight

DIY Space For London, 96-101 Ormside St, SE15 1TF
£6 | tickets

DIYSFL is a members club, become a member here:

The Focus E15 campaign was born in September 2013 when a group of young mothers were served eviction notices by East Thames Housing Association after Newham Council cut its funding to the Focus E15 hostel for young homeless people. This attempt by Newham Council to displace the mothers from London, removing them and their children from their families and local support networks, is just one example of a city-wide process of social cleansing, with low income people being forced to the fringes of London and beyond by soaring rents, benefit cuts, and a shortage of social housing.

Since its inception, the campaign has gone from strength to strength, running a weekly street stall, occupying the borough’s council offices, organising a two week political occupation of empty flats on the Carpenter’s Estate, and working in solidarity with other housing and social struggles across London.

This fundraiser will help us run our new social space, in Newham. The space is for outreach, events, and to support the boroughs community with housing and homelessness issues. Having a fixed address vastly improves the work we can do, and allows us to invite other activist groups to use it too. For more info on the campaign, click here.

The night will feature a range of live music and DJ sets. There will also be a selection of commissioned risographed posters for sale in the bar, with contributions from artists, Alison Ballance, Jacob V. Joyce, Diana Policarpo, Linda Stupart, and Rehana Zaman.

Come party with us after the bookfair – Social Housing not Social Cleansing!!!

New Cross & Deptford Radical History Walk

Meet at 2pm by main doors of Goldsmiths University


New Cross, and especially its neighbour Deptford, have long and surprisingly radical histories which have played a central role in English life: e.g. from the so-called ‘Peasants Revolt’ of 1381 to the deadly New Cross Fire of 1981, which led to UK’s largest ever Civil Rights demo, as well as Goldsmith’s own very lively past. ‘The Red Flag’ was written on way to & at New Cross Station; many artists & writers have lived here e.g. the socially concerned poets Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Experienced guide Tim Gluckman and radio star Ray Woolford will lead this 90 minute tour: for instance Ray will talk about research for his next book (on Kath Duncan) and the iconic Battle of Deptford Broadway (1932).

The walk last approximately 90 minutes and is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people with limited mobility.