Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair
10am, Saturday 21 May
See programme here

21st May 2022 will mark the first Newcastle Anarchist Bookfair in honour of Ewan Brown. Originally scheduled for 2021 but postponed due to COVID this will be a long overdue celebration of Ewan and the region's radical past, present and future.

The bookfair is set to take place at Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and will feature stalls from local and national organisations. As well as talks, music, poetry and workshops from various groups and disciplines.

The bookfair is ran by a group of volunteers using funding from donations and stalls. We have tried to make this event as accessible as we can so anyone can enjoy. See the Visitor Info page for more information on access. Children & young people's activities will run throughout the day.

We rely on donations to run the bookfair. If you would like to help out but can't give up your time please consider throwing some money our way - this helps us out a great deal:

Ewan Brown was a comrade and friend whose art, music and words inspired those in the north east and further afield and furthered the cause of a world worth striving for.
The event will celebrate Ewan’s interests, as well as bring together many groups from the region and the UK.

If you would like to know more or would like to get involved please contact:


10am-5pm - Browse Bookfair stalls
10.30am - Stalls tour with BSL interpretation
10am-5pm - Children & young people's activities
11am-5pm - Workshops (BSL interpretation in cinema space)
4pm-10pm - Films
5pm-7pm - Cafe Gig with BSL interpretation
7pm- 11pm - After Party


Daytime - Magic Hat Cafe - Working with you to make food waste a thing of the past!

Evening - Samosa Sisters - A refugee-led community organisation supporting & empowering women

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The evening will see two gigs, plus film screenings - see the What's On page for more information.

We aim to have online events as part of the programme.


The Star and Shadow radio will be broadcasting from 10am with a selection of bookfair favourites, Ewan's music, local record labels, & news and views from the bookfair at:
Schedule info will be posted on social media.

Livestream for Music from 5pm: