Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair

Saturday, 1 June

Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair

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3 Years Running - 2024 will mark the 3rd annual Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair, an event celebrating the life of Ewan and the radical past, present and future of the North-East.

On Saturday 1st June we will open the doors to another fine year of stalls, workshops and live events.

We will once again be hosted in the fabulous Star and Shadow Cinema in the east of the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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

Get Involved

If you have any questions or want to get involved drop us an email at:

For Ewan

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 celebrated Ewan’s interests, as well as bringing together many groups from the region and the UK.

Where is it?

We will once again be located in the wonderful Star and Shadow Cinema in the east end of the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Star and Shadow Cinema are a volunteer run community project providing a space for Shieldfield and beyond. Anything from a community kitchen, radical library, meeting space and of course a working cinema space.

They don't just provide a great venue space but have all sorts of events on throughout the year, check them out here:


We are delighted to so far announce some familiar and new faces for our 3rd instalment of the Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair in 2024. We will bring you groups from around the region and further afield to offer a unique selection of groups fighting for a wide array of causes.

As ever these are subject to change as the big day draws near and more will pop up closer to the time too.

Active Distribution
Amorphous Pieces
Anarchist Federation
Battle of Stockton Campaign
Black Lodge Press
Borderline Books
Byker Garden Collective
Kate Sharpley Library
LGBT+ Northern Social Group
North East Anarchist Group
North East Hunt Monitors
Northumbria IWW
Pirate Press
PM Press
Radical Poster Collective
Sign It Hear
Spicy Coffee Collective
Tyne & Wear Solidarity Federation
Tyneside Anarchist Archive

The majority of stalls will be in the large 'Venue Space' with some more situated in the 'Cinema' alongside comfy seating and Ewan's films on the large screen.


This year workshops will have their own area, taking place in the 'Meeting Room' away from the noise of the stalls.


Food and seating can be found in the cafe area at the entrance of the building.


After the stall and workshop portion of the day is over the 'Venue Space' will host live music.

Kids Area

The return of the popular Kids Area with sofas, games and activities.


There will be a Wellbeing Crew on hand to help out where they can and making sure everyone is okay. You will be able to find them around the venue wearing yellow armbands.


As is the nature of the bookfair it is important to respect people's privacy and not to take photos of anyone's faces unless with their consent.


Induction Loop

Portable hearing loops will be available on the day of the bookfair.

Wheelchair/Step-Free Access

The Star and Shadow Cinema is a wheelchair accesible venue offering step-free access around the bookfair as well as accessible toilets.

Toilets/Changing Places

Star and Shadow Cinema has a disabled toilet fitted out to Changing Places standard. With a ceiling track hoist, height adjustable changing bench, height adjustable hand basin, shower and toilet.

More info available here:

Medical Requirements

If anyone has any medical requirements they need to take care of there will be places to do that. There will also be food and drink available. If you have any questions please ask at the welcome desk at reception.

Dogs Welcome

The venue is animal friendly and offers a large green space across the road.

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 1 June, 2024 (All day)

Is this a callout or mobilisation?: 

  • national callout


  • book shop/info shop/library
  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation
  • film
  • meeting
  • music/concert
Star and Shadow Cinema
Warwick Street
United Kingdom


nearest Metro stations are Manors and Jesmond

Star & Shadow Cinema is more than a cinema. It is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.


  • course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / meeting / music/concert / party / theater / work space/diy

A bookfair that is run at the Star and Shadow in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in memory of our comrade and friend, Ewan Brown. Want to get involved? Contact us here:


  • book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation