Anarchist Festival 2020

Cancelled: Friday, 1 May to Monday, 4 May

Anarchist Festival 2020

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Due to ongoing distancing needs we’re going to have to postpone AFest from its May 2020 date. The hope is that we might be able to have some events around the weekend of the London Anarchist Bookfair, due to be held on the 17th October 2020. That’s a situation that will need reviewing nearer the date, as its impossible at this point to know what may, or may not, be possible when that date comes around. Failing that we hope to be back for the first weekend in May 2021, though of course even that cannot be guaranteed at this point.

Above all else we hope you and yours are well, and one thing is for certain, and that’s that as the system creeks and strains through this crisis the room for anarchist ideas and action opens that much further. Afest will be here to help in that, just as soon as is safe to do so. In the meantime let’s keep scheming and looking out for one another.

If you are planning on an event in the UK or Ireland and you would like it included in the programme please let us know about it by emailing us at Please be aware we might be very slow in answering emails, especially so until nearer the time of the festival itself.
Please also contact us at that email address if you have a venue for use, but no events in mind.
DEADLINE ALERT! Please be sure to submit your event by 1st April 2020 for inclusion in the programme. Any event submitted later than this date will not be included.

Date & Time: 

Friday, 1 May, 2020 (All day) to Monday, 4 May, 2020 (All day)


  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation


The ideal vision for the festival would be to see events, large and small, all across Britain and Ireland. The more events that take place, the more momentum the festival has, and in turn the more people might get involved and come into contact with anarchist ideas.


  • book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / meeting