News and events

News and events from The Sparrows' Nest.

You may have noticed that we have massively expanded our catalogue and especially the Digital Library over the last couple of years. As we have now digitised large collections of long running papers, journals, magazines etc. we will start putting together articles dedicated to individual publications and subjects, shining a spotlight on some of these materials.

This month we are featuring something from the latest stash of documents added to the Digital Library. Documenting grassroots organisation against the revived arms race in the 1980s, this Nottingham CND Bulletin is fascinating for a number of reasons, not least as the wonderful hand drawn map on page two exemplifies how much work pre-demo route planning could be in the days before digital maps!

Nottingham CND Bulletin #?? (1986/01)

This month we added a lot of materials to the Digital Library. Please see below a full list of the eclectic mix, containing e.g. Punk Zines and heaps of great local(ish) materials. Prominent amongst the latter are long running LGBTQ+ papers and newssheets from the 1980s and 1990s as well as Nottingham CND materials from the 1980s, documenting e.g. blockades and other actions in and around the military bases in Chilwell and Molesworth.

Just the title of this document would have justified featuring it as our very first Document of the Month in 2019. Handpicked from a large stash of documents added to the Digital Library this week, we hope you enjoy this example of 1980s radical publishing...

Police News - For Nonviolent Authoritarianism, Nottingham 1984