NEW Guided History Walk: 16th July 2pm

Having tested this during the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG)’s Radical Summer School, we are very happy to invite you to our brand new guided history walk:

Agitating the Lawless Rabble

Sunday 16th July 2pm

Starting at the Left Lion (Council House)

Ending on Heathcoat Street (back of Broadway Cinema) – stick around to see our free exhibition Regime Change Starts at Home – Nottingham Opposition to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

No need to register, just turn up.

Duration about one hour, route wheelchair accessible (but there are some hills along the way).

Free Event

Featuring lots of original documents and Flying Faux Custard Pies!


Regime Change Begins at Home – Nottingham Opposition to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq 13th to 16th July

An exhibition of photographs and local campaign materials at Broadway Cinema.

13th to 16th July 2023 – Free Event.


Another Castle Walk

Red Rope have asked us whether we can take their local group on another walk To the Castle.

Feel free to come along, please see for more information.


To the Castle!

We are very glad to announce our first guided walk To the Castle! since the before times.


Celebrating Chris Richardson

We would love to welcome you on Sunday, the 14th August 2022 at The Playwright in Nottingham (38 Shakespeare St, Nottingham NG1 4FQ) to celebrate the life of Chris Richardson.

Drop in from 12.30pm.

If you would like to join us please RSVP through Eventbrite to give us an idea how many of you can make it.

Alternatively please send an email:

If you would like to use the opportunity to share your memories of Chris with others on the day, that would be wonderful (we will reserve some space for photographs, memorabilia etc.). If anyone wants to say a few words we would like to encourage you to do so between 2-3pm (or simply whenever you feel like it!).

If you have any questions or suggestions please email:

We are much looking forward to seeing you then. Please feel free to pass on this invitation.

Thatcher costumes are not obligatory.

Chris Richardson’s ‘A City of Light…’ 3rd edition

Almost a decade after we brought out the first edition of A City of Light…, this book continues to be our most successful publication and remains an important contribution to the history of the labour movement.

With stocks of the 2015 run depleted, a new edition of the book had been planned for a while, but we finally revisited this project following the desperately sad loss of our dear friend and comrade Chris Richardson.

The 3rd edition is now available from Five Leaves Bookshop, The Bookcase and The Sparrows’ Nest, or just send us an email.

If you want to read the book online, you can access it for free on our website.

We hope you enjoy this book, which will continue to be a memorial to a wonderful and dearly missed person.

Please also read Chris’ 2007 pamphlet The Co-operative Movement in Greater Nottingham – A Journey Towards Political Representation in the Digital Library of The Sparrows’ Nest Library and Archive.

Obituary: Chris Richardson | 1947-2020

With great sadness do we report on the death of our friend and comrade Chris Richardson, committed Socialist, proud fighter for LGBTQ+ liberation, accomplished historian and author of A City of Light….


New LOASP book: Face Blind in Berlin, Suffolk and Gedling – The Memoirs of Chris Cook Cann

We are very proud about our latest release, published by Loaf On A Stick Press (in cooperation with the prestigious Saithwaite Press):

Face Blind in Berlin, Suffolk and Gedling – The Memoirs of Chris Cook Cann More

Book Launch: Face Blind in Berlin, Suffolk and Gedling

To celebrate the release of Loaf On A Stick’s latest publication, Chris Cook Cann’s Face Blind in Berlin, Suffolk and Gedling, there will be an event at the Jam Cafe on Thursday, January 23rd, 7pm. The author has sent out the following invitation:


2019 ‘To the Castle’ guided walk

It has been a good while since we did one of these and people keep asking us whether we will run another one. So there you go, back on populari(ish) demand:

Another of our popular guided walks ‘To the Castle!’.

Saturday, 9th November 2019
Start 4pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

As always this event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

For details please see our events page.

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