fancy a date… here’s the 2020 London Rebel History Calendar!

back despite popular demand:

the 2020 London Rebel History Calendar is out now!

 Time to get your copy of Past Tense’s (mostly) annual rebellious calendar: 366 radical, subversive and riotous anniversaries from the streets of the Great Wen – ranging this year from 1262 to 2019…

We love to celebrate London’s centuries-long traditions of rebellious culture, resistance to
authority, and freethinking… remembering and discovering the mosaic of collective and individual contributions to transforming the world for the better. Feminists, anarchists, socialists, strikers,
rioting kids and dancing rebels… and much more…

It’s what this blog is based on – digital and paper hand in hand…

We try to commemorate the grassroots, self-organised and anti-hierarchical; the diverse communities that have evolved & migrated here, social movements, the stolen moments of liberation… … as well as never forgetting the repression inflicted by the rich and powerful, & the institutions that defend them.

And our own histories are here too… our daily lives, the small actions and events that shape us, as vital as the ‘great moments of history’.

The calendar didn’t appear in 2019, for one reason and another, partly ‘cause its hard work collecting dates, laying it out, printing it – all of which we do ourselves… partly as there was other things to do…

If you like our work…
help out! please send us more dates for future editions, from the capital’s history, and from your own past times… no event is insignificant. Even if you think we must already know what you have to say… we probably won’t.. We’re here to learn, as much as to spread the little we know, and to inspire…
We’ve limited the calendar to the London area, ‘cause we live here…

Now and again we get things wrong… the proof readers’ union’s on a work to rule. We hope the odd mistake doesn’t spoil your enjoyment – but please tell us if you spot things on the wrong date…

Where can you get it?

It’s available from the Past Tense website

only £9.00 plus Post and Packing

And available soon in lots of radical and independent bookshops in London…


  1. nothingiseverlost · November 13, 2019

    For what it’s worth, trying to visit that link on firefox I get “Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

    Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.” – out of date security certificate, maybe?


    • mudlark121 · November 15, 2019

      It’s a small self run server my mate set up which the big browsers don’t like look of but it don’t make it dodgy … it is secure.


    • mudlark121 · November 15, 2019

      You should be able to proceed anyway from that warning


      • nothingiseverlost · November 15, 2019

        Ah, fair enough, just thought I should mention it in case it was to do with something out of date needing to be renewed, or similar.


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