Shameless Commercial Plug (Blogging a Dead Horse?): Get your Copy of the London Rebel History Calendar 2023

What with the usual seasonal delays, and posties striking for the payrise they deserve…

… Its about time to order your copy of


… if you want it in time for the New Year, that is…


Past Tense’s latest calendar of London’s radical history: rebellious, riotous and campaigning anniversaries from the capital’s past, for every day of 2023…

Researched, designed, laid out by Past Tense. But written by the hands of thousands, over centuries…

Offset litho printed, in uproarious full colour, by the lovely People For Print (Sheffield)
For those of you complaining ’cause you liked the artisan risograph chic of our previous calendars – yeah well. Riso printing it al ourselves was time-consuming, exhausting physically, and while great, just not something sustainable this year for one reason and another. Anyway variety is the lice of strife or something.

Colourful, useful and inspiring if you love history and social change.
Overflowing with anger, humour and striking images.

And it’s only £10, (plus P&P if ordered online)

So how can you get your hands on this fabulous item?!

• Our Etsy shop:

• Our Big Cartel shop:

By post:

from Past Tense,
c/o 56a Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE,
enclosing a cheque for £12.00 (inc P&P),
payable to ‘Past Tense Publications’.




It’s also available in a number of radical and local bookshops, cafes and record shops around London:

Central London

Housmans Bookshop – 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DY

Bookmarks Bookshop – 1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B 3QE

Bookart Bookshop – 17 Pitfield St, London N1 6HB

Northwest London

Queen Park Books – 87 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6NH

All Ages Records, 27A Pratt St., London NW1 0BG

West End Lane Books – 277 W End Ln, London NW6 1QS

House of Books West Hampstead – 184 W End Ln, London NW6 1SG

Pitshanger Bookshop – 141 Pitshanger Ln, London W5 1RH

North London

• Upper Street Bookshop – 42 Upper St, London N1 0PN

House of Books Crouch End – 42 The Broadway, London N8 9SU

House of Books Muswell Hill – 123 Muswell Hill, The Broadway, N10 3RS

Stoke Newington Books – 159 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 0NY

New Beacon Books – 76 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN

Ink@84 Books – 84 Highbury Park, London N5 2XE

All Good Books – 35 Turnpike Lane, London N8 0EP

Somers Town Museum – 52 Phoenix Rd, London NW1 1ES

East London

Freedom Books – 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Brick Lane Books – 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Rough Trade East – Old Truman Brewery 91, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Broadway Bookshop – 6 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Banner Repeater – Platform 1 Hackney Downs Network Rail, Dalston Lane, London E8 1LA

Pages of Hackney – 70 Lower Clapton Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0RN

Tome Records – 234 Graham Rd, London E8 1BP

Burley Fisher Books – 400 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA

Black Cat Café – 76A Clarence Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8HB

Newham Bookshop – 743-745 Barking Rd, London E13 9ER

South London

56a Infoshop – 56 Crampton Street, Walworth, SE17 3AE

Electric Elephant Café – 186A Crampton St, London SE17 3AE

South West London

Clapham Books – 26 The Pavement, London SW4 0JA

Dulwich Bookshop – 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW

South East London

Calder Bookshop & Theatre – 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF

Review Bookshop – 131 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, SE15 4QY

Bookseller Crow On the Hill – 50 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AF

Herne Hill Books – 289 Railton Rd, London SE24 0LY

Kirkdale Bookshop – 272 Kirkdale, London SE26 4RS

The Word Bookshop – 314 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

Books Peckham – 20 Maxted Rd, London SE15 4LF

Kaths Place Food Bank/Community Hub – 50 Friendly Street, Deptford, SE8 4DR

Beckenham Bookshop – 42 High St, Beckenham BR3 1AY


Longer accounts of some of these anniversaries sometimes appear on this blog… yes we know – not recently. One thing and another have kept us from the blogboard since March, but we will be back when we can.

Till Muskelini runs it into the ground, you can also follow us on twitter: @_pasttense_

And on Mastodon: 

Instagram: Past_Tense_histories/


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