The Partisan Coffee House of 1958. Mike Berlin at FireBoxLdn.
Firebox is the Partisan Coffee House of the 21st Century.
Historian Mike Berlin presents a historical tour of the Partisan and its political context, in a timely event just before our grand launch.
Established in 1958, the Partisan Coffee House in Soho was the central hub of the New Left.A space for ideas, discussion and often heated debate, it was short-lived but central to a creative and visionary political force.Founded by Raphael Samuel, a young radical historian, the Partisan was the heart of a radical left during this era of events such as the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution.