1. The Celebration of Alan's Life- Around 200 attended the post-funeral commemoration/celebration of Alan's life. It was a moving and inspirational event with stalls, speeches, banners and music.
- A Tribute document was distributed there (see webpage above), as well as a graphic pamphlet/cartoon of Alan by Michelle entitled 'The Man Who Wrote Pamphlets'.
- This was followed by an obituary on the Guardian website by Ian Birchall (with contributions from Dave and others).
- The Radical History Network of NE London reconvened on 6th February. There was a special talk/discussion by Alex in Alan's honour about the history of pamphleteering. This has been turned into a RaHN pamphlet (what else?!) now on the website at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3YbS5W6XetQNzNWWHRobkU2VUU/edit?pli=1 . RaHN itself has a new 'core group' to ensure it and the website will continue to thrive. Next RaHN meeting is on 8th May and is about strikes.
- Dave did a talk at the Haringey Local History Fair on 23rd Feb about Alan's ideas and the last 30 years of Haringey DIY radical printing.
2. Alan's archives- Alan wished for his archives to be left to 'a libertarian organisation' and kept together if possible.
- Alan's large archive of materials in his house (papers, books, pamphlets etc) is slowly being catalogued ready for temporary storage, coordinated by Peter Woodward.
3. Existing publications of Alan's - Back in October 2012 Peter prepared a 2-sided A4 'catalogue' to publicise Alan's own pamphlets.
- Most are out of print, but some are at Housman's on display (and the bookshop is happy to continue to have an Alan section). We still need to discuss/ensure how they will remain in print, or at least get put up online as pdfs. Some of Alan's stuff is on the RaHN blog/site.
- We reprinted 40 copies of the autobiography 'Poor Boy's Tale' as a temporary measure and there are still a few available at Housman's.
4. Alan's future publications in the pipelineThere is further part-written or almost completed material which could and should be published at some time, e.g.
- the second part of his autobiography
5. GenerallyKey issues continue to include where to house the archives for public access, publishing and republishing Alan's works, raising finances, the future of Alan's Friends and long-term decision-making and management around Alan's legacy.