The Art of Protest is now fully booked!
There is a waiting list for this event you can register your interest in and we will update you if there are any cancellations.
In 1976, six workers walked out of Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in Willesden and ignited an historic two-year dispute which united thousands to demand better rights for poorly treated workers.
On the 13th August 1977 on the streets of south-east London, 500 members of the National Front escorted by Police, attempted to march through the borough of Lewisham and clashed with thousands of anti-fascist protestors.
The Art of Protest will focus particularly on these two significant events and explore how these political and social actions were shaped by and themselves shaped dissent and solidarity through the arts, exploring how art and music has supported and been inspired by struggles for equality - particularly around race - over the past 40 years. It will discuss how the arts have also been used to remember, learn from and reignite struggles of the past.
Speakers will include
Dan Jones - Historian
Jagdish Patel - Photographer and Writer
Anna Ferrie - Artist
Ella Jones - Goldsmiths Fine Art Student
Vron Ware - Photographer
Dr. William 'Lez' Henry
Sujata Aurora - Grunwick 40
Daniel Rachel - Musician and Author
Soft Wax - Deptford Dub Club
10.00 Plenary 1: Art as Direct Action
Chairs: John Price & Kierra Box
11.45 Workshop 1: Community Art and Radicalism
Workshop 2: 'Photographing Protest - New Cross, 1977-81'
Facilitator: John Price
1.45 Plenary 2: Murals, Artworks and Contested Memory
3.30 Workshop 3: Colouring Art and Protest
Facilitator: Sujata Aurora
Workshop 4: Tune in, Turn on, Fight Back
Facilitator: John Price
Attendance is free, but spaces are limited so please register your interest via the Eventbrite booking system.
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, SE14 6NW
Map of the Campus
How to get to the venue
5 minutes' walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate stations (zone 2), on the main rail network and London Overground.
On major bus routes including 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453.
10 minutes' walk from Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.
On the National Express coach route.
At the junction of the A2 and the A20, on Lewisham Way.
Date and Time
Basement Foyer - Prof. Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths - University of London
8 Lewisham Way