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What Price Protest?
  • Category
    Words and Ideas
  • Date(s)
    29 January 2018
  • Time
    6:30 PM
  • Price
    Free
What Price Protest?

Celebrate the power of protest at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine. Hear more about the protest and campaigning collections held at Bishopsgate Institute and explore the importance of protest and how, now more than ever, our right to protest is under threat.

Magazine editor Rachael Jolley will introduce the magazine in the context of 2018, which is also the anniversary of two watershed moments for the power of protest: 1918, when women over 30 finally were able to vote in Britain; and 1968, the year protest swept across the globe to challenge military and bureaucratic elites.

Bishopsgate Institute’s archivist Stefan Dickers will lead us on a journey into the stories behind some of the archive's most fascinating protest objects -- from wetsuits to soup tins -- as well as viewing some of the original Suffragette sashes and campaigning materials. Artist Patrick Bullock will take us through a game about expressing our (protest) rights. There will also be a performance from protest choir Raised Voices.

The special guest for the evening is the campaigner Peter Tatchell, speaking on why defending the right to protest is so essential -- here in the UK and internationally -- and how protest can have impact.

Ahead of the event, join us in the afternoon as we get crafty. We'll be making our own protest objects, with a free workshop led by Patrick Bullock. Inspired by some of the original Suffragette campaigning materials, look at colours, slogans and aesthetics and how they help to create impact.

In partnership with Index on Censorship.

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