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Modern Magic Lantern Show: Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism
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    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    15 October 2015
  • Time
    7:30 PM
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Modern Magic Lantern Show: Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism
Working in collaboration with Spitalfields Life, we put a new twist on an old tradition and return to the glory days of Magic Lantern Shows that were such a popular feature of the Institute in its early years. Three photographers - Syd Shelton, Phil Maxwell and Colin O’Brien - who have documented London through recent decades share their favourite pictures and tell the stories behind them, in conversation with Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.

Between 1976 and 1981 British photographer and graphic designer, Syd Shelton, became one of the key activists in the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR). Formed by a collective of musicians and political activists, the movement fought fascism and racism through music. In this event, Syd will show images taken during this pivotal period and discuss the history and politics of the movement. The photographs featured in the exhibition ‘A Riot of Our Own’ at Chelsea Space in 2008 and ‘Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism’ is currently on show at Rivington Place, London. An accompanying book to the exhibition has been published by Autograph ABP.

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