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The Revolution Will Be Photocopied
  • Category
    Arts and Culture
  • Date(s)
    01 July 2017
  • Time
    6:00 PM
  • Price
The Revolution Will Be Photocopied

As part of Art Night, Bishopsgate Institute will be sharing the areas of its historic archives that look at London’s radical and rebellious past and inviting you to create your own call to action – to turn your personal protest into a self-published piece of angry art work. Visitors will be able to view the rich collection of visual protest and campaigning materials held in our Special Collections and Archives - from placards and posters to zines and pamphlets - and respond using scissors, glue and a photocopier. The event will encourage visitors to think about their own identity, and be inspired by the diverse source materials to create a zine of their own. Cross about commercialisation of the East End? Wild about women rights?  Or crazed by the ever-decreasing size of chocolate bars? Keep it lo-fi and radical and put it on paper.  


Not ready to get gluing? Don’t stress. You can just come along and relax and enjoy a drink in a unique setting as you wind your way through the rich offering of Art Night events and exhibitions.


Workshops led by Dorothy Spencer.
Dorothy is an artist and educator working across mediums including print, video and photography. Self-taught, with a background in journalism, Dorothy's work continues to be motivated by a desire to tell stories, and to investigate meaning and 'truth'. 

Around the workshops, Charlotte Cooper and Stefan Dickers will talk about zines and how visual culture has always been at the core of protest and campaigning and is central in the attempt to convey messages of frustration, anger and disaffection. 

18:30 and 22:00 - Talk with Stefan Dickers
Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives holds extensive evidence of the use of creative imagery in protest movements since the early 1800s. Stefan Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager, will show and discuss some of the most compelling and exciting items to be found at the Library.

20:00 Talk with Charlotte Cooper
Dr Charlotte Cooper is a psychotherapist and cultural worker from East London. She's been making zines for over 25 years. Charlotte will share thoughts on her own zine making practice and discuss collaborative zine projects with which she has been involved. http://charlottecooper.net/b/zines/

Free, drop in 

Limited spaces, places offered on a first-come, first-served basis

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    020 7392 9200

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