Full events programme


Across August


What Are You Taking Pictures For?

An exhibition of iconic photographs documenting the events of 13 August 1977.

Daily 9am - 9pm | Goldsmiths, Kingsway Corridor | FREE

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Friday, 11 August 2017


Spirit of '77: protest poetry and song

A night of protest music and poetry featuring Attila the Stockbroker, Robb Johnson, Mark ‘Mr T’ Thompson, and more.

6:45 - 11pm | The Stretch, Goldsmiths SU | £5 in advance, £7 on the door

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Saturday, 12 August 2017


Walking the Battle of Lewisham

Historian Dr John Price leads a history walk taking in key locations from the Battle of Lewisham.

11am - 1pm & 2 - 4pm | Goldsmiths | FREE

Registration required


Spirit of ’77: Protest films

Screening of newly rediscovered documentary, AUG 13, produced by the Albany Video Project chronicling the events of the Battle of Lewisham. Followed by 'The Depiction of Blackness', a new film by Nacheal Catnott. Screening followed by a Q&A with the film-makers and DJ set from Lezlee Lyrix.

7 - 11pm | The Stretch, Goldsmiths SU | FREE

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Sunday, 13 August 2017


Battle of Lewisham plaque unveiling

Lewisham maroon plaque unveiled at the site of the Battle of Lewisham.

12pm | Clifton Rise | FREE

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Battle of Lewisham 40th Anniversary Community Festival

DJ sets
Featuring Rock Against Racism co-founder, Roger Huddle, and the Deptford Dub Club’s Soft Wax joined live by Tim from Top Cats (South London's favourite Ska band ) and Setondji Spirit.
1pm – 6pm | FREE

Goldsmiths presents a history of the Battle of Lewisham, including rarely seen photographs, first-hand accounts, and community led designs for a new public mural
1pm – 6pm | FREE

Food, drink and local organisations presenting their work.
Including Indian street food from Hulabaloo, Love Music Hate Racism, The Word Bookshop, Bookmarks, Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group, Lewisham Local History Society and Lewisham Pensioners Forum.
1pm – 6pm | FREE

From 1pm | the Albany, Deptford | FREE

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Remembering the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ panel discussion

Hear first-hand accounts and explore the contemporary relevance of the Battle with Dr John Price, John Rees and John Lockwood.

2pm | the Albany, Deptford | FREE


The legacy of Rock Against Racism panel discussion


Roger Huddle, Co-founder of Rock Against Racism
Rhoda Dakar, lead singer of The Bodysnatchers (performed at RAR/ANL carnival in Leeds with The Specials)
Saskilla, Grime artist (performed at Love Music Hate Racism events)
Zak Cochrane, Love Music Hate Racism

4pm | the Albany, Deptford | FREE


Battle of Lewisham 40th Anniversary Gig

Love Music Hate Racism presents a night of rebel music to mark the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham. With live music from Afro B (Hit track ‘Juice & Power’), IQ (Afro Beats), YGTV & Guests (Hosted by Saskilla), & Smokey Joe (Beat London Radio).

7 – 10pm | the Albany, Deptford | £10

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