Join us for the launch of a new public artwork to commemorate the 1977 Battle of Lewisham
12:00 Launch | Outside the Rutherford Building (Goldsmiths Library)
- Professor Frances Corner OBE, Warden of Goldsmiths
- Dr John Price, Head of the Department of History
- Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham
- Vicky Foxcroft, Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford, Shadow Minister for Civil Society
- Mark Thompson, Lewisham poet and community advisory group member
**Rain is forecast, so please dress appropriately. In the event of heavy rain, speeches will take place in the Library social learning space on the ground floor**
12:30 Reception | Café Thirty-Five, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.
Refreshments, Battle of Lewisham display, music, networking
- DJ set from Tessa Pollitt (The Slits)
14:00 Screenings followed by Q&A | Curzon Goldsmiths
‘Aug 13: What Happened?’ A film depicting the infamous events of 13 August 1977, when a National Front march through South East London led to clashes with anti-fascist groups, and later between demonstrators and the police.
'The Battle of Lewisham - Rise of the People' A film by Nacheal Catnott centered on the Battle of Lewisham and the effect that this memorable event had on the fight towards racial equality in Britain.
Free tickets available through the Curzon Goldsmiths website: http://www.curzongoldsmiths.com/events/battleoflewisham
16:30 Artwork development panel discussion | Room 137a, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.
Members of the artwork Community Advisory Group discuss the mural development process and take questions. Register on Eventbrite: https://bolartworkpanel.eventbrite.co.uk
About the Battle of Lewisham
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