Luan Goldie and Julia Bell: Resist! Stories of Uprising

Thursday 1 July, 6.30pm.

At a time that feels unprecedented in British politics – with unlawful prorogations of parliament, casual race-baiting by senior politicians, and a climate crisis that continues to be ignored – it’s easy to think these are uncharted waters for us, as a democracy. In this timely collection of fictions and essays, spanning two millennia of British protest, authors, historians and activists re-imagine twenty acts of defiance: campaigns to change unjust laws, protests against unlawful acts, and uprisings both successful and unsuccessful. Two of the authors discuss their fictionalised accounts of historic acts of resistance: Luan Goldie on the Ford Dagenham Women’s Strike of 1968, and Julia Bell on the Grenfell disaster of 2017.

Please note: this event contains strong language. 


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