Saturday, 10 September 2011

Battle of Cable Street, 75th anniversary

At the beginning of October, there is to be a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in the East End, when local people joined together to prevent Moseley's Fascists from marching through a predominantly Jewish area.

Are you wondering why I have put this on my textile blog? Because I have been invited to do a craft stall during this Festival. I am REALLY HONOURED to have been asked to do this, can you IMAGINE how pleased I was to be invited to do a stall at this wonderful festival. I hope people who are readng this can come along and support the festival, even if they don't buy my stuff!!

2 October, 12 noon – 10 pm

Cable Street Group. Produced by Alternative Arts

A programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate and commemorate the Battle of Cable Street.

Wilton’s Music Hall 1 Graces Alley E1 8JB, Aldgate and Aldgate East tube, Shadwell station

Admission Free

12 noon – 6pm Stalls along Graces Alley by campaigning groups, local organisations and supporters with street theatre and music by La Columna, The Lost Marbles, The Fairly Fresh Fish Co, Klezmania and The Cockney Awkestra.

12 noon – 10pm Protest & Survive Exhibition with photography documenting the Battle, posters from the Spanish Civil War, images recording the past 25 years of protest against racial discrimination by Phil Maxwell and portraits of the diverse communities of the East End today by documentary photographers Kalin Coromina, Ned Dyke-Coomes, Zane Mellupe, Lydia Polzer, Ben Speck and Neil White