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Rock Against Racism

Autograph ABP
Exhibition 2 October - 5 December 2015
Opening Reception Thursday 1 October, 6:30-8:30pm

Autograph ABP announces the first major exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history. Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain. RAR was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music.

Under the slogan 'Love Music, Hate Racism', it showcased reggae and punk bands on the same stage, attracting large multicultural audiences. At a time when the fascist attitudes of the National Front were gaining support, RAR marked the rising resistance to violent and institutionalised racism.

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Bruno Boudjelal
Frantz Fanon

Autograph ABP
Exhibition 2 October - 5 December 2015

Autograph ABP presents an installation of twenty-three photographs by Bruno Boudjelal that reflect the artist’s search for reliable traces of past histories and the imprint of memory.

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Schools & community groups
Artist-led exhibition workshops: Rock Against Racism

Are you a teacher or part of a community group? Autograph ABP is offering pupils, FE/HE and groups an exciting, interactive learning experience to engage with our exhibition Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism.

2 October - 5 December 2015

Free workshops, booking essential.

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Discussion & Zine Making Workshop
Grassroots Organising Now

Discuss black organising, the ways we can mobilise against racism, and create a zine in this free afternoon exploring grassroots and creative political strategies.

Sat 17 Oct, 2 - 5pm

Event is free, please book here.

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Bruno Boudjelal in Conversation

Mark Sealy in conversation with Bruno Boudjelal, about his exhibition Frantz Fanon and accompanying new photography book Vanishing into Reality. After the talk, join us for an exhibition wine reception and book signing. 

Wed 28 Oct, 6.30pm

Event is free, please book here.

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Pocketclub Rock Against Racism

An intimate performance with Roundhouse resident artist Pocketclub, who will be reimagining the themes of Syd Shelton’s work from the Rock Against Racism exhibition. A contemporary live music performance of new and existing material by the BBC introducing trio.

Fri 27 Nov, doors open 8:30pm

Free performance, please book here.

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