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
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 cantered on the Battle of Lewisham and the effect that this memorable event had on the fight towards racial equality in Britain.
16:30 Mural development panel discussion | Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.
Members of the mural Community Advisory Group discuss the mural development process and take questions.