EVENTS 2019 Archive
Fringe 2019

Goldsmiths, University of London

Battle of Lewisham public artwork launch


October 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Goldsmiths Library
Rutherford Building, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW + Google Map

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)

Speakers include:

  • 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.