What’s on…

From History and Social Action News.

20 February, 2pm. ‘Unfree’ labour in 18th & 19th century India.
BASA & Equiano Society Lecture by Dr Andrea Major (Leeds University),
Wilkins Old Refectory, University College London, Gower St, London, WC1
(nearest Tube: Euston Square or Warren Street). The lecture will be followed by
questions & discussion, and then an opportunity for social networking over tea. There
will be charge of £3 (includes tea/coffee/biscuits) payable at the door. For further
information contact me as BASA Secretary: s ean.creighton@btinternet.com .
24 February. 7pm. Outside Left. ILP in NE in 1930s. Talk by Dr Gidon Cohen. Newcastle Lit &
24 February. Mexican past. Gallery talk by Joanne Harwood (University of Essex). Free. Part of
the British Museum’s ‘Revolution Paper. Mexican Prints 1910-1960’ special exhibition which closes
on 5 April. It features work by Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose
Guadalupe Posada and the Taller del Grafica Popular. Exhibition Free
25 February. 6.30pm. Mexican traditions and popular culture in Posada’s time. Lecture by
Luis Rebaza-Soraluz (King’s College London). See 24 February. Lecture £5/£3. To book: 020 7323
8181. http://www.britishmuseum.org.
26 February. 6.30pm. Viva Zapata! 1952 film starring Marlon Brando, and directed by Elia
Kazan. See 24 & 25 February. Film £3/£2.
27 February. 10am-2pm. My East End Home. Workshop. Geffyre Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd,
Dalston, E2. Tutor: Leonie Hannan. (Note 1)
27 February. 10.30am-4pm. The Way We Were and Are. Conference to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the first national Women’s Liberation Conference. Free Word Centr,e 60
Farringdon Road, London EC1. On February 27 1970 more than 500 women met at Ruskin
College in Oxford for the first National Women’s Liberation Movement conference. It will
explore History, Ordinary Lives, Power, and Sex, looking at how things have changed since 1970.
£25 (inc lunch). Concessions and free creche available. To book 020 7324 2570 or
in fo@freewordonline.com . w ww.freewordonline.com .
28 February. 5pm. Vauxhall, Battersea & Nine Elms Opportunity Area Consultation. Closure
of consultation. See story below.
3 March 9am-1.15pm. Keeping the spotlight on fuel poverty: actions needed to tackle fuel
poverty and child poverty in England. Centre for Life, Newcastle. Free seminar, followed by
lunch, organised by NEA (Neighbourhood Energy Action). Aimed at managers, officers and
elected members from local authorities, directors of children’s trusts, CAF and Sure Start coordinators,
LSP representatives, and representatives from regional and local agencies. To find
out more visit http://www.nea.org.uk/keeping-the-spotlight-on-fuel-poverty/ and to reserve a place
email heather.haynes@nea.org.uk.
6 March. 11.30am. Conference and Workers’ Bookfair and 7.30pm Social. The Bridge Hotel,
Castle Garth, Newcastle. For full details see:

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6 March. Heart o the Race: Black feminism in Britain. 10am-5pm. Women’s Library/Black
Cultural Archives event. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, London, EC1. Free.
For further details and to book 020 7320 2222; moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk.
18 March, 1.15pm. The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo. 1966 documentary about wife of Diego
Rivera. Free but booking advised. See 24 & 25 February.
24 March. Can prisons work. A view from the Inspectorate. 7.30pm.
Lecture by Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. The Hall, Sacred
Heart Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London, SW19. Prisoner’s Education
Trust 21st Birthday event. £15 (students £7.50) inc. glass of wine. Owers was educated in
Washington in County Durham, went to Girton College, Cambridge. She taught and researched
African history in Zambia. She worked for Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants from 1981
and from 1992 was Director of Justice. She became Chief Inspector in 2001. To book tickets
contact Prisoners’ Education Trust: gertrude@prisonersedcuation.org.uk.
27 March. 2.30pm–4.30pm. My East End War: London Metropolitan Archive, 40 Northampton
Road, Clerkenwell, EC1. Tutor: Eleni Liarou. (Note 1)
1 April–12 September. Exhibition. Christopher Lloyd: A Life at Great Dixter. Garden
Museum. (Note 2)
1 April. 6.30–8.30pm. Fergus Garrett & Anna Pavord – Reflections on Christopher
Lloyd. Garden Museum. (Note 3)
8 April. 6.30–8.30pm. Reputations – How are Gardeners Remembered? Garden Museum.
(Note 4)
10 April. 10.30am–5pm. Dianthus Day. Garden Museum. (Note 2)
13 April. 6.30–8.30pm. Christopher Lloyd: Friend & Host. Garden Museum. (Note 3)
21 April. 10.30am–5pm. Auricula Day. Garden Museum. (Note 2)
22 April. 6.30-8.30pm. Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter. Launch of biography by
Stephen Anderton. (Note 3)
24 April. 10am–2pm. My East End Childhood. Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road,
Bethnal Green, E2. Leonie Hannan (Note 1)
13 May. 7 for 7.30pm. ‘Turner and the Masters’. Talk by Philippa Simpson, one of the curators of the recent Turner exhibition. Battersea Society. St. Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Rd,
London, SW11. The Society’s contribution to the Wandsworth Festival of Arts. (Note 5)
20 May, 3-6pm. My East End Memories. Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4. Tutor: Anna Davin. (Note 1)
5 June, 10am–2pm. My East End People: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2. Tutor: Mike Berlin. (Note 1)
10 June. 7pm. Candles from coconuts. Talk by Jon Newman on Price’s Candles. I will be there to sell the H&SAP pamphlet Battersea’s Global Reach. The Story of Price’s Candles. This is the
Society’s contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival. (Note 6)
Note 1: Free local history study day to allow East Enders to share their experiences, everyday
objects and memories with other local people and see how they have been part of the history of
this part of London. They will be led by tutors from Birkbeck College. Part of photography and
archive project led by Bishopsgate Institute, Four Corners, Geffrye Museum and Birkbeck College. To reserve a place on a study day contact Brett O’Shaughnessy on b.oshaughnessy@bbk.ac.uk or Becky Taylor on 020 7631 6672 or r.taylor@bbk.ac.uk.
Note 2: Part of Museum Admission: £6 Adults / £5 Concs / FREE Students, Under 16s & Carers of Disabled Visitors. (Note 5)
Note 3: Tickets £20 / £15 Museum Friends. (Note 5)
Note 4: Tickets £15 / £10 Museum Friends & Garden History Society Members. (Note 5)
Note 5: Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1. http://www.gardenmuseum.org.uk. Open
Sunday to Friday 10.30am -5pm, Saturday 10.30am-4pm. Closed 1st Monday of each month. Book
in advance on 020 7410 8865 ext. 822.
Note 6: Full details of all Battersea Society events at http://www.batterseasociety.org.uk/events

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