Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism
Modern Magic Lantern Show
Thu 15 October, 7:30pm
Event, £8 / £6
Bishopsgate Institute and Spitalfields Life put a new twist on an old tradition and return to the glory days of Magic Lantern Shows that were such a popular feature of the Institute in its early years.
Three photographers - Syd Shelton, Phil Maxwell and Colin O’Brien - who have documented London through recent decades share their favourite pictures and tell the stories behind them, in conversation with Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.
Rock Against Racism is 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.
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