Call for Memories of Rock Against Racism

Do you remember Rock Against Racism (1976 to 1981), the groundbreaking movement formed by musicians and political activists to fight racism through music?

Our Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism exhibition is touring to Impressions Gallery, who calling out for contributions to FLASHBACK, a collection of people’s stories, memories, photographs and memorabilia of the Rock Against Racism movement.

Were you at one of the Rock Against Racism staged marches? Did you attend a festival or one of the 500 concerts? If so, Impressions Gallery wants to hear from you! Send them your memories and help promote a positive statement of tolerance and optimism.

You can share your contribution in the following ways:

•    Post on Impressions Gallery's FLASHBACK Facebook page
•    Upload to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RARflashback
•    Send by email to
•    Alternatively you can scan your items at Impressions Gallery – just drop in during opening hours (remember you'll need to collect them too).

Contributions delivered by hand or sent via email may be shared on Impressions Gallery Instagram profile @ImpGalleryPhoto. They politely request that contributions aren't posted, as they won't be able to send these back to you.


Impressions Gallery will be displaying a selection of your contributions on their FLASHBACK wall in the gallery as part of the Rock Against Racism exhibition. The FLASHBACK wall will launch at the exhibition opening on Thursday 16 June at 6pm, and will grow throughout the show as people bring in new memories. Please note that due to limited space, Impressions Gallery might not be able to display all contributions we receive.

You can share your contributions from now until the exhibition ends on Saturday 3 September 2016.

Part of Rock Against Racism

FLASHBACK is part Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, UK. 

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