Education

Remembering the Battle of Lewisham

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Image: Paul Trevor

Lewisham shopping centre will see a week of live art, rarely seen archive images and free workshops to remember the Battle of Lewisham for black history month.

On August 13, 1977 the National Front planned to march from New Cross through to Lewisham town centre.

The National Front were stopped by various anti-racist groups.

A conflict occurred between the anti-racist protesters, the police and demonstrators.

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Image: Paul Trevor

This protest was the first time in English history that riot shields were used by the police.

The following audio features three people who were at the Battle of Lewisham.

The residency in Lewisham shopping centre lead by Dr John Price, will take place October 17, 2016 – October 22, 2016.

During the week educational discussions will take place alongside a poetry workshop, an exhibition of archived footage, and audio accounts.

Ella Jones has painted a piece for the exhibition and is available for discussions.

Goldsmiths, University of London will be holding events to commemorate the 40th anniversary.

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