The poll tax riot took place during a protest against a community charge known as the poll tax.
Introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s conservative Government in 1989, the charge proved extremely unpopular.
Many saw their taxes rise considerably – to some it was manageable, others unfair.
The tax was accused of saving money for the rich and moving expenses on to the poor.
Recorded with a specially commissioned score with drummer Diego Torres Cantu, this short immersive piece looks at one persons part in this.
After revisiting a powerful photograph from the day, we follow Lorraine Vivian as she looks back on her part in the Poll Tax riot on March 31st 1990.