Activating Newham: The Sound of Change

Activating Newham: The Sound of Change30 September, 2019 (6-8pm)

Join us for an in-conversation between John Pandit (Asian Dub Foundation) and Dr Adam Elliot Cooper (Grime 4 Corbyn) charting the history of socially conscious musical movements and the relationship between music and acitivsm over the course of the last thirty years.

More information about the project

The Institute of Race Relations and Create London supported by Rabbits Road Press are supporting a diverse group of young people to develop an ambitious new oral history project that will take the history and legacy of anti-racist organising in the 1980s as a starting point from which to explore different communities’ experiences of racism in Newham then and now.

Over the next 6 months, a newly-established young people’s group will meet weekly at Old Manor Park Library, and develop a programme of public talks, events, screenings and oral history training sessions that begin to situate their own insights and experiences of racism and activism in the context of this history. The project will culminate in an exhibition curated by the young people at Old Manor Park Library in November 2019.

If you are between 16-30 years old and would like to get involved please RSVP as there are limited spaces available.

This event is part of a series which will be held every Monday from the 8th of July at Old Manor Park Library (835 Romford Rd, Manor Park, London E12 5JY) from 18:00 – 20:00

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This project is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.