Guided Walk: A People’s History of London

Bishhopsgate Institute
23rd May 2012 at 7.30pm

London’s political history is entwined with the lives of its people. The city’s poor and immigrant population have shaped its history and identity over the ages, from apprentices closing the city gates on Charles I in the 1640s to modern fights against fascism and racism in Cable Street and Notting Hill. Taking you into an unofficial, half-hidden and often undocumented world of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles, demonstrations and riots, this talk reveals the people and places in which radical ideas have been nurtured and revolutions planned.

image of a barricade in cable street on the 4 october 1936

Barricade in Cable Street, 4 October 1936 ( © London History Workshop Archive, Bishopsgate Library)

John Rees is a writer, broadcaster and activist. He is the writer and presenter of the Timeline TV series and co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition.

Lindsey German is a socialist writer and activist and convenor of the Stop the War Coalition.

Tickets cost £8/£6 concession. For further information, please visit the Bishopsgate Institute website, or telephone 020 7392 9200

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