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75th Anniversary of Cable Street programme

 

75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF CABLE STREET
Presented by the Cable Street Group. Produced by Alternative Arts
 
WILTON’S MUSIC HALL 020 7702 9555
1 Graces Alley E1 8JB Shadwell station
Aldgate and Aldgate East tube
 
SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2011 12noon-10pm Admission Free
 
A programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate and commemorate the Battle of Cable Street and the continuous struggle against racism, fascism and all forms of hate crime.
 
12noon – 6pm
STALLS all along Graces Alley by campaigning groups, local organisations and supporters with street theatre and music by La Columna, The Lost Marbles, The Fairly Fresh Fish Co, Klezmania and The Cockney Awkestra. 
 
 
12noon-10pm
PROTEST & SURVIVE
Exhibition specially commissioned by the Cable Street Group with photography documenting the actual Battle of Cable Street on 4 October 1936, posters from the Spanish Civil War, images recording the past 25 years of protest against racial discrimination by Phil Maxwell and portraits of the diverse communities of the East End today by documentary photographers Kalin Coromina, Ned Dyke-Coomes, Zane Mellupe, Lydia Polzer, Ben Speck and Neil White.
 
This exhibition was first shown at the 70th Anniversary celebrations on Sunday 8 October 2006.
 
‘Protest and Survive’ will be transferred from Wilton’s to the Tower Hamlets Local History Library during October and exhibited as part of Photomonth East London – International Photography Festival. www.photomonth.org
 
1pm
GRAND UNION YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF EAST LONDON
Specially commissioned concert by a group of 30 diverse talented young musicians who play an amazing range of instruments under the leadership of Tony Haynes, director of the Grand Union Orchestra. Immersed in elements of music that span the globe this ensemble is outfitted with instruments from all cultures, blending Indian ragas and Turkish melodies with Latin rhythms and African drumming, a pinch of Jazz and European harmony.
www.grandunionyouth.org.uk 
 
3pm
BOOK LAUNCH and Reception
Five Leaves is publishing or republishing five books to celebrate the 75th Anniversary.
 
THE BATTLE OF CABLE STREET
Originally published by The Cable Street Group as a pamphlet, now being published as a small book.
 
OCTOBER DAY
A reprint of a long-forgotten novel by Frank Griffin, with a new introduction by Andy Croft, an expert on the literature of the period.
 
STREET OF TALL PEOPLE by Alan Gibbons, a re-issue of the children’s book aimed at 10-13 year olds.
 
BATTLE FOR THE EAST END
David Rosenberg’s new book on Jewish responses to homegrown fascism in the 1930s.
 
EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN CABLE STREET
A new title by local author Roger Mills bringing the history of Cable Street up to date and covering everything from the Maltese gangs of the 1950s to films based around Cable Street such as To Sir, With Love and Tunde’s Film.
 
There will be readings and signings followed by a panel discussion about relevant literature of the 1930s and beyond. All the books will be on sale directly from the publisher and the authors present will be available to sign copies.
 
4pm
REBELS IN THE 1930s – working class writers
A panel discussion with Andy Croft author of Red Letter Days, Ken Worpole author of Dockers and Detectives, Mary Joannou author of Ladies, Please Don’t Smash These Windows: Women’s Writing, Feminsim and Social Change 1918-1938 and chaired by Ross Bradshaw of Five Leaves Publishing.
 
6.30pm
SUNDAY NIGHT AT WILTON’S MUSIC HALL
The Cable Street Group proudly presents ‘They Shall Not Pass’.
A star spangled evening presenting a great variety of performers in a show celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street with poets, singers, choirs, comics and bands including Raised Voices , Shappi Khorsandi, Mike Rosen, Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson, The Men They Couldn’t Hang and many more……..
 
Programme subject to alteration and addition.
Produced by Alternative Arts for The Cable Street Group www.alternativearts.co.uk 
 
Tuesday 4 october
7.30pm
FROM CABLE STREET TO BRICK LANE
Special Preview of a new film made by Phil Maxwell and Hazuan Hashim www.cablestreettobricklane.co.uk 
 
THIS PROGRAMME WILL GROW and more information added to include a wide range of events taking place to celebrate and commemorate the Battle of Cable Street.
 
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