Fabric of Protest

2nd Jun 2018, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Business School

Come and take part in an artist-led, family-friendly workshop that will encourage creativity as well as enable you to express your views on issues that you feel strongly about. The workshop will include examples of campaign banners through the ages and the chance to learn a range of techniques to create your own protest art. The workshop will end with a parade around campus with the banners that have been created.

Presented by Dr Victoria Foster, in association with the People’s History Museum. The People’s History Museum in Manchester is home to the largest collection of political and trade union banners, including those that played a part in the campaigns and protests that led to the Representation of the People Act (1918). Each banner recalls a story of the people it embodies and the ideas they fought for.


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