On 4 May at Leytonstone Library there is a free day of events looking at the role of Direct Action and Civil Disobedience in Waltham Forest. Includes screening by Undercurrents, Free Vegan Lunch and Direct Action Training workshop. There are only 25 spaces.


As part of Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019 there will be a day of screenings, discussions and workshops to investigate Waltham Forest’s rich history of community action and protest. This will include a panel discussion with Ellie Wilson tracing the efforts of Thomas Willingale in the 1800s, whose actions kickstarted the campaign that saved Epping Forest for the people of London, through to the M11 link road protests in the 1990s, documented by the revolutionary activist video group Undercurrents, and finally drawing links to similar, contemporary direct action protest movements with Resist + Renew. Following this discussion, the audience will be invited to take part in a Direct Action training workshop and the production of a new video. The finished video will be shown as part of Art Night 2019. Free and accessible to all. Refreshments will be provided by Tegan the Vegan.

To book a place visit https://wfculture19.co.uk/events/directaction

Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019