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R&D

We had such a great week of R&D (radicalism & dissent), working on Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement Unit with The Black Smock Band and Gerrard himself, who kindly joined us from the C17th. A massive thank you more »

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The Project Formerly Known as Radical History

GERRARD WINSTANLEY’S TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS MOBILE INCITEMENT UNIT is the name for the collaborations with The Black Smock Band that we were developing under the working title of The Radical History Project. There’s a project page here, plus there’s loads more more »

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Radical History continues…

We had a great session yesterday working in collaboration with The Black Smock Band and Rhiannon Kelly on our new project exploring England’s history of protest, radicalism and dissent. Exciting things to come. Watch this space…!  

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Radical History: project definitely underway

Thanks to Ovalhouse, the Arts Council and private funders, we had our first proper development period on our collaboration with The Black Smock Band: an undertaking which emerged from our East storytelling project but which seems to be taking on more »

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Radical History at Ovalhouse

Protest and rebellion are as English as rainy bank holidays, cream teas and plundering foreign countries. But plenty of people would have us ignore the great radical moments of our history. As part of our commitment to exploring the potent mix more »

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Disobedient Objects

As part of the research for the Daedalus/Black Smock Band Radical History Project (yeah, still a working title), a few of us visited the Disobedient Objects exhibition at the V&A. It was fascinating and inspiring. And a bit overwhelming – a lot more »

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Folk at the Old Red Lion

The Black Smock Band, with whom we regularly collaborate, and in which our artistic director Paul plays fiddle, will be playing at the Old Red Lion in Kennington this evening. It’s free, and starts somewhere around 8pm, with the band on at more »

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Placards!

From our Radical History Project workshops at Ovalhouse, as part of Fun Palaces today. Photos: Andy Bannister

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Radical History at Ovalhouse

Tomorrow we’re at Ovalhouse as part of Fun Palaces. As part of our Radical History Project, we’re working with The Black Smock Band, inviting the public to join us 2:30-4:30 in updating protest songs and writing placards, before a gig/demo more »

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Upcoming events

Join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date (there’s a signup form on the right). But here’s a summary:   Oct 5th – We’ll be taking part in the Fun Palace weekend at Ovalhouse, working with The Black Smock Band, more »

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