Today marks the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Lewisham and we are proud to say that we had a hand in contributing to the creation of the public plaque that commemorates its happening. This is a monumental achievement for the local community that really advocates and raises awareness of this revolutionary event. Credits to Dr John Price, Will Cenci and Lewisham Council for making the plaque a reality.
Here are some images taken at the unveiling ceremony at the top of Clifton Rise, New Cross
We are proud to say that BBC London Radio reported on The Battle of Lewisham Film. Listen to Director Nacheal Catnott in conversation with Petrie Hosken on the breakfast show discussing the 40th Anniversary and the reasons behind making the film.
The interview features in the last 10 minutes of the show, the link is publicly available for 28 days.
An art exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Lewisham. Curated by the makers of The Battle of Lewisham Film with the help of artist Flo Drayson. The show will include a series of artworks responding to this historical event, as well as public screenings of The Battle of Lewisham film. This is a 3 day event that runs across the anniversary weekend (Sunday August 13) and is in collaboration with Lewisham Council and Goldsmiths University History Department.
We will also be launching our publication Remember Remember Lewisham 1977 we will be asking for a £3 suggested donation upon entry to the show, which will go towards the publishing and distribution of the book.
Please join us at 310, New Cross Road, London
*A private view of the exhibition will be held of Friday 12th August, 6pm -9pm
please see poster for more details and opening times!
We are proud to announce that The Battle of Lewisham film will be shown alongside the recently discovered archive film AUG 13 by the London Community Video Archive. This will be held on Saturday 12 August at Goldsmiths University as part of The Spirit of 77 event. This is one of many events being held to honour the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Lewisham. Following the screening, Director Nacheal Catnott along with participants, Mitch, Shirley and Dr Lez will join the filmmakers who worked on AUG 13 for a panel discussion and Q&A.
Please do come along, full details can be found in the link below
Pop down to the Fox and Firkin’s Gardens to see an exclusive outdoor screening of The Battle of Lewisham Film. As a part of The Brockley Wood Nights in partnership with Brockley Max.
The event will also be showcasing a series of locally made short films across multiple genres!
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With 2017 marking 40 years since the Battle of Lewisham, to commemorate the event a day of awareness will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017. The day will feature a host of activities including a visual exhibition documenting The Battle, talks and live poetry.
The day will feature a ceremonial walk, which revisits the route where the Battle of Lewisham took place. South London is a community rich in culture, diversity and history, however the Battle of Lewisham is often forgotten and under-appreciated. The walk is designed to acknowledge the racial tensions that were ever present in London during the 70s.
A Tribute will be paid to the late Darcus Howe, he is the man speaking to the people on the poster above, who sadly passed away on Sunday. An activist, writer and true inspiration; may he rest in peace.