Protest! – new exhibitions in Bradford and Liverpool

If you’re interested in contemporary peaceful protest and you’re in reach of Bradford or Liverpool, you’ve been well catered for recently.

In July, Bradford’s Peace Museum opened its new exhibition Protest! In Our Time.

This exhibition tells the stories of those who are campaigning for peace NOW. Protests, demonstrations, vigils, conscientious objection, activism. Come and hear their stories. Find out how peaceful campaigning remains more relevant than ever.

Protest! In Our Time, The Peace Museum, Bradford

Protest! In Our Time, The Peace Museum, Bradford

This is a permanent exhibition. Contact the Peace Museum for more information about visiting.

Also in July, Liverpool’s Constellations venue opened Liverpool: A City of Protest.

Liverpool has a long history of standing up for justice and equality. With the global rise of the far right, a continuation of engrained sexism, misogyny, racism and homophobia in society, and austerity measures that are having a real human impact, standing together in solidarity against social injustice and inequality is as important as ever before.

This exhibition … celebrates Liverpool as a city of protest. Displaying the art and messages used at local demonstrations, it highlights the need for a politics of hope and action from the bottom up in the fight for social justice.

Liverpool: A City of Protest is on for just a couple more days – it ends August 13th. So if you want to catch it, you’ll need to soon.

But in case you can’t get there, we’ve provided a few images from the exhibition for you to enjoy here instead.

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Martin Atherton & Rhiannon Jones, Memorial March for Simon, 2016

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Martin Atherton & Rhiannon Jones, Memorial March for Simon, 2016

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Angela Salt, Liverpool Stands with American Women, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Angela Salt, Liverpool Stands with American Women, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Lois Tierney, Protest against Homophobia in Chechnya, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Lois Tierney, Protest against Homophobia in Chechnya, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Rachel O'Byrne, Reclaim the Night, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Rachel O’Byrne, Reclaim the Night, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Sarah Gresty, Liverpool Stands with American Women, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Sarah Gresty, Liverpool Stands with American Women, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Natalie Denny & John Gregson, People's Assembly Demonstration, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Natalie Denny & Jon Gregson, People’s Assembly Demonstration, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Natalie Denny & John Gregson, People's Assembly Demonstration, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Natalie Denny & Jon Gregson, People’s Assembly Demonstration, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest - Natalie Denny & John Gregson, 300 Lights for Child Refugees, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest – Natalie Denny & Jon Gregson, 300 Lights for Child Refugees, 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest, Constellations, Liverpool 2017

Liverpool: A City of Protest

Liverpool: A City of Protest launch - photo copyright Tony Knox

Liverpool: A City of Protest launch – photo copyright Tony Knox

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