FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2013
19.00 – 21.30 (preview of display 18.15 – 19.00)
Explore gems from the V&A’s rich collection alongside items from the Eric and Jessica Huntley Archives.
Join activist and educator Eric Huntley as he gives you a personal account of his 50 years experience of campaigning against UK struggles and injustices, that were effecting the population at large and, what compelled him and his wife Jessica to fight so ardently for the rights of the man in the street.
Listen to historian S I Martin as he compares objects, shares histories and contrasts narratives between objects that, on the one hand were produced to galvanise communities and relay messages of struggle, whilst on another, they were collected mainly for their aesthetic value by the museum.
View materials from both the Huntley Archive and the V&A (photographs, prints, posters, sculpture, leaflets, book covers, campaign literature etc) and uncover new stories of community struggles in the UK.
The evening includes a performance by the acclaimed poet and winner of the 2012 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry John Agard. Light refreshments will be served.
Event is jointly organised with The Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
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All FULL PRICED (£9) and CONCESSIONS (£6) TICKETS are currently 2-4-1 when you quote ‘Huntley241’ . To book call 020 7942 2211 or visit www.vam.ac.uk/whatson