Protest: Stories of Resistance

Protest: Stories of Resistance

19.00 – 20.30 Saturday 11th November

Alexei Sayle, Courttia Newland and Francesca Rhydderch

As new protest movements rock the political mainstream, we look back at the dissidents who made history in previous generations.

Protest: Stories of Resistance is a new anthology of stories in which twenty authors re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses, these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, offering a street-level perspective on the noble art of resistance.

At this one-off event, three of the contributors join us to tell their stories of subversion. We’ll hear from alternative comedian Alexei Sayle (on the Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations), author of The Rice Paper Diaries Francesca Rhydderch (on the Welsh Language Protests), and writer and playwright Courttia Newland (on the Poll Tax Riots).

Venue: Dulwich Books, SE21 8SW
Price: £10 or £20 including a copy of Protest: Stories of Resistance (RRP £14.99)