Our very own Emma Dewhurst’s new adventure into book publishing has begun!
The first poetry book by Bill Lewis since 2003 has been published by Greenheart Press, an imprint of Emma’s Wow magazine, and was launched on Friday night to a specially invited audience – see more here.
Philip Kane, our Artistic Director, has brought to our attention the protest march on the National Gallery on Saturday:
Help launch the campaign to Disarm the Gallery on 31st March!
Love art but not arms companies? Then join us at noon on Saturday 31st March to launch our campaign to Disarm the Gallery and end the National Gallery’s links with the arms trade.
The gallery regularly hosts evening events for arms dealers seeking to impress their clients with drinks and dinners in its lavish surroundings. Arms company Finmeccanica buys this privilege for only £30,000 a year.
In 2011 the world’s largest arms fair took place in London, bringing together authoritarian regimes and weapons manufacturers from around the world. The National Gallery hosted its evening reception. Unless we stop them, it looks like the gallery will again host arms dealers during this year’s Farnborough Airshow in July!
We need you to come and take part in our mass art-action to launch our campaign. Whether you’re willing to don a costume and engage in street theatre, leaflet passers-by or engage children and tourists in some arty fun, your help will be welcome! Please let us know you are coming so we can keep you up to date with the latest plans: firstname.lastname@example.org
The campaign is co-ordinated by Stop the Arms Fair Coalition with Campaign Against Arms Trade and is open to more groups to get involved! Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/disarmthegallery