Brent Museum & Archives, London, London, United Kingdom
"We are the Lions" is the first comprehensive exhibition about the Grunwick strike that shook industrial relations 40 years ago, the resonances of which live on today. Before punk hit the headlines in 1976, a group of Asian women were leading a strike that made, the media obsessed, the police and government go on the offensive and changed the heart of the trade union movement.
Press and private view: Fri 18 Oct 2016 from 5pm to 9.30pm (contact email@example.com to register)
With unseen photographs, archival material, recently released special branch reports, huge banners, including the original Grunwick strike banner inspired by Russian Constructivism, posters, artworks, soundtracks and films, the story of the Grunwick strike that lasted two years in a backstreet of London and changed the face of Britain comes alive in an exhibition that unravels the complex politics about power, immigrant / migrant workers, empire, class, race and gender.
"We are the lions" is researched and curated by Poulomi Desai, Artistic Director, Usurp Art. www.usurp.org.uk
Grunwick 40 is a joint project set up to commemorate the 40 years of the Grunwick strike, in partnership with Brent Trades Council, Willesden Green Town Team and Brent Museum & Archives. This exhibition, a permanent mural and a series of conferences and events are part of the project.