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Forward to Freedom: The Story of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement

AAM

An Exhibition by the AAM Archives Committee

Forward to Freedom tells the story of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and its campaigns to support the people of Southern Africa in their fight against apartheid and white minority rule.In 1959 the Boycott Movement organised a boycott of South African produce. It grew into a movement of hundreds of thousands of people, calling for sanctions against South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela. After South Africa’s first ever democratic election in 1994, the AAM set up a successor organisation, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). ACTSA continues to campaign for justice, democracy and sustainable development throughout Southern Africa.   

Where and when?

Monday 29th September–Saturday 1st November 2014
(Mon 10-6 Tues 10-6 Thurs 10-7 Fri 10-5, Alternate Sat 11-5)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free


Treasures from the Heal Collection

St Pancras

An exhibition showcasing the Sir Ambrose Heal collection of archives and historic images relating to the locality of St Pancras

Where and when?

Monday 22nd September–Tuesday 30th December 2014
(Mon 10-6 Tues 10-6 Thurs 10-7 Fri 10-5, Alternate Sat 11-5)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free


Shakespeare's Sister?

Introducing Joanna Baillie, dramatist and poet 1762-1851

Baillie

A free illustrated talk by Naomi Lightman

Naomi Lightman, a lecturer in literature at the Open University, Birkbeck College and the City Literary Institute, speaks on Joanna Baillie, the Hampstead-based writer, described by her friend Sir Walter Scott as a 'Bold Enchantress’, now being rediscovered after a long period of neglect.

Where and when?

Tuesday 4th November 2014 at 7.15pm
(Doors open at 6.45 pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free


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