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2 September 2017 - February 2018

Abbey House Museum

Leeds’s rich history of protest movements have fought everything from war to government cuts. Uncover campaigners’ stories through poignant objects: a mother’s diary charts fears for her protestor son, while a padlock symbolises a campaigner’s fight.

The display features contributions from local groups like the Leeds Quakers and LGBT*Q community, as well as new films exploring the police perspective on protest and life before the NHS.

Image courtesy of Gilda Peterson.

Exhibition talks, workshops and events

26 Sept 2017, 2.30pm

Doing The Right Thing
(Robert Keeble, Leeds Quakers)

5 Oct 2017, 2.30pm
'Methinks You Doth Protest Too Much’: The Limits Of Protest

(Richard Levitt)

7 Oct 2017, 1pm - 3pm

Mini Protest Banner Workshop, with Thread Artist Hayley Mill-Styles

17 Oct 2017, 2.30pm

Stop The War: A talk with Stephen Johnston

(Leeds Stop The War Coalition)

7 Nov 2017, 2.30pm

Protest and Survive: The Museum as Agent of Social Change

(Peace Museum, Bradford)

14 Nov 2017, 2.30pm

Leeds Hospital Alert: 30 Years Of Campaigning To Defend The NHS

4 Feb 2018, 10.30am - 3.30pm

West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents: Section 28: Mapping Protest Against LGBT Discrimination*

All events except (*) cost £5 (payable on the day), advance booking only, and take place in the education room, Abbey House Museum. Email or ring 0113 3784079

* takes place at the Visitor Centre, Kirkstall Abbey – please email for further details.