Dreadnoughts

walk, posters, badges 2010

DREADNOUGHTS was a series of public walking tours around East London commissioned by Chisenhale. Each walk took its starting point from an historical struggle in the local area. Dreadnoughts borrows its title from activist Sylvia Pankhurst’s radical newspaper, Workers’ Dreadnought, for which she was imprisoned for sedition. The walks were led by invited specialists and accompanied by a series of badges, readings, songs and printed matter, marking the spread of information along the way.

Dreadnoughts
Dreadnoughts

Photograph by Matthew Arthur Williams

DREADNOUGHT NO°1 — Don’t Let Their Ideas Into Your Mind And House

Historian and educationalist David Rosenberg led a walk around Whitechapel and Stepney exploring anti-fascism from the 1936 Battle of Cable Street to the present day.

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DREADNOUGHT NO°2 — Who Owns The City?

Anna Minton author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City led a walk around Docklands and the Isle of Dogs looking at the legacy of the 1980s regeneration period and the implications of the forthcoming Olympic development.

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DREADNOUGHT NO° 3 – We Want Equality!

Feminist historian and author Sheila Rowbotham led a walk around Mile End and Bow focusing on the rebel women of East London who asserted their political rights and fought for better living and working conditions from the 1880s–1920s.

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