All our events are FREE but pre-booking is required.


The Strike at Imperial Typewriters: A Guided Walk

Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Venue: Spinney Hill Park

This tour takes participants to the East Park and Copdale Road branches of Imperial Typewriters to learn about modes of factory production, why Imperial's South Asian workers went on strike in 1974, and how the factory's closure affected them.

Strikes, Storytelling, 
and Artistic Resistance Today

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Sikh Community Centre

This event considers artistic resistance in the form of community storytelling. Divya will be discussing creative protest and contemporary art practises with invited guests.

Literary Salon 1: 
Protest Then and Now

Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: TBC

How did protest look in the heart of the industrial revolution? How did it look during Britain's post-industrial decline? How does it look now? This event makes connects between Victorian England, the landscape of 70s protest, and international demonstration movements now.

Speakers: Leah Bassel, Claire Wood, Issy Staniaszek and Divya Ghelani

Women’s Resistance: 
Voices, Agency and Protest

Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 16:30 - 19:00

Venue: TBC

This event considers women's protest across different eras and cultures through a panel discussion with academics and activists.

Speakers: Pippa Virdee and Amrit Wilson. Divya Ghelani in conversation with Paloumi Desai and Sujata Aurora

Literary Salon: Flash Fiction Factory

Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

Venue: TBC

This is a pop-up, nostalgic, literary salon that centres around the strike at Imperial Typewriters. It combines historical flashbacks with creative responses. An evening of magical typewritten tales led by Divya Ghelani and guests.