Jess Hurd

Photographer
exhibition

A Seasonal Night for the Discontented

No Turning Back Christmas Party ’09

Philosophy Football’s 2009 Christmas Party is a seasonal night out of outrageous inspiration. We’ll be mixing up ideas and entertainment for a fantastic event to start the festive break. Friday 18 December featuring a photographic review of the year from Jess Hurd. The lo-fi ukulele jazz of Tricity Vogue and one of the hits of the Edinburgh Festival Blow Up! The Credit Crunch Musical. With a German Oompah Band explaining the crisis of capitalism you just know you’re in for a night out with a difference. The evening opens with an eighties vs noughties poetry slam, 1980s cult leftie alt poet Andy P vs new generation spoken word from Kate Tempest. Plus dancefloor fillers from Melstars: Music and in conversation John Harris, Helena Kennedy Jon Cruddas, Chuka Umunna and others. Presented in association with the campaigns and ideas group Compass. The party is at The Offside Bar & Gallery, 271 City Road London EC1.

For tickets please book here

I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist @ Signs of Revolt


10 years ago, in November 1999 an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation. In the process they sparked a Movement of Movements right across the globe its slogan became ‘Another World is Possible’.

The exhibition celebrates a decade of creative resistance.

As part of the Festival of Radical Communication I will be chairing a session on Sunday 15th November 11am:

I’m a Photographer, not a Terrorist, Bringing Home the Real News


The panel includes photojournalist and investigative journalist Marc Vallée, film and print journalist Jason Parkinson and filmmaker Shaun Day.

“This panel looks at the impact of digital photographic tools on reporting events, particularly post-G20 and how the State is trying to criminalise image taking and the ways photographers are getting organised to resist this. This will be interspersed with photo shows and film clips from the archives of some of the key movements photographers and filmmakers.”

Get information on the weekend talks here

Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL Map

Signs of Revolt

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Signs of Revolt – Creative Resistance and Social Movements since Seattle


EXHIBITION AND TALKS

Space Hijackers/Ultimate Holding Company/Reel News/Peter Kennard/Kat Phillipps/ Cactus Network/Jonathan Barnbrook/Pedro Inhoue/Noel Douglas/David Gentlemen/Guy Smallman/Jody Boehnart/ Jess Hurd/Notes from Nowehere/Movement of the Imagination/Rebel Clown Army/ Indymedia London/Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination/Creative Resistance Research Network/ Turbulence/War Boutique/Josh On


Opening FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 6pm then SATURDAY 14–SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Opening Times: Weekends 10-10pm, Weekdays 12–9pm
Map

The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL


10 years ago, in November 1999 an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation. In the process they sparked a Movement of Movements right across the globe its slogan became ‘Another World is Possible’.

This November exactly 10 years from that momentous demonstration, and with most of the predictions of the movements rapidly coming true what with the crisis of the economy, a permanent state of war and the collapse of our eco-system wrecking lives across the planet, the rich and powerful meet again in Copenhagen to discuss the next Climate treaty after Kyoto, yet again activists are preparing to challenge the idea that the Market can solve the problems of the world, and take another step toward that possible world after Capitalism.

Signs of Revolt is an exhibition that weaves together the story of the past decades social movements, drawing out the influences and connections between and across the movements against Capitalism, War and Climate Change. Using archive material and documentary photography and video from movement photographers and filmmakers. It reveals the story of how we got from Seattle to Copenhagen.

Interspersed in this narrative are works by artist and designer activists and collectives, produced during, within and for the movements, this is the first time such a collection has been brought together in the UK and it will be a chance to reflect upon and celebrate the new creative impulses that the movements spawned and the possibilties for developing the creative capacity of future movements, these issues will also be discussed in greater depth during a series of talks during the exhibition. (timetable here).

As Capitalism threatens our very existence, Signs of Revolt defiantly maps out possible routes to a future filled with hope…

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Press Photographer’s Year

Belated post..

Check out the Press Photographer’s Year exhibition at the National Theatre, London Southbank.

Chuffed to get a couple of images selected.

An image from Dale Farm. Irish travellers Nora Quilligan and Danny Sheridan celebrate their wedding day. This was the third of four weddings held in quick succession by families at Dale Farm anxious to solemnize marriages before the New Year when Court of Appeal judges ruled that Basildon council can put into action its much delayed eviction operation.


The second image was from riot police on horseback trampling protesters outside the Israeli Embassy. National Palestine Demonstration, Stop Gaza Massacre. London. in January.


Thanks to the organisers and Chris for the photos.

All Images © Chris Calvert


6 Billion Ways – Exhibition

Making Another World Possible

Saturday 28th February – 10am-Midnight – Rich Mix, London E1 6LA

I have been asked to exhibit my ‘Global Rebellion’ photographs at this event. You can register for free here

”6 Billion Ways is a day where the arts meet ideas, discussion and action to explore the causes and find solutions to these interlinked global crises.
Including discussions on: the financial crisis and economic alternatives, conflict and liberation in Palestine and Iraq, climate catastrophe and building a green new deal, the future of feminism, the impact of Obama on race politics, when resistance is successful and how to change consumer culture.


With international speakers, films, music, and a chance to learn and practice new skills, 6 Billion Ways is your
chance to get inspired and join local and global networks building a better world.”



‘I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist’ – Exhibition


‘I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist’

Opens at the Foundry
Wednesday 18th February till 1st March 
From 7pm – On the Stairwell 
With drinks and debates on the issues  

Stand Up For Journalism

The Foundry is at 86 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3JL
Old Street tube (exit3)



Party for Cuba! Global Rebellion Slideshow

Sell out night at the Party for Cuba, was really good fun.

See exhibition slideshow Global Rebellion here

The exhibition will be up in the Offside bar, City Road, North London for the next couple of weeks.

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