London’s Imperial War Museum will be hosting a fascinating discussion about the anti-war protests of the 1960s and early 1970s. Come along on Sunday 15th May for the discussion from 2.00 until 4.00 pm, to be followed by afternoon tea.

Tony Benn will be leading the discussion, which remains as relevant today as it ever has been.

…as relevant today as ever…

Youth Protest

We, the younger generation (16 to 25 year olds), will be bringing the debate up to date. Our views and experiences on the protests of today will add a new dimension to the discussion, be it tuition fee demonstrations or Iraq War protests.

Meanwhile, older citizens will enrich the discussion, talking about the impact the anti-war movement had on them. Learn about their involvement, and how the quest for world peace influenced their lives in the 1960s and 1970s.

Commenting on the event, Tony Benn said, The strength of feeling by young people against injustice and war is as strong today with new forms of communication as it was in the 1960s and 70s. The Hanging Out forum will be an opportunity to explore the importance of youth protest then and now.”

the importance of youth protest then and now.

An Opportunity

It will be an exciting day, with figures like broadcaster and historian Alex Pascall OBE and former youth CND member Mike Bieber, joining the panel. BBC London’s Special Correspondent Kurt Barling, will be the presenter for the event.

As if the issues and people present weren’t enough, the discussion will be filmed and included in a documentary. This will be premiered at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in 2012!

To secure your free place, contact Full Spectrum Productions, either by phone: 020 7692 2711, or be email: info@hangingout.co.uk

 

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As a student of Comparative Literature, I love reading, writing and struggling with my French. I have a passion for travel and have so far been to six of the seven continents...Antarctica has yet to appeal to me. As well as working for MouthLondon, I'm an editor (and occassional contributor) of the King's creative writing magazine, the Notebook.

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