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Luddites Day: Smash the Looms

Luddites Day: Smash the Looms

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Luddites Day: Smash the Looms

Nottingham Art Weekender

14 May 2016

Join a performative walking tour exploring Luddites’ histories in Nottingham lead by local historian Roger Tanner.
We will be following the footsteps of the Luddites, between 1811 and 1818. Through spoken word, contemporary songs and written accounts we shall explore this movement of resistance by working class people in the town. Visiting sites which are part of this history.
  • Toilet facilities are available at Nottingham Contemporary at the start and finish of the walk or at Broadway in Broad St (if you are a costumer).
  • The walk of about 2 Miles will last up to 2 hours. The walk is on pavements with no steps although there are some short hills and pavement edges to navigate.
Roger Tanner has lived in Nottingham for nearly 50 years. He has always been interested in its history and politics and has led many walks in and around, the city to explore places which hold a rich memory of these. He is especially interested in the heritage of struggles by ordinary people as they fought for the vote, for better living and working conditions and for a fairer society.

11.30am – 1.30pm approx. Meeting at Reception. Free


This event is part of Nottingham Art Weekender, a weekend of events across Nottingham's visual arts venues. Explore the Nottingham Art Map here >>


In collaboration with the Politicised Practice Research Group and Anarchist Research Group, Loughborough University


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