Exhibition: Thursday 30th October - 11am - 6pm
Friday 31st October - 11am - 9pm
Saturday 1st November and Sunday 2nd November - 11am - 6pm
Family Workshops: Friday 31st October, 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 1st November, 11am - 6pm
Sunday 2nd November, 11am - 6pm
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“Under the Volcano” screening times:
Daily screening times: 11:30am - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm
A special screening of 'Under the Volcano' will take place on Friday, October 31st from 6:30pm, followed by a panel discussion exploring the films influence and legacy.
Thursday 30th October -Sunday 2nd November 11 am – 6pm
Drawing and Assemblage Offerings Throughout the festival, visitors to A Shrine to Dissent will be able to make their drawn offering, by responding to the ongoing shrine drawing exercises.
DISSENTING GOTHIC: Thursday 3Oth October 2 pm – 4 pm
Meet 2 PM Abney Park Cemetery main gates Stoke Newington High Street N16 OLH Join us as we explore the reoccurring and evolving themes of dissent through Abney Park Cemetery. From the chapel's architectural style of Dissenting Gothic through the myriad lives of the dissenting buried and connected to this beautiful and strange nature reserve.
BEYOND THE GATES: Friday 31st October: 3 – 6 pm Bunhill Fields – Crossbones – Day of The Dead / Meet 3 pm. Bunhill 38 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU 3PM. Howl away the hours descending to Halloween dusk with a walking drift from one special site of dead dissent to another.
Bunhill Fields, a former burial ground and now public park, was once known as 'The Campo Santo of Dissenters' and favoured by Nonconformists. It famously contains the graves of John Bunyan, William Blake and Daniel Defoe and many more radicals
We will walk through the city and across Southwark Bridge to find Crossbones, an altogether different site of non-conformity and local importance where an overflowing memorial gate pays dues to the paupers and prostitutes buried within. We'll explore both of these sites in parallel with each other and explore what happens when we think outside the coffin and beyond the gates.
HIGHGATE CEMENTERY EAST: Saturday 1st November 11 – 2 PM Meet 11am Main Gates, Cost £4 Under 18's Free Swain’s Lane, London N6 6PJ
Highgate East Cemetery is renowned as the resting place for many socialists and a refuge for the wild. Amongst the fox holes and wild plants lies Karl Marx, next to him, Claudia Jones, communist activist and journalist, who was central to the creation of Notting Hill carnival and Britain's first black newspaper: The West Indian Gazette. Within the shadows lies Dachine Rainer, poet and anarchist and Malcolm McLaren punk pioneer. We will walk and draw as we discover the lives and labours of the buried.
Sunday 2nd November River Chalk 11 AM meet at A Shrine To Dissent.
Using materials as tools of devination from The Thames river bed, such as chalk, bottles and mud to draw messages to and from past dissenters.
Sunday 2nd November 2 – 5 pm meet at A Shrine to Dissent Drawing Ceremony. Please join us for the shrine finale. A Drawing Exchange ceremony will take place where participants are encouraged to exchange and barter their work. There will be music from an improvisational band, offerings will be sent to the other side.