To Saturday 27 May. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-6pm Partisan Coffee House Exhibition
The fascinating story of this New Left coffee house, founded by Raphael Samuel alongside Stuart Hall and others. The exhibition includes previously unseen photographs by renowned documentary photographer Roger Mayne, alongside archive material, film clips and sound recordings.
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0QN
Gallery Talks: Curator Mike Berlin will be giving gallery talks on Fridays and Saturdays during the exhibition. Book a place:
Further information: go to
Tuesday 16 May. 6-8pm, History Acts 06: Reclaiming the media
An opportunity for historians with an interest in questions relating to the media’s coverage of radical politics to engage with activists.
The Panel will be speakers from: SKWAWKBOX , Evolvepolitics.com, Women Against Rape and Dr Laura Beers (Birmingham University)
Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, University of London, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ
Thursday 25 May, 6pm. Blue and Green: Coastal Cities and Environmental History
Talk by Stephen Mosley exploring the complex environmental relationships of coastal cities with the sea. Using examples of different types of coastal cities, it surveys how growing urbanisation, trade, industrialisation and tourism impacted on shorelines and the sea over time. It asks how communities have adapted to the challenges and risks of living in coastal cities and offers some suggestions for further research
Room KW002, King William Court, Greenwich campus.
Booking: V.J.Taylor@greenwich.ac.uk if you’d like to come or book a free ticket with Eventbrite here
Raphael Samuel History Centre with the University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Centre/Dept of History, Politics and Social Sciences
Working Class Movement Library Salford events
Wednesday 24 May. Alison Ronan The real rebels of WW1
Wednesday 7 June. Stephen Mustchin – Strikes, workplace occupations and ‘the right to share hardship’: engineering trade unionism and the 1980 occupation at Gardner
Thursday 15 June. 7pm. National Coal Industry Vesting Day Commemoration
This year is the 70th anniversary of the nationalisation of the coal industry. Vesting Day for the National Coal Board was 1 January 1947. This event will show a selection of films produced by the versatile and creative NCB Film Unit between 1947 and 1984, introduced by Granville Williams, editor of The flame still burns: the creative power of coal, which explores the sheer power of an industry which created rich, diverse cultures in the different mining communities, and continues to inspire fresh creative work today.
Admission free; all welcome.
Wednesday 21 June. Dean Kirby – Angel Meadow
Wednesday 5 July. Bruce Wilkinson – Three Lancastrian poets of the ’60s
Wednesday 19 July. Dave Randall – Sound system: the political power of music
The talks are from 2-3pm. Full details at www.wcml.org.uk/events