Tuesday 8 June 2010

Ruth Ewan at Chisenhale: 2-4 July 2010

2-4 July 2010

Devised by eca Alumni Ruth Ewan, Dreadnoughts is a series of guided walking tours around East London. Each walk takes its starting point from an historical struggle in the local area. Dreadnoughts borrows its title from activist Sylvia Pankhurst's radical newspaper Workers' Dreadnought for which she was imprisoned for sedition. The walks will be led by invited specialists and accompanied by a series of ephemeral art works, including badges and short live works, marking the spread of information along the way.  

Dreadnought No° 1
Friday 2nd July 7–9pm
Don’t let their ideas into your mind and house
Historian and educationalist David Rosenberg will lead a walk around
Whitechapel and Stepney exploring anti-fascism from the 1936 Battle of
Cable Street to the present day.

Dreadnought No° 2
Saturday 3rd July 4–6pm
Who owns the city?
Anna Minton author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City will lead a walk around Docklands and the Isle of Dogs looking at the legacy of the 1980s regeneration period and the implications of the forthcoming Olympic development.

Dreadnought No° 3
Sunday 4th July 4–6pm
We want equality!
Feminist historian and author Sheila Rowbotham will lead a walk around Mile End and Bow focusing on the rebel women of East London who asserted their political rights and fought for better living and working conditions from the 1880s–1920s.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Contact mail@chisenhale.org.uk to reserve a place and receive information about meeting points for each walk.

Dreadnoughts is part of A Sense of Place, Chisenhale Gallery’s flagship
exchange programme for three secondary schools in Tower Hamlets – Bishop Challonner Catholic Collegiate School, St Paul’s Way Trust School and Langdon Park School – and artists with specific interests in collectivism, collaboration and direct engagement with social and cultural contexts. Chisenhale Gallery has received an investment from Deutsche Bank and Arts & Business to develop their education programme. The Arts & Business Investment Programme is funded by Arts Council England.

64 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ
 +44 (0) 208 981 4518

Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday 1–6pm

Chisenhale Gallery is a registered charity no. 1026175

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201