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Saturday, 20 August 2016
The Grunwick strike began 40 years ago today: 'WE ARE THOSE LIONS' - commemoration events
It's an important day.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the first moments of
the Grunwick strike – and we're proud to announce our plans to
We'll be running a series of inspiring, thought-provoking events
exploring Grunwick and its legacy, launching with Grunwick
Memories on Saturday 27 August.
Grunwick Memories is a free event, giving you the
opportunity to explore and contribute to the Grunwick archive held by
Brent Museum and Archives. Come along and take part in
a story sharing session and add your memories and experiences of
the strike to the Archive. You will also get an exclusive look at
some of the materials that will feature in the upcoming exhibition.
Grunwick Memories will take place at Brent Archive, on
the second floor of The Library at Willesden Green, Willesden High
Road NW10 2SF, from 2-4 pm on Saturday 27 August. Please join us! Email email@example.com or
call 020 8937 3600 for more information.
Other upcoming events:
• We are those lions: The story of the Grunwick strike
1976-78 exhibition, launching October 2016 at The
Library at Willesden Green. Look out for the launch date – coming
• The Great Grunwick Mural unveiling, Chapter Road, NW10.
Be the first to see our amazing murals in place near the original
Grunwick site. The design and unveiling details are still under
wraps, but we'll be revealing details over the next few weeks, along
with the names of our special guests, who'll be providing music and
• Explore Grunwick in more detail at our November
events, a film screening and discussion on “Race and the
Unions” at SOAS, November 2nd, and Grunwick 40: The
Conference, The Library at Willesden Green, November 26th –
booking for these events will open in October.
Yours in solidarity,
PS: Don't miss out on the reissued anniversary edition of Grunwick:
The Workers’ Story, by Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor, with
an updated introduction – due out in late September.