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The People's Forest: Direct! Action!: Protest and The Forest at Leytonstone Library

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Time 10:00
Date 04/05/19
Price Free

Direct! Action! explores Waltham Forest's rich history of community action and protest through a day of film screenings, discussions and workshops.

The development of the M11 link road destroyed neighbourhoods and affected habitats that were part of Epping Forest. The protests against it remain as historical landmarks in local community action.

Specially curated for young people aged 14-25, this workshop will discover these stories through a panel discussion tracing the efforts of Thomas Willingale in the 1800s, whose actions kick-started the campaign that saved Epping Forest for the people of London, through to the M11 link road protests in the 1990s, documented by the revolutionary activist video group Undercurrents.

Plus, take part in a 'Direct Action' workshop and the production of a new video, which will be shown as part of Art Night.

Direct! Action!: Protest and The Forest is part of The People's Forest season - a series of events exploring our relationship with Epping Forest, interrogating the deep bond we have with forests and woodland, and how this relationship is culturally determined.