This December marks the fortieth anniversary of Embrace the Base, a mass demonstration in 1983 which brought 30,000 women together to join hands around the US air base at Greenham Common in an act of protest.
Beaconsfield’s Peace Camp brings artists who participated in 1983 together with artists who are enthralled by the mythos of Greenham Common, to explore contemporary mechanisms of protest – since the time is NOW and it is overdue!
Artists: Sally Pomme Clayton, Minna Haukka, Harriet Hill, Alexandra Kokoli, Kristin Luke, Liz Murray, Anne Robinson, Anita Slater, Tansy Spinks.
Wednesday 17 August
Thursday 18 August
Friday 19 August
12-2pm PEACE walk with Harriet Hill’s wearable letters sculpture (starting at Beaconsfield).
(to view PEACE walk with Harriet Hill)
3-5 pm Letters of Protest: The time is NOW and it is overdue!
Creative writing workshop with artist Liz Murray and writer Anita Slater exploring time and feminist activism
(to view creative writing workshop)
The workshop will be followed by Campfire story telling, featuring a couple of myths from The Mighty Goddess, Sally Pomme Clayton‘s upcoming book.
Saturday 20 August
12-5pm Mobile Feminist Library with Minna Haukka and Kristin Luke
2pm Art historian Alexandra Kokoli convenes a conversation: The Imaginary of Greenham Common with artists Anne Robinson, Liz Murray, Minna Haukka and Harriet Hill followed by a peripatetic violin performance by artist Tansy Spinks.
(to view The Imaginary of Greenham Common: a conversation followed by a performance from Tansy Spinks)
GREENHAM COMMON ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS: