Book Signing Syd Shelton Rock Against Racism, 9th of Feb, 5 to 7pm

31 Jan 23

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a signing of Syd Shelton book Rock Against Racism next Thursday 9th of February from 5 to 7pm. ⁠ ⁠

Rock Against Racism is a body of photographs that Shelton produced for and about the British Rock Against Racism movement (RAR) of 1976–1981. For Shelton, this work was a socialist act, what he calls a “graphic argument,” on behalf of marginalised lives.⁠ ⁠ RAR was a political movement that emerged in 1976 in reaction to a rise of racist attacks on the streets in the UK. RAR confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and towns halls of Britain. It was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music. ⁠ ⁠

Under the slogan ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ it showcased reggae and punk bands on the same stage, attracting large multicultural audiences. At a time when fascist attitudes of the National Front were gaining support, RAR marked the rising resistance to violent and institutionalised racism. ⁠ ⁠

This is the second edition of Shelton’s Rock Against Racism book, the first edition was published by Autograph. ⁠ ⁠

We look forward to seeing you all there! Copies of the book are also available for purchase on our e-shop. ⁠