Islington ‘70s and ‘80s protest movements – including anti-apartheid – remembered in free walking tour

The Islington Anti-Apartheid movement will be a focus of the tour. Picture: Islington Local History

The Islington Anti-Apartheid movement will be a focus of the tour. Picture: Islington Local History Centre - Credit: Archant

Islington, as the Gazette has reminded its readers on about 654 occasions over the past two years, has a massive heritage of activism and protest.

It goes back centuries, but a new walking tour delivered by Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association will focus on activism in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The series of walks – which start on Saturday – will recall causes such as the anti-apartheid movement, incorporating the old African National Congress HQ in Penton Street, and the women’s movement, taking in the former Sisterwrite feminist bookshop in Upper Street.

They take place on May 5, June 16 and July 18 (to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth). They all start at 11am from Islington Town Hall.

The 90-minute walks, delivered by Oonagh Gay and Susan Hahn, are free but booking is essential. To do so, visit ciga.org.uk


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