“We are the lions” An exhibition commemorating the Grunwick Strike 1976-78

Opens 19 October 2016

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Brent Museum & Archives, The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF


“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who can dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr Manager.” Jayaben Desai

Forty years ago a group of workers in a backstreet Willesden factory stood up to their unfair bosses and kickstarted one of the longest and most important industrial disputes in British history. Led by Asian women, the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed the face of white, male trade unions, and inspired others to speak out against injustice.

Come and explore a piece of Brent’s radical history at this exhibition – based on exclusive archive material and featuring the original strike banner.

Exhibition runs 19th October 2016 – 26th March 2017

Curator and project manager: Poulomi Desai.

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