“Brings history to life”
“Moving and unmissable”
“An inspiring and deeply moving exhibition”
There are just a few weeks left to catch “We are the lions” the exhibition commemorating the Grunwick strike.
Come along to the Brent Museum and Archive at Willesden Library and explore the history of one of the most significant events in working peoples’ history in Britain. “We are the lions” tells the story of how a group of Asian women made an historic stand against their employers, challenged stereotypes, mobilised thousands in their support, and changed the face of trade unions.
A series of beautifully designed panels – painstakingly compiled from archival photographs, original documents and interviews from the time – are on display, along with the original banner of the Grunwick Strike Committee, with its highly unusual Russian constructivist design, courtesy of the People’s History Museum.
There’s plenty for little ones too. In the “family corner” you can colour-in pictures of the strikers, complete a jigsaw based on a famous painting of the strike or play an interactive game to match the quotes to the person. Don’t forget to make a mini-placard to add to our comment board before you leave!
Exhibition curated by Poulomi Desai for Grunwick 40.
We are the lions is open until 26th March.
The Brent Museum and Archive is situated on the second floor of Willesden Library, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF (MAP)
8 min walk from Willesden Green tube (Jubilee line)
Buses 98, 260, 266, 460, stop right outside