An evening of conversation, workshops and poetry centred on creative community and inspiring exchange. The galleries will be open till 9pm, with a special opportunity to see Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother for free.
- A conversation between Rebecca Morden, founder of Greenham Women Everywhere, and Amy Budd, Senior Curator at Modern Art Oxford about the history of Green Common Women’s Peace Camp.
- Greenham Common Craftivism Workshop
- Screening of Women Against the Bomb, a prize winning documentary by Sonia Gonzalez
- Table Talk with Deborah Pill
- Screening of A-pop-calpyse now and whenever! by Francis Whorrall-Campbell
Find out more below.
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Join Rebecca Morden, founder of Greenham Women Everywhere, and Amy Budd, Senior Curator at Modern Art Oxford for a conversation about the history of Green Common Women’s Peace Camp.
After graduating Sheffield University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Rebecca Morden worked as an actor, director, writer and producer and created award-winning feminist production hub Scary Little Girls. In 2018 she founded the Greenham Women Everywhere project which has interviewed over 200 Greenham Women and helped to put the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp back into the cultural conversation. In 2021 she was a member of the BBC Writers Room, wrote for the BBC’s Archive on Four, Radio 4’s The UK Project and her first book was published, Out of the Darkness: Greenham Voices.
Join Greenham Women Everywhere for a drop-in Craftivism workshop to make your own radical bunting spreading messages of hope for the future.
The Greenham Common Peace Camp is the largest women’s led movement since suffrage. Women wanted to see change in the world including the removal of nuclear cruise missiles, the return of the land to common ground and the end of the patriarchy and were hopeful for a better future.
Common Ground is a series of events bringing the legacy of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp to local communities across the UK. It is part of a project created by Scary Little Girls in collaboration with Greenham Women Everywhere CIC to map the impact of the Peace Camp on the women who inhabited it and the communities they returned to.
This project has been made possible thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The inspirational story of the first all-female peace camp of Greenham Common, told from the inside by the women who were there. The protest camp began in England in 1981 to block the installation of nuclear weapons on European soil, marking the dawn of a global ecofeminist movement. Women Against the Bomb is Sonia Gonzalez’s prize-winning documentary about the impact of the Greenham Women, reflected through interviews and footage from women who took action and never looked back.
Presented by Common Ground.
Table Talk is a series of gatherings, encouraging artists to come together and exchange ideas about their work, initiated by artist and practitioner Deb Pill. These sessions are a space for artists to connect with other creatives in the city, present work and share ideas in a welcoming and informal environment.
If you would like to share your work during the Table Talk session please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A-pop-calpyse now and whenever! is the third of an ongoing series of screenings produced by Francis Whorrall-Campbell exploring the relationship between homosexuality and the end of the world. Exploring the queer and dramatic desire for the abolition of self and society, the screening asks what solace and resistance can be found in surrendering to the inevitability of our destruction. Taking its cues from DJ sets, YouTube wormholes and the 24-hour news cycle, A-pop-calypse now and whenever! edits and re-edits the detritus of capitalist culture to try to create another ending.
Francis Whorrall-Campbell is an artist and writer from the UK.