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Miners' Strike Memories

Creative dissent is central to political change: Craig Oldham on the art of a movement

Tonight the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester kicks off a series of late night events celebrating self-published artist books. The first event is curated and produced by Craig Oldham and centres around his book, In Loving Memory of Work: A Visual Record of the UK Miners’ Strike 1984–1985. The event will include an exhibition of creative work from the 80s dispute including photography, posters, badges, banners, poems, fashion and books. Here, Craig writes about the power of creativity in a social movement, drawing parallels with the miners and modern day society.

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