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Cultural events at the Idea Store

The following events will take place at the Idea Store, Watney Market, 260 Commercial Road E1 2FB, while the exhibition

Saturday 8 October, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Author Kate Thompson interviews women veterans of the Battle of Cable Street
Come along and listen to Mari Butwell, Marie Joseph, Millie Finger, Beattie Orwell and Sally Flood.
Kate Thompson is an award-winning journalist.
The event is FREE. All welcome.

Saturday 8 October 6:30pm-8:30pm
Music with Sisters Unlimited and Leon Rosselson
Sisters Unlimited perform a mix of political, anti-capitalist and feminist songs including “Love At First Fight” about how Tom met Mabel met at Gardiner’s Corner. It is based on a a true life meeting and love story.
This event is FREE. All welcome.

Monday 10 October 6:30pm-8:30pm
Play: “Dare Devil Rides to Jarama” by Neil Gore for Townsend Productions
A special performance of “Dare Devil Rides to Jarama”. Tickets are limited due to the venue size.

The international brigades came from all over to fight in Spain against the fascists in 1936. They showed unprecedented international solidarity together with great courage and sacrifice. The play tells the story of Clem Beckett who was a super star motorcyclist. Born in Oldham in 1906. A communist in the 1920s he started riding the Dome of Death at fairgrounds, He later became a speedway rider – and also unionised the sport. He was further politicised by the mass Kinder Trespass in 1932. In 1936 volunteered to go to Spain. Clem, alongside his friend Christopher Caudwell, lost his life at the Battle of Jarama in 1937. his death was front page news.Theatre is mixed with political songs and poetry.

All tickets cost £5.

Saturday 15 October 2:00pm-3:30pm
Talk: British Women’s War Against Fascism at Home and Abroad
Come along and hear Dr Julie Gottlieb give an illustrated talk. Dr Gottlieb is an expert in 20 Century British history, women’s history, British fascism.
This event is FREE. All welcome

Saturday 15 October 5:00pm-6:30pm
Film: “From Cable Street to Brick Lane”
Film by renowned East London film makers Phil Maxwell and Hazuan Hashim to be followed by Q and A.
This event is FREE. All welcome