Battle of Cable Street Events

I am currently working with others on the Cable Street 75 committee organising a march and rally to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. It is just one part of this year’s commemoration. I have put together a listings of the events that I have full details of below.
More information for the various events is being added to all the time so please visit the respective websites.

Battle of Cable Street

75th Anniversary Events’ Listing


25 September, 10.30am
Jewish East End Cultural Society www.jeecs.org.uk
Seminar: The Battle of Cable Street and the International Brigade

St Georges Hall, Cable Street London E1
£30 (£25 members of JEECS) to include beigel lunch etc
Day of talks by well known historians including Dr Cesarani. A JEECS commissioned documentary on the Battle will be shown on the day. 07941 367 882 Booking recommended

2 October, 11.30am-1pm
Cable Street 75 March and Rally www.cablestreet75.org.uk

Assemble: 11.30am Aldgate East (junction of Braham Street and Leman Street)
Rally: 1.00pm St George-in-the-East Gardens (off Cable Street)

2 October, 12 noon – 10 pm
Cable Street Group. Produced by Alternative Arts www.battleofcablestreet.org.uk
A programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate and commemorate the Battle of Cable Street.

Wilton’s  Music Hall 1 Graces Alley E1 8JB, Aldgate and Aldgate East tube, Shadwell station
Admission Free
12 noon – 6pm Stalls
along Graces Alley by campaigning groups, local organisations and supporters with street theatre and music by La Columna, The Lost Marbles, The Fairly Fresh Fish Co, Klezmania and The Cockney Awkestra.
12 noon – 10pm Protest & Survive Exhibition with photography documenting the Battle, posters from the Spanish Civil War, images recording the past 25 years of protest against racial discrimination by Phil Maxwell and portraits of the diverse communities of the East End today by documentary photographers Kalin Coromina, Ned Dyke-Coomes, Zane Mellupe, Lydia Polzer, Ben Speck and Neil White.
1pm Grand Union Youth Orchestra of East London
Specially commissioned concert by 30 diverse talented young under the leadership of Tony Haynes, director of the Grand Union Orchestra.
3pm Book launch and Reception Five Leaves is publishing five books to celebrate the anniversary. There will be readings and signings followed by a panel discussion. All the books will be on sale directly from the publisher: The Battle of Cable Street by Cable Street Group; October Day by Frank Griffin; Street of Tall People by Alan Gibbons; Battle for the East End by David Rosenberg; Everything Happens in Cable Street by  Roger Mills.
4pm rebels in the 1930s – working class writers Panel discussion with Andy Croft author of Red Letter Days, Ken Worpole author of Dockers and Detectives, Mary Joannou author of Ladies, Please Don’t Smash These Windows: Women’s Writing, Feminism and Social Change 1918-1938. Chaired by Ross Bradshaw of Five Leaves Publishing.
5pm Song & Dance With Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson and Udichi Shilpi Gosthi.
7pm Sunday Night at Wilton’s Music Hall ‘They Shall Not Pass. Star spangled evening with poets, singers, choirs, comics and bands including Billy Bragg, Shappi Khorsandi, Mike Rosen, Ninia Benjamin, Raised Voices and The Men They Couldn’t Hang (acoustic).

4 October, 7.30pm
From Cable Street to Brick Lane www.cablestreettobricklane.co.uk

Special Preview of a new film made by Phil Maxwell and Hazuan Hashim
Wilton’s Music Hall 1 Graces Alley E1 8JB, Aldgate and Aldgate East tube, Shadwell station
Admission Free

9 October, 11am
Jewish Museum London www.jewishmuseum.org.uk
Family Walk: How the East was won

Price: £15 for a child + adult, £6 for any additional group member
This walk, led by David Rosenberg, tells the story of how the battle against the fascists was won. Suitable for children aged 10+ accompanied by an adult.
David Rosenberg is author of Battle for the East End: Jewish responses to fascism in the 1930s.

16 October, 3pm
Jewish Museum London www.jewishmuseum.org.uk
Bernard Kops: The Battle of Cable Street

Price: £10 including free entry to the galleries
Kops, who grew up in the East End and was 10 at the time, witnessed the events of the Battle of Cable Street as they unfolded. In conversation with publisher Ross Bardshaw (Five Leaves Publications) Kops will read from his short play about the day’s events as well as from his other work. The reading and conversation will be followed by Q&A.

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