Pioneers and protest

Students lead a protest inspired dance performance
Image: ‘No Justice, Just Us’ IRIE! dance theatre student site-specific performance in Fordham Park (2021).

Based at the historic Moonshot Centre, this project is inspired by the powerful legacy of the 1981 Black People’s Day of Action. It will work with young people and the wider community to gather and share memories and archive material, inspiring a series of creative activities including dance, film and public art.

In 1981, the Black People’s Day of Action was an organised demonstration in response to the Government and policing handling of the New Cross Fire. The demonstration started in Fordham Park, New Cross, location of the Moonshot Centre.

Share your memories of the Black People’s Day of Action and the local area in 1981.

Project team

  • Beverley Glean, Artistic Director & Chief Executive Officer, IRIE! dance theatre
  • Julia Honess, IRIE! Project Fundraiser and freelance Creative Producer