Protest Feast: The F Word

Sunday 19 November – mac Birmingham

RAF Greenham Common air base the site of continuous women's peace protests from 1981 until 1991 when the final American Cruise missiles were removed. The demonstrations ended with the closure of the base.   The fence that has surrounded Greenham Common for 50 years will be pulled down marking a final victory for peace campaigners.
RAF Greenham Common air base the site of continuous women’s peace protests from 1981 until 1991 when the final American Cruise missiles were removed. The demonstrations ended with the closure of the base. The fence that has surrounded Greenham Common for 50 years will be pulled down marking a final victory for peace campaigners.

Protest Feast: The F Word saw Food and Feminism collide in a specially commissioned dining experience, curated in response to some of the issues raised in the ‘The Fence and The Shadow’, an exhibition of work by Sally Payen based on her research around Greenham Common and the women’s peace camp and anti-nuclear protests of the 1980s.

The dinner took place over two sittings of food, song and performance in a specially designed environment in mac’s theatre space. The first for a ticketed audience and the second organised as a women’s networking dinner for a fierce group of women.

This event was programmed as part of a season of events at mac called ‘Women & Protest’, celebrating female strength and solidarity.

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