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Remembering Blair Peach, London

Thu 21st November, 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:45

An evening commemorating the activism of Blair Peach who was a teacher in Phoenix School, Bow.

Blair Peach was a committed trade unionist, socialist, anti-fascist and teacher.

He died after being attacked by police at an anti-racism demonstration in Southall in April 1979. His loved ones’ campaign form justice is one of those spied on by Britain’s political secret police.

Although his life was cut short, Blair’s activism in Tower Hamlets is remembered and celebrated and this year marks 40 years since his death.

The evening will bring together:

  • Suresh Grover (The Monitoring Group)
  • Alex Kenny (NEU)
  • Chris Searle (Poet & Activist)

and others to remember Blair’s work and explore his legacy.

Date: Thursday 21 November, 6.00-7.45pm

Venue: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives,
277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ

Booking required: please email

This evening is organised with the National Education Union (Tower Hamlets).

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Artwork by Dan Jones.
Photograph courtesy of Eastside Community Heritage.


Thu 21st November, 2019
18:00 - 19:45
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Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
277 Bancroft Road
London, E1 4DQ
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+44 20 7364 1290
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