Last Saturday, we joined Rodney Kelly, members of ‘First Contact 1770‘ and Mirning elder Bunna Lawrie for a powerful visit to the British Museum. On display in the museum’s ‘Enlightenment’ gallery is a Gweagal shield, first carried by a man called Cooman who was part of the first group of people to encounter Captain Cook … More Indigenous Australian delegates bring calls for repatriation and ocean defence to BP-sponsored British Museum
On Sunday, BP or not BP? pulled off our most ambitious performance to date. Two hundred performers – dressed in an amazing variety of home-made ocean-themed costumes – took over the British Museum’s Great Court with an hour-long, multi-act, musical performance to flood the museum’s dirty sponsor, BP, out of the space. The unsanctioned theatrical … More We release a kraken in the British Museum
Join our Splashmob at the British Museum on September 25th to challenge this new BP deal. Today, BP announced that it has signed a new £7.5 million 5-year sponsorship deal with the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company. We intend to challenge and overturn this terrible decision. This will … More BP deal renewed. We vow to overturn it.
We bring a ‘splashmob’ of singing merfolk and an interactive map into the British Museum in protest at BP sponsorship At the same time, the London Transport Museum is targeted by London Campaign Against Arms Trade (London CAAT) in protest at arms company funding Our two groups join forces for the first time to challenge … More Mermaids, maps, and bombs: a double protest
Responding to BP or not BP? Scotland’s call for support, Scottish Green Party MSP Ross Greer, the party’s culture and media spokesperson, pledged to win cross-party backing in the Scottish Parliament for the SNPG to ditch the NPG’s rolling sponsorship deal with BP for the popular and prestigious Portrait Award, which travels to the SNPG … More Scottish Parliamentary motion lodged by Green MSP Ross Greer
Inspired by ‘BP or not BP?’ and our theatrical protests, student Matthew Walpole headed to Stratford-Upon-Avon last week to protest BP’s sponsorship of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) discount scheme for 16-25 year olds – “The RSC Key“. Here’s a guest blog from Matthew about his theatrical intervention and why he did it… “Last Saturday, I … More The RSC’s BP sponsorship under fire from student protest!
A simple guide Our climate-wrecking, sea-level-raising nemeses at BP have decided, in their wisdom, to sponsor the “Sunken Cities” exhibition at the British Museum. The British Museum, in a similar moment of clever, irony-free thinking, have agreed to let them do it. As part of the exhibition, they’ve set up one of those comedy face-hole … More Stop BP with your face
Performance fills museum with sounds of dissent against BP sponsorship and disrupts speeches at VIP exhibition launch Campaigners highlight irony of a fossil fuel company sponsoring a ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition Second creative protest of the day, after a disobedient artwork obstructed the morning press launch Journalist at VIP launch reports guests ‘cringing’ during BP speech … More Drenched performers occupy British Museum after hours
Exhibition entrance obstructed by artwork exposing how BP’s projects in Egypt are “surrounded by human rights violations” Campaigners condemn irony of BP sponsoring a ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition when BP extracts new fossil fuels near cities at risk of sinking in Egypt Action comes just weeks after BP’s ‘corrupting influence’ over the British Museum was exposed … More We gatecrash the press launch of BP’s ‘Sunken Cities’ with a disobedient artwork