In February, when the British Museum closes the doors to its latest BP-sponsored exhibition, it will also mark the official end of its current 5-year sponsorship with this major polluter. But, with just weeks left to go, the British Museum still hasn’t announced whether it will sign-up to a new sponsorship deal with BP or … More Celebrate, or escalate? THAT is the question! Join us for a mass creative action on February 18th!
On Sunday 11th December at 12pm, we took to the British Museum to perform a specially written protest song in response to BP’s sponsorship of the current blockbuster exhibition “Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt”. We took over a space inside the museum’s Great Court, calling on the Museum’s Director not to renew the oil company’s toxic … More Creative “sing-in” at British Museum, targeting BP-sponsored exhibition
As part of our mass #MakeBPHistory British Museum takeover on April 23rd, statements were read out inside the museum in solidarity with people struggling against BP and repressive regimes in West Papua and Egypt. We also distributed letters to British Museum staff, expressing our support for their own struggle for fair pay, treatment and conditions … More Solidarity with West Papua, Egyptian activists and culture sector workers
Last night (April 23rd), we occupied four rooms inside the British Museum after hours in protest against the museum’s controversial sponsor, the oil giant BP. Our performers smuggled in a huge, 10-metre version of the oil company’s logo, made from wood and fabric, which we dramatically “dismantled” in a hundreds-strong performance in the museum’s Great … More Mass BP action at British Museum ends with creative occupation of four galleries
The British Museum’s controversial sponsorship deal with BP is under intensifying pressure, as hundreds of activists will come together for our mass creative action today, Saturday April 23rd. The British Museum is actively deciding whether to renew its current deal with BP, we are coming together because we MUST stop them. Pledging to “Make BP History”, … More Hundreds set to join our mass creative action to “Make BP History”
Yesterday, we paid a visit to the BP-sponsored World of Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum. Strangely enough, the “welcome to the exhibition” text from BP doesn’t mention the fact that they’re a massive oil and gas company whose business plan would push the world into irreversible climate catastrophe. Luckily, we’d brought along some extra … More We sneakily add some extra labels to a BP-sponsored exhibition
The British Museum are about to renew their deal with oil giant BP: We MUST stop them. This. Is It. The British Museum’s current 5-year deal with BP is coming to an end – but the British Museum’s management have been holding private talks with BP about signing a new sponsorship deal. Join us on … More Join us on Saturday April 23rd to Make BP History!
Scottish Ballet says BP partnership no longer ‘aligns with the company’s green action plan – to be carbon neutral by 2030’ Shift in stance follows ballet-inspired protest during COP26 climate summit News follows announcement that BP sponsorship of National Portrait Gallery will end after 30 years Pressure grows on British Museum not to renew its … More Scottish Ballet follows National Portrait Gallery in cutting ties to BP
Sign our urgent new petition against the BP sponsorship here. Today at 11.30am, members of the activist theatre group BP or not BP? set up a mischievous extra exhibit inside the British Museum: a spoof corporate presentation showing BP’s “drilling plans” at Stonehenge. Dressed in suits, with a professional-looking banner depicting the fake scheme, the … More We create fake “Stonehenge drilling” exhibit inside BP-sponsored British Museum
Today, at 11.30am, we began a surprise musical protest outside Glasgow’s Theatre Royal to challenge BP’s sponsorship of the Scottish Ballet. Around 50 performers and supporters took part in an action led jointly by BP or not BP? and Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. The performers are calling on the Scottish Ballet to stop … More Singing and dancing protest hits BP-sponsored Scottish Ballet on final day of COP26