Solidarity with West Papua, Egyptian activists and culture sector workers

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

Mass BP action at British Museum ends with creative occupation of four galleries

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

Hundreds set to join our mass creative action to “Make BP History”

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”

We sneakily add some extra labels to a BP-sponsored exhibition

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

Scottish Ballet follows National Portrait Gallery in cutting ties to BP

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

We create fake “Stonehenge drilling” exhibit inside BP-sponsored British Museum

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

Singing and dancing protest hits BP-sponsored Scottish Ballet on final day of COP26

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

British Museum hit by musical protest calling for “climate reparations”

100 brightly-dressed performers create musical protest in museum courtyard Performers call for British Museum to end BP sponsorship and return stolen artefacts, and for British Government to pay its fair share towards the climate crisis Oil-sponsored British Museum “perfectly represents the historic damage caused by British colonialism and UK carbon pollution” Today at 11.00am, activist … More British Museum hit by musical protest calling for “climate reparations”

British Museum closes Africa Gallery in response to our protest tour

Unofficial tour guides descended on the British Museum today at 2pm, urging the museum to repatriate objects acquired through colonialism and to end its long-standing partnership with the oil giant BP [1]. The event was publicly announced in advance, and included a call for the return of the Benin Bronzes housed in the museum. In … More British Museum closes Africa Gallery in response to our protest tour