40 performers take part in “oily cashmob” protest inside BP-sponsored British Museum Heightened museum security confiscate cardboard signs, bow ties, wigs and waistcoats – but performance goes ahead anyway Actor-vists spotlight shocking stats behind BP sponsorship of iconic museums Ahead of BP AGM, campaigners target government’s hefty hand-out to BP Yesterday, 40 performers from the … More Security crackdown fails to stop our “cashmob” in the British Museum
With a snap election on the way, the fossil fuel industry might think it’s off the hook for a while. Of course, we can’t let that happen. That’s why we need YOU to join our next rebel performance! CASHMOB IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM SUNDAY MAY 14TH 2017, 2PM In the game of oil sponsorship, there’s … More May 14th 2017: Join our Cashmob in the British Museum!
• Protest performance marks return of activists’ focus on the RSC • RSC recently signed new 5-year sponsorship deal with BP • Performers complete unsanctioned performance, having been prevented from doing so last month Tonight, the performance of Antony and Cleopatra in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre had an unexpected warm-up act, when two performers took … More Shakespeare *himself* just invaded the RSC stage in outrage at BP sponsorship
Protest by ‘actor-vists’ marks close of BP-sponsored ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition and highlights cities at risk from rising seas – Campaigners call BP deal illegitimate as trustees were not consulted – Activists gatecrash Edinburgh opening of ‘BP Portrait Award’ on Friday night On Saturday, over 40 campaigners from 8 different countries including the US, Argentina and … More We take over the British Museum with a rebel Sunken Cities ceremony
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