We pretend to be BP staff at press launch of new BP-sponsored exhibition

Performers set up fake BP “welcoming committee” in front of Scythians exhibition for two and a half hours “Invisible theatre” performance highlights irony of BP sponsoring exhibits whose future study is threatened by melting permafrost Oil company accused of using British Museum to further its interests in Russia This morning, VIP visitors and press arriving … More We pretend to be BP staff at press launch of new BP-sponsored exhibition

We bring a rebel exhibit to the National Portrait Gallery

Street artist joins performance activists to display portrait and give public talks in the BP Portrait Award gallery, without permission Portrait depicts Indigenous West Papuan leader who is highly critical of BP’s operations BP’s support for Indonesia’s controversial occupation of West Papua contradicts the gallery’s ethics policy, campaigners say Performers present “Hypocrisy” and “Pollution” awards … More We bring a rebel exhibit to the National Portrait Gallery

Indigenous campaigner calls for return of stolen shield from BP-sponsored British Museum

Yesterday at 1.30pm, we accompanied Indigenous Australian campaigner Rodney Kelly into the British Museum. We took over part of the museum’s ‘Living and Dying’ gallery, and Rodney gave a series of five talks about his campaign calling for the return of his ancestor’s shield. Visitors to the museum gathered over the course of the afternoon … More Indigenous campaigner calls for return of stolen shield from BP-sponsored British Museum

Security crackdown fails to stop our “cashmob” in the British Museum

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

May 14th 2017: Join 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!

Shakespeare *himself* just invaded the RSC stage in outrage at BP sponsorship

•    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

We take over the British Museum with a rebel Sunken Cities ceremony

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

Indigenous Australian delegates bring calls for repatriation and ocean defence to BP-sponsored British Museum

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

We release a kraken in the 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