Just four days after we gatecrashed the VIP launch of the British Museum’s BP-sponsored exhibition, ‘Troy: Myth and Reality’, we’ve just invaded the stage at the curators’ opening lecture. This took place in the museum’s main venue for talks and presentations: the BP Lecture Theatre. At 13.25 today, just before the curators’ talk was due … More We invade the stage at BP Troy lecture, in our second performance action this week!
Last night, the private VIP launch of the BP-sponsored ‘Troy: Myth and reality’ exhibition faced serious disruption after we occupied the 5 main entrances to the exhibition gallery inside the British Museum. Our actor-vists refused to leave the museum when it closed to the public and instead, began converting themselves into Troy-themed “living statues”, occupying … More We blockade BP’s VIP Troy event with living statues!
National Galleries Scotland announces end of BP relationship, to ‘address the climate emergency’ After 2019, the BP Portrait Award will no longer tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery ‘in its present form’ Decision follows protests by Edinburgh-based ‘BP or not BP? Scotland’ group in previous years Today’s news follows end of oil company partnerships … More Another major victory: National Galleries Scotland rejects BP!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the snap election, we’ve rescheduled our mass performance action against the BP-sponsored Troy exhibition to SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8TH 2020, to make sure it has the biggest possible impact. We’re still VERY excited about our plan for a mass creative takeover of the British Museum, to take action against BP, colonialism … More Mass action against BP rescheduled for February 8th!
O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set it down With gold on lasting pillars: the RSC hath dropped BP! We are hurling our feathered caps into the air with wild abandon at the news: the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced they’re ending their sponsorship deal with BP! Crucially, the RSC isn’t waiting for the … More HUGE victory: the RSC has dropped BP!
Today, school strikers from twelve cities, towns and regions will send a letter to the Royal Shakespeare Company calling on it to immediately drop BP. The oil giant currently sponsors the theatre company’s £5 ticket scheme for 16-25-year-olds, but following the record-breaking protests last Friday, the school strike movement is turning its attention to … More School strikers threaten to boycott RSC over BP sponsorship
At 6.30pm last night, 30 artists, performers and activists arrived at the National Portrait Gallery to disrupt the announcement ceremony of the BP Portrait Award. While some of the group linked arms in doorways and chained themselves to gates to prevent party guests from entering the building, others handed out a fake BP Portrait … More Guests at BP Portrait Award forced to climb over wall to enter, thanks to artistic blockade
Unofficial tour guides and hundreds of attendees descended on the British Museum yesterday, urging it to repatriate objects acquired through colonialism and end its long-standing partnership with the oil giant BP. Museum galleries were packed with people listening to rebel museum talks, and some routes through the museum were temporarily closed by security in response … More Hundreds join Indigenous-led tour of British Museum, for repatriation and against BP
The Indigenous Australian campaigner Rodney Kelly is coming back to the UK – and we’ll be joining him once again in the British Museum to call for the return of his ancestral shield and an end to BP sponsorship. Back in December, Rodney was joined by speakers from other communities with stolen artefacts in the … More The British Museum Stolen Goods Tour Returns on May 4th!
A spoof BP advert made by BP or not BP? to promote the mass performance, which has been viewed more than 120,000 times on social media More than 300 people took over the British Museum on Saturday to create a giant 200-metre “living artwork” that circled the entire Great Court, in protest at BP sponsorship. … More We create a 200 metre living artwork in the biggest-ever protest against the British Museum