7th December, 1pm – 5pm (Arrive promptly for lunch)
The Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
Bishopsgate Institute and On the Record celebrate the launch of a unique archive and exhibition exploring Speaker’ Corner in Hyde Park. This event marks the end of Sounds from the Park: a year long project collecting oral history interviews, recordings and photos from orators, hecklers and observers.
Speakers’ Corner has been an emblem of open-air oratory, free speech and street theatre for nearly 150 years. 19th Century protest movements fought to hold public meetings in Hyde Park, next to the bloodstained ground of Tyburn Gallows where thousands were executed in earlier centuries.
Book your place on the 7th December to:
- Enjoy research presentations and live performances exploring Speakers’ Corner’s exotic and rambunctious history.
- Preview the exhibition and archive.
- Practice heckling and take part in workshops.
- Meet the passionate volunteers and Speakers’ Corner regulars who made this project a resounding success.
This is a free event with free refreshments, but booking via Bishopsgate Institute box office is essential. Call 020 7392 9200 to book your place.