News and Events
Strike!, Tracey Ryan's brilliant play about the Dublin shopworkers who refused to sell South African fruit in 1984 will run at the Southwark Playhouse, 13 April–6 May. Plans are ongoing for a nationwide tour. Tickets for the May Day performance on 1 May are available at a reduced price of £16 for ACTSA supporters – voucher ACTSA16 and on other nights for £20 – voucher ACTSA20. Booking https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/productions/strike/
A new education resource from the London Recruits tells the story of some of the young people who went to South Africa undercover to support the anti-apartheid freedom struggle. It also presents an illustrated history of the above-ground Anti-Apartheid Movement with activities and thought-provoking questions for school students. The pack was sponsored by the National Education Union. You can access it here.
The project to set up a new Centre of Memory Learning in the former ANC London office at 28 Penton Street, Islington has taken a big step forward with the award of a £250,000 Heritage Lottery Fund development grant. The Centre will showcase anti-apartheid campaigning to stimulate action against injustice, racism and inequality. For news of events and commissions go to https://antiapartheidlegacy.org.uk