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MayDay Rooms is an archive, resource and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories.

We are open: Wednesday–Friday, 11–6pm

Please contact us to book an archival appointment:
in-formation [AT] maydayrooms.org


Find us at:

88 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1DH

Tel: 0203 930 9297


Using the Space

We offer free organising and event space  for unfunded activist and self-organised education groups, and we ask those who can afford to make a donation on a sliding scale to support the space.

The space is bookable from Monday-Friday and sometimes at the weekend.

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Help us keep going

Join the MDR’s Friends scheme to help us sustain our archive as a resource for movements today, to continue to programme events and outreach around our collections, and provide meeting spaces, all free of cost.

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Upcoming & Recent Events

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February 8 @ 6:00 pm

Rediscovering Identity: Black British Experience 1960s-1990s with Linton Kwesi Johnson and George Padmore Institute

Thursday 8 February, 6-8 pm  Experience the lives of the Black British community from 1960s-1990s using materials from the George Padmore Institute (GPI) archive collections. Relive this experience through poetry […]

January 24 @ 2:00 pm

Part II: PUBLISHING & ARCHIVING BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM: A two-day screening + workshop event with June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive.

    Part II: Saturday 27th January, 2 pm Workshop led by artist Fiona Quadri with June Givanni In this zine workshop, we continue the dialogue on the importance of […]

January 23 @ 6:00 pm

Part I: PUBLISHING & ARCHIVING BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM: A two-day screening + workshop event with June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive.

  Screening + Panel Discussion 
with Jan Asante and June Givanni Part I: Tuesday 23rd January, 6.15 pm The Black Film Review was an international quarterly journal that highlighted films […]

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

Mental Health Under Capitalism with Micha Frazer-Carroll (author of Mad World: the politics of mental health) and Sophie K Rosa (author of Radical Intimacy)

Monday 22nd January 7 – 9 pm @Reference Point What does it mean to be well in a system designed to exploit us? How can we make the best of […]

January 20 @ 1:00 pm

Ne Years Archive Open Day

  We know that for some of you, it is not always possible to visit our archive during the regular working week, so we are opening our doors to the […]

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