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Troops Out Movement Open Day
April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm BST
Mayday Rooms are delighted to launch the Troops Out collection in house – join us in conversation with original founder Aly Renwick and researcher Maev McDaid as we go through the highlights of the publication.
We will provide food and raise a glass to 50 years of Troops Out. There will also be viewing of the documentary ‘People of Ireland’ in our small screening room.
Reservation is essential due to limited capacity, please register here
The Troops Out Movement was formed in West London in 1973 by Irish solidarity activists. A campaigning organisation committed to bringing an end to British rule in the North of Ireland, Troops Out Movement has two aims: British Troops Out of Ireland and Self-determination for the Irish People as a Whole. Over the next few months we will continue to scan material from Aly Renwick’s large personal collection around his involvement in the campaign to build the digital archive of TOM. The Troops Out collection adds to our growing collection of Republican ephemera from the late 1960s and 1970s during the first years of the troubles. These include an extremely rare nearly complete run of the news sheet ‘Free Citizen’, and its subsequent incarnation ‘Unfree Citizen’. Also included in the collection are copies of the republican feminist journal ‘Banshee’, a number of copies of ‘An Phoblacht’, related ephemera including some materials from the Troops Out Movement, and a small number of posters
People of Ireland (film) , 48mins
Cinema Action’s People of Ireland documents the self-declared autonomous area of Free Derry in 1969. It includes: interviews with militants, community leaders, a priest, a Stormont Minister and unemployed workers; footage of mass meetings behind the barricades, popular self-organisation, the Labour Home Secretary James Callaghan’s visit and long sequences of battles between republicans and the police Before and after the screening there will be a chance to look through materials from the archive Troop’s Out Movement.