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2 October 2011

Remember the Battle of Cable Street at Wilton's

Londonist's Things To Do In London At The Weekend is always a treasure trove of excellent events and they inform your author that this weekend Wilton's Music Hall is holding a range of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street.

Today's Cable Street Stories features an exhibition, a book launch, stalls from campaigning groups and local organisations, street theatre and music, and later performance from a range of poets, singers, choirs, comics and bands including Dorset's own Billy Bragg.

For more information, see http://www.wiltons.org.uk/listings/cable-street-group.html


  1. I take it you mean the well known modern day troubadour, born in Barking, raised in Barking, who since 1981 has given us songs of love, loss and left wing politics. He may live in Dorset these days but he’s hardly “Dorset’s own…”

  2. Poor little Dorset. Will it ever have a modern day troubadour to call its own?

  3. It was a lovely day. I didn't know Billy Bragg had Dorset connections. To me he's an Essex Boy. He walked past my stall in Graces Alley where I was selling my clay pipe jewellery (www.amelia-parker.com). We didn't even make eye contact. Steven Berkoff was there too sporting what must have been very hot black satin quilted trousers. He had a camera crew in tow. Being stuck in the alley meant I missed out on the march and all the entertainment going on inside Wilton's beautiful theatre, but you can't have it all.

  4. I was born in Barking you know....