COMMON PEOPLE #1
9th December 2018 - 9th March 2019
Greenham Common Control Tower Newbury, Berkshire
Wendy Carrig was a photography student in the mid-1980s during a time of great social disquiet in Britain. Coal miners were striking against pit closures, and peace protestors gathered at Greenham Common to demonstrate against the installation of U.S. nuclear missiles on British soil.
Common People is an exhibition of photographs recording Carrig's time spent with women protestors at Blue Gate camp, showing how domestic life continued around the campfire.
The exhibition is accompanied by Campfire's Burning an original essay by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Rebecca Johnson, describing her five years as a protestor at Greenham, together with song sheets from The Blue Gate Song Book, an original artefact from the days of protest, now lodged at the Imperial War Museum.