People Power: Fighting for Peace
Take a journey from the First World War to the present day, exploring how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict in this major exhibition.
From conscientious objectors to peace camps and modern day marches, Fighting for Peace tells the stories of passionate people over the past one hundred years and the struggles they have endured for the anti-war cause.
Over three hundred objects including paintings, literature, posters, placards, banners, badges and music reveal the breadth of creativity of anti-war protest movements, reflecting the cultural mood of each era.
Audio equipment generously provided by Bowers & Wilkins.
A march of 2,000 anti-conscription protesters in London, May 1939
‘Embrace the Base’: 30,000 women link hands, completely surrounding the nine mile perimeter fence at RAF/USAF Greenham Common, Berkshire (1982)
© Centre: Labour Party Rally, Hyde Park, London 1980 © Edward Barber, Right: © Tom King / Alamy Stock Photo, Top and Left: © IWM.
Watch our exhibition trailer for People Power: Fighting for Peace
From the First World War to the present day our exhibition explores how peace activists have used the creative against the destructive - from a tiny pin badge to a 30ft banner.
10 June 2017
Organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War in partnership with IWM, this year's Peace History Conference, Protest, Power & Change, will feature special guest speaker, screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, as well as other keynote speakers.
IWM Senior Curator Historian Matt Brosnan will also provide an exhibition overview of People Power: Fighting for Peace.