Journey to Justice National Touring Exhibition

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Date: 04 October - 29 October 2017
Venue: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ
Time: Varied

Journey to Justice exhibition

Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice travelling exhibition alongside a host of city-wide events this October 2017.

To highlight past and present struggles for social justice, a full programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations will be held across the city during October which aims to inspire, educate and raise awareness of the power of campaigning for justice.

About the exhibition

Date: 4 October - 29 October 2017
Time: Mon – Fri 08:00 - 16:30, Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:30, evenings TBC
Location: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ
Cost: Free

The exhibition focuses on the US Civil Rights Movement, telling the extraordinary story of some of the less well known women, men and children involved. It also refers to how it inspired campaigns in the UK at that time, such as the Bristol Bus Boycott.

The interactive display includes a jukebox playing freedom songs and a dynamic mix of photographs, text, music, audio-visual features, poetry, maps and installations. The exhibition uses personal stories to examine what inspires people to persevere in their quest for social justice.

Alongside the main exhibition will be panels which highlight moments in the vibrant history of Bristol activism past and present including:

  • A timeline of social justice campaigns in Bristol from the 1600s to the present day.
  • Bristol Bus Boycott in 1963 which paved the path for UK legislation on race equality.

  • Peaches Golding, a family's journey to Justice from slavery to human rights campaigning to England's first black High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant.

  • Refusing To Kill which makes links between the stand of Bristol's Conscientious Objectors, in World War 1 and current opposition to war.

This exhibition is just one of Journey to Justice's Bristol events taking place throughout the city in October 2017.

During October 2017 a full programme of events, workshops, guided interactive walks, performances and exhibitions will be taking place throughout Bristol on the theme of social justice in the city.

Visit Journey to Justice Bristol 2017 for more information and the full updated programme of events.

Most of Journey to Justice events and workshops will be open to the public for free, which means they need your help to make it happen. If you'd like to volunteer as a steward at the events, donate or help to organise an event, please get in touch by email with Journey to Justice Bristol Team at

Cost: Free
Contact: Events Team
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84517

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