'They Shall Not Pass' and Cable St Mural
Sunday's celebration was a joyous occasion. As well as a parade making a strong anti-racist statement and celebrating the event with street theatre, there were also exhibitions of old and contemporary photographs and a fine programme of socialist entertainment following the opening by Cable Street veteran Harold Rosen and his son, the author Michael Rosen. The highlight of this for me was a guest appearance by Karl Marx, aided by socialist magician Ian Saville. Bangladeshi Progressive Cultural Group 'Udichi Shilpi Gosthi' contributed some fine music, singing and dancing, and Klezmania klezmer band and Duende Flamenco gave lively performances. I was sorry to have to leave while Reggae Revolution were only mideay through their spirited set, and to miss the specially commissioned concert 'No Pasaran!' by the Grand Union Orchestra.
More pictures and a longer text about the event on my web site.