Rock Against Racism – how an artistic movement took on the National Front


A forthcoming exhibition at Autograph ABP gallery will showcase the work of Syd Shelton as he photographed the Rock Against Racism concerts between 1976 and 1981. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was a meeting of musicians and artists and political activists. Working together, they promoted racial harmony and understanding in the fraught political environment of the late … Continue reading

EDL gang in court over Leeds pub attack

A gang of English Defence League supporters caused terror when they attacked a pub as an anti-racism rock concert was being staged. Nine members of the gang were handed community sentences yesterday (Sept 3) after a court heard how windows and doors were smashed as bricks and bottles were hurled at Joseph’s Well in Leeds … Continue reading