Image courtesy of Gerri Gray

The toppling of the recent statues in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign has highlighted the difficult decisions society and authorities often make when dealing with controversial and political issues. The precedent was however set several centuries before during the English Civil War, and on numerous occasions thereafter, when a king or controversial figure was removed.

There have also been other statues that have been moved/removed or simply disappeared without explanation. Our talk today looks at some of each in those categories.

However this talk is not a political one. I make no claims about the merits or otherwise of such vandalism, merely to show you how iconoclasm and vandalism has reared its ugly head over the centuries and deprived us of some of our public works of art.

When is this tour?

Saturday 15th January 2021 7pm

How do I book?

This tour is available to book through Meetup

Although its not compulsory to join the Meet-up group to obtain the ticket, by doing so you would be joining many others who love to ‘Discover London with Michael’.  Its a place where you can share ideas and comment on issues.