Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunday, November 3, 2013

thalias political archives
The archiving of the attic is almost complete . We found 60 banners in plastic bags and have 7 under bed storage containers containing  papers, letters, leaflets and  newscuttings in 32 categories sorted into separate sections for example the  environment, greenham , greenham sculpture, nuclear power, nuclear weapons, art, arts for labour and feminism. My helpers were Milda Norvaisite from Lithunia, Hamish Campbell from Vision on TV and Jenny Jauncey. Its been an exciting adventure reliving the 1980s onwards .. seeing the connections to the present time...there are still the photographs to archive..

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Coat for the Ribbon Exhibition in the Palace of Westminster

 Pickles who had no means of support as leader of Bradford City Council was laughed out of office and in the 2013 Conserrvative party Conference was introduced as the scourge of the left in the North
Made by Ian Campbell  out of offcuts from House of Commons curtains for the private view of the Ribbon Exhibition

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Ths banner was made in the 1980s when a medical proffessional told me how the drug companies used a warped version  the labour 1940's  poster " now win  the peace" to promote tranquillisers to the medical professionals. The Labour  poster was of two search light making the V for victory sign above a group of homes. The drug companies said in effect dole out the tranquillisers and you dont need nurseries, social services  etc   On the medicine bottle it says "keep out of the reach of Children."The  pill's effect on the mothers had dangerous consequences for their children.One pill falling from the bottle says "Chemical warfare",another says.another says" Gentling the masses "  and another "mothers little helper" the stones song that was banned bt the BBC.
VALIUM AVOIDS   the grey fog of a valium patient
 rEVOLUTION    with the hollow r take your pick evolution or  revolution are seamless
for ever and ever the blak of facism
AMEN  the final solution bring in the military
The net of valium clouds the homes and brains  of the  rich and poor especially women.

1970s A banner used at the womens liberation conferences.

banner stencilled, appliqued and embriodered made on  an old cotton sheet, in the early days of second wave feminism banners began to use the suffrage colours and women became more interested in their suffrage  sisters....

Monday, December 31, 2012

Start of the March to Greenham from Cardiff

Some of the greenham marchers  with the banner out side Cardiff city Hall on 27th of september 1981.We had spent the previous night in the Quaker Meeting House.

Fifty years of the NHS Nye Bevan

Thalia and Ian Campbella   A banner to celebrate 50 years of the NHS made to hang in Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. Local people  including children made squares to show their appreciation and love of the NHS and all the aspects of their local hospital.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


For Mandelas Birthday carried at the head of the London March

Thalia and Ian Campbell...banner made for the big march through London to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 70th . It was carried at the Front wth World Leaders Holding the red tabs including Neil Kinnock and Bishop Tu Tu.

Aberystwyth Anti Apartheid

Banner made and others at a workshop in Aberystwyth at the home of Sonia Hancock with Jo Pate, Aprile Bowen, Thalia Campbell and Olwen Davies and others. It was used at a Rally out side Aberystwyth Town Hall with the long birthday banner. We sang the National Anthem of the ANC