Bringing history to life

1 July 2011 by Alison Cornmell

A company of actors will be bringing the exhibition Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 to life at the Walker Art Gallery.

On 2 & 16 July 2011 at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Manchester-based Breathe Out Theatre will be performing Strike Hard for Liberty based on events from the 1911 Liverpool Transport Strike led by activist Tom Mann.

In 1911 throughout the ports and docks of Liverpool, activist Tom Mann and unionist James Sexton organised a strike everyone said they couldn’t win: the odds were against them but they won. Actors Hugo Chandor and Anthony Crank will be performing a historical re-enactment of this time.

It’s  a free drop-in event and there’s no need to book.

Two men stand in an exhibitionActors Hugo Chandor and Anthony Crank rehearse for their performances.


  1. David Thomas Crawley says:

    Really love this exhibition!
    During the strikes yesterday I did my own performance piece on the streets of Liverpool which was film by local Liverpool artist Illy. This will be shown as part of Up & Coming Arts new exhibition to be held at Domino Gallery later in the summer titled ‘Strike Action’. This was totally inspired from the Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 exhibition. To think that 100 years on the working man is still fighting for his rights!

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