One Year On: Bradford & Leeds Solidarity Walk and Vigil

For the past couple of months, people in Bradford and Leeds have been making artworks, writing poetry and painting hearts in readiness for our solidarity event with Grenfell.

On the first anniversary, they gathered together outside Bradford City Hall and walked with their hearts and the names of the children, women and men who died, to honour and remember them. They walked to Bradford Cathedral, and spoke the names of the 72 people who died as they lit candles.

“The feeling of unity and love was heart-achingly shared and felt and we thank the Grenfell community for guiding us to that, through their show of strength and dignity.

The artworks we have made convey our feelings on life, love and loss and are another way for us to share our solidarity. They are there too, to raise money for the Justice4Grenfell campaign.

One of the pieces “we’re all someone’s daughter, we’re all someone’s son” is a collective artwork of 72 miniature keepsakes made by a cross-section of people from all over Leeds and Bradford. You can bid online for them here: Keepsake Exhibition where you can also find out more about the other work.”

Thanks to Neil Terry for photographing the event.

One Year On: Gloucester Park Solidarity Silent March

Gloucester park silent March for Grenfell, was very well attended. The speakers included Unite Union, Unite community, FBU, CWU and was attended by Unison, and a RMT representative. The local Pastor also spoke, as well as Gloucester labour parliamentary candidate.
Over eighty people turned out to march through Gloucester and there were plenty of acknowledges from general public.

Special thanks to Steve Gower for organising. Photo credits go to Kurt Schroeder Photography.

One Year On: Solidarity Marches Nationwide

There are many Solidarity Silent Walks & Events being organised throughout the Country on the week covering the 14th June.

We’ve tried to list them all here for you. Please do get involved.

Thursday 14th June 2018:

London Silent Walk
Gathering from 17:45pm at Maxilla, walking at 7pm – Ending up at Kensington Memorial Park on St Marks Road from 8.30pm
The park will be a PRESS FREE area – please respect this!
FB Event: Grenfell Silent Walk – 1 Year On

Merseyside Solidarity Walk
18:00pm -St Luke’s Church, Liverpool
FB Event: Merseyside Solidarity Walk

Ramsgate Solidarity Event
17:45pm – Meet at Ramsgate Beach
FB Event: Ramsgate Solidarity Event

Bradford Solidarity Walk
17:45pm – Centenary Square
FB Event: Bradford Solidarity Walk

Bolton, Manchester Solidarity with Grenfell
18:15pm – Victoria Square, BR1 1RJ
FB Event: Bolton Solidarity with Grenfell

Sheffield Solidarity Event
17:00pm – Sheffield Town Hall
FB Event: Justice4Grenfell Solidarity Event

Bristol & Gloucester Unite Solidarity March
18:00pm – Gloucester Park
FB Event: Grenfell Memorial March

Bristol4Grenfell Solidarity March
17:30pm – College Green, Bristol
FB Event: Bristol4Grenfell: 1 Year ON, Remembrance and call for Justice

Edinburgh Solidarity Vigil
18:00pm – The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2
FB Event: Edinburgh Remembers Grenfell

Aberdeen Solidarity Vigil
18:30pm – St Nicholas Square
FB Event: Grenfell – One Year on

Leeds Solidarity Vigil
18:00pm – Parkinson Building, LS2 9
FB Event: Grenfell – One Year On Vigil

Leeds Solidarity Vigil & Protest
17:00pm – Leeds Art Gallery, Victoria Gardens

York Solidarity Vigil
17:45pm – St Helen’s Square, YO1 8
FB Event: York Vigil in Solidarity with Grenfell

Dundee Silent Walk
17:45pm – McManus Galleries, Dundee, DD1 1DA

Saturday 16th June:

Brighton Solidarity Demonstration
12:00pm – The Level, Lewes Road BN2 3FX
FB Event: ONE YEAR ON – Brighton and Hove Solidarity Demonstration

London Justice4Grenfell National Demonstration
12:00pm – Downing Street, march to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and then on to Parliament Square, where there will be several speakers.
FB Event: One Year On: Justice For Grenfell

Sunday 17th June:

Newcastle Remembrance Event
Details TBC (Please check this post in the following days)

‘United Voices’ Making Day 1 – RCAxJ4G

On the 28th May 2018, the RCAxJ4G Solidarity Group & Justice4Grenfell hosted a day of ‘making’ at The Curve Community Centre.

Thanks to the students at the Royal College of Art’s Justice4Grenfell Solidarity Group, the community were able to print t-shirts and bags, try out weaving green hearts, banner making and poster making.

It was a wonderful day that enabled people of all ages in the community to come together to create some beautiful work that can be used along the Silent Walk route on the 14th June to mark one year of the fire at Grenfell Tower.

We are really pleased to announce TWO additional making days, open to everybody, on the 9th & 10th June 2018 at the Royal College of Art, Dorando Close – which is a few minutes walk from Wood Lane and White City Underground Stations.   There will also be a couple of new ‘making’ stations for people to try out!

It’s really accessible – you can take the Hammersmith & City or Circle Line from Latimer Road or Ladbroke Grove to Wood Lane. From Wood Lane, it’s a really easy to get to the Campus –  we’ve included a map in the gallery. Everyone is welcome – please do come down!

We’d like to thank the RCAxJ4G Solidarity Group and also the Portable Print Studio, who facilitated the bag and t-shirt printing.

Event: One Year On – Justice For Grenfell Solidarity March


JUSTICE4GRENFELL AND THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE’S UNION CALL ON PEOPLE FROM AROUND BRITAIN WHO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL TO JOIN US.

One year on and after 72 people have died and 70 injured in the Grenfell Tower fire the government leaves behind a trail of broken promises:

• 50% of survivors and displaced families are still in emergency accomodation
• No arrests yet, despite RBKC and Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation being charged with corporate manslaughter
• A Public Inquiry that a year on has only just begun, so we are no closer to the truth
• 300 tower blocks across the country covered in dangerous cladding used on Grenfell Tower. Building & safety regulations still not fit for purpose. A flammable cladding, that is STILL not banned in the UK.
• A local council who should be put into special measures because of its callous and ineffective management of the impact of the fire

THERE ARE COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY WHICH WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO JOIN IN.

Event: ‘United Voices Making Day’ with Justice 4 Grenfell and the RCA J4G Solidarity Group

In the lead up to the 1 year anniversary a group of students from the Royal College of Art are working with Justice 4 Grenfell to run a series of ‘United Voices’ making days.

*Bank Holiday*
Monday 28th May, 12-5pm at The Curve, Bard Road W10 6TP

We will facilitate: banner making, t-shirt screen printing, poster image-making and more!

Free entry
All materials provided
Family friendly
All ages welcome
Some light refreshments will be available

Come and make with us to keep up the voice, and spread the love!

WOW Fest Liverpool – 3rd May 2018

On the 3rd May, Tasha made a keynote speech at WOW Fest in Liverpool at the Black-E on great George Street.

She then joined an panel of incredible people, hosted by Professor David Whyte. The panel, named #Justice4Grenfell, included Joel Benjamin, Pilgrim Tucker and Lowkey.

A wide range of topics was covered, from housing, to the initial and ongoing response by authorities, the media bias that the community faces, the housing crisis and the materials used on the tower, to name a few.

This was a very informative event, and we were able to take some important things away from it – but most importantly, as well as the vast amount of knowledge, we came away with huge support for the campaign, and the community.

Liverpool stands with Grenfell, even more so because of the similar trials and tribulations that the community of Liverpool have faced over many years. We are grateful to have their support.