Counter Olympics Network


Forthcoming Events

Friday 22nd June from 5.0 – 6.0pm

Bread and Circuses

What’s wrong with the Olympics
Speakers: Julian Cheyne, Mike Wells and John Hilary
1-2 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A
bread and circuses

Monday 25th June, 5.30pm

Class, Corruption and the London Olympics

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Speakers include David Renton

Monday 25th June, 6.0 – 9.0pm

Defence of the Public Realm

The privatisation of our public spaces along with arbitrary restrictions and controls – backed up with state of the art monitoring systems – is not only a threat to individual liberty, it also reveals a fundamental democratic deficit for society as a whole.
Speakers include Anna Minton, Andrew Altman, Oliver Priestley
Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute,
230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
Defence of the public realm

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Tuesday 26th June, 7pm – 9pm 

Defend the Right to Protest Meeting: The Olympics and Beyond

Harmony Hall, Truro Road, London E17 7BY
Speakers include:
Simon Moore: Campaigner and recipient of Olympic ASBO
Alfie Meadows: Student charged with violent disorder after his skull was fractured by police
Caroline Day: Save Leyton Marsh Group
Speaker from Newham Monitoring Project
Brian Richardson: Barrister & author of ‘Tell it Like it is – How Schools Fail Black Children’
Defend the Right to Protest

27th June (day) time and place to be announced

Drop Dow Now – International Events – one in central London

Drop Dow Now

Saturday 30 June 12 noon Mile End Park


Stop the Missiles

Saturday 7 July 12-5pm East Ham

Accessible to people with all kinds of bodies and abilities


Sunday 8 July 3.30pm

EAST END FILM FESTIVAL – Films on the Olympics
Including Olympicpisstake by Jonathan Brind and Gold Dust by Mike Wells at Stratford Picture House

East End Film Festival

Wednesday 11th July – to be confirmed

Private view of photographs of what is now the Stratford and Hackney Olympic

Green Lens Studios/Gallery, 4a Atterbury Road, London, N4 1SF
Green Lens Studios

Thursday 12th July, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Politics & Olympics: Incursions and Subversions

Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero present a series of creative critical responses to the iconography and language of the forthcoming games from their book ‘The Art of Dissent: London’s Olympic State’ (June 2012, published by Marshgate Press and designed by See Studio).
Free Word Lecture Theatre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
Art of Dissent

Tuesday 17th July, 6.0 – 8.0pm

Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents

Speaker: Jules Boykoff is the author of Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming
Room 532, Main Building, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX
Celebration Capitalism

Monday 23rd July at 2pm


Austerity Games

Saturday 28 July 12 noon

Mass Mobilisation – NO LIMOS NO LOGOS
Counter Olympics Network family friendly demonstration
Assemble Mile End Park



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Whose Games? Whose City?


12 noon, Saturday 28 July
Assemble Mile End Park, East London.

March to Victoria Park for People's Games for All

A family-friendly protest. More details and press release

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Solidarity T-shirts! Sold in support of the Save Leyton Marsh Campaign. Different colours and sizes. Contact us if you would like some/one.

From the Anti-Olympics poster competition!

Don’t Buy It, by Regime

‘Out damn logo!’ The Reclaim Shakespeare Company