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Revolutions in Print

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Revolutions in Print

Head to the Lab at Nottingham Castle to explore our latest exhibition, Revolutions in Print. For over 200 years people have used a variety of print forms to address social and political issues. Often doing it themselves with rudimentary print and copying processes, campaigners, lobbyists, activists and protesters have circulated leaflets, pamphlets, and zines to get their message across.

  • From: Tuesday 26 October 2021, 10 am
  • To: Monday 29 November 2021, 4 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
  • Cost: General admission to Nottingham Castle
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Head to Nottingham Castle to explore Revolutions in Print - our latest exhibition in the Lab.

For over 200 years many individuals and groups have used a variety of print forms to address social and political issues. From cartoons lampooning governments to political pamphlets calling for action, or a little magazine devoted to new and experimental work, print culture has often been the medium by which radical voices have been heard.

This exhibition gives a flavour of some of these 'revolutions in print', showing how non-mainstream forms of printed material have been the vehicle for sharing alternative points of views that wouldn't necessarily be covered by the commercial press. Often produced by small presses, magazines devoted to social movements such as anarchism, feminism or the environment have proliferated around the world, enabled by cheaper forms of technology for printing.

Revolutions in Print ranges from 19th Century radical print to present day incarnations. Though the focus of this exhibition is the vibrant print culture of Nottingham, it also aims to show how the city's voices are part of a worldwide alternative network of radical print culture.

Revolutions in Print is presented by the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group at NTU, which is co-directed by Dr Catherine Clay and Professor Andrew Thacker.

Visitor information

Visit the Nottingham Castle website for opening times, ticket prices and purchases, and travel information.

If you're an NTU student or staff member, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your ticket. Find out more and how to book on the student newsroom or staff newsroom.

The Lab is part of Curated & Created — NTU's extra-curricular arts programme.

Location details


Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road

Travel Info:

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