Fuck Parade 1 Gallery

The first London Fuck Parade took place on 1st May 2015, starting out from a protest against “poor doors”…

The London Fuck Parade began as a “Fuck you” to property developers who had introduced “Poor doors” into one of their shiny new blocks of apartments in Aldgate on the edge of London’s East End. Tenants on affordable rates or social rent tenants were obliged to use a separate door down a dark side alley, while those paying full rate could swagger through a front concierge area with chandeliers glittering above and bag-carriers on hand 24hr… Continue reading “Fuck Parade 1 Gallery”

What is it about May Day?

May Day has ancient roots but also modern influences in the struggle for an 8-hour working day in the late 19th century.

The first day of May has for a long time been a day of celebration and pleasure. From pre-historic times, fairs would be held; there would be revelry, dancing and feasting across the country as a day of rest was enjoyed by all except the publicans and street cleaners. And there would be a lot of fucking.

The expensive London area of Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that, from 1686 to 1764, took place on the site that is now Shepherd Market. The  area was bought up and developed to become a fashionable residential district. And so the fair was banned as the poor could no longer have their admittedly boisterous fun there because it was so much more important to build some really big houses for very rich cunts. Continue reading “What is it about May Day?”

What the fuck is it about gentrification?

Why does the Fuck Brigade get so angry about gentrification? What can we do to make sure communities are protected from profit-hungry developers?

Prepare for the dissertations! What do you think about gentrification? How would you define it? How can housing development benefit the most vulnerable rather than the richest in society?

Here are some interesting articles, just the start of a broader interrogation of what is happening to our housing situation, be it in villages, towns or the biggest cities. Continue reading “What the fuck is it about gentrification?”

Next Fuck Parade will be 1st May 2016

Meet Sunday 1st May 2016, 6pm @ One Commercial Street, Aldgate, London E1 7PT. Bring masks, costumes, sounds, noise, love, anything you want to see in a street party against gentrification…

Calling all Fuck Paraders, all mobile sound systems! In bins, on trollies, pulled by bikes, powered by burning hippies, we’d love the lot to show up and join us for the Fuck Parade. Anything that makes music and noise – voices, drums, horns, trumpets, guitars, maracas, bells, whistles, amplifiers, those fucking vuvuzela things…

Meet on May Day, Sunday 1st May 2016, 6pm sharp @ One Commercial Street, Aldgate, London E1 7PT. Bring masks, costumes, sounds, noise, love, anything you want to see in a street party against gentrification! Continue reading “Next Fuck Parade will be 1st May 2016”