Campfire is a monthly, free, not for profit event presented by the communication agency ditto who invite the public into their studio every month to hear the personal story of someone they think has something interesting to say accompanied by free booze.
Previous speakers have included David Rowan, Editor of Wired Magazine, Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the Cultural Olympiad 2012 and legendary DJ Greg Wilson.
This months speaker is Peter Tatchell who will be telling his personal story outlining how he came to dedicate himself to being an active campaigner for human rights and the LGBT community in particular, and the importance of making a stand for what you believe is right.
Peter has been campaigning for equal rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967. He is the co-founder of the radical gay human rights direct action movement OutRage!. He is currently the director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, a campaigning foundation whose objectives are to develop the awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and internationally. Peter’s activist approach is firmly rooted in the non-violent struggle from key political inspirations like Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankurst and Martin Luther King.
Alongside Peter’s talk there is a specially curated exhibition presenting a retrospective of OutRage!’s street protests, from the 1990s to the ‘Equal Love’ campaign of the present day, featuring archival photographs by Steve Mayes.
Where: The Lighthouse, Canonbury Yard, 190 New North Road, N1 7BJ
When: Thursday, April 18