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Same-sex Romeo and Juliet stage invasion challenges BP

Three performers from theatrical campaign group BP or not BP? took to the stage – and a balcony – at Cadogan Hall this evening to challenge BP’s sponsorship, just before Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra was due to begin a performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Invitees included VIPs from BP, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Russian Embassy, who gathered for a BP-hosted reception beforehand.

 

BP's sponsorship of Edinburgh Festival ends after 34 years

'Disobedient exhibition' and anti-BP letter kick up a media storm for British Museum

On Sunday April 3rd, Art Not Oil coalition member group BP or not BP? occupied the Great Court of the BP-sponsored British Museum with a 'disobedient exhibition'. Called 'A History of BP in 10 Objects', the exhibition featured artifacts submitted by frontline communities around the world who are fighting back against the impacts of BP's operations.

BP to exit Tate

This part of the chain, at least, has been cut:

http://platformlondon.org/2016/03/11/bps-sponsorship-of-tate-is-over/

Congratulations and thanks to all the artists, non-artists and otherwise who helped make this happen...

100s take part in protest performance at Louvre Museum over oil sponsorship

Credit: Kristian Buus

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Hundreds take part in protest performance at Louvre Museum over oil sponsorship

As the UN Climate Summit winds down, Artists and Activists call on Louvre to drop oil company sponsors Eni and Total

Brandalism in Paris: Don't sponsor climate chaos

Art activists stage mass takeover of Paris advertising to challenge corporate influence in climate talks

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris last night - ahead of the United Nations summit beginning this Monday.

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Big Oil out of Culture @ the Paris Climate Summit

Thousands of people are coming to Paris to demand climate justice. We can only achieve this if we remove the power of the fossil fuel lobby. That means our universities, pensions and governments must divest from dirty energy companies, and our cultural institutions must break their sponsorship ties to the oil and gas industries.

Colombian trade unionist confronts BP in British Museum

Trade unionist Gilberto Torres - who was kidnapped and tortured for standing up to oil companies, including BP, in Colombia - joins a performance protest in the BP-sponsored British Museum, with Art Not Oil members BP or not BP?

Full story here, and film below. Photo by Kristian Buus.

Liberate Tate's 'Timepiece'

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