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Giant Black Square unveiled at Tate Modern

Performers unveiling Liberate Tate's Black Square

On 6 September, over 100 members and supporters of Liberate Tate carried out an unsolicited performance reinterpreting Kazimir Malevich’s iconic 'Black Square' painting which is currently on display as part of the Malevich exhibition at Tate Modern.

Irish festival cancels Shell sponsorship

Ireland’s biggest traditional music festival has withdrawn Shell as a title sponsor of the event after pressure from environmental campaigners.

Organisers of the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, which involves 12,000 performers and draws an estimated attendance of 250,000 people each year, has decided to hand the sponsorship money back to Shell.

The organisers said it chose to do so “an inclusive, community driven and family focused event and to avoid any unnecessary distractions on the eve of the festival”.

Petition against BP's Glasgow 2014 Greenwash

BP is an official partner of this year's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For a small contribution, BP are painting themselves as generous, socially responsible and "green" - when nothing could be further from the truth. Art Not Oil have launched a new petition to coincide with the games, offering people an opportunity to say they love sport but without oil sponsorship. You can add your name here.

25 portraits in oil at National Portrait Gallery in protest over BP Portrait Award

Art Not Oil coalition calls on National Portrait Gallery to break sponsorship ties with oil company responsible for climate change.

Dancers storm Royal Opera House screening

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Bidding farewell to Shell in song - Southbank Centre, Sunday June 8th 2014

Shell has sponsored a classical season at the Southbank Centre (SBC) for 2 years, and until recently this deal looked set to continue into the future. Then in January this year it became clear that the 2014-15 season would be sponsor-free: on June 8th, the Youth Orchestra of Venezuela will perform at the last Shell Classic concert.

Spoof film mocks BP sponsorship of British Museum Vikings Exhibition

Angry BP-branded Viking with the words "BP: sponsoring our history while destroying our future"

Grassroots “actor-vist” group and Art Not Oil member the Reclaim Shakespeare Company have launched a spoof film challenging BP’s sponsorship of the British Museum’s popular Vikings exhibition. The film is modelled closely on the British Museum’s official Vikings trailer, and plays on the fact that a notorious oil company is sponsoring an exhibition about violent, ocean-traversing raiders and plunderers.

Horde of oily Vikings invade British Museum in protest at BP sponsorship

Three Vikings with BP logos on their shields growling in the British Museum

Viking exhibition hit by surprise protest performance about “looting and pillaging” oil company

Yesterday, Art Not Oil coalition member the Reclaim Shakespeare Company invaded the British Museum and held a surprise performance challenging BP’s sponsorship of the popular Vikings exhibition.

Southbank Centre drops Shell as sponsor!

Campaigners celebrate as Shell’s sponsorship of Southbank Centre ends

Oil-branded concerts come to an end after campaign exposed Shell’s record of environmental damage and alleged human rights abuses

'Out Damned Logo!' - Macbeth at the Tate

Mr Macbeth starts to regret his decision: “Nature is dead, and guilty dreams abuse my fitful sleep…”. Photo by Hugh Warwick.

The 'Reclaim Shakespeare Company' have returned with a performance of a surprise anti-oil version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth inside Tate Britain’s newly-opened “BP Walk through British Art”. The unexpected performance took place on Sunday 19th January and was staged as a protest against the Tate’s controversial sponsorship deal with BP, concluding with a vocal parade through the gallery on a busy afternoon. It was witnessed by hundreds of gallery-goers, many of whom joined in, and by the Tate Director himself Nicholas Serota...

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