Last night (April 23rd), we occupied four rooms inside the British Museum after hours in protest against the museum’s controversial sponsor, the oil giant BP.
Terrific news from our doughty friends at Culture Unstained:
'After coming under criticism in recent years over its prominent partnerships first with Shell and then BP, this year’s New Scientist Live festival – which takes place in Manchester this weekend – will have no fossil fuel companies as sponsors or exhibitors. This is understood to signal a shift in policy, after BP
by Alice Proctor
'The National Portrait Gallery has announced that it won’t renew its partnership with BP when its current agreement expires in December, ending thirty years of sponsorship. Though the official statements vaguely suggest that the decision comes
'Speaking at the festival, the author took aim at the event’s "embarrassing" financial arrangements that come "straight out of the big tobacco playbook"':