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Common Ground: An Exhibition of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

Saturday 2710.00amMay


Freshwater Library

41 School Green Road
PO40 9AP

01983 752377

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Common Ground: An Exhibition of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp


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Scary Little Girls and Freshwater Library join forces to bring you a pop-up exhibition celebrating Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

Join us to chat to us about your memories of Greenham and hear ours. Hang out in our bender tent listening to a soundscape of stories from the peace camp and interviews with Greenham Women. Our oral history team will be there to record your memories of Greenham so that you can become part of our growing archive.

About Common Ground

Common Ground is a series of events bringing the legacy of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp to local communities across the UK. It is part of a project created by Scary Little Girls in collaboration with Greenham Women Everywhere CIC to map the impact of the Peace Camp on the women who inhabited it and the communities they returned to. This project has been made possible thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was an enduring and iconic protest spanning 19 years from 1981 – 2000. Whilst the occupation of the common began with the aim of forcing out the US nuclear warheads from Berkshire, the protest became a focal point of feminist history and has left a legacy of women’s liberation around the world. You can view our archive of oral histories, photographs and ephemera from Greenham here.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Common Ground strives to be an inclusive and welcoming space which celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our approach is to learn from and value each other’s lived experience.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Open 10am-12.30pm