Saturday 26th March some members of AltMFA will be marching to support the protest against the coalitions cuts to public services. At 2.11pm we will make a collective sound to mark the signal for actions away from the march. At this time various groups – such as Arts Against Cuts, ukuncut, resist 26 – will be staging sit-ins, occupations and other awareness raising tactics. See http://artsagainstcuts.wordpress.com/ for some useful information about the protest, the cuts and other useful theoretical links. During the march and after in Hyde Park we will be situated near to Arts Against Cuts group where we will be holding various collective activities throughout – look out for their banners, a giant wooden Trojan horse. Some Hackney members will be cycling with the bike bloc from Hackney town hall at 10am, the march starts at 11am from Victoria embankment.
Throughout the day and evening we will stage collective speakings through home made plaster megaphones (or mega-plasterphones – this term has not been endorsed by the group!). One of these actions will be to make connection with exhibition goers at the Pavilion Projects Circuit event in Margate:
Via mobile phone we will be offering a connection for people at the exhibition to either listen to the march or have their comments collectively voiced via the AltMFA megaphones.
A banner situated next to one of our megaohones in Margate will read:
'call 07588631674, alt-megaphone live link to the London protest - speak or listen. Altmfa'
Once in Hyde Park where we will use improvised materials such as dustsheets and old placards to make shelters and will possibly camp out.
We hope everyone has a great day.