Photo: Patrick Young

Undercurrent Creative Assembly (Luton)

Friday 3 May

15:00 - 18:00

Marsh House

Uncover Luton’s history of activism and the River Lea at our Creative Assembly.
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Is this for me?

For anyone with an interest in the River Lea and the heritage of rave, punk and activism within Marsh Farm


From neolithic beginnings to Blockers’ Seaside, Punk gigs to rave collectives, the River Lea has been a constant source of inspiration for Luton.

Join us as we document and retell the history of the River Lea and its stories of activism and music subcultures. In this creative assembly, you’ll have the opportunity to share your story and delve deep into the archives.

What to Expect:

  • Delve deep into the archives of Exodus Collective
  • Hear about the River Lea, its history and its people
  • Learn about Luton’s history of activism

But why now? Too often, stories like that of the Exodus Collective have been overshadowed by traditional narratives, risking their disappearance from our memory. We invite you to put the story on the map.

This event is part of Undercurrent – a project that documents and re-tells Luton’s heritage of activism and music sub-cultures connecting to the River Lea.

I don’t know anything about the River Lea, Luton’s Music Sub-cultures or Activism – is this event for me? 

This event will take you on a journey to uncover the history of the River Lea & Luton’s music sub-cultures. You do not need to have any background knowledge or understanding of any of our themes. Our wonderful team will guide you through the history of the River Lea & Luton’s spirit of activism.

How do I share my story?

If you are interested in sharing your story about the River Lea, Exodus, Luton’s Sound System Culture, there will be an opportunity for you to be recorded by the Revoluton Team.

If you prefer to share your story at another time, please contact Community Producer Jack at [email protected]

What if I don’t want to share a story? 

The event is still for you! We will be sharing films, photos and archival material relating to Exodus Collective, Luton’s anti-racism movement and objects related to the history of the River Lea.

Marsh House

Marsh House Community Centre, Bramingham Road Luton LU3 2SR
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A Revoluton Arts project, in partnership with Marsh Farm Outreach and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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