Beautiful Trouble Stops the Arms Fair

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Sunday 4 November 2018
09:30 - 16:30

Central London – apply for more details

The DSEI arms fair is due to take place in London in September 2019. War Starts Here. We need to stop it here.

So, how are we going to stop it? How can we escalate creative resistance to DSEI? Join us on Sunday 4th November, 9.30 – 4.30 to find out!

The venue is in central London. Please apply for a place to find out the specific location.

We will have an interactive dive into strategic creative cultural resistance and action. We will look at principles, theories, stories and tactics that every activist building for a more just world would want in their toolbox!

What is Beautiful Trouble?

“Beautiful Trouble’ is a book, a web toolbox and an international network of extraordinary artist-activist trainers and creative campaigners focused on strengthening their connected social movements through sharing the tactics and techniques of game-changing creative activism.

Check out for more info.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people interested in skilling up, getting inspired and motivated, and then taking those skills, that inspiration and motivation back to your group of activists/organisers/ friends/rabble rousers to get stuck into the movement to #StopDSEI

This workshop is FREE, and a simple picnic lunch will be provided.


  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • We can offer support with travel costs, accommodation and child care if you need these to be able to attend.
  • The session will follow Stop the Arms Fair’s Safer Spaces policy.
  • We are very happy to accommodate various requirements: please just let us know what you need when you apply.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in this short questionnaire. We will let you know if you have a place as soon as we can.

“The current political moment calls for bold leaps of imagination, new forms of organizing and a fearless blend of confrontation and celebration. Beautiful Trouble is a crash course in the emerging field of carnivalesque realpolitik, both elegant and incendiary.”

– Naomi Klein, author of No Logo & The Shock Doctrine