Stop the Arms Fair – big day of action

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Saturday 12 September 2015

ExCeL east entrance
Royal Albert Way
E16 1RH

This is tomorrow! Join us on Saturday 12 September from 10am at the ExCeL Centre (nearest station: Prince Regent DLR) for a day of creative action.

What to expect:

  • A flashmob meditation with Wake Up London: 11.30am on the roundabout.
  • Join a flashmob choir with Wake Up London: At 12.15pm outside Prince Regents DLR station.
  • Hear from people who have been impacted by conflict and the arms trade
  • Music, poems and performances: Songs Not Bombs
  • Join a musical protest, from 2pm
  • An art space: get crafty and creative
  • Tasty food by Veggies from Nottingham

Join the Critical Mass Bike Ride to get to the ExCeL Centre. Meet outside Societe Generale, 41 Tower Hill at 11am.

This fun and accessible action will be the culmination of a week of action in the run up to the arms fair to make it as difficult as possible for it to go ahead. Exhibition equipment and military hardware will be rolling (or sailing) into ExCeL – let’s stop it getting to its destination!

For practical information about travel and legal advice see our practical information page.

Getting to the ExCeL Centre

By London underground and DLR:
The Excel Centre
is on the Dockland Light Railway (known as the DLR), which connects to the London underground (and you can use your oyster card, just as with all other transport systems in London).

You will probably want to join the DLR either at Bank station (which connects with Central and Northern line) or at Stratford station, which connects with Central and with London overground).

(handy hint: if you get on the DLR at Stratford, there are lots of different platforms: you need platform 17).

An alternative way to go is to take the Jubilee line all the way to Canning Town,  and join the DLR there.

Whichever of the above routes you take, you will need to travel on the DLR line to Prince Regent station (final destination will be marked as: Beckton).


  • ade1665 says:

    Would be very interested in being part of this

  • me says:

    Was thousands there in 2003-been very few ever since-where have all the protesters gone?

    • Shevek says:

      I was there in 2003 and there were hundreds, not thousands – a thousand at most. Numbers declined in the 2000s, but since the Stop The Arms Fair coalition formed in 2011, numbers have been increasing again. Hundreds of people took part in the week of action against DSEI 2013, and it looks like there’ll be even more going on this time.

    • Arms fair circus says:

      Here is my contribution a poem about the arms fair for the organisers to use it widely as they wish.

      Roll up, roll up! come and see, not just for Christmas but every deed.
      Thumb screws if they don’t re-tell the story as you wish, just take a few fingers without a flinch.

      Roll up, roll Up! come and see, not just for birthdays but every day, spiked batons for those who have an opinion, one hit and their flesh will rip like an onion.

      Roll up, roll Up! come and see not just for anniversaries but every week, neck shackles to hold those who disagree into place, leg irons must be your thing in the event they think of fleeing.

      Our selection of goodies will not disappoint, an aid to any story you wish to deploy, we sell to you full of joy.

      Its all above board and promise you shall not be bored, just do not mention where you procured.

      Read the small prints as they all leave physical scares, if you use them liberally make sure you discard, before their legal team start a war and we come and take you out with our drones.
      6/11/2014 HN

  • paul says:

    I plan to be there

  • Archie says:


    My band are planning to bring some busking amps and play some anti-war songs there on the Saturday. Does anyone a) object or b) have any suggestions as to exactly where and when would be the best time to do it? If any one else wants to play some songs using our amps please get in touch

    Archie, Commie Faggots

  • I says:

    Hi what time does it start on Saturday 12th? Ta

  • Andrew says:

    from 12 noon

  • Yvonne Duckett says:

    Stop fuelling wars

  • I’ve booked to come down by train very early on Saturday- is there nothing else happening before 11.30am?

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