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Alice & Emily Haworth-Booth: ‘Protest!’ Exhibition

05/11/2021 10:00 am – 27/11/2021 5:00 pm | The Plough Arts Centre Limited

Come along to this free exhibition of original artwork by Alice and Emily Haworth-Booth, as featured in their book Protest! at The Plough Arts Centre, Devon.

Showing artwork and roughs from Protest! the exhibition has been timed to coincide with the COP26 conference to highlight the topics of climate change and activism. The exhibition will also include work from Emily’s previous picture books, comics/graphic novels in progress, as well as sketchbooks, alongside handmade banners and other design work by Alice.

There will also be other events linked to this exhibition. On Saturday 6th November at 6.30pm there will be a talk and discussion on craftivism and on Friday, 26th November at 7.30pm an evening of words and music.

See a short video about Emily’s work (made during lockdown before the publication of Protest!) here.


Illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world – from 1170 BCE to the present day.

Protest has changed the planet – from Roman times to today, ordinary people have stood up for what they believe in and made the world a better place. Children are more likely now than ever before to make a peaceful stand against what they believe is wrong in the world. The time is right for a book that sets out the history of protest and how it has changed our society.

This book covers the global history of protest from 1170 BCE, when workers on the pyramids in Egypt went on strike for more food, to the present day, with the school strikes for climate. From the women’s march in Rome, through the peasants’ revolt, the abolitionist movement and the suffragette movement right through to Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter.

Also included are the Native American Ghost Dance, the Abolitionist Movement, Women’s Suffrage Movement, anti-nuclear movement, the Stonewall riots, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Arab Spring, Hong Kong umbrella protests and much more. The book covers civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-apartheid, environmental campaigns and more.

It also looks at creative ways of protesting – theatrical interventions, singing protests, guerrilla gardening, tree-sitting, noisy protests and surreal happenings.


Alice Haworth-Booth is a graphic designer and writer. She has spent over a decade creating bold and colourful visuals for campaigns and activist groups and has won awards for her short stories. Protest! is her first book.

Emily Haworth-Booth is an award-winning author, illustrator and educator who teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London, England. Alongside her children’s picture books, Emily is currently working on a long-form graphic memoir for adults. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue. Along with her sister, Alice Haworth-Booth, she is an activist with Extinction Rebellion.

When: Friday November 5th until Saturday November 27th
The Plough Arts Centre Limited, 9–11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ
Tickets: The exhibition is free to attend