SJ8498 : Back Piccadilly bill posters

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Back Piccadilly bill posters
Back Piccadilly bill posters
In a week of Brexit chaos in Parliament, this bill poster seemed to catch the mood.
Mark Wallinger, the Turner Prize-winning British artist, created the posters, some of which are as big as 10ft high. They are being installed on various sites in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. They feature an image of prime minister Theresa May, accompanied by the words of Gerrard Winstanley..
The posters have been printed, distributed and fly posted by the company Flying Leaps and are being displayed as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on 29 March. They are the latest in an ongoing series of artists’ posters produced by Flying Leaps. Other artists who have created works include Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner and Magda Archer.
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Gerrard Winstanley (19 October 1609 – 10 September 1676) was an English Protestant religious reformer, political philosopher, and activist during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. Winstanley was the leader and one of the founders of the English group known as the True Levellers or Diggers for their beliefs, and for their actions. The group occupied public lands that had been privatised by enclosures and dug them over, pulling down hedges and filling in ditches, to plant crops. True Levellers was the name they used to describe themselves, whereas the term Diggers was coined by contemporaries.
Winstanley continued to advocate the redistribution of land. In 1652 he published another pamphlet called The Law of Freedom in a Platform, in which he argued that the Christian basis for society is where property and wages are abolished. In keeping with Winstanley's adherence to biblical models, the tract envisages a communistic society structured on non-hierarchial lines, though one likely to have voluntary patriarchs.
Mrs May is still Prime Minister. Brexit is probably to be delayed.
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Thursday, 14 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 18 March, 2019
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