CollectionMark Thomas Collection
Name of creatorMultiple individuals
Datend [1990s-2015]
Extent1 box
DescriptionMaterial (including badges, banner, bags, clothing) used by Mark Thomas on-stage during performance or as part of a campaign.
* Hastings Furrniture Service tote bag (Mark Thomas is a patron)
* 'Fuck Bush' postcard, 2004
* Placard ('Invade Jersey' ('Don't Invade Iraq'), 2010 (part of 'The Manifesto' / 'It's The Stupid Economy' tour)
* Pound Shop banner (part of a one-off demo where Mark campaigned for The Bank of England to be renamed The Pound Shop)
* BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) sausage night postcard (framed). Cartoon by Kevin Thomas
* 'Loitering in progress' sticker
* Confetti from the London DSEI arms fair, 2003
* Ilisu Dam cartoon, framed ('Labour's Ethical Foreign Policy')
* Hi-vis orange jacket ('Protester')
* Hi-vis orange jacket ('Manifesto Official') (for 'It's The Stupid Economy' tour; worn by helpers who would collect Manifesto suggestions at each gig)
* Hi-vis yellow jacket ('Trainee shoplifter') (worn by either Angela Barnes or Grainne Maguire for one of the '100 Acts of Minor Dissent')
* Hi-vis yellow jacket ('Media War In Progress')
* 'Ramblers are Pretty' shirt (made for 'Walking the Wall' tour)
* Black and white scarf (given to Mark Thomas by Palestinians)
* 'Trees breathe adverts suck' shrouds (Mark commissioned covers from Ultimate Holding Company to cover street-based advert boards in Manchester, 2007)
* Tie (taken during a benefit gig by Mark Thomas, Attila the Stockbroker and Will Hodgson refugees)
* Tote bag ('Buy more shit or we're all fucked')
'Defiance through compliance: Defend surrealism', x1
'Defiance through compliance: Defend dado-surrealism also', x3
'We Will Drive Them', 2013, x2
'I Put Gordon Brown in the Dock', x4
'It's The Stupid Economy', x1
'Mass Lone Demonstration, 21/8 Parliament Square', 2006, x3
'Sack Superintendant Terry', 2006, x3
'Stop The Database State (', 2009 x1
'Down With Free Speech', x1
'Mark Thomas Preacher of Hate', x1
'I am Spartacus', x1
'This is an illegal protest', x2
Images of guns/pistols, x3
'The Red Shed, Wakefield', x1
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU.
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