Arts Lab opens on Drury Lane, including London Filmmakers Co-op (LFMC). The Arts Council begins support for photography
Abortion Act passed, and Sexual Offences Act decriminalises homosexuality
Creative Camera begins. SPACE artist studio organisation and Cinema Action set up
Student protests across Europe. Anti-Vietnam war demo in Grosvenor Square, London. Women at Dagenham Ford strike for equal pay. Race Relations Act makes it illegal to refuse housing or job on grounds of race
Amber Associates, photo collective begins
Beginning of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
The Other Cinema film distribution, Berwick St Films, Cockpit Arts begin
Equal Pay Act passed. Surprise election for conservative party under Prime Minister Edward Heath
Photographers' Gallery opens in London
First UK Women's Liberation conference
Mary Pat Leece, Jo Davis, Ron Peck and Wilf Thust meet at the London International Film School
Impressions Gallery, York, set up by Val Williams & Andrew Sproxton.
First national miners' strike since 1926. “Bloody Sunday”, 13 demonstrators shot dead by the British Army in Derry
Arts Council Photography Committee created. The Photographic Gallery, Southampton set up
Socialist government in Chile overthrown by right-wing coup with U.S support
Jo Spence and Terry Dennett create Photography Workshop. Paul Carter starts a community darkroom at Blackfriars Settlement. Exit Photography group & Hackney Flashers form
Three-day week energy saving during miners strike. Minority Labour Government led by Harold Wilson. IRA bombing in mainland Britain.
Tower Hamlets Arts Project created. The Independent Filmmakers Association campaigns begin
EEC membership referendum. Thatcher becomes opposition leader of conservative party. Sex Discrimination Act passed
Ed Barber runs touring exhibitions. Work by Hackney Flashers, Robert Golden, Chick Chalmers, Ed Barber
History Workshop launch their journal – encouraging history from below. Leeds Animation Workshop formed
Grunwick Strike for union recognition by Asian women workers
Cinema and workshop project idea developed. Paul Hallam & Richard Taylor join
Side Gallery founded in Newcastle, and Open Eye gallery, Liverpool. Cinema of Women (COW) film distribution
Lewisham demonstration against National Front. Anti-Nazi League formed to combat the far right
Racist murder of Altab Ali in Whitechapel.
Issues 12-16. Community Photography 13 & Reporting on Ireland 14
Exhibition 'Three Perspectives on Photography' (Hayward Gallery). Ten8 magazine launches.
'Winter of Discontent' public service strikes. Conservative Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister. Teacher Blair Peach killed on anti NF demo.
'In Front of the Camera' event. Four Corners becomes an ACTT shop.
Arts Council Photography committee scrapped, and grouped with the Visual Arts panel
First national CND demonstration 'Protest and Survive'. Civil war in El Salvador against military Junta.
Circles women's film distributor moves into Four Corners' building
SDP breaks from Labour Party. Riots in UK inner cities. Ken Livingstone becomes leader of GLC. Bobby Sands MP and 9 IRA hunger strikers die in prison
Falklands Islands war in the South Atlantic. 30,000 women form human chain around RAF Greenham Common fence
High unemployment, unrest in UK inner cities, violence in Northern Ireland. Thatcher re-elected. Colin Roach, a young black man, dies in police custody
Issues 29 & 30. New magazine layout
ACTT Workshop Declaration enables independent film production for Channel 4
The GLC is dissolved leading to loss of arts funding
Print unions picket Murdoch's News International plant in Wapping