Viking shields – props to denounce BP at British Museum
Here is a small poster showing a batch of 12 shields I helped to make, that were hung off the port and starboard sides of the Viking long-boat that invaded the British Museum in London on June 15th 2014. The shields illustrate some of the darkest sins of BP (British Petroleum), from their treatment of workers, union-busting, oil-spills, tar-sands, contributing to climate chaos, etc. Did you know that BP has managed to dodge taxes in the UK to the value of over £700 million!
The event was incredible and a film of it will be released very soon. Security was tight and one viking got arrested simply for having a small cardboard shield in his bag. But this did not stop the determined folks from BP-or-not-BP! They got in with all their props, enacted a moving theatrical show, and then rowed their boat around the vast hall a few times chanting viking curses at BP. I wish I was there, but I had to make a windmill instead (see more recent post above). Please visit the BP-or-not-BP website for more details.