Festival of Resistance – Shut Down DSEI Day of Action


Saturday 11 September 2021    


ExCeL London East Gate, 2 mins from Prince Regent DLR
ExCel London East Gate, Royal Albert Way, London, E16 1FR
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Join us for a day of music, performance, art and actions. There will be amazing bands and DJs, including Dub the Earth, Boom Boom Racoon and many more amazing artists. We will have incredible graffiti artists showing off their talents, and you’re welcome to join in. There will circus performance and plenty of dancing. Let’s say no to these arms dealers in true festival style!
There will be a Critical Mass bike rave – Finger Guns Only! setting off at 12pm from nearby Cundy Park (opposite Prince Regent DLR) to join the Festival of Resistance.
Bring snacks. Lunch, and a hot evening meal (from about 6pm) will be provided, for a donation. Tea and coffee will be available all day – bring your own mug!
If you’re a musician or performer and would like to get involved please give us a message via the Facebook event!
Click attending on and share the Facebook events for the bike rave – Finger Guns Only! and the Festival of Resistance.

Information about transport to the site and accessibility.  If you need to know information that is not currently on this page, or to let us know about an access need, get in touch at resistDSEI@protonmail.com.

We urge those coming to any action to be COVID-safe, to protect our community and make this protest accessible to all.  Please take a test before coming, bring sanitiser and respect those who want to social distance.  Bring your own water bottle and mugs to get drinks on site!

Information about your legal rights on protests.  Take the time to learn your rights before attending the week of action, for your own protection and the protection of those around you.


It is crucial that everyone joining this wonderful week of resistance adheres to the Stop the Arms Fair Safer Spaces Policy.  Please also take a look at Campaign Against Arms Trade’s Action Guidelines on interactions with the police – who protect the arms trade, are part of the arms trade, and are institutionally racist – and on directing our protest at the arms industry (and so being mindful of the local community!).

Green and Black Cross will be coordinating legal observers throughout the week of action.