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Resolutions 2022
Of Memory by Helena Ray

Familiar Ground w/ Christy Thynne
Familiar Ground w/ Deborah Fielding (Online)
Familiar Ground w/ Andy Macdermott
Familiar Ground w/ Ciara Callaghan
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #3
Lonely Numbers — Radio (28.08.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes (Online)
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #2
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham (Online)
Familiar Ground w/ Saint Akua
Lonely Numbers — Radio (31.07.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Resolve & MKFF
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #1
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday

Psst. Print and Record Fair
Stronger Together by Okocha Obasi 💥️
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday
The Elephant Room with Dylan Fox
Evening Class
What Is She? with NOHAT
Listen Here!
Starting Something #6
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 02
Hannah Wilson
Monoprinting with Sophie Atkins
Resolutions 2020 – Exhibition
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 01
WALL with Sophie Atkins ︎
Starting Something #5
Resolutions 2020

Quiz: The Christmas with Jonny Clapham
This is an art scene – ORDER NOW
Feature – Dave Hilliard
Feature – Katie Ellen Fields
Starting Something #4
Resolutions 2019

Starting Something #3
Now on Soundcloud
Starting Something #2
Match Balls
Starting Something
Resolutions 2018

Store Records & Ernest Herb
Publication launch
Supper Clubs 

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Our Last Friday events in the shop since 2019 have been kindly supported by funding from MK Council. We’re also thankful to Milton Keynes Arts Centre, MK Gallery and centre:mk for their continued encouragement and help.

Big Shop Friday Limited is a registered non-profit limited by guarantee no. 11843214


Please find below resources on the history of institutionalised racial violence, advice on taking action digitally or physically, and various ways to donate to anti-racist organisations and causes. Following the recent activity we have invested in buying books on the subject which you can access and borrow for free.

Thanks to all those who have made suggestions for this list.

Of course the list and links is by no means exhaustive. We’ll be updating and amending resources as and when.

Books you can borrow
Me and White Supremacy – Layla Saad
The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla
Black and British – David Olusog
Inglorious Empire – Shashi Tharoor
Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon
Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change  – Chelsea Kwakye & Ore Ogunbiyi
I Will Not Be Erased: Our Stories about growing up as people of colour – galdem
Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century – Kehinde Andrews
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo Lodge
Brit(ish) – Afua Hirsch
Don’t Touch My Hair – Sharee Miller
Black Skin, White Masks – Frantz Fanon
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala

To borrow a book
Email us with your name and address and we’ll arrange how we can get the book to you either by collection, pick-up or post:

Online reports and toolkits
Centre for London, Culture Club: Social mobility in the creative and cultural industries
Museums Association: Diversify Toolkit
Art Council England’s Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case: A Data Report, 2018-19
McGregor-Smith Review: Race in the Workplace
Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries

Recommended books (not currently available from us)
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa – Walter Rodney
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism – Robin Diangelo
Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
This Bridge Called my Back – Rosario Morales
Thomas Sankara Speaks – Americanah Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X Kendi
White privilege: The myth of a post-racial society – Kalwant Bhopal


Other online resource lists