Stand up… against the government

In the evening after the main workshops and seminars, Up the Anti will be hosting “Stand up… against the government“, an evening of music and political comedy.

If you want to come and unwind after the days discussions then you can find us at Drapers Bar in Queen Mary’s Student Union from 8pm until late.



Headline Acts

Sean Taylor

A talented blues musician receiving outstanding reviews for his superb, intelligent songs will be performing a set for us.

”A star in the making …a superb talent”

“Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year…Exceptional.”
Love Music Hate Racism


You can follow Sean on twitter @SeanTaylorsongs

Kate Smurthwaite


Kate is a renaissance woman, writer for the Guardian and Huffington Post, activist, blogger, vice chair of Abortion rights UK – all this and someone who can make you laugh!

You can follow her on twitter at @Cruella1

Chris Coltrane

Chris Coltrane’s ‘Activism is Fun’ was a popular at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Chris is a member of UK Uncut and has participated in recent protests against ATOS and attacks on disability rights.

You can follow him on Twitter (@chris_coltrane) or visit his website here


Where to find us

Drapers bar

Queen Mary Student Union,
423 Bancroft Road,
Mile End,
E1 4DH