Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Badvertising book launched

We were excited to announce the arrival of the Badvertising book at the end of 2023! Co-authored by Andrew Simms and Leo Murray, the book takes a deep dive into global anti-advertising movements and resistance against the impacts of advertising on climate breakdown. Talks and events to launch the book took place around the country. Order the book here.

Selling Meat, Selling Deceit:  How can we dismantle meat and dairy advertising and make space to envision a kinder food system?

Webinar on 6th November 2023 asking how do advertising messages uphold the destructive factory farming industry? And how can taking action against corporate advertising help shift us to a kinder food system? Find out more here.

Hell Bus Tour: Sept / Oct 2023

We hit the road with artist Darren Cullen and Switch It Green to wend our way across the country in the Hell Bus, a mobile satirical protest against greenwash and Big Oil, delivering talks and workshops about fossil advertising. We visited Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Colchester and Bristol – Find out more here and read our special Hell Bus edition newsletter.

A single-decker bus decorated with images and slogans criticising Shell.

Beyond Consumerism conference, 2022

Watch recordings and read our wrap-up blog from our conference held on 14th May 2022 in London.

Adfree Cities Summer Training

The Adfree Cities summer training for Adblock groups, interested people and organisers was held in Bristol on 4th September 2021.

Behind the Greenwash: How corporate advertising damages our human rights and environment – and what we can do about it

Watch a recording of this panel event held on 19 October 2021.

Junk food, fossil fuels and consumerism

To launch our report ‘Too close for comfort – A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising’ we held a webinar on 14th April 2021 discussing ‘Junk food, fossil fuels and consumerism – How can we stop manipulative advertising?’

Watch the webinar and read the report.

Adfree Cities Conference 2020

Read all about our 2020 conference here.

Adfree Cities Conference 2019

Read all about our 2019 conference here.