CryptoParty London presents... Is This Crypto?

Sunday 29th September, 1-3.30pm at the Tate Modern

Date Time Location
Sunday 29th September 2019 1pm - 6.30pm Town Hall area of Tate Exchange, Blavatnik Building Level 5 (Tate Modern), Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Is this crypto? Is it safe? Is it private? Is it free? As in freedom?

CryptoParty London is being uploaded to the Tate Modern for one day only, as part of the Higher Resolution installation by Hyphen Labs.

Drop-in to CryptoParty for 1:1 digital privacy advice, speedy security tips, encryption tool demos, and expert lightning talks. Trade and barter at our anonymity swap shop. Don't get hacked!


1pm-3.30pm @silkiecarlo, @fnstudio, @spyblog, @gouttegd Drop-in 1:1 digital privacy advice, demos - ask us anything! Bring your phone and laptop to make the most of it.
1pm-3.30pm @spyblog Anonymity SwapShop: Bring along spare social media accounts, SIM Cards, burner phones, Oyster Travel Cards etc. to swap or barter with other people, to help break the financial and CCTV purchase trails, to help keep your private and public digital personas in different compartments. DiceWare Create a cryptographically strong, multi-word pass phrase, using random numbers obtained by throwing physical dice.
1.30pm @silkiecarlo Big Brother Is Watching You: A snapshot of the current surveillance state, a glimpse towards an Orwellian future, and how to fight it, with the director of Big Brother Watch @silkiecarlo
2.00pm @alexrshepherd Confessions of a Digital Gun for Hire: Lightning talk about GDPR and how it translates to, and often empowers, digital marketeers in their collection and use of user data, with former digital marketing industry insider @alexrshepherd
2.30pm @rhapsodhy The Cloud and You: Reading the news can often be overwhelming, and gives the impression all is lost. But there are a few practices you can use to improve your digital hygiene without having to let go of all useful tools. I will give some tips and tricks to stay on top of your privacy on social media and the modern web.
3.00pm tbc lightning talk

What's a CryptoParty

CryptoParties are FREE, beginner-friendly gatherings to help people of all ages and abilities to reclaim their privacy and power online. Our trainers are digital privacy experts who will help you with phone security, private communications, secure passwords, social media privacy settings, web browsing privacy and more.

We also host talks, debates and workshops on digital rights, privacy, technology (and the systems of power around it!).

If you've been to a CryptoParty already or are an advanced tech user, you're welcome too! Come and talk to us about your favourite project or topic, start an impromptu workshop about it, meet new friends and find potential collaborators.

Let's all build CryptoParty London as a space for collaboration and p2p learning. Let's hack away the gloomy feeling of surveillance capitalism and build our stairway to digital empowerment.

CryptoParty London is organised by Big Brother Watch and friends. If you want get involved, get in touch!

Past events

Date Title Video Slides
24 & 25 August 2019 Workshops at Byline Festival 2019
20 August 2019 Informal CryptoParty
30 July 2019 Informal CryptoParty
13 July 2019 CryptoBar at ORGCON 2019
25 June 2019 See it. Say it. Encrypt it.
28 May 2019 Unstoppable Keyboards
30 April 2019 Biometrics: one measure to rule them all
26 March 2019 Who targets you?
21 February 2019 ÆNIGMA
29 January 2019 Digital Detox
18 December 2018 Merry Cryptmas
20 November 2018 Privacy 2028 (at FreeWord) Video
19 October 2018 The Truth Is Out There (at the Logan Symposium) Video
25 September 2018 One Year of CryptoPartyLDN
16 July 2018 Recognition!
19 June 2018 Password not allowed Video
1 May 2018 People of the world, encrypt!
29 March 2018 You won't believe what happens next
20 February 2018 Crypto means CryptoParty Video
25 January 2018 Seize the means of encryption
18 December 2017
10 November 2017 More CryptoParty than ever (at the Glass Room)
16 October 2017
11 September 2017

Booklet and Posters

You can download our introductory booklet and poster artwork from

CryptoPartyLDN the definitive(?!) guide (.pdf)


Add your contact here if you're a CryptoParty organiser.