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SINGING FOR OUR LIVES

By clarionadmin, Dec 3 2018 08:32PM

Five Leaves Radical Book Fair Saturday November 16th


We were pleased to support this event, which took place at the Mechanics Institute in Nottingham. Our first set was downstairs amongst the book stalls. We’d been concerned that folk might not listen as they were busy looking around, chatting and (hopefully) buying books.


We started to sing ‘Not in my Name’ and were delighted when everyone stopped talking to listen to us. It was great to have such a captive audience! Finishing with our rendition of Finlandia was, as always, very emotional and the audience were really appreciative.


Before the 2nd set we sang ‘The Red Flag’ in the entrance hall and as we marched upstairs. The acoustics here were fantastic and our singing powerful.


Upstairs Lotte Reimer from the Campaign Choirs Network presented the newly published book about political and campaigning choirs ‘ Singing for Our Lives: Stories from the Street Choirs’ It was good to hear more about the book and we enjoyed singing in support of it.


Lotte recorded clips of a couple of our songs - Singing for Our Lives and Imagine - and posted them on Youtube.



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