Upcoming Events

Let us know about your upcoming event, your ideas for choir participation in an event or any further details about planned events below so that we can provide publicity to other Network members.

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March: A Nuclear Refrain book launch

Two book launches for A Nuclear Refrain by Kye Askins, Phil Johnstone and Kelvin Mason will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March in Hove and London. The book is described as enlivening the discourse on nuclear deterrence, mutually assured destruction, and Trident replacement by exploring how everyday life is emotionally shaped by possession of nuclear weapons and how politics might look if we stepped out of the shadow of nuclear deterrence. ‘It is a work of spatial fiction that draws on the emancipatory sentiment and form of Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’.’ Follow the links below for more details on each event:

Thursday 5th March: 6.30 – 8.00 pm at City Books, 23 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF

Friday 6th March: 7.00 – 8.30 pm at Housemans, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX

Saturday 7th March: Celebration of the Life of Cynthia Cockburn (1934-2019)

Raised Voices have arranged a celebration of the life and work of Cynthia Cockburn on Saturday 7th March (2 pm for 2.30 pm start; end at 5.30 pm). It will take place at Gospel Oak Primary School, Mansfield Road, London NW3 2JB. More details are in the invitation below.

There will be a tribute to Cynthia followed by the singing of some of her songs and concluding with Billy Bragg’s Internationale, one of her favourites. Teas and biscuits will be provided.

Because of limited funds, Raised Voices would welcome any contribution on the day towards the cost of the event. Whilst nobody should feel under any obligation, an individual contribution of around £5-10 would help them to break even and any surplus money will be donated to Women for Refugee Women, one of the charities that Cynthia supported. There will be collecting buckets in the Hall.

Please let Raised Voices know if you can come by emailing Morag (moragcycle@phonecoop.coop).

Saturday 16th May: Nottingham Clarion Singing Workshop

Nottingham Clarion Choir are organising a workshop in Nottingham on Saturday 16th May – open to all, regardless of previous singing experience. We will learn some campaigning songs in the morning, enjoy a bring and share vegetarian/ vegan lunch, and then take to the streets of Nottingham to raise our voices for climate action in the afternoon.

If you have ideas for songs and/or would like to be involved in any way please let us know, and keep the date in your diary. Please also pass this information on to any others who might be interested.

We will be sending more information nearer the date, including how to book your place, but in the meantime please email us if you have any questions at: nottinghamclarionchoir@gmail.com

Saturday 23rd May onwards: XR Rolling Rebellion

XR Peace invites CCN members to join them in the XR Rolling Rebellion in London. Rather than disruption in the streets, action will be focused on the government and government departments, institutions and corporations who are driving the climate and ecological crisis. XR Peace says that: ‘We will be arriving on 31st May and will be ready for action on 1st June. We will try and organise actions each day ending on the 9th. We will then debrief on the 10th. We will be active at the MoD, FCO, Arms Dealers HQ, Treasury and various other military institutions in London.’

Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson plan to come along to the XR Peace actions with guitars and song sheets and to teach folk some songs to sing along with. They prefer the afternoons of Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th or Friday 5th. Please contact Angie on xrpeace@gn.apc.org if you are able to come and can indicate which days you prefer. Free accommodation can be provided to anyone who registers beforehand via the XR Peace website.

If you are interested in singing or playing at these actions then please get in touch with XR Peace at xrpeace@gn.apc.org as soon as possible so they can discuss details.

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