The Peoples Assembly is calling a National Demonstration No More Austerity – Demand The Alternative in central London on 21 June.
London choir Raised Voices have a page dedicated to choirs coming together to sing for the event: No Austerity! Campaign Choirs singing together. This includes a songsheet and sources for words and music.
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General information (not specifically choir related):
Assemble 1pm, BBC HQ, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (Tube: Oxford Circus) for the March to Parliament. The demonstration will be followed by a free festival in Central London. See the official festival website for latest info, posters, etc. www.ThePeoplesAssembly.org.uk/national_demo_21_june
The themes for this major protest organised by TUC are Save Our NHS, Defend Jobs and Services, No Austerity. Other sponsors include The Peoples Assembly; Unite The Union. Spread the word!
Choirs – gather at 12 noon at the junction of Deansgate and John Dalton Street (Streetmap | Google Maps).
There are some song sheets*- mostly updated words for familiar tunes – contact us for details.
Please comment on this post if you have further information for choirs and singers participating in the event (you may need to register – please contact us if you have problems).
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* Songs in the song sheets:
- We’ll Stop You – to the tune Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (“If you think we’ll pay our taxes / for nothing in return …”)
- Rise by Grace Petrie (“… as the reckoning draws near / there’s plenty more of us than you here …”)
- From Sing Along with Liverpool Socialist Singers songsheets
- Tory Boys Picnic
- Fat Cat
- Wave bye-bye to PFI
- Which side are you on?
- Oh Mr Cameron
- Tory Toffs tune: John Brown’s body
- Bandiera Rossa
- The Internationale
- Axe the Bedroom Tax (in our Liverpool homes)
- Roll the union on
- Siya Hamba
- From Raised Voices songsheets
- Power in the union
- We will fight on
- Are we gonna take it lying down
- Save our public services
- Tory Toffs
- Tory boys picnic
- Bella ciao
- We will rise