Words by Chris Gimlett from Hastings, dedicated to CND and a safer world. The tune is much older.
The inspiration for this song was an interview on TV by a reporter in Aleppo, Syria. He was talking to a girl in tent city where she had been sent to be safe as the houses were being bombed, but the bombs were still falling. Her little brother was behind her – he may have been about 3 – and was making aeroplanes from his fingers in the air, and his fingers were acting out the dropping bombs. That was his life … Continue reading In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade
At the Samhain/Halloween time of year, we often see crows on decorations and symbols. They have often been associated with being the “messenger” between the worlds of the living and the dead. But, they are also steeped in much more mysticism. Continue reading Crows and Hallow’een
Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.
Continue reading ANCIENT LORE AND MAGIC OF CROWS AND RAVENS
Bobba Cass wrote the words to this song, and asked me to set it to music. This is the result:
Esperanto: mi amas vin xx
People’s Arts Collective is organising an event on the theme of Money based around the ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell, at Leicester’s New Walk Museum 1-4pm. we
We will use poetry, song, artwork, photography and maybe some sketches to highlight the issues raised.
This event is included in the Everybody’s Reading programme, and we thank them for our grant: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/
the programme for ER is here: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/festival-programme/
‘Money’ – does it make your world go round; is ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell still relevant? http://www.freeclassicebooks.com/Robert%20Tressell/The%20Ragged%20Trousered%20Philanthropists.pdf
You are welcome to join People’s Arts Collective – Leicester and friends for an afternoon to pause and think about how money plays a part in our lives through discussion, poetry, stories, songs, music, photos and other art forms. This is part of Everybody’s Reading: http://www.everybodysreading.co.uk/ Everyone welcome. Continue reading Everybody’s Reading week 2017
24 May 2017 following bombing in Manchester:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended the party’s General Election campaigning after consultations with the Prime Minister.
Following further discussions with all the main parties, Labour will resume local campaigning tomorrow (Thursday) followed by a phased return to national campaigning on Friday.
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.
“Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.”