Street Choirs Festival, Leicester, 2016

July 11, 2016 by Hilery

  What a won­der­ful time we had in Leices­ter for the week­end of the Street Choirs Fes­ti­val. 30 choirs, the vast major­i­ty being polit­i­cal­ly engaged, gath­ered for a fab­u­lous con­cert giv­en by local musi­cians and come­di­ans, a great massed sing in Jubileee Square, busk­ing on the streets (includ­ing lusty singing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

International Workers Memorial Day 2016

July 11, 2016 by Hilery

28 April, Inter­na­tion­al Work­ers Memo­r­i­al Day, is a day to remem­ber those who have died through work to pledge our ongo­ing com­mit­ment to improv­ing work­ing con­di­tions around the world. As it does every year, Protest in Har­mo­ny played an impor­tant part in Edinburgh’s 2016 com­mem­o­ra­tion. We sang before and after … Con­tin­ue read­ing

May Day 2016

July 11, 2016 by Hilery

Mem­bers of Protest in Har­mo­ny added their voic­es to the 2016 Edin­burgh May Day march and ral­ly. 2016 May Day was cel­e­brat­ed on Sat­ur­day, 7 May and cel­e­brat­ed work­ers’ rights, human rights and the life of James Con­nol­ly. One of our song­lead­ers, Pen­ny Stone, sang at the ral­ly with mem­bers … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chair’s Report 2016

May 21, 2016 by Hilery

Chair’s Report 2015–2016 2015–2016 has been a suc­cess­ful year for Protest in Har­mo­ny. As you will hear there have been many events to sup­port and we con­tin­ue to attract new mem­bers. We are not rest­ing on our lau­rels and in the near future there are some excit­ing devel­op­ments to encour­age … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Conscientious Objectors Memorial Day, 15th May 2016

May 16, 2016 by Hilery

About 70 peo­ple joined the third annu­al Con­sci­en­tious Objec­tors Day vig­il on 15 May to remem­ber the 16,000 COs of the First World War and all those who have refused com­pul­so­ry mil­i­tary ser­vice around the world in the past and today. Mark­ing the cen­te­nary of con­scrip­tion in the First World … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Moffat weekend April 2016

April 20, 2016 by Hilery

Our annu­al res­i­den­tial week­end took place at the Well Rd Cen­tre in Mof­fat. 27 of us had a great week­end of singing, social­is­ing, eat­ing, origa­mi, waltz­ing, Oscars, choco­late spoons and more‘¦ It might have been slight­ly chilly, but we soon warmed up thanks to the love­ly food on offer. Eileen … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Scrap Trident March and Rally 27th February 2016

March 3, 2016 by Hilery

24 singers trav­eled to Lon­don to join oth­er cam­paign choirs, and many oth­ers from Scot­land and the rest of the UK, to encour­age the gov­ern­ment not to renew the Tri­dent mis­sile sys­tem. (Lat­est news appears to be that gov­ern­ment has by-passed the demo­c­ra­t­ic process and has announced that it will … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Campaign Against the Arms Trade

December 13, 2015 by Hilery

  On 12 Decem­ber around 35 of us braved the cold to take part in our annu­al fundrais­ing sing for the Cam­paign against the Arms trade. Ably encour­aged by our inspi­ra­tional song lead­ers, we sang a very sat­is­fy­ing med­ley of sea­son­al stan­dards togeth­er with some new and mov­ing songs for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

We Speak Earth

December 13, 2015 by Hilery Mem­bers of Protest in Har­mo­ny joined singers from the Open Com­mu­ni­ty Singing Group, Por­to­bel­lo Com­mu­ni­ty Choir and Wild­fire to sing a Sami Yoik, We Speak Earth, in sup­port of the Sami com­mu­ni­ty which will be dev­as­tat­ed by the increas­ing effects of cli­mate change. We met togeth­er at Por­to­bel­lo Beach, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Bhopal Commemoration 2015

December 5, 2015 by Hilery

20 peo­ple braved the rain and wind last night to gath­er at Greyfri­ar’s Kirk­yard to com­mem­o­rate the 31st anniver­sary of the Bhopal Gas Dis­as­ter. With songs, poet­ry and state­ments of sol­i­dar­i­ty, we remem­bered all those who have died and been made ill in Bhopal and renewed our pledges to sup­port … Con­tin­ue read­ing