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International Great Demonstration At Faslane

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sep­tem­ber 22: Jane Lewis writes… Many of us will be tak­ing part in Nae Nukes Any­where!, a cel­e­bra­tion of the Treaty on the Pro­hi­bi­tion of Nuclear Weapons and the work of ICAN (the Inter­na­tion­al Cam­paign to Abol­ish Nuclear Weapons) in bring­ing about the Treaty. We hope that lots of singers will come and join us and help to shine a light on this impor­tant work. If you have nev­er been to Faslane this will be a fun, fam­i­ly-friend­ly event — we have plen­ty of new songs includ­ing a ver­sion of the can-can based on ICAN — I have made my tutu! I am told that to dance the can-can we need to wear tutus and stripy tights…

We have invit­ed singers from oth­er Cam­paign Choirs to come to Faslane to join in the mass sing on the Sat­ur­day, and are also plan­ning to sing on Sun­day 23rd in George Square in Glas­gow to raise aware­ness of the UN Treaty to raise aware­ness of what the Ban means and why we need it. We will be encour­ag­ing folk to sign post­cards to their MPs etc. It has been rumoured that Abba may make an appear­ance 😉 — the tim­ing of this is to be con­firmed but will be broad­ly ‘mid­dle of the day’ e.g. 11–1pm or 12–2. We hope that many PiH singers can be there on the Sun­day as well. I know many of us have friends in Glas­gow so stay­ing over may well be pos­si­ble. There is also free crash accom­mo­da­tion at a church on the south side of the city
If you are not able to man­age sleep­ing on floors — check AirBnB, Booking.com, or
https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/glasgow/accommodation/hostels/ for bud­get accommodation.
Depend­ing on how many peo­ple from oth­er Cam­paign Choirs are com­ing we are also plan­ning an infor­mal get-togeth­er and song-shar­ing evening on the Sat­ur­day night in Glas­gow. Fur­ther details to be con­firmed. It will be an oppor­tu­ni­ty to build rela­tion­ships with singers from oth­er choirs and to fur­ther devel­op rela­tion­ships already forged at events such as Street Choirs.
More infor­ma­tion about the ral­ly, includ­ing inter­na­tion­al speak­ers and trans­port to Faslane can be found here: http://www.nuclearban.scot/sep-rally/

(PS I got the tutu fab­ric from the Cloth Shop on the junc­tion of Pil­rig St and Bon­ning­ton Road — they have a made-up tutu there so you can see how it is done — I real­ly don’t want to be the only per­son wear­ing a tutu…!!)

Info from Edin­burgh CND
Edin­burgh CND is organ­is­ing trans­port 0800 from Por­to­bel­lo (East­field ter­mi­nus then Town Hall, 0815 from Water­loo Place, 0830 Hay­mar­ket. Full Price is £10 (but we have a lim­it­ed num­ber of reduced price tick­ets too)
Book on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bus-from-edinburgh-to-faslane-for-the-22nd-september-international-rally-tickets-46794651061#tickets
or by e‑mailing edinburghcnd@yahoo.co,

Some of the songs we’ll be singing are: Lay Down Your Sword and Shield, Nev­er Again, ICAN, El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Ven­ci­do, I Can Can Can, Ye’ll No Sit Here, The Choco­late Teapot Song, We’re Not Going Away.


September 22, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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