BRIDGWATER GIVES PEACE A DANCE
Come and join Bridgwater Peace Group at Bridgwater Arts Centre on 25th September, for a day of music, dance and discussion about peace, war and community, starting at 2pm, and finishing at 11pm. The event is supported by Bridgwater Trades Union Council.
Singer, song-writer, author and activist Leon Rosselson, described as “folk-music’s most
accomplished mischief-maker” will perform some of his best known songs, including “ The
World Turned Upside Down”, and talk about his life as a peace activist. Joining him will be
a number of guests from peace movement, to talk about their experiences.
A singing workshop will bring together the themes of peace and folk music, and give
people an opportunity to participate in some community singing
In the evening, Skabro, a 7-piece band from West Somerset, are playing authentic oldskool
ska, with support from Dave Chapple’s Red Shadow Sound system, playing the best
of vintage reggae ska on original vinyl, and a good time is guaranteed for all.
Bridgwater Peace Group believes that peace is not just the absence of war, but involves
people working together to build a society based on respect and tolerance, where
problems are solved through negotiation, not conflict. And, of course, plenty of music and
Admission: is free from 2-6pm. Tickets for the evening event with Skabro: £3 in advance;
£4 on the door ( tickets available from Bridgwater Arts Centre , Tel. 01278 422700)
Present programme (subject to change)
14.00 Greetings and first Speaker
14.45 Voice of the People singing workshop
16.30 Leon Rosselson
Finish of afternoon session 18.00
20.00-24.00 SkaBro and disco
FURTHER DETAILS: Phil Parratt: mob. 07719951031 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Bridgwater Peace Group and its sister organisation Sedgemoor Peace Group were
established in the run-up to the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq, and have continued to
campaign against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bridgwater Peace Group has also
organised local events in support of peace and taken part in national demonstrations,
including protests against Israeli attacks on Gaza and Lebanon.