Today is your last chance to buy tickets for tonight’s fundraising concert with Michael Rosen and ReSound Acappella Choir, at St Barnabas Church Hall, Mill Road CB1 2BD at 7pm. You can get your tickets for £10 (plus booking fee) at yours-hopefully.eventbrite.co.uk – all profits go to CamCRAG.
This is an opportunity to enjoy thought-provoking poetry by an acclaimed poet, children’s writer and broadcaster, as well as songs of hope and connection from different cultural traditions sung in glorious harmony by a local choir. The concert will feature poems and songs about the ‘Power of Words’, including new poems and vocal arrangements commissioned by Historyworks. The poems written and performed by Michael Rosen challenge racism and prejudice against migrants and refugees today.
ReSound Acappella Choir, led by Rowena Whitehead, will share their favourite songs of hope, solidarity, celebration and connection, drawn from different cultural traditions.
Hot Snacks, wine and other drinks are available from 7pm, including traditional Andean savoury empanadas (both veggie and meat) from the Vargas Brothers. During the interval there will be a ‘Bring & Share’ cookies and cake table – we would very much welcome any cakes, if possible come a bit earlier at 6pm.
Local refugee support groups, including CamCRAG and CRRC, will also have stalls with merchandise and information on what they do. You will have the chance to buy one of our ‘posh ponchos’, with stylish contrast detailing in a choice of four colours. At £17.50 one posh poncho will fund three more for refugees.
At the book stall, Michael will be signing copies of his book Who are Refugees and Migrants? As Michael says, “Poetry can stick up for the weak, such as those we want to support who are migrants, refugees, homeless. Poetry and song lyrics can also be powerful tools to mock the mighty; for they can glorify our rulers or dissect them; and the power of words is that they can bring our voices together to assert values of kindness and empowerment, hope and solidarity. You choose! Please do come along to hear some old and new pieces about my family experiences of the refugee and the migrant in me. Do join in our choices of powerful poems and uplifting songs, all to support a great cause at CamCRAG caring for refugees.”
7pm Wednesday 7 March at St Barnabas Church, Mill Road CB1 2BD
Tickets £10 (plus booking fee) from yours-hopefully.