This weekend will be a blinder.
On Saturday we finally unveil the new monument to Hull’s ten International Brigade volunteers, who left the city between 1936 and 1938 to fight Franco’s fascists in Spain; including, of course, the hero of my song ‘No Pasaran’, Jack Atkinson.
The ceremony is midday on Saturday March 16th, and there will be speeches and messages of support plus words from each of the families. I’ll be there to sing that song too.
It will be followed by an evening event at Tigers Lair on Anlaby Road where I’ll be singing and taking part in a panel on the fight against fascism past and present.
Then Sunday I’m heading back to London, this time to play the legendary Walthamstow Folk Club. If you’re in the area I would massively appreciate the support. I know it falls hot on the heels of the sold-out show at Greenwich Theatre, but this will be a slightly more intimate gig and I’d love to have your company.
Let the mischief and mayhem continue apace x