You may have noticed a few gigs in the calendar entitled "The AntiCapitalist Roadshow". If you're wondering what it's all about, read on!
The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow....
... is a collective of singers and songwriters Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Robb Johnson, Reem Kelani, Sandra Kerr, Grace Petrie, Leon Rosselson, Janet Russell, Peggy Seeger, Jim Woodland plus one (there is only one) socialist magician, Ian Saville.
We have brought our songs and magic to enthusiastic audiences in Leicester, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, London, Portsmouth, Shoreham and St Albans. In November & December we will be celebrating subversion in Halifax, Wellingborough, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and William Morris's home town of Walthamstow, raising spirits and giving hope and heart and a smile or two to those angry at the ideologically driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite, and in particular on the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled.
We are part of the resistance to a capitalism that functions only on behalf of the wealthy, that aims to shrink the public sphere and privatise public services, including the NHS, and that is destructive to the planet. We are part of another way of looking at the world.
Here's the grand finale (The World Turned Upside Down) from the recent show at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, bolstered by more than a little involvement from the audience!