Holler outside Holloway!

Everyone’s welcome to join the next Blaze Events Pop-Up Choir today, March the 8th.
This time, they’ll be singing  the empowering  call- to- battle, suffragette anthem ‘March of the Women’ by Ethel Smyth. Ethel wrote the song as a prisoner at Holloway Prison in 1911  following a mass action by over 100 suffragettes which involved throwing bricks through the windows of anti suffrage politicians. Ethel famously conducted the song with her toothbrush from her cell and the suffragette prisoners sang along. What is less often referred to is her sexuality; she was a lesbian and is out lesbian hero in out year of music.  The song needs singing again – as near to Holloway Prison as possible – on International Women’s Day, to honour the enormous courage of the suffragettes who endured barbaric suffering in prison and sacrificed their liberty for ours.
This is a free, spontaneous, ‘pop-up’ event.  Just turn up at 1pm for a song run through, or 2pm for the  choir performance.  No singing experience needed whatsoever.  This event is for anyone who wants to join in and sing along with us to mark this special day an a unique way. Some refreshments may be provided, shelter from inclement weather and song sheets. Click ‘Like’ on Facebook and twitter for regular updates!
Bring your voice and Holler! Click here to register your attendance.