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Protest Music Festival for Museums at Night 2013

Protest Music Festival for Museums at Night 2013

21 May 2013

Protest Music Festival @ People's History Museum 18 05 13

Quiet Loner, Protest Music Festival @ People's History Mueum 18 05 13The museum was delighted to host a Protest Music Festival to celebrate Museums at Night 2013 on Saturday 18 May.

Local singer-songwriter Quiet Loner kicked off the evening’s events to a packed audience with ‘the making of a protest album (in 5 easy steps)’.  This unique show included songs from his album Greedy Magicians, produced by Little Red Rabbit Records, along with performances from acclaimed poet Longfella.

National charity NOISEfestival.com then brought NOISEstock to the museum; a ‘sit-in’ festival feel evening of leading and Sam Duckworth, NOISEstock @ People's History Museum 18 05 13emerging musicians, featuring MC Envy, Stripez, Zimbo, Josiah Mortimer, Mushana and headliner Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, in the surrounds of NOISEfestival.com’s exhibition, The Art of Protest.Ideas Worth Singing For music tour @ People's History Museum 18 05 13

Visitors also took the opportunity to have their say using Post-It notes, sticking up their thoughts as they explored the galleries during this late night opening.  A group also enjoyed a new Ideas Worth Singing For music tour devised by placement student Gilly Reynolds, which we hope to develop for inclusion in our public events programme.

We would like to share an open letter to everyone who helped make the Protest Music Festival so special…

To everyone who smiled
To everyone who clapped
To everyone who made a booking
To everyone who took a booking
To everyone who sangMC Envy and Stripez, NOISEstock @ People's History Museum 18 05 13Zimbo, NOISEstock @ People's History Museum 18 05 13
To everyone who spoke
To everyone who performed
To everyone who moved a chair
To everyone who gave a tour
To everyone who volunteered
To everyone who took a photograph
To everyone who cried
To everyone who donated
To everyone who planned itJosiah Mortimer, NOISEstock @ People's History Museum 18 05 13
To everyone who worked it
To everyone who tweeted
To everyone….

THANK YOU!  You all helped to turn an event into a magical, inspiring evening.  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.  We think you’re brilliant!

Lots of love from the PHM