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Never Mind the Politics: Protest Music Festival

Never Mind the Politics: Protest Music Festival

An extravaganza of musical mayhem

28 March 2015

English Disco Lovers (2)

Time 11:00 - 23:00

Duration 12 hours

Cost Please see individual events for details

From Peterloo to Billy Bragg music has been an essential element of protest throughout the ages.  Enjoy an extravaganza of musical mayhem with talks, performances and music making exploring the past, present and future of protest music.

Delve and Discover protest music collectionsThe festival kicks off with a action-packed daytime programme for all the family.  Discover a musical history of Chartism, create your own Skiffle music and find out how groups such as the English Disco Lovers and Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus have used music to protest creatively.  You can even get your hands on our objects as you delve into our protest music collections (singing from our Socialist Songbooks is welcome!).  View our full daytime programme.

28 March 2015, Three Acres And A Cow @ People's History Museum, Wood engraving by Claire Leighton, courtesy of the artist’s estateContinue the fun with Three Acres And A Cow, A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story.  Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of Britain.  Part TED talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations.  Find out more and book.

28 March 2015, Never Mind the Politics @ People's History MuseumTo round off the festival, join the radicals at our evening fundraiser and enjoy an evening of top class music and performance poetry featuring an acoustic set by Marion, The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys, Tracey Browne and Longfella (Tony Walsh).  Find out more and book.



  • Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions Play Your Part - resized for web
  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Love PHM?  Join the Radicals and support the museum






Booking Requirements: Please see individual events for details