Songs of Rank and Rebellion – Nottingham 17 September

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Labour History Society

A People’s History in Song

Songs of Rank and Rebellion 

Performed by Nottingham Clarion Choir 

7.00 pm, Saturday 17th September, 2016

 (doors open at 6.30 pm)

 at Chesterfield’s Friends Meeting House

27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Last year the Nottingham Clarion Choir performed at “The Grand Tour” exhibition, at Nottingham Contemporary. 

Paintings, sculptures and furniture from Chatsworth House reflected the wealth, influence and culture of one of England’s leading aristocratic families. In response the Clarion Choir told the story of the poor and powerless, through their own voices and songs, as they fought for the right of access to the land, for a fair wages and bread for their families, and for their voice to be heard through the right to vote.

 Their story deserves to be retold.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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