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Forthcoming performances 2014




Sun 2nd Nov 2014 Don't Mention the .... An evening of pros, poetry and song about war from the point of view of those who opposed it. Croydon Folk and Blues Club, Ruskin House, corner Coombe Rd and Park Lane. http://www.folkandblues.org/
Sun 28th Sept 2014

150th Anniversary of the First International at The Rivoli Ballroom, Crofton Park (see NEWS tab for more details)

Past Events

26th July - 2nd August Camping at Villard with the revolutionary choirs of France (and Europe!) Short video here: Reunion of French Choirs at Villard 2011
13th - 15th June
Visiting Nancy in Eastern France to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the International Working Men's Association: http://www.150ans-premiere-internationale.org
May Day

Join us for London's May Day at Clerkenwell Green, 1pm to march to Trafalgar Square when we will be singing to the masses along with members of London's other political choirs.

5th April 2014
Bedroom Tax Demo at Hyde Park: Unite Bedroom Tax demo
Weds 2nd April 2014

Don't Mention the .... An evening of pros, poetry and song about war from the point of view of those who opposed it.

Part of the Telegraph Hill Arts Festival.

28th July - 4th August Camping at Villard with the revolutionary choirs of France (and Europe!) Short video here: Reunion of French Choirs at Villard 2011

1 - 4 June

In Parma as guests of the Coro dei Malfattori (www.malfattori.org)

27th May

Performance as part of anti-Jubilee events in Southwark Park (see apathy's a drag) and later at Harts Lane Studios (behind T K Maxx, New Cross Gate) in support of Exhibition by local artists - 2 - 5pm (see www.PeopleBeforeProfit.org.uk)
19th May 8pm-11pm Concert at The Hill Station Cafe, Kitto Road, Telegraph Hill, SE14 together with "La Canaille du Midi" (The Southern Rabble) choir from Toulouse who will be our guests from 16th to 20th May. Free entry (donation to Hill Station funds, please. Bar. Audience participation welcomed in joining in old favourites.

19th May 1pm & 2pm

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day - when this year we will be joined by "La Canaille du Midi" (The Southern Rabble) choir from Toulouse who will be our guests from 16th to 20th May.

4th - 7th May Visiting Grenoble at the invitation of Les Barricades choir (see Links page)
5th May

London History Workshop: A tribute to Bert Ramelson will be held at the Marx memorial Library on Saturday 5th May 2012 from 12 noon to 6pm. We will be singing in support of the event.

Tuesday 1st May

7.15pm

Chelmsford Trades Council May Day Celebrations

Friends Meeting House, Rainsford Road, CM1 2QL

31st March Morning Star conference at the Bishopsgate Institute, London

20th March

7.30pm

The Struggle Carries On - La Lutta Continua!

As part of the Telegraph Hill Festival we shall perform a programme of songs and readings at The Hill Station Cafe, Kitto Road, SE14

17 Dec Fundraiser for Lewisham People Before Profit at Come the Revolution Cafe. Evening of music and comedy. Strawberry Thieves will be on at around 8pm. 5 entry includes drink and mince pie. Contact raywoolford@aol.com for booking. www.PeopleBeforeProfit.org.uk

Thursday

8 Dec 6pm

Launch of Tom Sibley's book about Bert Ramelson at Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1.

Strawberry Thieves sang Bandiera Rossa, The Internationale, Power in the Union and Si Me Quieres Escribir. A well attended event - standing room only! Do contact Tom for a copy of the book on jtsib@btinternet.com

30 Nov

Public Sector strike day over pensions and cuts. We will be singing together with other political choirs in London in support.

Meet North West corner of Lincolns Inn Fields at 12 noon. Contact the choir for update. 07986 998 172

25 Nov
Performance of our programme on the theme of "Work" at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX Tel 0161 736 3601 at 2pm. This included about 15 of our songs, readings and slides and covers the period of the last 400 years or so! www.wcml.org.uk/events/strawberry-thieves-choir/ We've never performed on a flight of stairs before! Excellent library which we were able to visit after the performance.

25-27

November

At Raise Your Banners in Bradford www.RaiseYourBanners.org.uk We will be singing in the choirs concert on Saturday afternoon in the cathedral and running a workshop on Saturday morning, 10-11am on countering Zionist propaganda in song!

Great festival. Over 80 people at our workshop and we learned and taught about 5 songs. Performance in Cathedral will be on YouTube soon - look for Strawberry Thieves channel.

24 - 31 July At Villard with the revolutionary choirs of France (and Europe!) Short video here: Reunion of French Choirs at Villard 2011

9th July

Carnival Against Cuts area within Lewisham Peoples Day. We will be singing on and off between 2pm and 5pm in the Yellow Area.

2nd July

1pm

International Brigades 75th Anniversary event at Jubilee Gardens, near Waterloo Station.

We will sang Viva la Quince Brigada, Jarama, The International and will premiere our new arrangement of Si Me Quieres Escribir.

4th June 1pm

8.30pm

Demonstration against attacks on the NHS. Lewisham Hospital 1pm sing and march to Lewisham Clock Tower. We were be joined by the Sans Nom choir from Nancy Nancy Sans-Nom Choir visits Strawberry Thieves in London

Telegraph Hill Community Centre/St Catherine's Church. We sang with the Nancy choir at the Revue to raise money for the Hill Station Community Cafe (where we rehearse) Hill Station Revue Benefit gig

21st May 2011

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day - Linden Grove, SE15 - Wonderful community event which we regularly sing at.

1st May 2011

Join us for London's May Day at Clerkenwell Green, 1pm to march to Trafalgar Square when we will be singing to the masses along with members of London's other political choirs.

1st May 2011

Brighton Trades Council May Day celebration - march from the pier at 5pm then evening event with Strawberry Thieves and speakers and other entertainment at the King Alfred Ballroom. See you there!