Raise Your Banners 2001
Planning is under way for this year's festival. We are reverting to the
single weekend format, and the dates will be 16/17/18 November.
The first thing we need is money! To cover 'up-front' costs we'll need
never been easy - because of the overt politics of the festival - for Raise
Your Banners to get grants and sponsorship. But we know we have enough
support from enough individuals and groups around the country for our target to
be attainable. That's if you chip in! Please do!
We had a lot of feedback after the 1999 festival. If you're one of the
people who made comments, be assured that we will pay attention to what you
said, though we can't promise to act on everything.
And it's just the right time to send in any suggestions or ideas you have for
this year's festival.
We need your help if we are to act on some of the suggestions. For
example, several people urged us to book 'younger musicians/bands who are at the
cutting edge of today's protests'. Hear-hear to that! But you
have to tell us who these musicians are and how we can get in touch with them.
Since the last festival we've put on a series of events in Sheffield, partly to
raise funds, and partly to maintain our profile, as well as letting us in
Sheffield hear some excellent music. We presented a day singing workshop
with Black Voices and the magnificent Linda Tillery (who flew over from the USA
specially for those workshops). We've put on Judy Small, Leon Rosselson, Lemon
Soul, and Ceili House. The last in the series will be Sandra Kerr and Roy Bailey
on Friday 16 February.
The committee organising this year's festival comprises Roy Bailey, Kathleen
Brown, Lisa Heller, Cath Ingham, Pete Mitchell, Mike Reid, and Nigel Wright.
Throughout last year the committee discussed the overall shape and style of the
festival, and hopefully this will be reflected in an even more successful event
in 2001. As soon as plans are settled we'll let you know what's happening.
We've received material from the campaign in support of Mzwakhe Mbuli, the
imprisoned South African musician. For further information contact News
from Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY (Tel. 0151 708 7270) or
check out www.mzwakhe.org
HELP RAISE YOUR BANNERS!
|Become a Friend and send a donation or make out a Standing Order|
|Pass 2 leaflets on to other people|
|Put the date - 16-18 November - in your diary|
|Contact RYB with your suggestions and ideas, including bands/musicians you
think we should put on|
|Send us names of other people we can add to our mailing list|
|Let us know if your organisation/group will include RYB leaflets in your
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Raise Your Banners, PO Box 44, Sheffield, S4
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