Music from Grace Petrie and others: We Shall Overcome


Saturday 3 October / 8 p.m. / Golden Hind, 355 Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1SP

Musicians across the country are performing over two hundred gigs this weekend under the label We Shall Overcome to demonstrate solidarity with, and offer practical help to, those affected by austerity policies. The musicians won't take fees, and money raised by collections or ticket sales will go instead to the charitable shelters, soup kitchens, and food banks to which so many more have been driven in the last five years as welfare provision and public services have been withdrawn.

The local band Red Velvet has organized a tremendous bill for the Cambridge gig at the Golden Hind pub, with Grace Petrie (latest album Whatever's Left), Reg Meuross (England Green and England Grey), and Tony Phillips joining the duo. Gráinne Maguire is the compère and the gig's supported by our group, the Cambridgeshire National Union of Teachers, Rebel Arts, the Cambridge and District Trades Council, and Cambridge Left Unity.

Admission is £5, or £9 for a T-shirt too, with all proceeds going to the local charities for the homeless, Wintercomfort and Jimmy's Night Shelter.

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