Quiet Loner headlines at event at People’s History Museum

Tim Lezard
Quiet Loner

Quiet Loner

The People’s History Museum is hosting a Protest Music Festival on May 18th.

The museum’s story charts the history of protest in Britain over the past two centuries, from the Peterloo Massacre and the suffragettes to more recent strikes and demonstrations.

During the late night opening on May 18th, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the museum outside of our regular opening times to find out more about the history of protest, including our protest music section on Main Gallery Two.

Following the success of his critically acclaimed 2012 protest album Greedy Magicians, described by Billy Bragg as ‘a powerful rallying call’, we are thrilled that local singer-songwriter Quiet Loner will be partnering with us for this event.  Kicking off the event with his unique performance ‘the making of a protest album (in 5 easy steps)’, Quiet Loner will play songs from the album produced by Little Red Rabbit Records.

Hear the story of how it was made, from its recording over a single evening in a Salford church, to the creation of the artwork on the album sleeve.  Quiet Loner will be joined by special guest and acclaimed performance poet Longfella, aka Tony Walsh, who took to the church pulpit during the album recording to deliver a powerful poem about cuts to public services.

We are also delighted to be partnering once again with NOISEfestival.com, organisers of our Community Gallery exhibition The Art of Protest, on display from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 30 June.  NOISEfestival.com will continue the evening’s protest theme bringing the peace and love festival-feel bang up to date with ‘NOISEstock’; an interactive ‘sit-in’ with a user generated performance.

UK rapper and MC, Envy, will be flexing her lyrical talent in response to protest prompts direct from tweets sent by a live radio broadcast audience.  There will also be a secret gig of professional / amateur performances, with a special guest (to be announced) playing live alongside upcoming protest musicians.

The evening is suitable for young people and adults and The Left Bank cafe bar will be offering 15% off to all visitors on the evening. Details here.


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Tim Lezard

Campaigning journalist, editor of @Union_NewsUK, NUJ exec member; lover of cricket, football, cycling, theatre and dodgy punk bands

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