NEWS: CuT to stage free London gig in support of Jeremy Corbyn
Bands, poets and artists are joining forces for a free gig at Nambucca in North London on 14th September in support of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Time Is Now will feature sets from Dingus Khan,CuT, Bless, Max Bianco (The Jar Family), Reptiles and Purple Lights. Presented under the banner of Future London Underground, a coalition of musicians, poets and artists hoping to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the election of a new Labour party leader, it’s been organized by Dan and Gabi from the band CuT who want to highlight their support towards Jeremy Corbyn as “the only true alternative to an elitist and corrupt government.”
“We are living in a deﬁining period of modern history where for a few brief moments the tectonic plates of our world are up in the air, everything is shifting,” says Fatel. He points to the widespread trashing of Corbyn in the mainstream media and reckons it’s up to artists and musicians to counter that propaganda. “The danger, as always, is if we don’t get out of our seats and get active and fully conscious of ourselves and the change we can manifest within ourselves and society and culture. All we have to do is believe. That is why Jeremy Corbyn is the greatest threat to the establishment. He makes people believe, he gives them hope.”
The night also features poetry and performance from the likes of Freewheeling Troubadour, Vis the Spoon and Burgess the Rhymer, while Daniel Junsei, who has recently been exhibiting at the V&A, will be showcasing a new collection of CND-inspired paintings created exclusively for the event. Political speakers confirmed include Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, director of the centre for research on migration, refugees and belonging at University of East London and representatives from Momentum.
The Time is Now takes place at Nambucca, London on 14th September.
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