Workers’ Liberty brought together spoken-word artists, performance poets, rappers, and other musicians on Saturday 24 November in Kings Cross for the fourth edition of “Beats, Rhymes, & Picket Lines”, an occasional night of music and poetry to raise money for ongoing working-class struggles, as well as AWL itself.
Roundhouse poetry slam 2012 champion Hibaq Osman, BlueDragonfly Collective co-founder and AWL member Sarah Weston and West Yorkshire punk/trip-hop band AltTrack all featured. The event was hosted by spoken-word poet/rapper The Ruby Kid (also an AWL member), who also performed alongside Dan Angell and Sensei C from Birmingham hip-hop duo HLI.
The event raised £100 for Workers’ Liberty, money which will be spent on software for the new (or at least less old) computer we were able to buy after the collection at the October AWL conference. Could you help organise similar benefit gig? If not, there are lots of other ways to help our fund appeal.
We want to raise £15,000 by May Day 2013. You can contribute in the following ways:
* Taking out a monthly standing order
* Making a donation by cheque, payable to “AWL”, or donating online at www.workersliberty.org/donate.
* Taking copies of Solidarity to sell.
* Get in touch to discuss joining the AWL. More information: 07796 690874 / firstname.lastname@example.org / AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, 58 Riley Road, London SE1 3DG.
Total raised so far: £5,851
We raised £320 this week from an increased standing orders, a donation and the proceeds from a benefit gig. Thanks to Bruce and Pat.