Anarchists Against The Wall!
The fabulous ‘agit-swing’ band that played our Radstats are gigging again, and we thought we’d give them a shout.
On Saturday 15th June, 7:30 they are at the York Environment Centre (St Nick’s Fields) with food provided by Food Not Bombs, and a licensed bar.
£10/£5 concessions — or just pay what you can. All profts from the gig will go to Anarchists Against the Wall. If you can’t make the gig, but would like to donate to AATW, you can do so via their web page:
After 9:30 the outer gate will be locked. Phone 07913 040 877 for access, or just shout through the gate into the garden.
Reason Breeds Monsters are the inventors of “agit-swing”, drawing on musical influences from all around the world to produce lively songs of social comment and political activism. The six-piece band includes graduates of (and current students at) the University of York music department. With a lineup including trumpet, bassoon and musical saw, we don’t sound like many other bands you’ll have heard. Our music has been described as “genius” on BBC Radio York — but we suspect they say that to all the bands.
David Breslin is a little-known musical treasure of York. He writes and plays beautiful, funny and poetic songs, with a deep musicality and technical skill delivered with the lightest of touches.
Anarchists Against the Wall is an Israeli group supporting the popular Palestinian resistance to the Israeli separation wall. They have been awarded the Carl von Ossietzy Medal for human rights activism. The group were originally dubbed ‘Anarchists Against the Wall’ by the Israeli press. This is a group of committed and brave activists, who are regularly arrested, tear-gassed and shot at for their anti-occupation activities in Israel and the West Bank. We are raising funds to support their legal costs. Members of AATW are well known to many York residents, and have spoken at several events in York over the last few years.
The York Environment Centre sits on the 24-acre St Nicholas Fields Local Nature Reserve, which has been reclaimed from a rubbish tip by local community activists. It is a lovely environment, with a pond, wind turbine, and loads of information on recycling and things environmental, and if you’ve never visited it, you must!