Love Music Hate Racism Comedy Fundraiser – 7.30pm Thursday 27th July at Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, London N16 6XS. Hosted by character comedian and impressionist Liam Hourican. Act include Rachel Parris, who has won critical acclaim for her solo shows. Jenny Bede an award winning musical comedian and actor and Essex boy Johnny Cochrane from CBBC sketch series ‘The Johnny and Inel show’. Buy tickets here
Oxford Love Music Hate Racism– will be running a music stage at The People’s Fair, Florence Park, Oxford on 30th July. The event is supported by Oxford City Council, Oxford Stand Up To Racism among others. Facebook event here
South London Love Music Hate Racism – There are two local LMHR events happening in South London. Wednesday 2nd August LMHR gig from 7pm at the Sound Lounge, Upper Tooting Road London SW17 7EW. With fantastic up and coming artists including Maurice, Didi, Con Sensus, Bubz, and Richard Anderson. Event page here.
The second event will be a solidarity festival in aid of refugees on Sunday 20 August at the Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ. Event page here.
Commemorating the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ 40 years on Saturday 12 August – LMHR will be putting on a gig at the New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Rd SE14 6AS as part of a range of events marking the 40th year anniversary of the “Battle of Lewisham”. Artists performing at the gig include Logic, Lloyd Luther, One Jah, Batwings and more tbc. Event page here. The gig will follow a commemorative march in Lewisham organised by Unite Against Fascism and Lewisham TUC. Event page here
Remembering the “Battle of Lewisham” Community Festival Sunday 13 August – LMHR is working alongside Goldsmiths, Lewisham Council and the Albany Theatre to run a community festival commemorating the “Battle of Lewisham”. The free event will include live music, screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions, stalls, food and an evening gig (see below). The event will begin with the unveiling of a plaque 12.15pm Clifton Rise, London SE14 6JW see here for details. Followed by the community festival 1pm at The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE14 6JW.
The “Battle of Lewisham” refers to 13th August 1977 when the nazi national front (NF) attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham town centre and were stopped by the local community, socialists and others (including the late civil rights activist Darcus Howe). It was the first time a national NF march was stopped from reaching its destination. The event hastened the demise of the NF so is significant in the history of Lewisham and race relations in Britain.
Love Music Hate Racism in partnership with Smokey Joe Roadshow will be having a float at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival on 27th-28th August. The float is being sponsored by the Rail and Maritime Transport union (RMT) and a number of local trade union branches.