Campaigning groups Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are jointly hosting an evening of live music inspired by the Climate and Ecological Crisis.
The event is at The Mermaid Inn in St Albans, on May 26, starting at 6pm. It will showcase original music, written specially for the event by no less than eight local artists.
All the music featured has been composed as a personal response to the climate crisis. Expect to be saddened and alarmed, but also inspired into action.
Artists joining the event include Troi Parker-Roth, Richard Lafford, Bill Johnson, Steve Warner, Michael Oliver, Warren Coleman, and Grae & Rico (Los Chicos Muertos).
The event also forms part of the Sustainable St Albans festival.
Commenting on the event, Juliet Voisey of Greenpeace St Albans said “I am thrilled that so many great musicians are willing to set aside their time. The climate crisis will have an increasing impact on all of us. Music is a vital way in which each of us can also engage, respond, and encourage us to act.”
Richard Lafford of Extinction Rebellion St Albans added: “This event is part of a larger movement we have called ‘Change the World Through Music’. We hope to inspire all who take part to push our politicians to take the real action that is vital to avoid climate breakdown.”
Attendance is free, but donations to support the work of Greenpeace are encouraged. To book a table (maximum 6 people) call The Mermaid on 01727 845700.
Picture credit Claire Miles