Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Mistero Buffo, Lotta Continua ** Maandag 20, dinsdag 21 en woensdag 22 juli [2015-]

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NEW: MISTERO BUFFO: volledige LP ** LOTTA CONTINUA: strijdliederen ** AND ALSO: GRACE PETRIE: If you pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys   **  John Lennon: Sometime in New York City ** Hair * 

SCHEDULE:MONDAYS: 16:00 hrs, TUESDAYS  12:00 and 16:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 12:00 hrs


MONDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET ; TUESDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET; WEDESDAYS 12:00 > 16:00 hrs CET

MISTERO BUFFO door de Internationale Nieuwe Scène, volledige LP ** LOTTA CONTINUA: strijdliederen 

Op 16 november 1972 werd “Mistero Buffo” gecreëerd in het kleine zaaltje van de Muntschouwburg. Het was een vrije productie die tot stand was gekomen onder impuls van Muntdirecteur Huysman. Het enorme succes gaf in februari 1973 aanleiding tot de vorming van de Internationale Nieuwe Scène, die prompt met “Mistero buffo” zowat overal in het binnenland en zelfs hier en daar in het buitenland voorstellingen gingen geven.


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MONDAYS: 17:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 13:00 and 17:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 13:00 hrs: 

Grace Petrie on stage in London, photo © Eddy Bonte
Grace Petrie on stage in London, photo © Eddy Bonte

GRACE PETRIE: If you pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys  ** THEE FACTION + THEE FACTION feat.  with Attila The Stockbroker and Judy Dyble (first singer with Pentangle who has developed an impressive solo career)Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today.Grace’s young career boasts four  studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named “one to watch” in the Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. Source: http://gracepetrie.comRADIO 68 PLAYS excerpts from her performance at the 100 Club on 22 April 2015, at a rally against the Tories.Facebook
Protest music: steel in the hour of  chaos

MONDAYS: 18:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 14:00 and 18:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 14:00 hrs
John Lennon: Sometime in New York City (1972)

The political Beatle supported a wide variety of causes, such as the underground press and the peace movement in general, but also revolutionary forces like the IRA or Black Panther. After a number of highly committed and immensely popular stand-alone songs (e.g. ‘Give Peace A Chance’), John Lennon eventually released a collection of committed songs as the double LP ‘Sometime in New York City’ (1972), tackling progressive topics such as oppression (‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’), but also drawing our attention to the struggle of particular people by paying tribute to American activists who had been jailed  – Angela Davis because her communist ideas were seen as threatening and  poet-activist John Sinclair of the White Panther Party who got ten years for the possession of… two joints.
Rejected by many as too overtly political and below standard in terms of song-writing,  to me ‘Sometime in New York City’ still stands as a fine example of how a famous artist can actually make a difference and show without ambiguity which side he’s on. Too easily written off as ‘naïve’, Lennon at least had the courage to speak his mind, while inspiring millions of young people around the world who were striving for a better world – a world of peace and more equality.

RADIO 68 PLAYS disc 1 +  John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: Give Peace  A Chance (Live At Toronto) * Angela Davis about Revolution * Allen Ginsberg: Prayer for John Sinclair * IRA Rebel Song: Fuck the British Army *

MONDAYS: 19:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 15:00 and 19:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 15:00 hrs


BBC ON THIS DAY | 27 | 1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

The American hippy musical “Hair” has opened in London – one day after the abolition of theatre censorship.Until yesterday, some of the scenes in the musical, written by out-of-work actors Gerome Ragni and James Rado, would have been considered too outrageous to be shown on a stage in Britain.

The show, billed as an American tribal love-rock musical, first opened in New York on 2 December last year.

Many were angered by scenes containing nudity and drug-taking as well as a strong anti-war message at the height of the Vietnam conflict and the desecration of the American flag on stage.

The show’s transfer to London’s West End would not have been possible before the new Theatres Act which ended the Lord Chamberlain’s powers of censorship dating back to 1737.

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