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Red Leicester Choir will be holding a fundraiser for Bondhon, a community project in Bangladesh, with plenty of singing and lively dancing to Greenshoots Ceilidh Orchestra. There will be food available and a licensed bar, and it promises to be a rollicking evening as usual!

7.30 – 10.30pm

Saturday 17th March

Ukrainian Hall, corner of Hinckley Rd/Fosse Rd South, Leicester LE3 0QD

Tickets £6/£4, small charge for food

Supporting striking public sector workers

Today several members of Red Leicester were striking to defend their public sector pensions, and the choir joined in with the Leicester march from High Street to the Athena. We sang in Orton Square as people arrived (as best we could over the fantastic sound of thousands of people and lots of whistles, vuvuzelas and drums!), and then onstage at the end of the rally.

The song ‘Tory Toffs’, which we picked up from Strawberry Thieves at Raise Your Banners last weekend, seemed to go down particularly well with the marchers:

Tory, Tory cuts no thanks, Sir
Nick and David love the bankers
We think they’re a load of… Tory toffs
No ifs no buts no public sector cuts

Raise Your Banners 2011

Last weekend, a fair slice of Red Leicester went to the Raise Your Banners festival of political song in Bradford. We sung with many other socialist choirs at the Cathedral, went to some fantastic workshops, and had the opportunity to go to gigs by Seize the Day, Sisters Unlimited, Gilad Atzmon, Peggy Seeger and many others!

New Members’ Evening

The new school year’s just started, and we’re getting back into the swing of singing again. It’s not long until our new members’ evening, where we showcase our repertoire, teach some songs, and encourage people to come along and try Red Leicester. As always, we are open to all and have no auditions.

Come and join us in the Secular Hall on Humberstone Gate in Leicester, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday the 21st of September (and hopefully the Wednesdays thereafter!).

Singing and dancing at our annual fundraiser

On Saturday the 9th of April 2011, Red Leicester Choir will be hosting an evening of song and dance at the Ukrainian Hall, to raise money for Shelter Housing Aid. We’ve teamed up with the Greenshoots Ceilidh Orchestra to provide excellent music to dance to as well as great singing to listen to – and there will be food available for a small charge. The Ukrainian Hall has a licensed bar.

Tickets are £6, or £4 for concessions, and are available at the door or in advance – call 0116 2703143 to reserve.

7.30-10.30pm on Saturday 9th April
Ukrainian Hall, Hinckley Road/Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0QD