"Singing for Our Lives’ draws on more than 40 oral histories gathered from members of the UK’s many street choirs (campaigning choirs). Their stories explore the politics, music and relationships that sustain street choirs, as well as the futures they imagine when they sing. The Campaign Choirs Writing Collective are members of street choirs, carrying our participatory action research with the national network."
We'll be concluding the session with a sing-a-long rendition of the Citizen's Shanty. The fairly recent advent of Commoners Choir from Leeds, who are musically led by Boff Whalley formerly of Chumbawamba, has had an invigorating impact on the street choirs movement. Their Citizen’s Shanty was sung by the massed choir of over 300 people at this year’s Street Choirs Festival in Brighton. The song challenges the geography expounded by Theresa May, who infamously said: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means.”
Here's an interesting - and self-confessedly bourgeois - discussion inspired by Theresa May's view.