Sunday, 31 May 2015

Join Lips and sing at the 'Shut Down Yarl's Wood' protest on 6 June

On 6 June Lips will join Women for Refugee Women, Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) London and campaigners from up and down the country to call for the closure of Yarl's Wood Detention Centre.

Lips Choir is proud to stand in solidarity with Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) to support the #setherfree campaign that calls for an end to the detention of anyone who seeks refuge from persecution in the UK. The day will also hear from some fantastic speakers, including Helena Kennedy and Shami Chakrabarti.  

We would love friends of Lips to join us in support of the women detained. If you are in a choir, or an individual who's interested in adding your voice to support this important cause, then please do join us at the protest, where we will be leading the singing. We are organising a coach and there are a few spaces still available if you are looking for transport. For more info about the protest visit the Facebook event.

Hope to see you there! 

Can’t make 6 June? Here are some other things you can do to support the campaign:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Lips Choir and Women Sing East

Lips will be appearing with Spitalfields Music's all-female chorus 'Women Sing East' on Monday June 8th, in the intimate setting of Shoreditch Church.

As well as as performing our own iconic pop arrangements, we are excited to be collaborating with Women Sing East, a singing group for women based in East London and led by jazz musician, Laka D. 

For more details, click here Spitalfields Music

                                              photo: Belinda Lawley