Seize the Day

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May 11, 2013
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

Seize the Day to play for Norwich Greens

Seize the Day are visiting Norfolk to play at Cromer’s Folk on the Pier Festival,

and at St Thomas Church Hall Earlham Rd (junction with Edinburgh Rd) in Norwich on May 11th 8pm at the invitation of Norwich Green Party.

Seize The Day is a radical English acoustic band from Somerset, with global roots.

In 2003 the band polled the most on-line votes in the Radio 3 “Audience Awards” category, but were disqualified without warning after Radio 3 Executives realised they might express their anti-war believes in song at the ceremony.

They are well known within the peace/environmental  movement for inspiring  people to  laugh, dance, cry, sing about  major issues, and then do something about them.  Norwich fan and Green Party Councillor Lesley Grahame who is organising the gig  met them at the gates of Aldermaston nuclear weapons factory. Since then the band have played a leading role in campaign against EDF’s new nuclear power station at Hinckley point in Somerset, similar in design to Sizewell in Suffolk.

One of the bands early songs was inspired by  direct action campaigner Angie Zelter, then living near Cromer. Ms Zelter was one of the first peace activists to be found not guilty of criminal damage in a court of law, after taking a domestic hammer to the nose cone of a bomber plane destined for use against civilians.  The court agreed that she was preventing a greater crime.

On a previous visit to East Anglia they played at the Burston Strike Rally and the Waveney Greenpeace Fair, bringing organisers of both events together to share the expenses

Violinist Chris Bluemel from Southampton said on behalf of the band:

‘Seize The Day and the Green Party share the same drive to create and fairer, more equitable and more sustainable world, so we are delighted to be performing for the party in Norwich.’ 

There will be a bar, refreshments, campaign and conversation area

Tickets £8/£6 on door, £7/£5 adv

For advance tickets please contact Lesley Grahame, 07711 298214 lesley7railway@yahoo.co.uk

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