Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Linton Kwesi Johnson, London

Photo of Linton Kwesi Johnson by Rankin


In a highly innovative move the Trades Union Congress has chosen poetry as a way to celebrate the cause of 'decent work'. Wednesday 7 October sees a superb line up of poets united around the the theme of 'Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason.' Headlining will be the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson, making a rare London live appearance. Linton will be showcasing his work of dissenting poetry, with fellow dub poet, the incomparable Jean 'Binta' Breeze. The night also features one of the best of a new generation of young spoken word artists, poet Laura Dockrill, see

And opening the night, Congolese band, The Zong Zing All Stars.

Combining the rhyme and the rhythm with some reason will be TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O' Grady and Paul Mason author of Meltdown : The End of the Age of Greed.

Rhyme Rhythm & Reason is a TUC night out for the 'World Day for Decent Work'. This global campaign demands that Decent work must be at the centre of government actions to bring back economic growth and build a new global economy that puts people first. The campaign defines 'decent work' as founded on recognition of trade union rights, accountable governance and sustainable, green investment. With activities from Australia to Zanzibar the TUC concert is a major contribution to the day's international impact.

Wednesday 7 October, advance booking is strongly advised. At TUC Congress Centre. 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1.

Tickets are just just £9.99. Booking from here

Or call 020 8802 3499

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