7th May 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm BST
Inspired by the legacy of Frank Buchman, founder of Initiatives Of Change, in the 1960s some young people from all walks of life used to travel together across the world, building peace through their love of sharing music, theatre and personal story-telling.
This event will be a fresh take on this innovative approach to peacebuilding, as well as a space to come together as individual artists and advocates, who are connected across the borders of fear to boundless love.
Catherine is an English Folk Americana artist and songwriter from London. Her song lyrics and melodies are reminiscent of 1960/70s songwriting. She is currently working on her second album and a European tour.
Jimmy is a musician, songwriter, and grassroots activist who has lived in camps protecting the land and local community from fracking. He is now working with others to protect lawful human rights from tyranny and dictatorship.
Brooksie Wells’ deep south roots and Dylan-era New York coming-of-age ignited and continue to inspire her music. Her 2015 release, North East Rising Sun, took a top ten spot on Folk DJ charts; its title track lingered in the top ten most-played songs through year’s end. And 2013’s Down Home Divas rose to #2 on the Roots Americana Charts.
Anna grew up with Australian parents. She mostly works with biography from her own life, either song performance or writing. She has always been interested in the first person protagonist.
William is a singer and voice teacher whose performances have ranged from song recitals and chamber opera to mediaeval church music drama. All his life he has been a professional church chorister, but for the last three years he has been his parish organist. William has been involved with Initiatives of Change in many ways, but first sang at at Caux Seminar Centre in 1970. He currently serves as secretary of Renewal Arts (UK).
Nicolette is from Scotland and she arranges folk songs, both old and new, as well as forges art where urban life, nature and stories join. Her vocals have been used in film and for albums receiving prime time radio play on BBC2 and BBC6. She is regularly commissioned to compose for theatre and dance.