Last night (April 23rd), we occupied four rooms inside the British Museum after hours in protest against the museum’s controversial sponsor, the oil giant BP.
A group of artists, musicians and authors who have all performed at the Southbank Centre have signed a letter (see below) calling on the arts institution to drop Shell sponsorship on the 18th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 9. The 21 artists, including actor Mark Rylance, playwright Mark
On Friday 25th October, just before the start of a Shell-sponsored concert at the Royal Festival Hall, a group of fifteen singers dressed in black with purple sashes stood up behind the stage and began to sing. The Shell Out Sounds choir had struck again.
From the choir seats, they sang 'Oil in the water', a version of the well-known spiritual 'Wade in the water' rewritten to tell the
(Photo by Hugh Warwick)
On 25th October, just as a Shell-sponsored performance by the Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra was about to start, a 15-strong choir suddenly stood up in their seats behind the stage, in full view of the audience, and began to sing. They launched into a version of the classic spiritual song Wade