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From top: The Tate Modern, South Bank London; Classical composer Gavin Bryars’ powerful  ‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet’, a piece centred upon an unknown homeless man’s vocal refrain

Free tomorrow?

In London?

Via The Big Issue:

Homeless people have been encouraged to attend the Tate Modern’s most accessible concert yet. The free 12-hour concert will take place at the venue on London’s South Bank at 8pm.

The show will feature British composer Gavin Bryars’ 1975 piece Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet.

People who have been affected by homelessness will perform alongside professional musicians from the chamber orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

The Academy has been working with homeless people for roughly 20 years, but have never before orchestrated an event which involves those affected by homelessness so closely.

In fairness.

Free overnight concert at Tate Modern welcomes homeless (The Big Issue)

London orchestra Plays Through The Night (Slippedisc)

Thanks Ultan Mashup

In London this weekend?

Alan Flanagan writes:

At this Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in London, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad  (VICA) campaign will be marching to celebrate the contribution of Irish emigrants and to call for a Yes vote in this year’s referendum on Presidential voting rights.

We believe that each citizen deserves a vote, and Ireland should move in line with 34 other European countries by extending the franchise.

VICA’s focus this year is on campaigning for a YES vote in the Autumn referendum to extend Presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad – in other words, a #voteforthevote.

Votes For Irish Citizens Abroad

St Patrick’s Day in Trafalgar Square, London.


London St Patrick’s Day festival (London.gov)

’tis one.

Last night.

The Irish Embassy, London.

Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, greeted above by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, was guest of honour at a St Patrick’s dinner to celebrate Irish artists in Britain.



Prince Charles meets actress Fiona Shaw and comedian Dara Ó Briain .

Nothing is that funny.

Off your knees, quislings.

Pic: Getty

The Oscar Wilde Temple by artists McDermott & McGough.

Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelsons Row, London SW4.

A church dedicated to the Irish poet and playwright is now open and free to the public for six months, until March 31, 2019 – “to all faiths and non–believers alike”.

They say:

Individuals and families will be welcomed into The Oscar Wilde Temple for private reflection as well as to celebrate LGBTQ+ marriages, naming ceremonies, vow renewals, memorials and markings of other important occasions….

In fairness.

The Oscar Wilde Temple

Thanks Ultan Mashup