Beth Gibbons

Aurora - Save the Arctic March

12/09/13
Aurora - Save the Arctic March

Beth recorded a "glacial roar" for a giant polar bear that Greenpeace used to lead a street protest in London on Sunday 15th September 2013.

The double-decker bus sized polar bear puppet called Aurora, featured a giant sound system in its head to play the sounds of ice cracking, Arctic wildlife, and other roars donated by members of the public.

The march was part of a global day of action to demand that the Arctic be protected from oil companies planning to drill in its waters.

"The Arctic is an incredible place, home to polar bears like Aurora as well as millions of people,” said Beth, "What does it take to make large corporations, financially driven like Shell, to stop and consider their responsibility? The irreversible damage they cause knowingly is morally wrong. Aurora’s parade will be an amazing expression and one I am pleased to have lent my voice."

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/arctic-uproar-london-20130916

War Child and music go way back

18/02/13
War Child and music go way back

To 1995 and the Balkans bloodbath happening on our doorstep. Whilst politicians did nothing, musicians like Oasis, Radiohead, Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Weller came together and did something remarkable.
They recorded the 'HELP' album in just three days. It's the charity record that all others are compared to.
Since then, War Child has enjoyed a special relationship with some of the most legendary artists and hottest new acts.
There albums and gigs have raised money and awareness for War Child's vital work. They've pioneered using the power of the music itself as a tool for therapy and for taking our message to a mass audience.
http://www.warchild.org.uk/music

About War Child

18/02/93

War Child Channel 4 special

12/08/95

Amnesty International

11/11/11
Amnesty International

OUR WORK
We are a campaigning organisation; it's what we do. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
We work on lots of issues. Right now our priority campaigns are Women's Human Rights and Poverty and Human Rights.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=19798