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Wyre Forest Labour Women: speaking about Minnie Lansbury

09/07/2019 - 19:30

Venue: Wyre Room, St Georges Hall, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ

Janine will give an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be available to buy at the reduced price of £10 each.

After the talk there will be drinks & nibbles…

Stonewall Was a Riot

It wasn't the Stonewall focus group
or the Stonewall business case
It wasn't the Stonewall let's-present-
our-most-acceptable-face

Long years of asking nicely had not
got us anywhere
Our rulers did not hear us when
we whispered: it's not fair

So when re-writers try to say
we won by being quiet
Remind them of our history -
that Stonewall was a riot

Rootless Cosmopolitan

Jewdas Rootless Cosmopolitan

Edward lived in Hoxton
boxed in
Stitching boots
digging roots
Labouring his load
on the neighbouring road
to new arrivals
migrated for survival 
from Poland, from Russia
to the holy crush of London
Under the same sky
came together, made ties
meeting in the streets
Tars and bars and beats
tasting gifts and eats
More than metropolitan

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