A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

And STILL it grows!

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It is total madness here at WSO Central as STILL the new events keep coming. Today we got extra dates in Manchester and Bury and a declaration from WSO Machynlleth putting West Wales firmly on the WSO map. Robert Campbell has worked wonders over there and together with the gig there are plans for street theatre, speeches, bite-sized gigs in local pubs with collection buckets and free concerts in the local hospital and care home. A perfect demonstration of the imagination and spirit of WSO at work making something real out of next to nothing. Top work, Robert.


Our Joe is hitting the gig trail for the next four nights but admin duties will be shared around the rest of the committee so if you have new events or need any help just ask and one of us will dive in and so what we can.

Posters are arriving thick and fast, and we’d like to take the time to thank some of the unsung heroes hammering out posters one after another, in particular Marcus Henfrey who helped WSO Leeds out with these two today:

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and Greg Oldfield over in Halton, who not only writes some damn fine songs, but who also has a mean eye for a poster. Here’s a couple of gems:

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It takes ALL of us to make a success of a movement such as this with no financial backing so reliant on the good will and hard work of everyone involved, and while it’s always the artists whose names adorn the posters, don’t think we will forget the hard work and sacrifice of hundreds of you making the gigs happen in the first place.

A top effort all round.



Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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