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Sunday Assembly London:
The Art of Protest

1st May 2022 · 11:00am - 1:00pm

In person | Virtual event

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Sunday Assembly London: The Art of Protest

In 1998, actor and playrwright William Talen became so angered by the mass consumerism that had taken over city life in New York that he began protesting in Times Square. But it wasn’t a normal protest; it was more like a performance. He developed an over-the-top Billy Graham-esque character, and accompanied by a choir filled with people who believed as he did- that shopping culture was destroying communities as well as the planet- his irreverent act grew from a street act into a movement.

In 2021, as Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir made plans to tour the UK to spread their message of earth-consciousness leading up to COP26 in Glasgow, they invited some of their British followers to join them. Now Stop Shopping UK is embarking on their own journey, and they’ve come to share their story and their message with us through speech and song.

In addition to the main talk and performance, we will hear from a member of our community who is “Trying Their Best”. As always, we will have rebellious rocking sing-along songs with the Sunday Assembly Band. Stay after for tea, biscuits, and engaging conversations with others.

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Further Info

This will be a hybrid event, which means it will be held in-person as well as live-streamed through our website, We will make a Zoom room available for livestreamers after the assembly has finished. Link to be shared on the day.

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