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When the Wind Blows
Ukraine refugee support EVENT: ‘When The Wind Blows’, This music is composed by Roland Bryce (1983) Book by Raymond Briggs.
This Saturday! March 19th, 2022, Cliffe Hall Lewes, 7:45pm I will present the music live. Doors @ 7:15.
Proceeds will go to a verifiable Ukraine refugee charity.
Some people bake cakes to help out: I can do music.
BACKSTORY: 1983, I picked up this picture book, expecting to laugh like I had, earlier, reading Fungus the Bogeyman. Instead, I was spellbound by Hilda & Jim…
They ‘do their best’ to survive following a nuclear blast : 1983 was a strange time: Greenham Common Women leading the protests, it all seemed so scary, not just for my own little life but for the Whole World! Panicked, and politically effete, I set to work composing a bunch of songs, collaborating with Raymond. He lived up the road from the school where I taught music, and popped in to listen to the songs. A full concept stage musical came about as a result. I booked studio time and began recording the work by multitrack, 3 months later we were done (and so was my Bank overdraft.)
The music was side-lined for a named composer: Davide Bowie and another guy called Roger Waters.
I did get some good feedback from Jeff Wayne who told me to get on and stage the show regardless of restrictions imposed by the Film company working on the animated film.
Out of respect to Raymond, I accepted the rejection by the powers that be. They get to us in the end!
Come and see /listen to the show they tried to ban!
(Before Putin does his own version at least. )