'The Road to Wigan Pier' song comp. £250
Subject: 'The Road to Wigan Pier' song comp. £250|
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 07:28 PM
"2017 sees the 80th Anniversary of the publication of 'The Road to Wigan Pier' in which George Orwell highlighted the extent to which, almost 3 centuries on from Winstanley, the living conditions of the working class inhabitants of Wigan showed that, whatever prosperity abounded in Britain, that it was hardly being shared equally amongst its citizens.
To celebrate the publication of the book and the impact that it had, the Wigan Diggers' Festival Committee are inviting submissions of songs inspired by Orwell's groundbreaking work.
£250 FOR THE WRITER(S) OF THE WINNING SONG
AN INVITATION TO PERFORM THE SONG AT THE WIGAN DIGGERS' FESTIVAL 2017"
1: THE SONG MUST BE AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WORK
2: THE SONG SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE ON OR BEFORE THE 8TH MARCH 2017.
3: THE SUBMISSION CAN BE ....
Subject: RE: 'The Road to Wigan Pier' song comp. £250|
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Feb 17 - 05:03 PM
well I alerted friends to this, thinking they would do a better job. He, of the duo, commented they already had a song that fitted.
But, you know, when a song wants to come out it won't be held.
So I have a new song, first one in 12 years!
I did tinker with the idea of calling it "Blair*. Which Project?", but somehow think that wouldn't impress the judges. I am still looking for a better title. Subject: the poverty aspect, not the polemic on socialism.
Not that the song stands an overly good chance - but hey! It's mine & I like it. Wiki on: the Road to Wigan Pier
*Orwell's real name.