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Congratulations are in order!

Congratulations are in order to not one, but two of the founding members of We Shall Not Be Removed, who both received honours in this year’s New Years Honours list!

Andrew Miller & Jo Verrant were two of the founding group members of #WeShallNotBeRemoved campaign, and it is wonderful to see their hard work has been recognised along with the campaign itself.

Jo Verrant of Unlimited has advocated for the We Shall Not Be Removed Seven Principles in a recent interview which can be read here: https://www.artsindustry.co.uk/news/2324-disabled-artists-still-discriminated-against

We Shall Not Be Removed as a movement is also delighted to have made it to The Stage’s Top 100 of 2020!

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December 2020 Update

Here is a (slightly belated!) posting of our wonderful resident filmmaker Revell Dixon’s video update for We shall Not Be Removed activity in December.

The video includes a trailer for John Kelly’s special event, which was wonderful – to all of those who came, we really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Video includes closed captioning and audio description, and can be viewed by clicking play on the image below. If you would prefer to watch in a separate browser window, please click the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvb2Y1HABM&feature=youtu.be

Like many of you, we are just coming back to work now in that awkward early January fashion, so watch out for emails and updates over the next couple of weeks as we get back into gear!

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We Shall Not Be Removed and Graeae Theatre Company Present…

They’ve Let in John Kelly!
(& Special Guests)

We are very excited to invite you to join musician & activist John Kelly for a reflective evening of song & chat on Monday 21st December!

From 8pm, we’ll be rounding off 2020 with style & thought, as John & his special guests will provide some first class music & chatter. Can’t wait to see you there!

This event is free to attend, but spaces are limited to early booking is essential. You can book a free space by clicking the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-for-one-night-only-theyve-let-in-john-kelly-special-guests-tickets-131063794337

Accessibility Information: This event will take place on Zoom, and Live Captioning and BSL will be provided. If you have any further access requirements or queries, please email access@weshallnotberemoved.com

Find out more about John Kelly on:

> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnKellyMusician

> Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnkellymusician/

> Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/johnkellymusician

> Twitter: https://twitter.com/JK_Musician

You can read more about the event over on our website’s event page: They’ve Let In John Kelly (& Special Guests)!

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Call out for #WeShallNotBeRemoved Conveners!

A call out for volunteers to join our Convener’s Steering Group!

The Conveners Steering Group is currently made up of 25 individuals who give their time voluntarily. The group meets once a month to help steer #WSNBR to achieve its objectives.

We are very keen to expand this group, particularly to any members who don’t feel that their voice is being heard or who are feeling unrepresented. We would especially welcome hearing from our Black, Asian or culturally diverse members.

We would also like to hear from any members who might want to share any good news or important information at our December Alliance meeting on Tuesday 15th December.

If this interests you or you’d like to hear more, please email: info@weshallnotberemoved.com

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Save the Date!

Just a quick announcement to let you know the date of our next We Shall Not Be Removed All Alliance Zoom meeting:

Tuesday 15th December

2pm-3.30pm

We’ll issue agendas in multiple accessible formats in advance on all our platforms.

So save the date now, and we look forward to seeing everyone in December!