Damon Albarn Makes Sense For Greenpeace Campaign

His music for a 50-strong choir will be performed tonight on the Thames

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The Greenpeace campaign against the Government’s Trident nucleur renewal programme continues tonight with a special music and visual performance on the Thames.

A choir ‘Sense of Sound’ will perform a piece composed by Damon Albarn, aboard the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise, which is docked at Tower Bridge.

The piece, entitled “5 Minutes to Midnight” will represent a peaceful demonstration against renewing Trident and against Britain possessing nuclear weapons.


Directed by Hannah Eidinow with visuals designed by Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja with contributions from Brian Eno; “5 Minutes to Midnight” follows the launch of no-bomb.com, an anti trident website, announced last week.

Five actors will join the choir on the Arctic’s deck in a cycle of meditations using public statements, quotations, reports and statistics on the British government’s part in this debate.

Opposition is growing to the government’s efforts to rush through a decision on Trident renewal, with a House of Commons vote expected on Wednesday March 14th.


Greenpeace director John Sauven said: “It’s not too late to stop Tony Blair wasting billions on new nuclear weapons. Trident is a cold war relic designed to destroy Russian cities and has no place in 21st century Britain.”

The event is planned to start at 6.30pm at Shad Thames, South Bank, SE1 and will broadcast live on Greenpeace’s website, where it will be available to view for 24 hours.

Click here for more information about the campaign, or to watch the live broadcast from 7pm


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