A Country and Western Brexit? Resisting Brexit through music.

A particular strand of the fight against Brexit that I’ve felt compelled to follow through the full two and a half years since the referendum is the use of music to fight Brexit, in the style of all the great protest movements of history. To the substantial list of anti-Brexit songs comes ‘Theresa May’s a…

Brexit is Personal: Final Say for All

On Saturday, a friend I know through local politics invited me to a mysterious gathering known as a ‘Beehive’ in Nottingham city centre. It was upstairs in a pub and there was a mention of talking about Brexit, and it being recorded. Since I firmly believe that we MUST keep talking about Brexit and our…

In Limbo – Voices for Europe: Download the Music!

Anyone who follows this blog regularly will have seen previous interviews and features on Peter Cook, and Rage Against the Brexit Machine, using music to oppose Brexit. As the country lurches closer to Brexit, the uncertain future faced by EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in other EU countries remains one of the most problematic…

Shine A Light 4 Europe: 25 Feb 18.30 GMT

Last night, in a recording going out next Friday, I told the guys from the Previously in Europe podcast that one of the things I love about this blog – and being involved in the pro-EU community on social media – is all the creative ways people are campaigning against Brexit and showing their support…

A Song For Europe – Madeleina Kay

When I first interviewed Madeleina Kay, she was yet to become ‘EU Supergirl’ though she was certainly a leading pro-EU figure with her Letters2EU project and Alba Whitewolf books and illustrations. When I first interviewed Peter Cook, he was already leading the musical resistance to Brexit. The two combined for the Rage Against the Brexit Machine…

12 Regional Rallies: Nottingham

I was recently made aware of the movement to organise 12 regional anti-Brexit rallies around the UK and delighted to discover that one is to take place in my hometown, Nottingham, a city which returned an ambivalent almost 50:50 result in the Brexit referendum but is in the heart of the strongly Leave voting territory…

No, Jeremy Corbyn! The latest release in the musical fight against Brexit.

I’ve interviewed both Peter Cook and Madeleina Key for Conversations with Europe over the last few months. As two of the most high profile and creative pro-EU campaigners at the present time, it was inevitable that I’d soon be chatting to them about a joint project. RAGE Against the Brexit Machine, which I’ve also written…

Conversation #17: Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner is one of the many pro-EU folk I’ve met through my social media activity – and I really appreciate his enthusiasm to express his thoughts about Europe through this interview – one of the keenest interviewees I’ve had to date. Active with Manchester for Europe, this is the perfect time to share his…

Bremain In Spain

In the wake of the Brexit referendum on 23rd June 2016, as many of us grieved, pondered and tried to make sense of things, a number of pro-active individuals started to campaign. Some campaigns were linked to legal challenges around the vote itself; some campaigns were about celebrating Europe and saying to our fellow EU…

Rage Against the Brexit Machine

This blog began, last year, with music when online political and cultural conversations with Austrian trumpet star Thomas Gansch inspired me to start interviewing and talking with my fellow Europeans about Europe, Brexit, coffee, stereotypes and more. The blog began with the aim of discussing what Europe – and being European – is all about….

Conversation #12: Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson lives in Alcossebre, Spain, with her husband and five cats. She is a part time Project Manager, hoping to retire in the near future. Since the Brexit referendum, she has become better known as the Chair of Bremain in Spain, the pro-EU campaign group with over 5000 members, which represents British citizens living…

Conversation #10: Peter Cook

Photo Credit: Christina Jansen Peter Cook leads Human Dynamics, offering Business and Organisation Development. He also delivers keynotes around the world that blend business intelligence with parallel lessons from music, via The Academy of Rock. He is author of, and contributor to, eleven books on business leadership.  His three passions are science, business and music, having led…