More of a press release than a blog post, but do tell your friends...
The campaign against the Governments proposed Trident Nuclear renewal will take to the Thames tomorrow (Thursday) when The Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise docked in the shadow of Tower Bridge plays host to a 50 strong choir.
The choir ‘Sense of Sound’ will perform a piece composed by Damon Albarn. Entitled "5 Minutes to Midnight" the performance will represent a peaceful demonstration against renewing Trident and against Britain possessing nuclear weapons. Directed by Hannah Eidinow with visuals designed by Robert del Naja of Massive Attack, and contributions from Brian Eno, "5 Minutes to Midnight" follows the launch of www.no-bomb.com an anti trident website, announced last week.
"5 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," said director Hannah Edinow.
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, Southbank, SE1 and will broadcast live on the internet from 7.00pm see www.greenpeace.org.uk where it can be accessed for 24hrs