The legendary political song writer Grace Petrie is coming to Stroud on 5 May 2015 – the Cinco de Mayo – 2 days before the General Election – for a night of Peaceful Political Revolution at the Crown & Sceptre on Spider Lane in Stroud.
Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She has been hailed in The Guardian as “a powerful new songwriting voice”. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem “Farewell to Welfare”, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today.
In March, Grace Petrie announced she is supporting the Green Party in the General Election and making a special stop in Stroud as part of her Election Countdown Tour to sing and talk about why we should vote for what we believe in – she’s interested in the next 50 years, not just the next 5.
Councillor Sarah Lunnon, Gloucestershire County Councillor and the Green Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud, will also be there after a day on the campaign trail. The evening kicks off at 6pm with Cinco de Mayo tacos & tequila and ends with politics and peaceful revolution with Grace Petrie. Admission is free.
Grace Petrie’s career boasts six albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude, Glastonbury, the Greenbelt Festival and Towersey. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named “one to watch” in the Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures.