All profits go towards Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity

Derby Peace Concert

Featuring Lester Simpson

St Peters Centre, Derby

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Sat 26 Sep

Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

Join us for music with renowned folk singer Lester Simpson. Lester is a choir leader, singer, songwriter and musician. Most widely known for his work with acclaimed a cappella trio ‘Coope Boyes and Simpson’.

For 25 years he has been writing a range of songs, the overtly political, environmental, lullabies, songs of the Great War, love songs. Mojo magazine described him as “an exceptional song writer”.

Lester will be supported by the Peace Through Folk Choir. The evening will be opened by Penny Stone, folk singer and activist from Edinburgh.

Armed conflict is the cause of many people having to flee their homes and seek refuge in a safe environment. Nobody chooses to leave their home, work, family and friends unless they are desperate. Refugees are fleeing from political persecution or wars. This money could be spent on more socially useful projects such as homes and renewable energy.

This is the third annual Derby Peace Concert and is supported by over a dozen local groups. 

All profit will go to Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity.

This event is promoted by a number of progressive groups in Derby, Derby LIVE are pleased to act as a ticket agent.