Role of the Arts (English Disco Lovers and Singing Revolution)

Role of the Arts (English Disco Lovers and Singing Revolution)

This series of lessons introduces learners to the role that the arts can play in protest using two different case studies as examples. The English Disco Lovers was created by Quaker artist, Chris Alton in 2012 as a counter-English Defence League group aiming to reclaim the EDL acronym. In the Singing Revolution the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia won freedom from the Soviet Union through a series of singing protests including a 600km human chain through the three areas.

The lessons include song analysis, drama and art as well as P4C enquiries.

“English Disco Lovers lesson was great, my class absolutely loved it – probably one of the best P4C sessions I’ve done.”

Our current funders are:

The Fore
Can Do South Yorkshire Community Fund
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Nineveh Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network