John Lennon: Revolutionary Or Fool?

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Amnesty International John Lennon: Revolutionary or Fool?

In anticipation of the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's death, local and international commentators gather to explore the legacy of his political song-writing and activism. Some thought he let us imagine a world without war, others thought he was a dangerous radical. You may have liked the music, but did you like the politics? Did Lennon make a difference or was he just a hopeless hippy? On the panel to discuss these questions and more are: Johnny Rogan, music writer and author of more than twenty books, including the acclaimed John Lennon: The Albums. Eamonn McCann, journalist, activist and music fan. Gavin Martin, veteran music journalist (NME, Daily Mirror). Anne Devlin, writer and playright.

The discussion will be chaired by broadcaster, writer and director of the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Stuart Bailie.

In the spirit of Lennon's political campaigning, audience members will be asked to support Amnesty's current campaign for human rights in Burma.

Presented by Amnesty International, the Oh Yeah Music Centreand the Ulster Bank Festival At Queen's.

7.30pm Ticket information here

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