'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime'
MAGNA CARTA PROGRESS | Autumn 2022
"Yet I am haunted by some words from a song to which we used to listen in more carefree days :
'On fait des serments, et simplement, on les oublie’ Having propounded high ideals in defeated Germany
I feel the responsibility for doing my part to see that they are not forgotten by the victors"
David Maxwell Fyfe speech to the Union Belge Britannique, Brussels, 23rd December 1947
PERFORMANCES TO INSPIRE & INFORM
Weaving his words with original musical settings of the poems which inspired him,
exploring his philosophy of natural law amid the landscapes of his journey, and the love story at its' heart.
75 YEARS ON,
MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TELL THE STORY OF
DAVID MAXWELL FYFE'S JOURNEY
FROM NUREMBERG TO STRASBOURG
TO BECOME AN ARTISAN OF THE ECHR
RIshi Sunak's new government seeks to undermine universal fundamental freedoms as his cabinet appointments of Dominic Raab and Suella Braverman show. Raab's Bill of Rights sought to corrode the universality of rights, and Braverman has been outspoken in her commitment to take the UK out of the ECHR.
These views have bred a behaviour in government that allows some people, in particular immigrants, to be treated as less than human. It also empowers the government to restrict free speech and protest.
It must be resisted.
Over the weeks leading up to Christmas 2022, we will protest through social media and performance.
To mark the anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights on 4th November, we have released the official music video of 'The Soldier' from The Human's in the Telling.
Our response to this debate is to want to perform more and bigger. We want to inform and inspire.
But - we cannot do it alone. Please look at our website to see what we do, and then support our crowdfund.
A MAGNA CARTA PROGRESS
June 15th 2022 - 4th November 2025
Performances of Dreams of Peace & Freedom in support of the protection of universal rights and fundamental freedoms throughout Great Britain and Europe and for justice for Ukraine
Dedicated to Lalage, Pamela & Miranda Maxwell Fyfe
"The Human's in the Telling is a must for all who want to build a better world."