Introducing Anti-Slavery International’s ‘Carols for Freedom’ Concert on 20 December at St. James’ Church, Piccadilly, London 7-8:30 pm

Join us this festive season for an evening filled with beautiful music, communal singing, inspiring readings and powerful stories. Our music will be led by the Spirituals Choir, Annatoria, and other special guests. We will also share readings – both contemporary and historic – that inspire and encourage a world in which everyone is free from slavery.

Across an evening filled with festive singing, learn about Anti-Slavery International’s work today around the world to end slavery in all its forms. Discover the ways you can take up this cause, join in this movement so together we can raise our voices for freedom, knowing that we will not stop until everyone is free.

The Spirituals

The Spirituals were formed by Creative Director, Junior Garr, and Arranger/Conductor Marsha Morrison, in 2020. They have released two EPs and performed in renowned locations including Lambeth Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Their niche is reimagining spiritual anthems for the black history project. The single “Wade In The Water” from their EP has gained millions of views on YouTube and paved the way for future projects. They hosted their own Christmas Concert at Union Chapel in 2022 and recently won the Premier Gospel Best Choir Award in June 2023. They are currently touring the UK.

Edmund De Waal CBE

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. His interventions have been made for diverse spaces and museums worldwide, including Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire; the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris; The British Museum, London; The Frick Collection, New York; Ateneo Veneto, Venice; Schindler House, Los Angeles; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and V&A Museum, London. De Waal is also renowned for his bestselling family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), and The White Road (2015). His most recent book, Letters to Camondo, a series of haunting letters written during lockdown was published in April 2021. He was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University in 2015. In 2021 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and awarded a CBE for his services to art.

Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal
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