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'You can be sure of-' 'Ssh!' (RFH, 1.10.13)

To mark the opening of the 2013-14 Shell Classic International season on the South Bank - Shell Out Sounds serenaded concert-goers on Tuesday October 1st with a jaunty performance of 'You can be sure of Shell', based on an original Shell jingle from the 1950s.

Conrad Atkinson sells prints for Liberate Tate

Acclaimed artist Conrad Atkinson has donated a one-off signed and numbered print run of his painting "The Oil Ship" to sell as a fund-raiser for Liberate Tate - the artist collective whose performances address the issue of BP sponsorship of Tate galleries. They're on sale for £75 here:

http://liberatetate.wordpress.com/the-oil-ship-by-conrad-atkinson/

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Margaret Atwood at the Southbank Centre – sponsorship, Shell & dystopias; 28.8.13

Anti-fracking flashmob choir sends message to Yoko Ono at Southbank Centre, 9.6.13

On the afternoon of Sunday 9th June, a flashmob of over 30 singers gathered in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall as audience members arrived for the Shell-sponsored performance by Spira Mirabilis of Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen. The singers launched into a version of Leonard Cohen’s classic song, Hallelujah, with rewritten lyrics drawing attention to Shell’s controversial human rights and environmental record. They unfurled a banner with Yoko Ono’s quotation ‘Art is a means for survival’ and handed out flyers to audience members. They gave a number of repeat performances around the Southbank which drew applause and support.

Fracking exhibit at FACT, Liverpool, June-Sept 2013

Turning FACT Inside Out focuses on some of the most pressing, controversial
and literally ground-breaking political issues of today.

The main work in the exhibition is called Fracking Futures by French
artists HeHe, it is a miniaturised recreation of a Fracking site complete
with fire, earth tremors, gas and a giant infected water pool in the shape
of Shell's logo.

It's designed to encourage a conversation about the risks and problems
associated with Fracking and fossil fuels.

There's loads of information on their website at www.fact.co.uk/tfio. 

Flash-choir to sing up a Shell-free Southbank this Sunday 9th June!

Message from Shell Out Sounds:

Hello,On Sunday we visit the Southbank Centre for the third time this year,
because Shell is systematically villainous, and we're turning our
indignation melodic, as it were.It would be excellent if you could spread the word in any way, even if you
can't make it yourself.If you can, come to the Calder Bookshop at midday this Sunday 9th. If
you're mad busy or otherwise, just come to the QEH for 2.30 and holler

'Make Art Not Oil', London, June 15th 2013

Justice Fest, New Orleans, May 2-5

Check out Occupy The Stage’s Justice Fest near the entrance to Jazz Fest and not sponsored by Shell Oil!

http://onola.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/justice-fest-may-2-5-onola-nola/

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