We had a fantastic appeal event in Liverpool on Friday night. Over 50 people packed into the venue, with standing room only, to see local singer Tayo Aluko perform a tribute to Paul Robeson. There were people of all ages and backgrounds.
Tayo's performance was very political, concentrating on Robeson's politics and activism, rather than just the music. It was an inspiring and enjoyable night for all.'
Saturday night's Now's the Time event in Canterbury with saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and Martin Smith was a great success. Around 170 people came and £500 was raised for the appeal.
There was clearly an appreciation for the role of Socialist Worker by everyone there. The paper and the party will benefit greatly from events such as this.