Over 100 delegates at the UAF conference attended a session on Music Against Racism and Fascism organised alongside Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR).
People from across the country spoke about how they had responded to BNP activity in their area by setting up LMHR gigs to spread the anti-fascist message, as well as holding protests and demonstrations against the BNP.
Delegates from teaching unions stressed that anyone putting on an LMHR gig in their area should be approaching local branches of the NUT and NASUWT for funds. Other LMHR activists noted that local councils and arts funds had given money to help put on gigs.
The session also heard initial details of this year’s LMHR carnival, which will take place in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 30 May – just five days before the Euro elections.
Anti-fascist activists were urged to start booking coaches and publicising the carnival in their local areas.