Kick back this Bank Holiday Monday with some Radical Sounds

On Bank Holiday Monday (31 August 2020) the Working Class Movement Library is excited to be hosting its very first virtual ‘Radical Sounds’ event. Join in from 7pm from the comfort of your living room for a fantastic mixture of music and readings curated by actress Maxine Peake.

This unique celebration of talent and working class culture has something to appeal to everyone. The evening will feature music from:

There will also be radical readings, including The ballad of Joe Hill, Emil Cioran’s Faces of decadence and Bertolt Brecht’s A worker reads history, by:

Maxine Peake said: ‘It’s been such a treat for me to bring together such an impressive and eclectic bunch of artists, and I’d like to thank them all for their eagerness to support this great cause. The Library really does deserve everyone’s support, so we do hope you’ll feel able to contribute as well as sitting back and enjoying our Radical Sounds this coming Bank Holiday’.

The event is free. You can donate to the Library at, and you can support them longer-term by becoming a Radical Reader at

There’s more information at and everyone will be able to participate in the evening from there and from the Library Facebook page – you can sign up via those pages on the day.