A Roar for Life.
A Roar for Peace.
Let’s Make it Happen.
80,000 Voices is a Movement. Of Choirs, Singers, Drummers, Musicians and You! Our first theme is to help create a nuclear weapons free world.
We invite you to come together through various forms of interaction such as social media and one to one dialogue, culminating in a mass participation event celebrating and expressing our desire for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
This event will be a Roar - of 80,000 Voices echoing from the depths of Life. Drumming, singing, stomping, banging, beatboxing, and just crazy stuff.
Our intention is that every voice who takes part will be embedding a cause for absolute happiness deep in their lives and contribute to overturning the karma of the UK, a country currently holding on to a nuclear past. Longer term we are initiating a culture based on respect for the dignity of life.
By Roslyn Cook 107 states have recommended that negotiations to ban nuclear weapons start in 2017. On 19th August this news was published in the report of outcomes from the Open Ended Working Group that has been meeting this year in Geneva. It is also clearly the result of a new global discourse concerning nuclear weapons.[…]
By Roslyn Cook As speculation mounts as to whether President Obama will visit Hiroshima in May, 83 countries are assembling in Geneva for the next round of talks aimed at achieving a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. This Open Ended Working Group was proposed in UN resolutions last year and is supported by the 127 countries[…]
Ros and I met up with Polly Higgins in Stroud last week. Ros has known Polly for a while, and I recently met her at St Ethelburga’s where she was one of the speakers at the last of the latest series of Re-awakening the Sacred public talks. We agreed we three should meet to talk[…]
Listen to Creative Director Gina Langton discuss the vision of 80,000 Voices and the journey she is on to make this happen.
In my blog on Nuclear Violence in Popular Culture I wasn’t able to include all the many examples of nuclear war in the world of music, so I’ve dedicated a whole blog to the topic! Poet Bob Dylan took up the theme cryptically in “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (1962). Now, 54 years later, our society is[…]
I went on the course Rising Women Rising World at Schumacher College last week to reaffirm that there are many women thinking the same way as me. It is our time and we have a lot to contribute. Rising Women Rising World was an opportunity for me to get in touch with the deep feminine,[…]
Nuclear weapons have had a presence in popular culture ever since they were first used in 1945, reflecting humanity’s fear of and morbid fascination with these hugely destructive inventions. Fears about nuclear warfare may seem dated to those born after the cold war such as myself. However in 2007 former Secretary of Defense William Perry[…]
Happy new year, everybody! 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting and productive year for 80,000 Voices. We have a team now, as I have been joined by three talented, committed individuals – Tim Carr, Michael Townsend and Erin Hutching (see all of us pictured below at our Christmas party!) We are incredibly excited to[…]
My friend Ros and I went to Vienna to attend the ICAN Civil Society Forum to debate the compelling need to abolish nuclear weapons with activists from all over the world. This is what I learned. Casper van de Zijde, Roslyn Cook, Elizabeth Chappell and Gina Langton Unjustifiable suffering from weapons is too cruel (land mines, cluster[…]
Gina is off in Vienna, at the ICAN Civil Society Forum, and I’m sure she is going to come back bursting with inspiration and knowledge to share in next week’s blog. Meanwhile I’ve been busy thinking about what 80,000 Voices really is and how best to share this with the world. What makes us different?[…]
This Tuesday I went to see writer Eric Schlosser talk about his article “How nearly everything in Dr Strange love is true, and what we need to do about it.” Read Eric’s article here The film Dr Strangelove (directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers, George C Scott and Sterling Hayden) was originally released by[…]
We envision many global events to come which will grow out of the 80,000 Voices culture but our first large scale production planned for 2016 needs a theme. I have experienced feelings of anger, powerlessness and frustration about many things – as I’m sure we all do. However, whenever the topic of nuclear weapons used[…]