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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Hi, my name is Gina and I’m the originator and vision holder of 80,000 Voices, although in the whole scheme of things, maybe I should say that the vision came to me, or found its way to me in late 2009. In my vision I saw an event with 80,000 people coming together in a[…]