Lanchester Gallery Projects


Best for Most Club

Ruth Beale

Sing Me a Song With Social Significance

1 November 2012

A performance of Sing Me a Song With Social Significance launched the period On the desperate and long-neglected need for small events.

The original song was written for the 1930s musical revue ‘Pins and Needles’ and was the first-and-only trade union Broadway hit. The song was reproduced in the Pioneer Songbook, a 1944 publication held in the Goldsmiths Library, published to celebrate the centenary of the world’s first successful consumer cooperative, the Rochdale Pioneers.

The song was performed by a specially assembled choir from Coventry University students.