Thursday 10th October 2019 @ 8:00 PM
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and in 2019 supported Frank Turner on his UK arena tour. She has also made her mark in the comedy scene regularly supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long on tour. She's appeared at Glastonbury four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. And she has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger. 'She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true' Buzz Magazine Support: Anna Oakes-Monger is singer-songwriter, artist and activist from Lancaster. Her first album Hope is the Event, recorded urgently in her bedroom in the wake of the 2017 general election, is a manifesto for dissent against cynicism and despair. Her music blends folk and DIY pop, celebrating feminism, queer power, and the radical futures that are essential to imagine.