London parents, carers and schoolchildren will be singing their support for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) due to be introduced on Monday 8 April.
The Chorus for Clean Air, which is comprised of parents and carers from across London, will be joined by local schoolchildren from Snowsfield and Tower Bridge primary schools to perform a range of well-known air and breathing themed songs and call on London’s politicians to do everything they can to clean up London’s dirty air.
The event is being organised by Pram Chorus, a community choir composed of 60 parents, grandparents, expectant mothers and anyone else looking after small people. Some of the members are also part of the CleanAir Parents’ Network and through this have been inspired to combine their love of singing with their concerns about how air pollution is affecting their children’s health.
11.00am – 12.00pm: Outside Nasmith House, St John’s Church Park, Fair Street, London SE1 2AJ (then walking on to City Hall)
12.15pm – 12.30pm: The Scoop outside of City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
When: Tuesday 2nd April, 11am to 12.30pm.
The programme will be:
· 11.00am: Parents and school children will start assembling at St. John’s Church Park for workshops to learn the songs
· 11.15am: Singing workshop with everyone outside Nasmith House, St John’s Church Park
· 11.50am: Speeches by parents
· 12.00pm: Parents and school children will walk over to City Hall
· 12.15pm: Parents and school children will perform their songs outside of City Hall and call on the Mayor to take urgent action to tackle illegal and harmful levels of air pollution
· 12.30pm: Event ends
Specific photography/filming opportunities:
· 11.30 – 11.45: Workshop: parents and children will be practicing the songs they will be singing outside of City Hall
· 12.15 – 12.30: Performance – parents and school children will be singing outside of City Hall and calling on the Mayor to come down to speak to them and keep his promise to do everything he can to take action on toxic air.
Toxic air is damaging the health of London’s children and parents and carers want to see urgent and bold action by politicians, like the Ultra Low Emission Zone, to make the capital a healthier place for their families.