Saturday, April 01, 2023

New Music for the Matchgirls


New Music for the Matchgirls

Hello All,


This year marks the 135th anniversary of the Matchgirls Strike! We thought you would be interested to hear of some new music inspired by the Matchgirls story. 


We are very excited to announce our upcoming project, 'Striking Sparks: The Story of the Matchgirls'. In partnership with East London Music Group, we will premiere 'A Fair Field' by Jonathan Pease, in an evening of music in the Great Hall of the People's Palace at QMUL, telling the story of the 1888 Matchgirls Strike.

We will be welcoming East London Community BandAldersbrook Community ChoirPoplar Singers, and Victoria Park Singers to join us, along with a new children's choir, in what promises to be an epic performance. Look out for more info about the project over the next few weeks, on both our and the ELMG social media channels. See attachment, and you can get your tickets at 


We are also delighted to be running a local schools poetry competition for the second year running. The winning entrants will read their poems at the concert.

Best regards, 


Sam and Graham


Samantha and Graham Johnson

Founding Trustees

The Matchgirls Memorial |  

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