One World

Buy tickets for the London One World shows:

Sunday 14th April at 6pm, Upstairs At The Ritzy, Brixton SOLD OUT

Saturday 27th April at 3pm, Rich Mix, Shoreditch SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th May at 3pm, Conway Hall, Holborn

After the success of the One World shows in Devon & in Hull for it’s 2017 City of Culture year, Helen is now bringing One World to London. The show is a carefully-crafted tapestry of song and spoken word, illuminating the crossroads at which we stand today. The narrative moves through themes including wealth and resources, our relationship with the natural world, the human and economic cost of warfare and our potential for positive change.

The music is sung by the London One World Choir and singers from the New YVC choir; spoken word is by Vanessa Kisuule, Luke Miller & Cheryl Moskowitz who have all written new pieces specially for the show. Featuring some of Helen’s best-loved songs including Stronger, Earth Blessing, Unto This Land and Fat Cat, this is a powerful and moving production.

“One of the most moving musical events I have ever experienced” Anne Ridgely, Amnesty International

“A stand-out event in a stand-out year for City of Culture!” Phil White, BBC Radio Humberside

One World centres on the idea of imminent human evolutionary change anticipated by several ancient cultures around the world. The show tracks some of the key milestones of the last 2,000 years, including industrialization, colonialism, the war machine and the resulting threat to our natural world, inviting the audience to reflect on both the past and the future. One World is a powerful, moving production, ultimately leaving the audience with a sense of hope and positivity for the future.

“Helen Yeomans reminds us, through her beautiful music and lyrics, all that we hold dear…. profound and powerful.” Lydia Somerville, Westminster Green Party candidate.

One World London – the artists

The London One World Choir


The London One World Choir is a collection of singers from all over London who have come together to perform the music for the show. A diverse, mixed choir of all ages, the singers have been meeting for over a year, rehearsing with Helen in Islington.

 

New YVC


New YVC is one of London’s most dynamic, open-access youth choirs made up of local singers aged 10-18 and led by musical director Jane Wheeler and choral leader Naveen Arles. Singers from New YVC will join the London One World Choir in some of the songs. Click here for more info.

 

Spoken word artistry for One World London ’19

Credit: Ailsa Fineron

Vanessa Kisuule, published poet, performer and general ‘empress of blag’, Vanessa is the winner of over 10 poetry slams and has had her work featured everywhere from BBC Radio 1 to the Huffington Post. Visit her website at www.vanessakisuule.com. Watch Vanessa in performance here (click to play) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xktP2ksYEXY

Luke Miller

Luke Miller, London beat poet with fresh new perspectives, brimming with energy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_I2Mmgm88&t=

Cheryl Moskowitz

Cheryl Moskowitz is a poet, performer and educator, passionate about using writing to forge bonds between communities. She lives in London with her musician husband and has three grown up children. Visit her website at www.cherylmoskowitz.com. Listen to Cheryl’s poem for Grenfell here (click to play) https://soundcloud.com/user-780378468/sets/24-stories

To see highlights of the show, as presented in Devon in 2011, click here

Here are clips from the One World soundtrack in the order they appear in the show:

Song title Click to play
Earth Blessing
Children Of Tomorrow
No More War
Sugar & Spice
Fat Cat
Amazing Grace
Kyrie Eleison
Break Em Down
Stronger
Unto This Land
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