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Beth Orton

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  • #LetTheMusicPlay #WeAreTheatre #SaveTheArtsUk  Whilst there has been some support from the arts council given in the UK, European governments support their venues and theatres and the arts overall in such a way that they are not facing the terrible job losses and consequences we are in the UK. It is a tragedy waiting to happen and not enough is being done. These are unprecedented times and what gets us through is music and films and books and every other artistic endeavour we can think of. The idea that when this is over there might not be the spaces for us to go back to and experience what we love in a live capacity is devastating. When you consider what the live music industry alone brings to the UK’s economy each year the support given is meagre.
  • #LetTheMusicPlay #WeAreTheatre #SaveTheArtsUk Whilst there has been some support from the arts council given in the UK, European governments support their venues and theatres and the arts overall in such a way that they are not facing the terrible job losses and consequences we are in the UK. It is a tragedy waiting to happen and not enough is being done. These are unprecedented times and what gets us through is music and films and books and every other artistic endeavour we can think of. The idea that when this is over there might not be the spaces for us to go back to and experience what we love in a live capacity is devastating. When you consider what the live music industry alone brings to the UK’s economy each year the support given is meagre.

  •  0  13  4 July, 2020
  • Don’t marry the entertainment somebody wiser than me once said. But here we are and it was one way of keeping the baby quiet through the long winter nights... thanks for being the best Daddy... we love you @samamidon ❤️
  • Don’t marry the entertainment somebody wiser than me once said. But here we are and it was one way of keeping the baby quiet through the long winter nights... thanks for being the best Daddy... we love you @samamidon ❤️

  •  0  29  21 June, 2020
  • Today would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday 🙏🏻💛🙏🏻
  • Today would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday 🙏🏻💛🙏🏻

  •  0  21  5 June, 2020
  • Embrace 📸 #robertmapplethorpe 1982 regram from @julystars 
It is devastating to see the brutality that we have always known is there out in the open being filmed for all to see. The only solace is that there can be no more denial of what is. My heart is with those protesting, my foot has a fracture so I’m physically sitting back. I’m joining by signing petitions and reading and speaking with those that know better. I won’t be having a vigil tonight. I am going to do one again very soon. Please do write a comment if there is someone you want to have a song sung for and I will rally and have some more friends join. 🙌🏼🖤🙌🏼🖤🙌🏼
  • Embrace 📸 #robertmapplethorpe 1982 regram from @julystars
    It is devastating to see the brutality that we have always known is there out in the open being filmed for all to see. The only solace is that there can be no more denial of what is. My heart is with those protesting, my foot has a fracture so I’m physically sitting back. I’m joining by signing petitions and reading and speaking with those that know better. I won’t be having a vigil tonight. I am going to do one again very soon. Please do write a comment if there is someone you want to have a song sung for and I will rally and have some more friends join. 🙌🏼🖤🙌🏼🖤🙌🏼

  •  0  19  4 June, 2020
  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in last night to our vigil 🙏🏻 It was a bit  shambolic and giddy but full with good intentions. Thank you to 💗John and 💗Glen @thegingerman222 and 💗Sam @samamidon for joining in, singing and being such kind hearted souls. Next time I will try to keep from crying and laughing all at the same time. Love love and more love 🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗 love too to the amazing @refugecharity 🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗
  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in last night to our vigil 🙏🏻 It was a bit shambolic and giddy but full with good intentions. Thank you to 💗John and 💗Glen @thegingerman222 and 💗Sam @samamidon for joining in, singing and being such kind hearted souls. Next time I will try to keep from crying and laughing all at the same time. Love love and more love 🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗 love too to the amazing @refugecharity 🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗🙌🏼💗

  •  0  57  29 May, 2020
  • We’re on in 25 mins. Here’s lyrics to poor Wayfaring stranger In case you want to join in 🙌🏼🙏🏻🙌🏼❤️💫⭐️❤️
  • We’re on in 25 mins. Here’s lyrics to poor Wayfaring stranger In case you want to join in 🙌🏼🙏🏻🙌🏼❤️💫⭐️❤️

  •  0  26  28 May, 2020
  • I'm doing a little vigil on instagram tonight at 9pm UK time zone on Instagram Live and FB live too. (NOT on fb live... sorry. Only Instagram live).
On Sunday I asked people to let me know songs they might like to be sung for a loved one who has died during this pandemic and who are apart from loved ones.  One of the first people to leave a comment asked if I could sing “Song of Good Hope” not knowing its history, that the song was written by Glen Hansard for a close family friend and that she was asking to hear this song on his 6th year anniversary of passing. This all converged in a single day and got me thinking about asking Glen to come on live and sing the song himself. I wrote to Glen and he has sweetly agreed to be part of tonight’s vigil! Thank you Glen! 
Someone else asked for “Poor wayfaring stranger” and it so happened that another dear friend had their birthday that very day and we spoke. He does a beautiful version of that song and I asked would he like to join us too. He’s a surprise! Check in tonight and see who that might be! 
I’ve been wanting to create a drop in the ocean space for people to bring their grief and hold a ritual for loved ones since this began 9 weeks ago (here in the UK at least). It’s a small gesture but the fact of synchronicity getting involved let’s me know it’s the right thing to do. I hope you can join us. 9pm London time. I’ll be singing songs too and am also joined by the beautiful Sam Amidon. 
There will be a link to donate to refuge charity if you feel moved to do so.

@glenhansard @samamidon @refugecharity #vigil #ritual
  • I'm doing a little vigil on instagram tonight at 9pm UK time zone on Instagram Live and FB live too. (NOT on fb live... sorry. Only Instagram live).
    On Sunday I asked people to let me know songs they might like to be sung for a loved one who has died during this pandemic and who are apart from loved ones. One of the first people to leave a comment asked if I could sing “Song of Good Hope” not knowing its history, that the song was written by Glen Hansard for a close family friend and that she was asking to hear this song on his 6th year anniversary of passing. This all converged in a single day and got me thinking about asking Glen to come on live and sing the song himself. I wrote to Glen and he has sweetly agreed to be part of tonight’s vigil! Thank you Glen!
    Someone else asked for “Poor wayfaring stranger” and it so happened that another dear friend had their birthday that very day and we spoke. He does a beautiful version of that song and I asked would he like to join us too. He’s a surprise! Check in tonight and see who that might be!
    I’ve been wanting to create a drop in the ocean space for people to bring their grief and hold a ritual for loved ones since this began 9 weeks ago (here in the UK at least). It’s a small gesture but the fact of synchronicity getting involved let’s me know it’s the right thing to do. I hope you can join us. 9pm London time. I’ll be singing songs too and am also joined by the beautiful Sam Amidon.
    There will be a link to donate to refuge charity if you feel moved to do so.

    @glenhansard @samamidon @refugecharity #vigil #ritual

  •  0  67  28 May, 2020
  • George Floyd and his baby girl.. A friend posted a link to @rachel.cargle today so I checked her out. She is a brilliant teacher, amidst a wealth of knowledge she talks about learning to unlearn what we think we know about black history and our knee jerk assumptions generally. I know enough to know I need to be educating myself.. doing anything I can to know better. #rip #georgefloyd #😔
  • George Floyd and his baby girl.. A friend posted a link to @rachel.cargle today so I checked her out. She is a brilliant teacher, amidst a wealth of knowledge she talks about learning to unlearn what we think we know about black history and our knee jerk assumptions generally. I know enough to know I need to be educating myself.. doing anything I can to know better. #rip #georgefloyd #😔

  •  0  26  28 May, 2020
  • I will be hosting a singing vigil on Instagram live this Thursday May 28th at 9pm UK time. I will be joined by the wonderful @samamidon. I am hoping to create a space to pay tribute to those who are mourning lives lost during this pandemic. It strikes me as the cruellest fate to be apart from those we love at a time when we most need to be with them. Perhaps we can start to find ways to hold small rituals for one another, those we know and those we don’t. Many people will feel the pressure to get on and over what they have not had the chance to feel or grieve. The saving grace of this pandemic is the idea that we can come together for one another and our environment in ever more compassionate and thoughtful ways. The best way that I can think of for me to be of service is to hold a space of ritual and vigil to those suffering the grief of loss of loved ones or suffering ill health or suffering a life forever changed in a myriad of other ways. Please write in the comments a song you would like to hear (by me or anyone else) and write a little about them. Or a song for you. I will endeavour to learn the song if I’m able. Let’s take 15 or 20 minutes to sing together for those we can’t be with and those we can. With love always. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
  • I will be hosting a singing vigil on Instagram live this Thursday May 28th at 9pm UK time. I will be joined by the wonderful @samamidon. I am hoping to create a space to pay tribute to those who are mourning lives lost during this pandemic. It strikes me as the cruellest fate to be apart from those we love at a time when we most need to be with them. Perhaps we can start to find ways to hold small rituals for one another, those we know and those we don’t. Many people will feel the pressure to get on and over what they have not had the chance to feel or grieve. The saving grace of this pandemic is the idea that we can come together for one another and our environment in ever more compassionate and thoughtful ways. The best way that I can think of for me to be of service is to hold a space of ritual and vigil to those suffering the grief of loss of loved ones or suffering ill health or suffering a life forever changed in a myriad of other ways. Please write in the comments a song you would like to hear (by me or anyone else) and write a little about them. Or a song for you. I will endeavour to learn the song if I’m able. Let’s take 15 or 20 minutes to sing together for those we can’t be with and those we can. With love always. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

  •  0  82  24 May, 2020
  • 💖 I will be playing a few songs from Central Reservation on Instagram live, straight after we have a Twitter listening party tomorrow night Tuesday 19th. 💖 💖 
The schedule of events from my home in the UK to yours looks like this: 
9pm UK Twitter listening party: press play on the album at that moment and follow twitter.com/tim_burgess and twitter.com/beth_orton 
10pm UK 💖 come back to Instagram and I’ll sing you a few songs from Central Reservation. 
I’m taking requests 💖 let me know what you would most like me to sing to you 💖💖💖 #timstwitterlisteningparty #centralreservation #bethorton
  • 💖 I will be playing a few songs from Central Reservation on Instagram live, straight after we have a Twitter listening party tomorrow night Tuesday 19th. 💖 💖
    The schedule of events from my home in the UK to yours looks like this:
    9pm UK Twitter listening party: press play on the album at that moment and follow twitter.com/tim_burgess and twitter.com/beth_orton
    10pm UK 💖 come back to Instagram and I’ll sing you a few songs from Central Reservation.
    I’m taking requests 💖 let me know what you would most like me to sing to you 💖💖💖 #timstwitterlisteningparty #centralreservation #bethorton

  •  0  142  18 May, 2020
  • Central Reservation Listening party 🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️
Tuesday 19th May, 9 PM (UK Time) on Twitter as part of #timstwitterlisteningparty ⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒 ⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️tune in and remember the @good@old@days
Here’s how to participate:
1. Go on Twitter 🕺🏻
2. Follow me 💃(twitter.com/beth_orton) and Tim Burgess (twitter.com/tim_burgess)
3. Find your copy of Central Reservation 🤩
4. Then, press play at exactly 9 PM on Tuesday the 19th. We will all listen together and reminisce. 🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️⭐️⭐️🍒 #centralreservation #timstwitterlisteningparty
  • Central Reservation Listening party 🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️
    Tuesday 19th May, 9 PM (UK Time) on Twitter as part of #timstwitterlisteningparty ⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒 ⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️tune in and remember the @good@old@days
    Here’s how to participate:
    1. Go on Twitter 🕺🏻
    2. Follow me 💃(twitter.com/beth_orton) and Tim Burgess (twitter.com/tim_burgess)
    3. Find your copy of Central Reservation 🤩
    4. Then, press play at exactly 9 PM on Tuesday the 19th. We will all listen together and reminisce. 🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️🍒⭐️⭐️⭐️🍒 #centralreservation #timstwitterlisteningparty

  •  0  140  15 May, 2020