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September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Music Declares Emergency hosts an evening of ideas, discussion, inspiration and music.

During September 2019 were the BIGGEST climate protests the world has ever seen. Last Friday, Julie’s Bicycle headed to Trafalgar Square with Music Declares Emergency to join millions of people on the street worldwide supporting the youth-led Fridays for Future school strikes. TIME TO KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM.

On the 30th September Music Declares Emergency hosts MDE:ONE a (sold out!) evening of ideas, discussion, inspiration and music on the 30 September in London – all about how the music industry can mobilise itself it to bring about rapid and lasting societal change through the decarbonisation of its practises and mass civic engagement through the power of music.


DOORS open from 18:00 with SPEAKERS and PERFORMANCES from the start.


Johnny Flynn // Tunng // Sam Lee // Ayanna Witter-Johnson // Eska // Shingai


Matt Black (Coldcut)


Farhana Yamin (environmental lawyer and campaigner) // Fay Milton (Savages) // Chris Johnson, Co-Founder and Operations Director, Shambala Festival; Co-Founder and Chair, Powerful Thinking; Co-founder and CEO, Energy Revolution // Ian Solomon-Kawall, Founder, May Project Gardens // Jane Beese, Head of Music, Roundhouse//Karen Simmonds, environmental consultant to Universal Music UK // Peter Quicke, Co-CEO, Ninja Tune and Chair, Association of Independent Music// Alison Tickell, Founder + CEO Julie’s Bicycle

ENDS: 22:00.

Note Grand Junction will show up under St. Mary Magdalene’s Church on some map apps: use the postcode. Look for the spire!

Nearest stations:

Royal Oak (Hammersmith & City)

Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo)

Both 5-10 minutes walk.

36 and 18 buses stop adjacent to Royal Oak.

6, 46, 187 and 414 stop at Warwick Avenue Station.


Grab something before we kick off or get something on the way. The café at Grand Junction is kindly staying open until 6.30 PM, serving a selection of food including sandwiches and of course plenty of vegetarian/vegan options. You can bring food into the event space.


No free drinks at this industry do (sorry!) but we will be running a fully stocked bar at Grand Junction serving drinks including Toast Ale (brewed from bread that would otherwise be wasted), soft drinks, wine. Bring your cash or cards.

Bar proceeds will help cover the costs of the venue – who are generously hosting us all for free.


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Grand Junction is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at the beautiful Grade I listed St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Launched in May this year, Grand Junction offers an eclectic programme of music, arts and community events for young people, families and adults. St. Mary Magdalene’s has an aspiration to be the greenest church in London and we’re immensely grateful to them for hosting MDE:ONE

The Nest Collective are kindly providing PA and tech on the night, with Ninja Tune bringing the decks.

BIG thanks also to all the performers, speakers, and the whole MDE working group for their time and talents.


All parts of the venue in use for the event are fully wheelchair accessible via a lift.


For more information about Music Declares Emergency, visit:

Please note – booking for this event has now closed.


September 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm