We Love Libraries

January 2011, we woke up to the fact that libraries all over the country are to be axed.

Libraries are under local authority control which means some boroughs will see libraries as essential while others will see them as expendable. Somerset for instance planned to cut up to 60% of its libraries but people power is making a difference.  Meanwhile neighbouring Devon plans to cut none.

. There is National resistance to the cutting of libraries.

We Love Libraries-The Soundtrack

Sly and Reggie have produced the track We Love Libraries to support the campaign and is to be used as a soundtrack for a documentary short.
We love Libraries by Sly and Reggie

We Love Libraries-The Movie

Four award winning Somerset film makers are producing a film called We Love Libraries to support the protest.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis is on there along with the inventor of the Rich Tea biscuit Alan Bennett.  Other luminaries include Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, author Kate Mosse and national treasure David Attenborough.

We Love Libraries-The Tour

A day of protest is organised for Feb 5 2011 where it is expected that all round the country people will occupy their local library to bring attention to the  importance of keeping such an important part of their community open.

Sly and Reggie will be buzzing round South London in the Middle Class Sound System, their mobile dub broadcasting sound system on the back of a black Morris Minor. The track will be playing and Sly on the live mic will toast while Reggie checks for traffic wardens.

Lewisham Library Protest Day Feb 5 2011

Here are those Library dates in full.

Crofton Park Library and Sydenham Library     11:30am until 1:00pm
Blackheath Village Library and Grove Park Library     2:00pm until 3:00pm
New Cross Library starting at 3:00pm

Please do support your local library.

For more information on the campaign go to Voices For Libraries and Fight For Libraries

For more information on the Sly and Reggie ‘We Love Libraries’ tour please Contact Us.


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  2. Tina says:

    Great! I look forward to seeing you at Crofton Park, laying down the tracks to read by!

  3. [...] the meantime, listen to this protest song by The Suburban Pirate, which is touring London in a Morris Minor blasting out dub reggae. Lets hope to see it on [...]

Welcome to the Suburban Pirate home page

We can do four things.

Every week we make a radio programme called The Suburban Pirate Radio Show. 60 minutes of prime Dub Tale, a form of gonzo radio.

Other weeks we post up video blogs about our home town on Dulwich News and Views.

We sometimes take our Morris Minor out around Dulwich for a dub excursion in the sunshine.

Once in a while we set up Dub Cafe where we serve Latte with Reggae, Theramin with Cheesecake. Sly on the mic, Reggie at the controls, Stevo on everything else