HEAVENLY 30 PLAYLIST: BENJAMIN MYERS
As part of our Heavenly 30th playlist series, a dear friend of ours Benjamin Myers has curated one with of all his favourite Heavenly tunes:
“I discovered Heavenly Recordings via Manic Street Preachers’ debut appearance on Snub TV in early 1991. The track was ‘Motown Junk’ and it changed my entire outlook as to the power and importance of words, of poetry; at 15 years old this was something to call my own. Three decades later I’m proud to call the Heavenly crew friends, rank some of their bands amongst my very favourites and consider Jeff Barrett as the centre of a British counter-cultural matrix that stretches deep, far and wide. He is the connector, an endless inspiration and a lovely human being. I believe in magic”.
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SOHO RADIO: HEAVENLY JUKEBOX & MILDLIFE
Last week Jeff & Daisy teamed up with Mildlife for the Heavenly Soho Radio show. The first part of the show features songs the pair have been enjoying and the second half is a wonderful mix created by the band.
Mildlife will be performing their brand new single ‘Rare Air’ live this Saturday, not one to miss!
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OFFICE OF CRAIG: KEY WORKER SUPPORT – PRINTS
Open edition 500x700mm print highlighting key worker occupations and contributions, with all proceeds going to Eat Well MCR—a community and volunteer-led collective preparing and delivering food to NHS staff, those in food poverty, women seeking refuge, and homeless people—each print makes 15 meals.
In February 2020, Home Secretary, Priti Patel, labelled any person earning under £25k per year ‘Low Skilled’ or ‘Unskilled’. Only one month later, struggling with the COVID-19 crisis, that same government began labelling them ‘Key Workers’, realising just how important they really are. These workers haven’t just become key to society, they always have, and will continue to be, Key Workers. And long may that term live on.