Traditions of Resistance Through Song & Struggle
The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust is a non-profit association established in the United Kingdom after the untimely death in 2010 of singer, songwriter, political activist and social justice advocate, Alistair Hulett.
The purpose of the Trust, in addition to preserving Alistair Hulett’s musical legacy, is:
- to advance, support and develop the appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects, including through the presentation of concerts and the production of both recorded and written music;
- to promote, present and preserve the traditional and multi-cultural music and song of the United Kingdom;
- to promote equality, justice and diversity through music, focusing on indigenous people, asylum seekers and refuges, disabled people and the homeless; and on gender rights, sexual equality, freedom from violence and the right to practise religion without bigotry or exclusion;
- to promote harmony and the lessening of conflict between races, religions and belief systems through music.
Working in Solidarity
A significant proportion of all funds raised by the AHMT will go to grants, prizes and scholarships awarded to musicians whose focus is on social justice issues and whose music champions those aims for which the Fund was established.
The Trust works with community groups, campaigns and organisations to raise money to impact change and further human rights through music and the arts. If you are from a union, community group, campaign or voluntary organisation and would like support or assistance in raising money through benefit concerts, CD production or similar activity, please contact the AHMT using the form below or the contact page. You can support the Trust by donating via the donations page.
All merchandise sold in the UK market, including CD’s will contribute to the Trust. For a full list for merchandise see the online store.
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John has curated the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection at Glasgow University since its launch in September 2011. John also provides workshop activities centred around themes of political song and songs of social justice under the banner of Giving Voice Workshops; he also works as a part-time tutor and consultant for the WEA in Scotland.
Previously John worked for 25 years at Glasgow Caledonian University, including 15 years managing the University’s collections of left wing political materials. His activities at GCU included, often in partnership with Alistair Hulett, delivering political song workshops to a wide range of groups, including students, community activists, trades unions, schools, and arts in the community organisations. John also hosted performance events at the University, especially concerts championing themes of social justice; Alistair took part in many of these events, and was always hugely supportive and encouraging.
Donate to the Memorial Trust
For more information on various donation payment methods please visit the donations page.
Contact the Memorial Trust
To contact the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust by email please use the contact forms provided on the dedicated contact page.