The People Speak was launched at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, with a selection of performances by the great and good of British stage and screen. The event was packed to the rafters, both with members of the public and invited guests. Below you'll find clips of Colin Firth, The Unthanks, Steven Rea, Juliet Stevenson, Colin Salmon, Celia Imrie, Omid Djalili, Tom Robinson and Vanessa Redgrave.

Welcome by Jamie Byng


Introduction by Colin Firth


The Unthanks perform Frank Higgins, ‘The Testimony of Patience Kershaw’


The Unthanks perform Elvis Costello, ‘Shipbuilding’


Stephen Rea reads James Connolly, ‘In Praise of the Empire’


Juliet Stevenson reads Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own


Colin Salmon reads Aneurin Bevan, In Place of Fear


Celia Imrie, Omid Djalili, and Colin Firth read Monty Python, Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Tom Robinson performs Tom Robinson, ‘Glad To Be Gay’


Vanessa Redgrave reads Adrian Mitchell, ‘Tell Me Lies About Vietnam’

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