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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