Songs of Hope and Protest is a collaboration between the UEA research project, Our Subversive Voice: the history and politics of the English protest song (OSV), and The Common Lot, with the support of the National Centre for Writing.

The project will result in several public performances by community participants of a FREE hour-long show in Norwich in June 2022, highlighting 10 protest songs interwoven with a historical-satirical narrative.

Five of these songs will be chosen by the creative team from OSV research, one will come from The Common Lot repertoire and four will be original, springing from the work of those commissioned and the groups they work with.