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Left Field: The memoir of a lifelong activist
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Left Field: The memoir of a lifelong activist (Hardback)

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David Wilson has been a gaucho, a teacher, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker and playwright, but above all, he has been a lifelong political activist. In the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. In the 70s he protested against the Vietnam War and apartheid. In the 80s, with the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Front, he delivered food to striking miners. More recently, he has been active in the anti-war movement.



As the co-founder of War Child, he was instrumental in bringing a mobile bakery into war-torn Bosnia. In 1995 the charity gained prominence with the release of the Help album. Contributors included David Bowie, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney and Sinead O'Connor. Help captured the world's attention and brought the healing power of music to young people whose lives had been devastated by war.



Left Field is an engaging and humorous memoir which will inspire not only Wilson's generation, but also today's young people who are campaigning for a better, fairer world.

BiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activism Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 05/05/2016 ISBN-13: 9781783522262  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Wilson co-founded the charity War Child, which brought attention to the war-stricken Balkans through its 1995 album Help featuring Brian Eno, Oasis, Radiohead, Portishead, Sinead O'Connor, Massive Attack, Blur, Suede, Stone Roses, Orbital, Manic Street Preachers and PJ Harvey. In 2000, David worked with the Guardian to expose corruption in War Child, the very charity he had helped create. During the Bosnian war he started a mobile bakery, organised medical deliveries throughout the country and facilitated music workshops with children in Sarajevo and Mostar. With Pavarotti's support, he constructed the Pavarotti Music Centre in Mostar and served as its first director. David has lived many lives - gaucho, sailor, teacher, art agent, filmmaker, war crime witness, aid worker, playwright - but he has brought to them all his lifelong spirit of political activism.

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