Today, 15 July 2016, marks the funeral of Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen who was murdered on 16th June whilst carrying out her constituency duties. Jo Cox was a serious and committed Labour politician, previously a humanitarian worker. She was also the mother of very young children. Nothing can make this awful loss better, but I was very touched that a good friend from Mauritius, who for many years made his home in the UK, sent me this poem to share our grief and belief in goodness above all else.
Here is Daniel Labonne’s poem:
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) is acknowledged as the greatest Black British composer of ‘classical’ music, his best-known work being Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. Today, 21 September 2010, the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation gained formal company registration, so we can celebrate his work and legacy.