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The United Nations estimate that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s one billion women. On Thursday 14th February 2019 there will be a flashmob-style dance at 1pm at the Forum to demand an end to violence against women. This is the 7th Norwich Rising, part of the global One Billion Rising campaign. Dancers will be dancing to the “Break the Chain” dance, choreographed by Debbie Allen from Fame.

As well as dancing Break the Chain, we will also have a variety of dancers, speakers and performers.

Here is the timetable for Norwich Rising 2019…..

1.00 Intro from Shell & Sheriff & drum roll

1.05 We all do the Break the Chain dance

1.10 Poppy reads her poem and we respond “Still I Rise”

1.15 Sue sings her version of “Hit the Road Jack”

1.20 Sarah leads a Zumba dance

1.25 We all do the Break the Chain dance

1.30 Ellie, Sewell Barn Academy’s Talent Show winner, sings a song from The Greatest Showman

1.35 Hayley performs her poem and we all clap the beat

1.40 Eloise and Chrissy give Leeway a cheque and do a short speech

1.45 We all do the Break the Chain dance

1.50 Sarah leads a warm down to “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”

1.55 We all gather on Millennium Plain steps for a Group Photo

2.00 Finish
Norwich Rising Poster 2019

For more information email: shellytellyuk@gmail.com

For more information on the global campaign, check out the website: http://www.onebillionrising.org

To read an article about One Billion Rising in the Guardian click here

Follow us on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/NorwichRising

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Great to have this website. Please can we have an easy-to-follow video of the dance to we can practice at home before the event? Thanks!

  2. Thanks Ann. Video will be with us soon. Jason from One Billion Rising writes….”there is video in the works. We are in the editing process and it should be out very shortly. The holidays set us a back a bit our tiny team of 12 is working to get it up as quickly as possible. Thanks so much for the support! We can’t wait to rise with you on 14 February 2013!”

    • Would love UEA to rise on 14 February! Have emailed Concrete, student newspaper, and spoken to President of Feminist Society. If u have any contacts, please spread the word x

  3. Hello and well done Norwich. I and some members of the Multicultural Women’s Group of Bury St Edmunds are going to do our best to be there on 14th. Do we just turn up? Do we have to register or do anything to participate? Thanks! Sylvana

    • Hi Sylvana, just come! The Forum is in the centre of the city – you can find a link to directions on the Contact Us page. There is parking at the Forum and a cafe where we will all chill out afterwards. Are you practising the dance?!

      • At least a couple of us are definitely coming! I’ve been looking on-line to try and get T-shirts for the day, but have left it too late. Do you know if anyone will be selling them there? Shall we just wear red and black maybe? Thanks!

  4. In case anyone is wondering, here’s the timetable for what’s happening between 1pm and 2pm on the 14th, outside the Forum in the centre of Norwich:

    •1pm: One Billion Rising campaign dance: ‘Break the Chain’ led by Anne Francis
    •1.05: Welcome from Michelle Savage (Shelly Telly), and the Sheriff of Norwich
    •1.10: Anne Francis leads everyone in a Nia dance to ‘One World’
    •1.15: Zumba Queen – Zumba
    •1.25: Introduction and dance to ‘Break the Chain’ One Billion Rising campaign dance led by Anne Francis. Future Radio will be playing the campaign anthem at 1.30
    •1.35: Hip hop
    •1.40: Dancers from Anam Kara: belly dance demonstration
    •1.50: ‘Break the Chain’ One Billion Rising campaign dance led by Anne Francis
    •1.55: Final freestyle dance and close

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