At 7.45 we invited them in to sing to us - they did their version of Beat It with beatboxing and vocal harmonies - and they invited us to sing back to them which we did with an Iranian song about coffee.
And then together we sang One Love with a new lyric that the group wrote a few weeks ago
One Love! One Heart!
Let's get together and feel all right
Same sky different houses down the street
Same sky different minds I meet
Same eyes look out for me each day
Same eyes as precious as gold
Same mouth different languages
Same mouth different smile meets my smile
35 people in the room from Poland, Iran, North Sudan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Morecambe and we sang and made music.
and as Adrian wrote in START AGAIN
We all have the right to play a part in every form of art
We all have the right to share the abundance
Created by technology and science
All have the right to a peaceful society
In which these rights flower freely
And so we respect the freedoms of others
And the rights of all our sisters and brothers
No state no group no person is going to take these things away
These are the rights and freedoms we celebrate today
Come and celebrate with us this weekend.
It's time to START AGAIN.