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Our Celebration of Dissent film


THAT we have a wonderful record of the Celebration of Dissent event we held at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London last Thursday to a sold out 900 seat auditorium, is entirely down to the ‘on the spot’ volunteered services of Rajesh Taylor (booked by me only as the official photographer). He filmed it all from his mobile phone, sitting on the floor in front of the podium!

Rajesh, a professional photographer who, finding himself in the middle of an early lockdown protest began making a photographic record of them (some published in these pages) hasn’t looked back.

Meeting him face to face for the first time a few weeks ago, he offered me his services free to film our upcoming event. Alarmed at its already complex organisation, and wanting nothing extra to think about, I foolishly said thank you, but photos only and no to filming!  

On the night I felt rather different, especially with our surprise speaker, Mike Yeadon, back in Blighty, and about to appear live! Ever adaptable, despite not coming equipped, Rajesh said yes to my belated plea, and not to worry, he would film it all on his phone.

Given the Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion premiere in first half (if you have not already viewed this Oracle film, please do watch it here) what we have is a record of all the other main sections of the event edited together. I think it captures the amazing atmosphere. I hope those of you who were there agree!

Here it is on Vimeo, as Youtube decided to pre-censor this content. 

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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