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Greenpeace stages anti-nuclear protest off Butler’s Wharf

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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has come to the Pool of London as part of a campaign against the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons.

Arctic Sunrise seen from Butler's Wharf on Thursda
Arctic Sunrise seen from Butler's Wharf on Thursday
Greenpeace stages anti-nuclear protest off Butler’s Wharf

On Thursday evening The Ship – moored close to the Design Museum at Butler's Wharf – hosts a 50-strong choir to perform a piece composed by Damon Albarn. Entitled "Five Minutes to Midnight" the performance represents a peaceful demonstration against the Government's nuclear policy.

The visuals are designed by Robert del Naja of Massive Attack with contributions from Brian Eno.

"Five actors will join the choir on the Arctic's deck in a cycle of meditations using public statements, quotations, reports and statistics on the British government's part in this debate," said director Hannah Edinow.

The event is planned to start at 6.30pm on Thursday and will be available via

Residents of the exclusive riverside apartments at Butler's Wharf will get a prime view of the protest and performance from their balconies.

The Arctic Sunrise passed under Tower Bridge on Tuesday to visit the Upper Pool where The Ship played host to VIPs including Ken Livingstone, Annie Lennox, Anita and Gordon Roddick, Bianca Jagger, Tony Robinson and Major General Sir Patrick Cordingly.

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