Wakeman Leads London Sheep Drive For Red Cross
From 10am tomorrow (Thursday 20 September), Freemen of the City will be exercising their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge, in aid of the British Red Cross. And Prog God Rick Wakeman, as a Freemen of the City and member of the Worshipful Company of Glovers livery company, will be taking part in this event to help raise money for vulnerable people in crisis, and also celebrate the City’s historic relationship with the British Red Cross.
Rick, currently on the hunt for a smock and a shepherd’s crook, told us “I love this sort of ceremonial stuff! I’m not sure if they’ll be real sheep… they could be on wheels, or robo-sheep.” Joining him, among many others, will be good friend and agent Roger De Courcey – sans sidebear Nookie, probably – for the event they are calling By Hook Or By Crook.
For tickets to enter the drive, and more details, go to the Red Cross Sheep Drive site now.