Boris Johnson: Song for Tottenham should be anthem for London

15:21 06 July 2012

The kids wrote Everybody Dreams for Tottenham

The kids wrote Everybody Dreams for Tottenham


The Mayor of London has declared a song written and performed by Tottenham pupils should be the anthem for London this summer.

Indeed, Boris Johnson was so impressed with Gladesmore Community School’s Everybody Dreams he also suggested the BBC should use it during their Olympics coverage.

Pupils, who have spent all year perfecting the song they hope will storm the charts later this summer, performed their Song for Tottenham for the Mayor, Tottenham MP David Lammy and a host of local business people, Haringey Council employees and media at a special assembly this morning.

As the Journal has previously reported, the Crowland Road school pupils were inspired to write Everybody Dreams after seeing the negative way Tottenham was portrayed after last year’s riots.

The song - which includes the lines “Forget about what you’ve heard, Forget about what you’ve seen, We found a place to be, Where everybody dreams” - aims to tell the world there is more to Tottenham than what was seen on screens across the world in August.

Getting up on stage to a chorus of cheers, Mr Johnson told the audience the song’s message was a brilliant way to let the world know what a brilliant place Tottenham is to live, work and invest in.

He added: “I hope the BBC will use it in their coverage of the Olympics.”

Mr Johnson, who described Gladesmore as “amazing”, told the Journal later: “It is really brilliant - this is going to be an anthem this summer. I feel a bit like Simon Cowell - there is no doubt this is going to be on everybody’s lips.

“Tottenham is an amazing nursery, a teeming bed of talent. I want the world, when it comes to London this summer, to recognise what Tottenham has to offer.”

Mr Johnson began his visit to Tottenham with a visit to 639 High Road - where a temporary hub building has been created as part of City Hall’s transformation of the former borough planning office which was burnt out during last summer’s disturbances.


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