Will St Leger
A former Greenpeace activist St Leger as been involved in activism for many years.  In 2009, St Leger co founded an LGBT direct action group, 'Equals'. - On 25 June 2009 the group staged a direct action at entrance of the Dáil (Irish Parlaiment) in Dublin. The group demonstrated their discontent with what they see as the inequality in the Civil Partnerships Bill 2009, by chaining themsleves to the gates of the building. St Leger climbed onto the pillars of gates and remained there for over 2 hours and was subsequently arrested by police. Although initially charged, St Leger was not prosecuted.
'Landmine Trail': On Sunday 1 April 2007. he placed 100 fake 'landmines' made from stencilled enemal plates in five parks around Dublin, Ireland. In an interview with Wooster Collective he said, "The reason for doing this was to get people asking themselves, 'what if the world I walked in was littered with landmines?'"
'Bertie cash giveaway': On 31 March 2008. St Leger placed £50,000 worth of fake 'Bertie' bills depicting Irish Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern on the statue of Molly Malone in Dublin, Ireland. The artist claimed that the money which also depicts an excavator tipping Celtic art into a waste skip were in protest to the N3 road's incursion of the Hill of Tara.
Radio and Music
From January 2012 to March 2013, St Leger was a radio presenter with Phantom 105.2 where he presented a four hour weekly show called 'The Weekender'
St Leger is also co-founder elecronic duo, 'Faune' who released their first single in March 2014.
- "Interview with a Stop Esso activist" greenpeace.org.uk Retrieved 21 April 2007
- http://www.hotpress.com/archive/1428368.html "Taking The Fight To Star Wars"] Hotpress.com
- "100 Landmines in Dublin". woostercollective.com. Retrieved 21 April 2007
- "Landmine Trail". Retrieved 21 April 2007
- "Arches Theatre Festival review" The Scotsman Retrieved 3 March 2009
- "Home News" The Irish Independent. Retrieved 1 April 2008
- "Will St Leger" Totally Dublin Retrieved 3 March 2009
- "irishstreetart.com" Retrieved 22 November 2010
- [willstleger.wordpress.com Will St Leger official web site]
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