Newport 11th Annual Chartism Convention 2017
Promoted by Chartism e-Mag & sponsored by Our Chartist Heritage
Saturday 4th November 2017
Newport Cathedral (St. Woolos)
Doors open 12 Noon - 5pm followed by Churchyard Ceremony and Chartist Music Night at 7.30pm
Sandwiches and Refreshments (included in the admission price)
Stalls - Local History, Books etc
'Death or Liberty' - Find out about the transnational 'Conviction Politics' Project
12.30. Tour of the Cathedral- a short session led by Jeremy Knight, retired CADW Inspector of Ancient Monuments (and descendant of a Newport Chartist)
13.30 Introduction and Welcome by Paul Flynn MP (Chair of first session)
13.45 'The PRELUDE: Before the 1839 Rising'
'The Bristol Riots of 1831, and the Newport link’ - Roger Ball (Bristol Radical History Group)
14.30 '1830s Newport and south Wales' - Les James
15.15 Tea/ coffee
'CYFIAWNDER - Post 1839 Endurance' (Chair of second session, Dr. Elin Jones)
5.30 ‘The Rebecca Riots’ – Rhian E. Jones (author Petticoat Heroes: Rethinking the Rebecca Riots’ (UWP 2015)
16.30 ‘The Chartist Scarecrows' - Ray Stroud relates the story of five Chartist leaders sent to Millbank penitentiary
17.00 Concluding remarks,
followed by tea/ coffee, sandwiches etc.
18.00 Annual commemoration ceremony at the Chartist memorial stone in St Woolos Churchyard. (Free- All Welcome)
19.30 The Chartist Music Night at the Pen & Wig, Stow Hill, Newport featuring “The Chartists” band
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