Newport 11th Annual Chartism Convention 2017


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Saturday 4th November 2017

Newport Cathedral (St. Woolos)

Doors open 12 Noon - 5pm followed by Churchyard Ceremony and Chartist Music Night at 7.30pm


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Convention Programme

Lunchtime activities:

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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