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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

 

Booking essential:

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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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The AUTUMN pre-convention edition will be out SOON!