CHARTISM eMAGAZINE No 24,October 2023
This is the press release by David Daniel Director of the Westgate who states that the building is once again
closed and facing an uncertain future following sudden and unexpected action by the leaseholder of the building.
Newport Cathedral (St Woolos) Saturday 04 November
3. RISING EVENTS: Newport Rising March Saturday 4th Nov 2023
This year the Convention, The Chartist Stone Commemoration and the amazing Torchlight March all take place on Saturday 04 November.
Chartism and Art in Newport
For the first time Newport Museum and Art Gallery have all the Chartist imagery in their collection on display along side a range of later artworks inspired by the 1839 Chartist Rising. There is a complete digital version of the Ken Budd Mural. The newly renovated painting of Lieutenant Gray is shown for the first time. The exhibition follows the art trail right up to a recently published Graphic Novel and a painting by a local Tattoo artist.
The Exhibition is curated by Ray Stroud and David Osmond and is at the Newport Museum & Art Gallery
14th October 2023 to 14th January 2024
There is an excellent catalogue of the exhibition available in English and Welsh at Sixpoints website
BUY THE CATALOGUE (English)
The history of Ken Budd's Mural in John Frost Square
Les James discusses the fate of the first National Chartist Petition
Five days after the rising a comprehensive report appeared in the Monmouthshire Merlin
At last year's Convention, Olly Blackmore (Newport Museum) and local historian Ray Stroud presented the latest research on the Westgate Hotel bullet holes.
Henry Vincent's radical newspaper The Western Vindicator was very popular during it's short life. This satirical lambast of Mayor Thomas Phillps was published while Vincent was incarcerated in Monmouth Gaol.
In 1860 Henry Vincent was still a popular speaker who attracted large audiences wherever he went. 20 years after his first speeches in support of the Six Points of the Charter, Vincent returned to the Eastern Valley town.
Editor: Les James
Web Editor & Designer: David Mayer
Assistant Editors: Peter Strong, David Osmond
Research & Features: Ray Stroud
Family History: Sarah Richards
Academic Consultant: Dr. Joan Allen