Levellers Day 2005: The Media As A Political Weapon

Ecovillage Network UK evnuk at gaia.org
Sat Apr 30 23:39:02 BST 2005

Levellers Day 2005: The Media As A Political Weapon.
10 to 5pm Saturday 14th May 2005. Burford. Oxfordshire.
web - www.levellers.org.uk
email - levellers at levellers.org.uk

Speeches from:

Greg  Philo
Research Director- Glasgow University Media Group
Analysing the way news is presented by the media and received by the public

Judith Brown
Arab Media Watch
British media coverage in the run up to the Iraq war

Anna Wagstaff
Secretary of the Oxford Branch of the National Union of Journalists
Talking on Editorial Independence and State Broadcasting.

Chaired by:
John Tanner

Music from Attila The Stockbroker, Geoff Berner, Nick Burbridge 
(McDermott's Two Hours), Red Rose Folk Band & Sea Green Singers.

Levellers’ Day is an annual open air event which commemorates
the three Leveller soldiers who were executed on Cromwell’s
orders in Burford Churchyard in May 1649.

Programme of events:
9.30 - 10 The Red Rose Folk Band back again to open proceedings

10 - 12 noon Speakers and debate

12.15 - 1pm Procession and Ceremony
around Burford with Woodcraft Folk and Cry Havoc Morris
ending with ceremony outside the churchyard gates.
Dedication led by Revd. Dr. Mark Chapman, Vice-Principal of Cuddesdon 
College, Oxford.
The Sea Green Singers sing ‘The Internationale’

1 - 2pm lunchtime entertainment Cry Havoc Morris. The Red Rose Folk Band

2 - 5pm afternoon entertainment
Attila the Stockbroker - England's top satirical poet, rabble rouser and 
mandola minstrel returns.
Geoff Berner - accordionist from Vancouver who plays a unique mix of folk, 
punk and klezmer.
Nick Burbridge from McDermott’s Two Hours - Irish influenced acoustic set

Bring your banners

Stalls in the forecourt. Vegetarian refreshments all day

Wheelchair accessible.

To book tickets (£10 and £5 concessions. under 14s free), please make 
cheques out to
"WEA Levellers' Day Committee" and send with sae to
Levellers' Day Treasurer, David Gill, 38 Yarnells Hill, Oxford OX2 9BE.
Tickets are also available online from www.wegottickets.com:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/5503 for full price tickets.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/5504 for the concessions

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