South Wales Chartist celebration 16Oct & 2-7Nov - pls fwd

Tony Gosling tony at
Tue Oct 1 23:39:03 BST 2013

Chartism - more than a mural

South Wales Rising of the Chartists 1839
175th Anniversary Autumn 2013

Celebrate the Chartists - Britain’s first mass campaign for social justice

Saturday 02 November 10.15 -16.15
South Wales Chartist Convention
Hosted by SWCHIR (University of South Wales)
Venue: Newport City Campus, University of South Wales
Free entry for all - please book in advance   Doors open 09.30

10.15   Introduction: Dr. Carl Peters
10.30   Colin Gibson: ‘Trails to Trials: Gwent 
Chartism Project’ (Gwent Archives)
10.50   Les James & David Osmond The Endurance of Chartism at Newport
             after the Rising of 1839
11.20   Coffee Break
11.50  Professor Angela V. John (Aberystwyth University):
            From Women's Suffrage in Newport to the Six Point Group - The
           Campaigns of Lady Rhondda

13.00   BUFFET LUNCH available £6 (must be ordered at time of booking)

13.50   Sarah Richards:  My Chartist Ancestor - William Davies of Blackwood
14.15  Christabel Hutchings:  Found in the archives - a ‘Chartist’ Letter from
            Cardiff to Pontypool
14.40   Film (Glyn Waters): The Blaenau Gwent Project
15.00   Short  interval
15.20   Discussion: Exploring Connections - Chartism in Bristol and Newport
15.40  Finale:
            Songs from ‘The  Forgotten’  musical 
drama performed by Drama students
            from the University of South Wales (Director: Vanessa Dodd)
            Concluding remarks: Jayne Bryant and 
Pat Drewett (Newport Accent Trust)
<>les.james at 

Sunday 03 November
Chartism Blaenau Gwent
Llanhilleth Miners Institute
organised by Blaenau Gwent Historical and Chartist Society

13.00 to 18.00 coach excursion from the 
Llanhilleth Institute around the important  Chartist sites in Blaenau Gwent.
18.00 to 23.00 Celebration at the Institute of 
the completion of the Blaenau Gwent Chartist Project.

BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE, but places are limited
CONTACT: Ivor Beynon 07787731209

Monday, 04 November 18.00
Annual Commemoration of the Chartists who died at Newport in November 1839
St. Woolos churchyard at the Newport Cathedral
The Mayor of the City of Newport and the Dean of the Cathedral are attending
All are welcome

Monday 04 November 19.30
Premiere Performance :
Let thy Foes Appear! - The opponents of Chartism
This is a ‘orrible history story related with humour by
Goff Morgan (Newport’s leading poet) and Paul Busby (author)
and the musical entertainment of  Frank Henessy and the Hennessys
Venue: St. Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill
Bar and refreshments
Tickets: £8
Enjoy a ‘Night Out’ Promotion sponsored by Arts Council of Wales
Contact: Richard Frame 
<>richardframe at 
or 01633 411543

Monday 04 November 19.00
Songs of Praise
Venue: Salem Chapel, Blaina
There will be opportunity to visit Salem’s Chartist exhibition
Contact: Steve Bartlett 01495 292817

Tuesday 05 November 13.30
Children’s Chartist March, Stow Hill
Local school children proceed from St. Woolos to 
the Westgate Hotel for a dramatic celebration of 
the People’s Charter for political rights 
published in May 1838 (175 years ago) performed 
at the site where Chartists died in November 1838.
Contact: Annette Wells, Newport Museum   Tel: 01633 851614

OTHER EVENTS in South Wales - Celebrating the Chartists

Wednesday 16 October 19.00
6th Annual Merthyr Chartist Lecture
Speaker: Huw Williams
Chartism in the 1840s: the Merthyr Tydfil Endurance
Venue: Dowlais Library, Merthyr
Free event sponsored by the Merthyr Chartist Forum & Dic Penderyn Society
CONTACT: Huw Williams  07968256864

Wednesday 06 November 19.00
Concert: Ebbw Vale Male Choir
Venue: Wesleyan Chapel, Nant y Glo
Contact: Steve Bartlett 01495 292817

Thursday 07 November 14.30
Guided Visit to the Round Towers at Ty Mawr Farm (Nant y glo)
where the militia were billeted following the Rising
(Access by the kind permission of Mr. Glyn Jones).
Contact: Eifion Lloyd Davies 01495 312936 or Steve Bartlett 01495 292817

Thursday 07 November 19.00
Nant y Glo Rugby Club
A talk about the ‘Scotch Cattle’ movement
and buffet (£3)
Contact: Eifion Lloyd Davies 01495 312936

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