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5085South Wales Chartist celebration 16Oct & 2-7Nov - pls fwd

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  • Tony Gosling
    Oct 1, 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)
      Contact: les.james@...  02920613359   BOOKING ESSENTIAL

      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@...  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