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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Anniversary of 1839 Newport Uprising Reply with quote

Various people are planning various things but the University of Wales, Newport is organising some very worthwhile events - see http://education.newport.ac.uk/displayPage.aspx?object_id=9204&type=SEC - which is connected to a calendar page - http://education.newport.ac.uk/displayPage.aspx?object_id=10894&parent_id=9204&type=PAG - recent text below :

170th Anniversary Year – South Wales Rising 1839

'The Chartist Story' was LAUNCHED at the Merthyr Chartist Festival April 18th
with *Street Theatre *'Chartist Characters' cross questioned *Historians debating the Rising *Multi media show

Leading Chartist historians presented new thinking at the LLAFUR (Welsh People's History Society) conference Revisiting Chartism in Wales held at Llanidloes May 16th. Their papers will appear in the Society's Journal.

'SONGS AND PROTEST' starred Billy Bragg and Martyn Joseph at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl June 6th. Poetry, songs and music played an essential role in the Chartist movement.

Throughout 2009-10 - Chartist Themed Events Across South Wales
The debate continues .....about the historical struggle for democratic rights.

Saturday 4th July 2009 Caerleon Campus, Newport
Women's Activism: History and Historical Perspectives9.45am - 4.30pm
15th Annual Conference
Organised by West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network
Hosted by University of Wales, Newport
Theme: "Women as agents of change across a range of historical periods"
Keynote speakers: Prof. Angela John and Prof. Deidre Beddoe
Contact: rachel.lock-lewis@newport.ac.uk
See 'Women and the Chartist Cause'

Saturday August 15th 10.30am Merthyr Tydfil
Anniversary of the Chartist Parade 1839
Venue: St. Tydfil’s Church FREE
Celebration of the August Sunday 170 years ago when the Chartists of Merthyr paraded peacefully to St. Tydfil’s Church in support of the right of all men to vote.
Organised by Merthyr Chartist Forum
Book free place: Huw 07968256864, Viv 01685 377883
or h.williams@swales.wea.org.

Saturday September 5th Tredegar
Celebration of Radical Politics

12.30 to early evening
Venue: The Circle, Tredegar FREE
A community event featuring music, song and poetry, exploring and celebrating the area's contribution to the politics of Britain throughout the ages, including the Chartist Movement.
Organised by The Spirit of Bevan
Contact: 01495 712924 or janespiritofbevan@googlemail.com

Saturday-Sunday 12th & 13th September Blaenavon
Annual Cordell Festival
Venue: Blaenavon Ironworks and around the World Heritage Site
The first of Alexander Cordell’s trilogy of books about the people of south Wales during the industrial revolution was published 50 years ago. This year’s festival explores the location of Rape of the Fair Country, which includes the Chartist march on Newport. The event will include music, the winners of the Cordell Literary prize and lots of activities for the family.
Organised by Torfaen County Borough Council and the members of the Cordell Country Consortium
Information: http://www.cordellcountry.org

Saturday Sept 19th Hirwaun
‘Chartism in the Cynon Valley’
Venue: YMCA Hirwaun Day School organised by WEA
John Humphries (Author) Jack the Fifer - the finger on the Chartist trigger?
Huw Williams (Chair South Wales WEA) Hirwaun and the 1831 Rising
Les James (University of Wales, Newport) Aberdare Chartists – a forgotten history?
Contact Huw 07968256864 h.williams@swales.wea.org.uk

Saturday October 3rd Blaenafon
Gwent Local History Chartist Day School

Venue: Blaenafon Workmen’s Institute
Speakers include:
Chris Barber (Author and local historian) A Tribute to Alexander Cordell
Les James (University of Wales, Newport) Has William Jones of Pontypool had a bad press?
Information: karen.vowles@gavowales.org.uk

Wednesday October 14th Merthyr Tydfil
Annual Chartist Lecture
Venue: Dowlais Library 7.00pm
Speaker: Prof. Owen Ashton (University of Staffordshire), 'W.E. Adams: Chartism and Republicanism'
Organised by Merthyr Chartist Forum and the Dic Penderyn Society
Book free place: Huw 07968256864, Viv 01685 377883
or h.williams@swales.wea.org.

Thursday 15th October 2009
"Celebrating Democracy"
Venue: Newport Centre 7.00pm
The Hennessys; Risca Male Voice Choir; Malpas Court School pupils; Crosskeys College students; newly commissioned poems by Patrick Jones and Gillian Clarke; descendants telling their Chartist ancestor’s story.
Tickets £5 (£2 concessions) from info@bevanfoundation.org
Organised by the Bevan Foundation.

Saturday October 31st Newport
Newport Chartist Convention
Venue: The Riverside Theatre & Arts Centre, Newport
Prof. Chris Williams (Swansea University) ‘Contemptible foes and scoundrels’: Chartism’s opponents
Michael Sanders - author of The poetry of Chartism (2009)
Contact: pat.drewett@ntlworld.com tel: 01633 677783

2nd - 26th November Central Library, Newport
Exhibition of a selection of the Chartist Trials Documents from the Library's collection
in Reference Library on 3rd Floor

Sunday November 1st ‘Chartist Valleys’ Coach Tour
Starting 09.30 am at St. Woolos Cathedral, Newport, this is a full day’s exploration of the Monmouthshire valleys, with visits included to the homes of some of the Chartists' opponents . Expert guides on board.
Contact: Kim Colebrook kim@candoteam.wanadoo.co.uk
tel 0785210106 or 01873850496

November 2nd – 6th Blaina & Nantyglo Chartist Week
Organised by Nantyglo & Blaina Charter Group (with Blaina & Nantyglo Town Council)
Venue: Salem Chapel & Chartist Centre
Monday: ‘Songs of Praise’
Tuesday: Guided ‘Chartist Walk’ for schools, a circular local history trail that passes places associated with the Chartist era – Roundhouse Towers, Zephaniah Williams beer house. Adults too can enjoy the walk in the evening.
Wednesday: Chartist Concert with Ebbw Vale Male Voice Choir
Venue: Nantyglo Rugby Club
Friday: Annual Chartist lecture & meal
Speaker – Crawshay Bailey’s surgeon (Roger Morgan)
Contact: eifiontycapel@tiscali.co.uk or steve_bartlett@btconnect.com

Tuesday November 3rd Monmouth
"Monmouth and the Chartists"
Venue: St. Mary’s RC Church, Monmouth 7.30pm
Illustrated Lecture by David Harrison, MA
Tickets £2: Organised under the auspices of the CAMEO group

Wednesday November 4th Newport
Children’s Parade
Pupils from local schools will follow the route of the Chartists down Stow Hill to the Westgate Hotel.

Wednesday November 4th
‘Remembering the Chartist Dead at Newport’
6.00pm: The annual gathering will take place at the memorial stone in St. Woolos Cathedral graveyard to remember the twenty-two men who died 170 years ago at the Westgate hotel on this date in 1839.
Contact: grwilson@ntlworld.com

Saturday January 16th Monmouth
‘The Trials of the Chartists’
In Shire Hall, on this date in 1840, the death sentence was pronounced by the Lord Chief Justice on the Chartist leaders.
Monmouth Museum, in association with Monmouth Field & History Society, is staging a day of anniversary talks, walks and other activities.
For details: andrewhelme@monmouthshire.gov.uk tel: 01600 710630

This 170th Anniversary Calendar of Chartist events 2009-10 is sponsored by
University of Wales, Newport

In association with
Capital Region Tourism, Bevan Foundation, HERIAN (Heritage in Action), South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research, Llafur - the Welsh People's History Society, Merthyr Chartist Forum, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil, Dic Penderyn Society, Accent Newport Trust, Nantyglo & Blaina Charter Group, Gwent Record Office, Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Newport Community Learning & Libraries, Monmouth Museum, Chepstow Museum, Glamorgan Family History Society, Gwent Local History Council, Abergavenny LHS, Abersychan & Varteg LHS, Monmouth Field & History Society, Pontnewynydd History Society, Chance Encounters Theatre Company.

Regular updates of the Calendar appear at www.newport.ac.uk/chartist
Send information to les.james@newport.ac.uk

Information also available www.southernwalesevents.co.uk/events/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Fate of Chartist mural Reply with quote

Dafydd and I are thinking of attending the insurrection at High Noon on Saturday, 5 October to protest the destruction of the Chartist mural in Newport. Are you coming? We will be riotously assembled in John Frost Square.
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