Friday, 3 October 2014

175th anniversary of the Newport Rising

175th Anniversary of the
1839 Chartist Rising:
SOME Events in Newport

FREE at Newport Museum & Art Gallery
Visitors can see on the first  floor the outstanding permanent Chartist displays opened 2010 and from 18 October with a chance to see original Chartist broadsheets, lithographs, posters and bills from the collection.

Tuesday 28 October 7.00pm - Lecture in the Art Gallery with Prof. Chris Williams (Head of History at Cardiff University):
“Sir Thomas Phillips -
The Great Hero of the Newport Rising”
Saturday 1 November:
10.0 -16.00: 8th Annual Newport Chartist Convention at Newport City Campus:

AM Session: What was the 1839 South Wales ‘Rising’? Three history professors lead discussion: Malcolm Chase (Leeds), Owen Ashton (Staffordshire) and Chris Williams (Cardiff)

PM Session: Women and the Vote, Merthyr Rising 1831 – Val Williams (Chance Encounters Theatre) Chartism & Women - Joan Allen (Newcastle University) Newport Suffragettes - Ryland Wallace The Bird in the Cage - Winding Snake Production
Animation film about Lady Rhondda

Tuesday 4 November
3.00pm at the Murrenger,High Street:
This month’s Newport Museum’s Down Your Local is going to be a Chartist Rising special. Paul Busby, local historian will be talking about Thomas Prothero, the arch enemy of John Frost, followed by discussion about the 1839 events.

Saturday 8 November:
Chartist Day at the Museum & Art Gallery:
Activities for all ages, discover the story behind
what happened at the Westgate 1839

For information about more events surrounding the anniversary request a copy of Chartist Magazine from its editor:

1 comment:

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