Chartist Calendar 

2008


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Chartist Calendar 

2008 

What's on in South Wales - 

Chartist conferences, lectures, workshops & walks



Oct - Nov | 2008 Chartist Anniversary Celebrations 


Saturday 1 November 2008  | Newport

THE NEWPORT CHARTIST CONVENTION | Sat 1st Nov 2008














169th Anniversary Commemoration of the South Wales Rising 1839

A day event to celebrate the 169th Anniversary of the Newport Chartist Rising of 4 November 1839:
  • Free admission | BOOK your place by contacting Pat: tel 01633 677783 : e-mail pat.drewett[at]ntlworld.com
  • Venue | Morning assembly: 9.30 AM at Newport Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery | Main venue: 11.30 AM- 16.30 PM, St Mary's Institute, Stow Hill, Newport
  • PROGRAMME details here 


October


15 Oct 2008 | Public Lecture | THE MERTHYR CHARTIST FORUM 

Deference in Dowlais? 
Lady Charlotte Guest and the Chartists

The First Annual Chartist Lecture, by Professor Angela V. John,
Merthyr Tydfil Central Library, 15 Oct 2008, 7.00 pm
  • Free entrance: tel. (01685) 37788 | Directions here
  • Press release here



August



Sunday 3 August | Merthyr Tydfil

Chartist Walk Merthyr Tydfil


Walk and talk - Viv Pugh, Dic Penderyn Society

  • Venue: Meet outside Merthyr Central Library, 2 pm.
  • Further information: + tel 01685 - 377883

June


 

Sat & Sun 7, 8 June | Newport

Chartist Conference 2008


A day conference

  • Venue: Caerleon campus of the University of Wales, Newport
  • Organised jointly by the Society of Labour History and the Chartist Study Group
  • Programme: details here




Tuesday 7 June | Merthyr Tydfil

Riots and Chartists in Merthyr Tydfil


Lecture: Viv Pugh, Dic Penderyn Society

  • Venue: Merthyr Central Library, 7 pm
  • Further information: + e-mail secretary[at]glamfhs.org




Wednesday 11 June | Newport

Stories from the Archives: The Chartist Rising at Newport 1839


Lecture: Leslie James | SWCHIR South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research, University of Wales, Newport

  • Venue: The Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport - 1 - 2 pm
  • Programme: details here
  • Registration: Booking line + tel 01633-656757


13 – 26  June | Newport

Chartist Workshops for Schools at Newport Museum and Art Gallery


Education workshops | Sylvia Taylor, whose story appeared in the Spring edition of BBC magazine Who do you think you are?, will be showing children how she used historical records to find out about her Chartist ancestor’s involvement in the 1839 Rising.

  • Registration: Booking essential: + tel 01633 - 414712 / or + e-mail: gail.sutton[at]newport.gov.uk


April


 

Saturday 12 April | Merthyr Tydfil

Community Chartist Stories – Our Chartist Ancestors


A day of lectures and activities celebrating the 160th anniversary of the 3rd Petition for the Charter.

  • Venue: Market Square Church, Merthyr town centre, near St. Tydfil’s Church | 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
  • Organised by HERIAN and SWCHIR in collaboration with the Dic Penderyn Society.
  • Programme: details here
  • Registration: Free entrance - bookings + tel 01685 723968 + e-mail info[at]herian.org