Reading Tour Autumn 2019

Small Revolutions/Chwyldroadau Bach  Reading Tour

  Dedicated  to my father, John Allen Jones, who first planted the seed of The Chartists into my soul

  From “A song For May” 

 ‘People, rise! and arm thee well!
Hope, that care cannot dispel,
Self-reliance, firmly wrought,
Wisdom by Experience taught,
Thrift and order, courage true,
These are arms to lead us through!
Wield them now—as you would thrive!—
Onward! 'tis the time to strive!’

 From a recent number of the Court journal we learn that
the Queen, in consideration of the sufferings of her
starving subjects, has been "graciously pleased" that the
crumbs of bread from the Royal tables should be given to
the Poor, instead of being thrown into the dust-bin.

 Ernest Jones, chartist  poet 1842

  As part of The Newport Rising  Festival 2019 , commemorating 180 years since the Chartist Uprising of 1839 whilst bearing witness to 2019  with the release of a new poetry album ‘Renegade Psalms’ with Membranes’ frontman John Robb , I am setting out on a journey to find out what people will stand up for today.
 An evening of spoken word. Ideas. Debate. Protest.
Special guest performers at each reading plus open mic. 
Come and have your say in creating a People’s Charter for today.
Pay what you can afford

“Thoughtful, provocative and challenging, these poems engage and

Peter Tatchell

 “Very strong stuff” Harold Pinter


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  Special guests include  performances/talks by Eric Ngalle Charles, Lucy Purrington, Jamie Bevan, Extinction Rebellion, Yes Cymru,  Memet Ali Alabora and Julie Pritchard.

  Workers Gallery Ynyshir  October 3rd  7 pm 

Swansea Fringe Festival  The Bunkhouse October 5th   5.45 pm 

Chapter  Arts Centre, Cardiff – ( The New Chartists)  October 15th  730 pm (£5) with Memet Ali Alabora/Jamie Bevan 

Gwent Archives  Ebbw Vale October 23rd 5pm  with Memet Ali Alabora and Julie Pritchard 

Big Pit October  Blaenavon Workingmen’s Hall   30th October  7 pm with Lucy Purrington 

Newport Rising Festival  The Westgate Hotel 

Newport  1stNovember  7 pm with Eric Ngalle Charles

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