Newport Chartist Convention 2021

Sep 6, 2021 | Six Points

The annual Newport Chartist Convention will take place on Saturday November 6th at St Woolos Cathedral, beginning at 10 o’clock. There is a full programme of lectures, with guest speakers including Professor Joan Allen on Legality and Injustice in the Age of the Chartists, with reference to Regina v Frost in 1840; Roger Ball and Mark Steeds will discuss the Rise and Fall of Edward Colston; and Dave Steele will look at the Kennington Chartist Meeting of 1848 using the famous photograph of the event. Contributions will also come from Convention regulars Les James on Zephaniah Williams, and Pete Strong on Henry Vincent and Tolpuddle, while Ray Stroud will pay tribute to David Jones, author of The Last Rising. There will be a number of stalls, and lunch, tea and coffee are included in the admission price.

Tickets will be available in September and will cost £12.00 per person. Further details will be posted here and will be publicised in the local press and relevant social media outlets.