Time & Location
About the Event
This year the Annual Chartist Convention returns to the City Centre as a key part of Newport Rising Festival. Organised by Our Chartist Heritage and Newport Rising with support from Newport City Council and Chartism eMag.
Price at £10 for general admission, or free for students. All attendees are invited to attend Newport Rising Festival torch lit march, beginning shortly after scheduled end to convention at Belle Vue Park.
2019 Newport Chartist Convention schedule:
9.30 Doors open, registration, stalls, musical accompaniment (members of Newport Orchestra)
Morning session chaired by Jane Bryant.
10.00 Introductory remarks and tribute to Paul Flynn.
10.15 Professor Steve Poole: Chartism and the Politics of Commemoration
11.15 Josh Cranton and Rhys D W: The Newport Rising graphic novel
11.30 Coffee / tea
11.45 Professor Malcolm Chase: Chartism and Petitioning
12.45 Re-enactment by Roger Morgan
1.15 Lunch, stalls, musical accompaniment (members of Newport Orchestra)
Afternoon session chaired by Dr Elin Jones
2.00 Dr Katrina Navickas: Peterloo
3.15 Peter Strong: Sixty years of Rape of the Fair Country
4.00 Concluding remarks