Sat, 02 Nov | Belle Bue Park Tea Rooms

Torch lit march in the footsteps of the Chartists - 180th Anniversary

Last year we took the streets, this year we take the Westgate Hotel! March with us on the 180th anniversary of the Newport Rising of 1839.
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Torch lit march in the footsteps of the Chartists - 180th Anniversary

Time & Location

02 Nov 2019, 16:30 – 19:30
Belle Bue Park Tea Rooms, Bellevue Pavilion & Conservatory, just off, Friars Rd, Newport NP20 4EZ, UK

About the Event

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of the Chartists on the 180th anniversary of Newport Rising and march from Belle Vue Park to Westgate Square via St Woolos cathedral and Stow Hill. All are welcome and participation is free. The march will be animated and agitated with performance at Belle Vue Park and Westgate Square and will be accompanied by the drumming of Barracwda. All march attendees are given priority access to Westgate Hotel following the march (subject to availability and venue capacity)

This event is free thanks to Our Chartist Heritage (Charity no. 1176673). Wax torches are optional and available for a fee of £6 which will cover the cost of torches and support the festival. Each payment of £6 will provide you with two wax torches (one given at beginning of the march route and another half way along the route). No alternative sources of flame allowed during event. Strict safety instructions will be provided and must be followed. Arrive early to guarantee time to collect your torches before march begins.

If you have any questions please notify the event organisers by emailing

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