Newport Chartist Convention - RETRIBUTION

In Search of Jenkin Morgan by Ray Stroud
Below is the second of three lectures that explore how the arrested Chartists of 1839 were dealt with by the authorities. A live Q&A session will take place via zoom on the 22nd April 2021 at 7pm. To register for the free session please visit our event booking page by clicking here.
Henry Vincent: The Monmouth Prison Letters by Peter Strong 
Below is the first of three lectures that deal with how the arrested Chartists of 1839 were dealt with by the authorities.

Newport Rising Festival 2020 Virtual Commemoration

Every year we gather in the graveyard at St Woolos Cathedral, to give eulogies and short speeches to remember the sacrifices made by the 22 that died fighting for democracy on November 4th 1839. This year, due to coronavirus restrictions and safety concerns, Our Chartist Heritage decided to make the event virtual and invited those that would have spoken to submit their thoughts via video and combined with video by filmmaker Jack Henry to make a memorial piece.

Video Production by Jack Henry of Wide Island Films

Music and sound design by Gareth Young

Additional score 'Riot at the Westgate' composed by Kelvin Redicliffe and voiced by Kelvin Redicliffe and Mike Jones


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Chartism Redrawn - schools project sponsored by Western Power Distribution

In 2019 Our Chartist Heritage delivered a series of workshops to students in schools across Newport. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Western Power Distribution and Arts for Business, artists Josh Cranton and Rhys Jones used a contemporary graphic novel to inspire young audiences to reconnect with their history and explore their concerns for today. The short video below captures some of those workshops as well as artwork produced by the students, to be compiled and published in a new work illustrated by Josh.

Filmed and edited by Wide Island Films