Newport Rising Festival 2020 Virtual Commemoration
The video below will go live at 6pm on November 4th 2020.
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
©2020 Our Chartist Heritage.
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