Friday 5 June. 6.30pm. The Dignity of Chartism: Essays by Dorothy Thompson.
Launch of new book from Verso. Speakers will include Sheila Rowbotham. The Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU. Details: email John Merrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday 13 June. Chartism Day 2015
Armstrong Building, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Free, but those wishing to attend are asked to register by Friday 5 June for catering purposes: email Joan Allen (email@example.com).
Full details in attached Chartism newsletter (April) from Malcolm Chase. This also contains extra information of publications in 2014 on Chartism.
Open Democracy – The Great Charter Convention
The lively open Democracy blog is hosting an on-line Great Charter Convention, prompted by the Magna Charta 800 Celebrations. Several contributions relating to Chartism have been made so far. See links in newsletter.
See also details:
- Malc Cowell’s novel Dirty Politics, Hard Times on You Tube
- Scottish singer-songwriter Alan Dickson’s project Strains of Eden of 18th/19thC songs including from the Chartist period.
- Rejection of planning application for new housing near Snigs End Chartist Land Plan colony.