1839: A Newport Declamation

Newport Cathedral, St. Woolos

Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4EA

Thursday 5th July at 7pm

 Doors open 6:30


The premier of a spoken word event written and performed by Stuart Butler with Rachel Simpson and Keith Butler, about the life and times of Pontypool Chartist George Shell, the 18 year old campaigner for voting rights who was shot dead at the Westgate Hotel in Newport on 4th November 1839 in a struggle for democratic reforms.  This event forms part of the St Woolos Festival of Welcome.


1839: A Newport Declamation.  Let the living answer the rollcall of the dead.

Interval.  During the interval there will be informal Poster Presentations by 2 post graduate students.

Dorothy and Archibald – ‘The tragic, true tale of two war-crossed lovers, who died on the same night in 1916.’

The event should finish at about 8:30pm

Scripts of the performances will be available in booklet form at the event or through www.radicalstroud.co.uk

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