2010 Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival
This year's Tolpuddle Festival will be a diverse mix of music, politics and entertainment for all the family. Tolpuddle favourites, Billy Bragg and Tony Benn will join a lively range of musicians, performers and speakers from unions and politics.
Tolpuddle Radical History School 2010
A limited number of spaces will be available for people who wish to arrive a day early and join a series of discussions on radical history. The programme will start on Thursday 15th July at 2pm and include:
- walking trails around Tolpuddle
- Bonnie Sartin of the Yetties will talk about the agricultural labourer in the nineteeth century
- evening barbeque
- sessions on Captain Swing
- local smugglers
- how to research with Steve Poole from University of the West of England
- slavery and the country house (tbc)
- A pub crawl through history: Mike Pentalow talks about his new book
- history of agricultural unions
- trip to Old Crown Court and Cells.
- Sessions from the Bristol Radical History Group
Advanced booking is required