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Festival, Fri 1 - Mon 4 Nov 2019

Belle Vue Park Gardens

Belle Vue Park Gardens

Belle Vue Park Gardens

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Newport Rising Festival is a celebration and remembrance of the sacrifices made by the Chartists in Newport in 1839, honoured by a festival full of Chartist inspired activities including performance, music, film, spoken word and with a torchlit march in the footsteps of the Chartist at its centerpiece.

On the 2nd November from 5pm hundreds will meet at Belle Vue Park tea rooms (close to where Chartist met in 1839 before marching into town) and light their torches for democracy, before marching down Stow Hill and to the Westgate Hotel, accompanied by drummers, song and street performances.

Following the march at various locations throughout the city centre there will be continued music, performance, street food and other entertainments with activities taking place over and around the festival weekend from 1st -3rd November, including the annual Chartist Convention.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 1 - Mon 4 Nov 2019
info@newportrising.co.uk
Newport Rising Festival is a celebration and remembrance of the sacrifices made by the Chartists in Newport in 1839, honoured by a festival full of Chartist inspired activities including performance, music, film, spoken word and with a torchlit march in the footsteps of the Chartist at its centerpiece. On the 2nd November from 5pm hundreds will meet at Belle Vue Park tea rooms (close to where Chartist met in 1839 before marching into town) and light their torches for democracy, before marching down Stow Hill and to the Westgate Hotel, accompanied by drummers, song and street performances. Following the march at various locations throughout the city centre there will be continued music, performance, street food and other entertainments with activities taking place over and around the festival weekend from 1st -3rd November, including the annual Chartist Convention.
There are various events scheduled over the festival weekend and surrounding days – the main event though is the torchlit march which for which assembly begins at Belle Vue Park, Newport at 5pm and ends at the Westgate Hotel at 7pm

Prices

Free to attend march – wax torches are chargeable. Post march films, gigs, spoken work, performance etc at venue discretion

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date event
Fri 1 - Mon 4 Nov Newport Rising Festival

Contact

David Daniel

Address

Cardiff Road,
Newport,
NP20 2NG

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Map reference: ST 307870  Lat: 51.57819 Long: -3.00131

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted