11th Annual Wolverhampton May Day Festival was celebrated by over 200 people on Sunday 1st May 2005. It all went very smoothly all speakers and entertainment came and was enjoyed by all the diverse audience.

Programme of events:

3-30pm doors open - stalls, bar, bouncy castle, mehndi, Poi Poi display & helium balloons

Music from One Love International Sound System

4pm Welcome from Andy Goodall, Wolverhampton May Day Committee

Birmingham Clarion Socialist Choir (12 people)

4-30pm Di Neoh, local poet

Birmingham Clarion Socialist Choir (part2)

5pm Rodney Bickerstaffe, National Pensioners’ Convention, former Gen. Sec. UNISON speaking on The Future of Pensions in Britain, followed by questions

Rob Marris Labour candidate Wolverhampton SW

Bollywood Dancer display

5-30pm interval and food - free Asian buffet

Music from One Love International Sound System

6pm AZAAD Youth DHOL Players

speaker: Avtar Sadiq, President Association of Indian Communists

music from local singer/songwriter Anthony Doyle

6-30pm speaker Jo Stevenson National Treasurer, Youth CND

7pm Ivor Pearce & his 12-string guitar - songs for Peace & Socialism
& singing of Internationale

One Love International Sound System
8pm end