next event is Friday 1st May 2015
Thursday 1st May 2014 was our 20th annual Wolverhampton Workers Day
@Pegasus (function room), Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ
ALL FREE – except the bar! bouncy castle, stalls, mehndi, food
Adrian Turner branch secretary UNISON Wolverhampton’s biggest branch
Rob Marris WB&DTUC; Labour prospective Parliamentary candidate Wolverhampton SW at next general election
Mr Khalsa Indian Workers association
Camila Mieja Nicaraguan trade union leader from Fetsalud public service union on a speaking tour in UK. She is one of FETSALUD’s senior people…
a doctor and a member of their National Executive. She has worked as a
doctor in the Ministry of Public Health, specialising in general medicine,
paediatrics and emergency. She has been a member of the health union FETSALUD since 1990, and is substitute representative for Fetsalud in the Govt’s National Assembly .
Tim Martin performing his own anti-cuts songs
Transit Trix breakers to perform
One Love International sound system
Headline act: Urban Roots, a Midlands based Reggae Band performing a mix of classic reggae.
Urban Roots are regular performers at many venues throughout the Midlands including The Free Love Club; Birmingham, The Quadrant Lounge; Wolverhampton,The Wagon and Horses; Tipton and have played at numerous festivals including ‘Party in the Park’ and Oxjam Music Festival.
Transit Trix B-Boy & B-Girl breakers back by popular request after storming the last few Workers’ Day festivals. Hip Hop Expressive Arts Organisation promoting the positive side of Hip Hop Culture & its Arts. As a collective they have big aspirations to building a positive future for there community through the means of entertainment & education. TT’s committee: Keith Fraser, Darren Fairclough, Carol Nedrick; Money B is the main B-boy tutor alongside Dale & Sunny B who help as facilitators. The crew get a lot of support from the families that attend the classes, trainee crew performers & old school breakers from Wolverhampton especially Hanifa Queen UK’s 1st B-Girl (previously known as B-Girl Bubbles). The crew have been about since 2004. TT are actively seeking new crew members that would like to represent Wolverhampton in B-Boying / B-Girling. This Athletes Art Form is very demanding and we train almost every day, so only the strong and passionate need only apply.
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B-girl Terra, performed with Transit Trix at our May 1st event from the age of 3. Her video got over 4 MILLION hits in its first week after a battle in France!
@dogcatchicken aka Tim Martin lives in Darlaston and plays and sings his own socio-political songs on an 8 string Tenor Ukulele (sounds more like a mandolin).
Tim has only really come to music in the last 5 years or so, through his involvement with the Workers’ Music Association Summer School.
“The first time I went to the WMA Summer school I did a folk course and discovered I had a voice so I joined in all the singing classes. Now I compose and sing with the uke – I don’t play it like George Formby though”. Tim performs regularly for Stirchley Against The Cuts, plays at the CASA socialist pub in Liverpool & has even played at a David Rovics gig.
“I also sing with a left field choir The Birmingham Clarion Singers – We get out and sing at all the big political demos, its great to feel you are doing something! I think everyone has music and a story inside them, they just need a chance to find it and let it out!”
1st May stalls:
Wolverhampton Amnesty group
Wolverhampton Communist Party
UNITE the Union
Black Country Peoples Assembly Against Austerity
Sandwell May day
Sunday 4th May 2014 , Oakdale club, West Bromwich. 2pm till 9pm.