pictures of 2015 event on www.1stmaywolverhampton.org.uk
Friday 1st May 2015
Pegasus, Whitmore Reans WV6 0QQ doors open 7pm
Transit Trix breakers &
Thatchers Love Child confirmed
Lee Barron Midlands TUC regional secretary, Norwegian TUists, Sue Brealey UNISON, Rob Marris LP & IWA to speak
bouncy castle, mehndi, food, ales - all free except the bar!
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Friday 1st May 2015 our 21st annual Wolverhampton Workers' Day
@ Pegasus (function room), Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ
ALL FREE - except the bar! Festival ales, bouncy castle, stalls, mehndi, food
Lee Barron Midlands TUC regional secretary plus trade union guests from Industri Energi (Norwegian for "Industry Energy") a Norwegian trade union for employees in the petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, aluminium and metal industries, and forestry.
Sue Brealey Chairperson UNISON Wolverhampton, the city's largest union. Speaking about UNISON's Ethical Care Charter
Rob Marris WB&DTUC; Labour candidate Wolverhampton SW at general election and founder member of Wolverhampton May Day Committee
Mr Khalsa Indian Workers Association
Azaad Dhol group formed in 2002 with the aim of involving and teaching young musicians the various aspects of traditional Indian Folk Music, also known as 'Lok Geet'.
The group consists of students of various ages, from 6 to 21 years, who come diverse backgrounds across Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Over the last 10 years hundreds of pupils have learned and some have moved on to play at semi-professional levels within the Indian Music Industry.
The style of playing and the method of teaching are based on the roots of classical music. Pupils learn through both theory and practical teaching styles. Routines consist of modern rhythms from around the world as well as classical rhythm's of the Dhol. In addition to these core instruments, the Dholak and Harmonium are also used to make performances more varied and colourful in sound.
Azaad Dhol Group have performed at festivals and cultural events all over the country promoting traditional 'Lok Geet' music.
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.
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! (currently@ 6.5million hits)
Thatchers Love Child are a three piece Punk/Oi! band from Birmingham.
Formed in late 2013 and after a few line up changes Thatchers Love Child settled down as a three piece with Shu McVeigh on Vocals and Guitar, Ste McVeigh on Bass and Sam Jenkins on drums.
After the local success of their debut E.P. 'Laces, Braces and Ugly Faces', which was recorded and produced entirely by themselves, they started work on their debut album 'Don't Point' which was released on the 3rd October 2014.
Thatchers Love Child are a very active gigging band playing shows nearly every weekend in various places around the Midlands playing charity gigs and festivals and are very active in the fight against fascism.
One Love International
reggae sound system have been long time supporters of Wolverhampton May 1st events
Mrs P Patel of Bilston will be once again giving free mehndi from 7pm until the free food is served at 8.20pm
Ann's Bouncy Castles of Bilston long-time supporters of our festival will be providing a bouncy castle 7pm - 8.20pm when food is served and we have a supervisor booked http://www.annsbouncycastles.com
1st May stalls:
Wolverhampton Amnesty group
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity
Wolverhampton Communist Party
Wolverhampton Cuba Solidarity
UNITE Against fascism/stand up to Ukip
Black Country Peoples Assembly Against Austerity
Fraternal Greetings to the 2015 Wolverhampton May Day celebrations
Each May Day, we remember the achievements of the labour movement, and celebrate the proud history of working class struggle. Knowing our history reminds us how far we have come – and how far we still have to go, both here and abroad. We must retain the link between the political wing of the labour movement and the trade union wing – i.e. between the Labour Party and the trades unions. Unity creates strength. That is just as true today as it ever was. Sharing common ground, we must to work together to improve the rights of working people, to promote public services provided by state employees, and to fight against social exclusion and inequality.
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also not to be missed:
Sandwell May Day