Friday 1st May 2020

doors open 6-45pm

Wolverhampton's annual Workers' Day festival

venue: Gill's Bar & Banqueting (Pegasus), Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ

Headline act:

Headshrinkers

 also featuring :

Reckless breakers tbc

One Love International Sound System

more tbc

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plus 1st May speakers:

Labour Party 

Indian Workers Association (GB)

Communist Party

 

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If your branch/group would like a stall this year please contact us.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/213091333217511/

 The first May Day event in Wolverhampton organised by Wolverhampton TUC was 1st May 1892.

 

Headshrinkers are a four-piece Indie/Punk band from Wolverhampton/Wall Health/Walsall. Influences: Joy Division, Libertines, Stone Roses, The La's, Twisted Wheel, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Beatles

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Reckless bboy crew   We are Reckless, a bboy crew from Wolverhampton, founded in Heath Town in 1982.  We are the second generation, we teach, battle, perform and uphold the legacy the original generation left us and the true culture of hip-hop and all it's elements.  

Contact us for more details on classes, performances, workshops. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Awards
Go Hard Or Go Home (1st place, Krump) 2012, 2013
Movement Styles 2 and 3 (All styles, semi finals)
BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Bham 2014
International Dance Festival 2014 and 2016 (B-town, Put Your Foot Down, IDFB Robot Semi Finals)
World Record for Most People Motion Captured In Real Time (set in 2015 alongside members of Coob, Break Mission, 2Rounds, MDK)
Break Mission Presents: Dance Of Death
Gimme The Breaks 2016 (breaking, top 16)
Fat Beats 2016 (Finals, Popping)

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One Love International reggae sound system have been long time supporters of Wolverhampton May 1st events  and will again be playing and this year 

 

 more details on www.1stmaywolverhampton.org.uk

  free veggie curry for all - the Indian Workers Association prepares and serves over 200 free meals at the event around 7-45pm

 Mrs P Patel of Bilston will be once again giving free mehndi from opening until the free food is served   

  

b castle   from 6.45pm to 8.15pm free supervised bouncy castle

  

 

 

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Morning Star - daily paper of the Left "I would encourage everybody to read it" - Jeremy Corbyn

UNITE the union 

WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality

Wolverhampton Amnesty group

Musicians' union

Fairytale face paints

Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign

UNISON City of Wolverhampton 

Indian Workers Association

Wolverhampton SW Constituency Labour Party

Wolverhampton Communist Party

 

 

Last year's sponsors were:

UNISON City of Wolverhampton branch      ASLEF 236 Wolverhampton branch     South West CLP 

         UNITE WM6150 branch W'ton General        UNITE WM7085 (Wolverhampton Homes)  UNITE West Midlands Region      Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC

 

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Last year was our 25th anniversary, about 300 people came – a good mixture of trades unionists and local people from Whitmore Reans. It was a very successful night.

We had over a dozen union and local campaign stalls, free mehndi and bouncy castle, face-painting and we served over 250 free meals. Our main acts were Attila the Stockbroker & Reckless bboy crew.

Lynne Moran, the local Labour Party councillor who addressed the crowd, increased her percentage of the vote the following day at election. We had a number of new signups and understand that the union stalls present recruited several new members 

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