Tuesday 1st May 2018 Wolverhampton Workers’ Day – May Day

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doors open 6-45pm  Tuesday 1st May 2018

venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ

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The Beat Goes Bang performing at 8.20pm 

http://www.thebeatgoesbang.com     https://en-gb.facebook.com/Beat-Goes-Bang-1387192461570273

Everett Morton the original drummer for The Beat has brought together some of Birmingham’s most talented artists to reform as the Beat Goes Bang, bringing that classic sound and feeling back to the streets of Birmingham.

you can become a fan at www.reverbnation.com/beatgoesbang

After performing with The Beat and releasing three albums in the early 80’s which also included a string of singles such as the hit “Mirror in the bathroom”. Now Everett has taken it a step further and introduced a brand new incarnation of that feeling and sound with the Beat Goes Bang, where the group are currently working not only on the old stuff but also bringing you some great new songs too.

featuring –

Everett Morton (The Beat)
Mickey Billingham (Dexys Midnight Runners/The Beat)
Neil Deathridge (The Beat/International Beat)
Faisal Rashid
Jason Ensa
Colin Dyuken




Azaad Dhol Group  performing at 7pm   www.facebook.com/pg/Azaad-ArtsDhol-Group-187261758011068

ADG WTONThe group consists of students of various ages, from 7 to 21 years, who come from diverse backgrounds across Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Over the last 20 years hundreds of pupils have learnt from Harjit and some have moved on to play at semi-professional levels within the Indian Music Industry

first formed in 2002 with the aim of involving and teaching young musicians the various aspects of traditional Punjabi Folk Music, also known as ‘Lok Geet’.

Harjit Singh, founder and director of Azaad Dhol Group, is Head of World Music for Services For Education and a long serving tutor at Wolverhampton Music Service. wton music serviceHe  has over 30 years of specialist experience in playing & teaching the Tabla, Dholak and Dhol.

Azaad Dhol Group was created following the  success of the Punjabi pop band ‘Azaad’ in the 80’s and 90’s. Harjit Singh, Jag Saini & Indi Bains founders of the Azaad Dhol Group, where professional percussionists for the acclaimed pop band. After the band retired Harjit & Jag decided to share their musical talent through teaching.


One Love International reggae sound system have been long time supporters of Wolverhampton May 1st events  and will again be playing and this year giving support to local singer Sunev Wilson who will perform



doors open 6-45pm Tuesday 1st May 2018

venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ


 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 8pm

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


billy dome   from 6.45pm to 8.30pm free supervised disco bouncy castle




1st May stalls:

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

Stand Up to Racism

Wolverhampton Communist Party

Stop the War Coalition


This year’s sponsors are:

UNISON City of Wolverhampton branch      ASLEF 236 Wolverhampton branch     Fire Brigades Union No.7 region(West Midlands)    South West CLP     NUT section Wolverhampton       GMB X13 branch B’ham General     UNITE WM6150 branch W’ton General  tucongress2 logoMidlands TUC       Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC

Also thanks to Dorothy Clarke from Walsall TUC


We are still seeking funds for 2018

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