Saturday, 30 April 2011

Celebrate International Workers Day in Bridgwater this Sunday

Bridgwater Trades Union Council this Sunday May 1st
is hosting an International Workers Day celebration to which all are warmly invited.

Running from 7pm till midnight at the Unity Club, 5 Dampiet St, (Next to the Library)  the event combines history, politics and music:


7pm: "Fred Phillips and the Red Borough of Bridgwater" a talk by local historian Dave Chapple, on how a progressive socialist borough council was established at Bridgwater by the local Labour Party between the years of 1952 and 1974 under the leadership of a remarkable figure-the refugee and anti-Nazi revolutionary Fred Phillips.

8pm: "Fighting the Tories and their cuts locally and Nationally": a political discussion with a panel of local speakers including students, trades unionists and Labour candidates.

Leigh Redman (FBU/Bridgwater TUC)
putting the case for Labour

                                           Cllr Brian Smedley (Labour/ UNITE)
Leigh Redman (Labour/FBU)
Ian Tucker (Labour/Bridgwater Forward)
Glen Burrows (RMT/Senior Citizens Forum)
George Goodenough (GMB)
Rob Thompson (Students against the Cuts)
 Ricky Hopkins (Labour/UNITE)

9pm to midnight: Music with Red Shadow Sound System, playing cracking black dance music from the '50's to the 80's: soul, reggae, ska, blues, funk and jazz.

The event is free and we hope you will join us!.

Dave Chapple,
Bridgwater Trades Union Council,

Tel. 01278 450562