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Say Owt Slam #19 3rd Feb 2018 @ The Basement, York
Whatever Happened To Vandal Raptor? April tour:
Durham @ TTEST 12th
Leeds @ Workshop Theatre 17th
Hydra Bookshop 18th
Derby Theatre 20th
Harrogate Theatre 24-25th
London @ Ovalhouse 26-28th
Nerd Punk Book Launch 29th April, All Saint's Church, York
Spoken Weird 3rd May, Halifax
Gong Fu Poets 31st May, Durham
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
England poem references
Wat Tyler and the Peasent's Revolt 1381: Uprising against higher taxes due to the Hundred Years war and an end to unpaid serfdom
The Diggers 1649: Amidst the Civil War, they demanded anyone could work the land for the good of everyone.
The Luddites 1811-16: Used direct action to oppose machines taking their jobs in cotton and wool mills.
Peterloo 1819: Protest of 60-80,000 people protesting high corn prices, land laws and demanding more rights and the vote. Were charged by soldiers and 15 were killed, 700 injured
The Match Girls 1888: Went on strike for better working conditions in match factories
Suffragettes 1897 onwards: Women and men fighting for votes for women. Used tactics including arson, vandalism, occupation, intimidation, disrupting meetings Were often arrested and forcefed
Conscientious Objectors: Anti-war and anti-militarism has always been part of British culture. If you were bullied or pressured into joining the army or being conscripted, but refused to kill, you would be shot for 'cowardice'.
Miner's Strike 1984-85: Miner's defended their livelihoods and the working class across the UK.