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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VANDAL RAPTOR? UK tour
Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May
The Hovel Session, York: 25th May
Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May
Depresstival Presents..., London: 3rd June
Off Yours!, Leeds: 6th June
Good Shout, Peterborough: 13th June
Supporting Jollyboat, Knaresborough: 22nd June
Brig-Aid Fundraiser, Fruit, Hull: 23rd June
Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June
Word Club, Leeds: 29th June
Verse Matters, Sheffield, 5th July
Say Owt @ Deer Shed Festival, 21st July
Say Owt @ Great Yorkshire Fringe, York: 25th July
Working Title, Lancaster, 26th July
Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October
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.