August 28, 2012 by alunparry
Wigan Diggers Festival
I’m extremely proud to be playing the Wigan Diggers Festival on the 8th September.
I’m on the main stage at 1.40 (this is a correction to the earlier information)
It’s a FREE Open Air Festival celebrating the life and ideas of Wigan born and bred Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) & the 17th Century Diggers’ (True Leveller) Movement.
There will be tons to do including an audio visual presentation, exhibition, food and other stalls, plus live entertainment over two stages featuring a range of bands, acoustic artists and radical poets.
There will also be a repeat showing of the film “Winstanley”, a symbolic 17th Century Diggers’
re-enactment, and more, as a great deal has yet to be finalised. A special commemorative ‘Diggers 1649 Ale’ and ‘Gerrard Winstanley Ale’ have also been commissioned for the Festival.
Performers so far confirmed include:
Alun Parry (that’s me!)
The Shook Ups
John The Baptist & The 2nd Coming (originally billed ‘Midwich Assembly’)
as well as actor John Graham Davies who will provide the voice and play the character of Gerrard Winstanley at our proposed symbolic digging re-enactment in The Wiend starting at 11.30-11.40am.
See: http://wigandiggersfestival.org for more information and how to get there.
ASSEMBLE @ 11.00 OUTSIDE JOHN BULL CHOPHOUSE FOR TOWN CENTRE PROCESSION