Check Out The Festival Programme

In 3 weeks time the Working Class Life & Music Festival begins. I’ve worked really hard on this all year so please check it out.

The amazing 9 day programme of events makes the festival the largest celebration of working people on the planet.

Here’s a taster of what’s to come.

Fri 22nd – folk legend Leon Rosselson with support from Rich Mans Ruin, National Museums 800 Lives Exhibition at Radio Merseyside, Another Day In Liverpool photo exhibition

Sat 23rd – Almanac’s Radical City night at The Everyman Theatre, award winning actor Tayo Aluko’s new show From Africa To The White House, Ken Loach’s Navigators at The Casa featuring two of the actors in a Q&A, Kaya’s Under The Influence, The Suitcase Ensemble’s Railway Cabaret, Liverpool Music Barcamp for DIY musicians, The Leaving Of Liverpool at The Maritime Museum, AFC Liverpool v Eccleshall football match, Liverpool Socialist Singers flashmob workshop, and Metal’s Edge Hill Archive Exhibition.

Sun 24th – A Night of Musical Comedy featuring award winning duo Jollyboat, Rathole Roadshow at The Zanzibar, Saturday Night Sunday Morning special screening at Crosby Plaza cinema, biographer Dave Harker on writer Robert Tressell, political historian Ron Noon on the 1911 Transport Strike

Mon 25th – Great Stories’ charming social documentary My Fifties Liverpool at FACT, Radical Rogues and Reformers Irish Heritage Walking Tour, Liverpool Socialist Singers workshop and fete, Philosophy in Pubs at The Crown host the first in a range of specially themed discussions, Mouth of the Mersey’s Storytelling Club tell some working class tales at Studio 2.

Tue 26th – Acoustic Night at the Unity, The Radical Route Walking Tour of Liverpool’s history as a city of protest, more musings from the Philosophy in Pubs gang at Keith’s Wine Bar and The Victoria Hotel

Wed 27th – Radio 4 poet Luke Wright at The Unity, Liverpool Socialist Singers in concert with Vinny T Spen and Claire Mooney, MESH Culture’s Cool Kids at Tabac, Traditional Irish Ceili at St Michael’s Irish Centre

Thu 28th – folk legend Roy Bailey at the Woody Guthrie Folk Club supported by local folk songwriter Alun Parry, more from Philosophy in Pubs at the Half Way House and The Vernon Arms.

Fri 29th – Michael Weston King at Liverpool Philharmonic, a community forum on art, culture and class at The Tate, a lecture on Robert Tressell by Stuart Borthwick, a traditional Irish music session at St. Michael’s Irish Centre

Sat 30th – Scottish folk star Dick Gaughan at the Liverpool Philharmonic, Rub A Dub Dub reggae night featuring We The Undersigned, News From Nowhere’s 37th Birthday Party, the final match of the season as AFC Liverpool face AFC Blackpool in a promotion decider


  1.">Neville Grundy - April 1, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    I’ll put this on my blog in the next few days and send it around my e-mail contacts. For the blog, I’ll probably just copy and paste the summary above.

    Good night at the WGFC last week.

  2. alunparry - April 2, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Nice one Nev!

  3. nil">Geoff Speed - April 2, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    Dear Alun,

    Thanks for the information.
    Would you like to do an interview ?

    Geoff (Speed)

    Home Telephone Number 0151 424 6001

  4. Socialistsingers">gina shaw - April 5, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    In addition to the programme on 27th we have Black lamp,featuring Kevin Littlwood, also some young performers from catalyst, based at St Brides

  5. Ria Hayward - April 5, 2011 @ 12:23 pm


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