Matchwomen’s Festival 2013

matchwomensSaturday, 6 July 2013 from 11am to 11pm
Bishopsgate Institute near Liverpool Street, London

Striking a Light – First Annual Matchwomen’s Festival

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Matchwomen’s Strike!

Across four rooms and halls there will be children’s entertainment, speakers, workshops and in the evening, bands and comedians. All FREE!

Michael Rosen will be reading for younger children; older ones can use Wii, and anyone can make matchboxes against the clock (at the end they’ll tell you if you would have earned enough to eat and pay your rent!) and make a matchwomen’s hat with a milliner.

Tony Benn, Frances O’Grady of the TUC, Atilla the Stockbroker and the band that rocked Tolpuddle, Steve White and the Protest Famly, will inform and entertain the grown ups.  Matchwomen’s descendants will also be there as VIP guests.

Sponsors include Labour History Publications, the GMB, Unite Brighton Branch, NUT Tower Hamlets and the RMT.

To find out more and to book tickets, please visit: Matchwomen’s Festival 2013

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