Mon 1 January 0001 - Tue 15 October 2019
Chapter Readings are a series of events celebrating the beauty and significance of the written word, spoken aloud. For each chapter, an artist or a group of artists designs a literature-inspired reading created from a single theme or idea.
The New Chartists
In this fractured world there are many people trying to create a fairer, more equitable, sustainable and just society. In the age of hashtags and retweets we wanted to bring people together in the same way as Chartist meetings did 180 years ago.
Two of these groups, Yes Cymru and Extinction Rebellion, will be sharing their “Charter’ in a radical evening of debate, protest and artistic expression. Join in. Discuss. Rage, rage….
This reading is part of (un)Quiet Revolutions Reading Tour. As part of The Newport Rising Festival 2019, commemorating 180 years since the Chartist Uprising of 1839 whilst bearing witness to 2019 with the release of a new poetry album ‘Renegade Psalms’ with Membranes’ frontman John Robb, poet Patrick Jones is setting out on a journey to find out what people will stand up for today.
The project is developed and curated by Be Aware Productions as part of Chapters Associate Artist Programme, Peliot.