Friday, 25 November 2011

Second Wellingborough Diggers Festival 2012

The Second Wellingborough Diggers Festival supported by The Co-operative Society, will take place on Saturday 10th March 2012.  The event will start at 7.30pm and will be held at Gleneagles Social Club, Grafton Close, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 5WA.

The evening of entertainment, to commemorate Gerrard Winstanley and The Wellingborough Diggers, will open with one of Northamptonshire's finest poets. Michael Buchanan will be performing poems from his album "Life Lines" plus others.  He describes himself and his influences as:

"A tractorist and poet, not a description you hear every day! My arrival at this point is via an interesting route:- farm worker, trades union activist, father, head greenkeeper, community artist, estate agent, grandfather - all of these things have had an influence on my poetry.  While not stuck in the past, I do mourn for the lost values of skill, honour, craftsmanship and truth."

Leon Rosselson
From London singer/songwriter Leon Rosselson, "Who Turned The World Upside Down"will also be performing. He has been at the forefront of songwriting in Britain for over 50 years. His songs range from the lyrical to the satirical, from the personal to the political, from the humorous to the poignant.  Tim McGuire, Whoever Invented the Fishfinger, Don't Get Married, Girls, Stand up for Judas,  The Neighbours' Cat, Conversation on a Mobile, My Father's Jewish World, The World Turned Upside Down - no other British songwriter has written so many finely crafted songs over so many years, covering such diverse subjects and using such a variety of forms.

He has written 17 children's books and produced 12 CDs and 2 songbooks. A 4 CD box set, 72 songs, 5 hours of music, covering 5 decades of songwriting, with an 80 page booklet containing copious notes on the personal and political backgrounds to the songs, was released by Fuse Records 

Entertainment will close with local duo The Geripatricks. See:

Early Bird Tickets: Order NOW!
For a discount on this event "early bird" tickets will go on sale between 31st November - 31st December 2011.   Please send a stamped addressed envelope and cheque payable to Independent Socialists of Wellingborough to Jacqui Norton, P O Box 6879, Wellingborough, NN8 3YJ.  Please mark your envelope Diggers Festival.

Early Bird Tickets: £8 / £7 cons
After 31st December 2011 Ticket Prices: £10 / £8 cons

Any further enquiries please email Jacqui at
Let's make the second festival an even greater success than the first!


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