The 2013 Wellingborough Diggers Festival
Saturday 9th March 2013 at Gleneagles Social Club, Grafton Close, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 5WA. Doors will open at 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: £10/£8 cons.
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Details of the event are as follows:
Developed from the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) during 1995, our first act of the evening is the Red Leicester Choir. Some of the members attended the second Diggers' Festival as part of the audience, so we would like to thank them for agreeing to perform for us all during our third event.
Author Dr John Gurney will provide a talk on the Diggers which will be followed by a book signing opportunity. Dr Gurney has written a number of journal articles and books relating to the Diggers including “Brave Community: The Digger Movement in the English Revolution” and his current November 2012 release "Gerrard Winstanley: The Diggers Life and Legacy (Revolutionary Lives)". Wellingborough Museum are stocking the latest book and we believe it is now the fastest selling book from their shelves!
The final artist confirmed is Five String Thing folk and ceilidh band which are generally seen performing at the annual World Conker Championships! The group will be performing folk music and providing a ceilidh; don’t be afraid to join in – it’s great fun!
For more information about the Diggers click HERE
We would like to thank UCU, Unison and the Northampton Trade Union Council for supporting the third festival. Stalls have been confirmed and the third Wellingborough Diggers' Festival t-shirt can be ordered from the ISW stall. Members of the ISW will be modelling the 2013 design on the night!