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Mayday – Saturday 1 May

1 May 2021 @ 11:30 - 15:30

Tyne & Wear May Day Committee are organising a big online event tomorrow, the outline programme is below and this is the Facebook link:


As many of you will know, the Covid restrictions mean that we cannot hold the normal Tyne & Wear May Day march and rally this year, but instead we are planning an online festival on Saturday 1 May. It will be broadcast on a number of Facebook pages, including Tyne & Wear Mayday Rally, and the programme will be something like this:

11.30 – Welcome, and historical film/photos, with music

12.00 – Invited speakers: Dave Ward (CWU general secretary), Chi Onwurah MP, Fran Heathcote (PCS president) and Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne Mayor). To be followed by a Q&A session.

13.00 – Greetings received, to be followed by more historical material

13.40 – International Contributions

13.55 – Music spot

14.10 – Anti-racism/BLM/Asylum Rights: local speakers

14.25 – Defending democracy: local speakers

14.40 – Culture spot, including poets reading their own work

15.00 – People’s Assembly/Unemployment Fightback/Tyne & Wear Needs a Pay Rise: local speakers and videos

15.15 – Music

15.30 – Wrap up


1 May 2021
11:30 - 15:30