The Battle for the Ballot plus Steve Suffet
"The Battle for the Ballot" tells the story of how everybody in the UK came to have a vote. Using original songs alongside content from the collection of the People’s History Museum, this live performance crosses the centuries to show how the right to vote was won.
Beginning in the Industrial Revolution the story will take in events like the Peterloo Massacre and introduce the people – radicals, chartists, reformers and suffragists – who fought for the ideal of Universal Suffrage, which was finally achieved in 1928.
This educational, entertaining and thought-provoking show is focused around the song writing of Quiet Loner – the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill – and the People’s History Museum Songwriter in Residence for 2016.
In support is our great pal Steve Suffet on a visit from the USA. Steve is a Greenwich Village folk singer of the old school - which is just the way we like it! http://www.stevesuffet.com
This is a special evening, we will only have floorspots in the first half.
Admission £8 (£6 unwaged)
For this evening a limited number of advance tickets will be on sale via we got tickets. Be assured that you will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early. For online tickets go to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/415573
- February 2019
- March 3: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo ~ A fabulous evening of shit-kicking country blues.
- March 10: Pete Atkin ~ Some of the best songs ever written.
- March 17: Joe Solo ~ Thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political.
- March 24: Arrowsmith:Robb ~ An international evening of great song and tunes.
- March 31: Lisa Knapp ~ Pushing boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music.
- April 2019
- Closed ~ Bank Holiday
- May 12: The Frank Burkitt Band ~ Swinging good times all the way from New Zealand.