King’s Cross recently saw the Guardian/Observer move into a new canalside building just behind the station. Earlier today, Graunie/Obs staff had their own personal invitation to TolpuddleKX via their internal staff intranet. Welcome to all at Guardian News Media, even if we don’t see you at TolpuddleKX (and hopefully we will, especially at the festival’s main fundraising event: comedy night), welcome to King’s Cross from your local community!
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Starting at 11am at Edward Square, King’s Cross on 25 April and finishing at the latest at 7pm (for those who are extra committed!), can you spare a few hours to help on the big day? We are particularly interested to hear from people who have previous stewarding experience, perhaps at trade union events, and from people who live or work in the King’s Cross area – but we are happy to hear from anyone who can assist. Email us here.
Of all the events in the week long TolpuddleKX 2009 festival, comedy night is the only one that will help raise money to pay for all the free events taking place. We bring you poetry and politics not to be missed! 7pm, Monday 20 April at the Cross Kings, on York Way behind King’s Cross Station, a fantastic intimate venue serving a good pint and great food. Click here to book your tickets and join us to kick off TolpuddleKX 2009.
Can you volunteer some time to help make TolpuddleKX 2009 a huge success? For details, click here.
The new flier giving the full line up for Saturday 25 April’s big event is now available in pdf format for download here
Tickets have just gone on sale for TolpuddleKX comedy night with…
Local hero John Hegley
Ranter/raconteur Steve Parry.
20 April. Cross Kings, York Way N1 0AX. Doors 7pm.
Starting at 11am on Saturday 18th April 2009 outside the Mitre Pub on Copenhagen Street N1 0SR, David Rosenberg, coordinator of the Islington local2global project and guide for historical walks of London’s East End will inspire you on this 3 miles walk which will take approximately 2 hours.
• Which Islington-based preacher stood up to slavery
• Who used to meet in Clerkenwell’s Jerusalem Passage and why
• Which woman in Islington first proclaimed women’s rights
• Where the “Rights of Man” was written
• Which Islington school was closed because of its radical education
• Who the Spenceans were and why there were riots at Spa Fields
• Which radical newspapers were written in islington…
and discover Islington’s connections with Independence in India, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and the liberation of South Africa.
18 April: Radical Islington – the walk
David Rosenberg will inspire you as he brings alive the sights of Islington’s rich radical history. Meet at 11am, the Mitre pub Copenhagen Street, N1 0SR
2o April: Comedy night at the Cross Kings
With: John Hegley
and Steve Parry
7pm. Tickets £7.50 – online ticket booking coming soon
21-25 April: The Martyrs story – the exhibition
The official Trades Union Congress exhibition telling the story of the Martyrs. West Library, Bridgeman Road N1 1BD – all day
The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs
Director : Bill Douglas
With William Gaminara (James Loveless); Philip Davis (Young Stanfield); Stephen Bateman (Old Tom Stanfield); Keith Allen (James Hammett); Patrick Field (John Hammett)
25 April: Big unveiling
Friends of Caledonian Park invite you to the historic plaque unveiling commemorating the 175th anniversary of the great demonstration in support of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Entertainment and refreshments for all. 12 midday. Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7
25 April: The Big March
Meet at Caledonian Park and join the big march down Caledonian Road to Edward Square headed up by the Cuba Solidarity Salsa Band. Caledonian Park, Market Road, N7
25 April: TolpuddleKX goes live with Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Leon Rosselson and Northern Celts. Performances by Caledonian Youth Project and Copenhagen School, the Cuba Solidarity Salsa Band, speakers, banner making, storytelling, Woodcraft Folk kids events, Kate Greenaway Nursery under 5s events. 2pm. Edward Square, Copenhagen Street/Caledonian Road, N1