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Last updated:10 December 2018

Townsend Productions - Rouse, ye women

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Runs: From 11th Mar 2019 to 12th Mar 2019

Event time: 19:30 to 21:30

Through traditional songs and ballads, Townsend Productions reveal the story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands.  In 1910 they began a successful ten-week strike, led by charismatic union campaigner Mary Macarthur, to more than double their earnings and establish the principle of a national minimum wage. 

The strike was a prelude to the ‘Great Unrest’ of industrial action that swept Britain in 1911, and led to a landmark victory for a fair wage, changing the lives of thousands of workers, whilst proving their economic power.

The evening features original songs and music composed by folk musician John Kirkpatrick (Steeleye Span, Home Service, Richard Thompson Band, etc.).

Tickets price £12.75 (£10.75 concession, £6.75 student) available here.

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