for the Ballot plus Steve Suffet
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.
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
Please note: due
to the nature of this evening's special performance there will be
limited time available for floor spots and we will be unable to feature
as many as usual.
for all nights up to the end of October are available via links on our website where
more information on our future guests can be found. Tickets for the
remainde of the year should be on the website over the weekend