This year, the programme for the Tolpuddle Festival and Rally is better than ever and features the radical singer Billy Bragg.
Known for its friendly atmosphere, the event will play host to a mixture of great music for all tastes, political debate and speakers, a tin village kids’ area packed with fun, poetry, drama, a wide choice of food and drink and most of all the chance to meet old friends and make new ones.
Sunday Rally Day will have a diverse range of music, stalls and speakers. Frances O’Grady will speak for the first time as the new TUC General Secretary. Billy Bragg finishes off the day.
As ever, Torbay and District Trade Union Council will be running a coach to the March and Rally on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
There’s always an impressive range of speakers and music. There will, of course, be the march through the village itself by trade unionists from around the country.
It’s a great event and transport to the event is free!
It is anticipated that the following pick-up points and approximate departure times will be available:
Apollo Cinema, Paignton: 0830
Coach Station, Torquay: 0845
Riviera Way Willows: 0900
Penn Inn Newton Abbot: 0920
Coach stop near Railway Station Newton Abbot: 0930
Sowton, Exeter: To Be Confirmed.
To book a seat on the Trades Council coach, contact the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s last year’s festival: