Sunday, 27 April 2014

May Day Celebrations take shape!

In this weekend's Morning Star there is a preview of some of the next two weeks activities, which you can link to here. The programme is shaping up to be one of the most interesting for some years, although I am probably too close to the original Mayfest to accept the Star's adoption of it for the preview's title!

Obviously one of the highlights is The Great MayDay Cabaret - the second Glasgow version of which is scheduled for Monday May 5 in Glasgow's Oran Mor (tickets still available over the bar for £13 and (+ a booking fee) on line at www.oran.mor

There are also healthy looking new shoots at Dumfries (Friday May 2)-tickets (£6/5) from Ian @ 01556 650459 and at Blantyre (Saturday May 3)-tickets (£5) from South Lanarks. TUC on 01698 454690.

Rab Noakes
Eleanor Morton
Starring in Glasgow is last year's headliner, Mark Thomas, and well-known singer-songwriter, Rab Noakes will be appearing at all three events, as will last year's hit, Marxist magician Ian Saville. Comedians Bruce, and Eleanor Morton (no relation, and catch her before she becomes famous!), moothie maestro Fraser Speirs, and political song guru, Arthur Johnstone round off the final (Glasgow) show.

Of course the MayDay marches and rallies are scheduled across Scotland, with the biggest in Glasgow on the 4 May. The main speaker will be author and commentator, Owen Jones. The march assembles in George Square at 11.30 with a collection for food banks in Glasgow. It rallies in the O2 Academy.

Elsewhere there is a book launch for a new print of From the Calton to Catalonia, a fundraising comedy afternoon for Scottish Left Review, a social for Cuba and an appreciation of UCS cartoonist and author, Bob Starret. The full programme can be found on the Glasgow Friends of MayDay website, here. Hope to see you at Oran Mor on the 5!

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