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“One people one world”

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Waveney Mayday Peoples Festival celebrates international workers day.


Official Opening 12pm til Late in The Grit Cafe Bar , Performance Space and Gallery 

GRIT CAFE BAR  World Cuisine, Stalls, Licensed Bar, Live Music, Poetry , Debates , Face Painting and MC Mike Linfield  

12pm Official Opening

12.15pm to 1pm Jazz Groove Trio , Keith and Sally Krykant and Pete Myatt

1pm to 1.30pm Dean Parkin, Poems stories from the Grit, Beach Village

1.30pm to 2.30pm Debate Chaired by Graham White (NEU) : After The Strikes: The Cost of Living and Climate Emergency Crisis: What’s Next: Whats the way forward? Speakers Marc Cannell (Political Officer Communication Workers Union), Jessica Asato (Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Waveney), Dave Welsh (Norwich RMT, Retired), George King (NEU Activist)

3pm to 3.30pm Acoustic Singer ,DSL ( Lowestoft Live)

3.30pm to 4pm Busker , Sax Player (from Nebula Sun)

(Other contributors include Siobhan Rae Keeley, Coral Bay Restaurant, Greenpeace, East Suffolk Travel Association, National Pensioners Convention


Performance Space ( Court 2)

2.30pm – 4pm Screening of “The Oil Machine” 2022, 82 mins

4pm -5.30pm  Screening of “Offshore” 2013, 20 mins, Followed by a debate Chaired byJohn Sillett, After The Oil Machine, Can we kick the addiction to Fossil Fuels: What way will all our lives have to Change? The case for Public Energy and the Common Good” Speakers Tahir Latif( Public Services Union, Platform Films Trustee and retired President for the Aviation sector and CACC/TU Rep), Jim Mowatt ( Director of Education Unite the Union) , Louise Gooch (East Suffolk Labour Councillor, Pakefield)

5.30pm – 7pm  Screening of “The Oil Machine” 2022, 82 mins)

8pm  til Late Live Band ,Fools Moon


Art  Exhibition by Mark Goldsworthy. ( See also details of Welcome to The Workshop 3rd to 6th May)


Trailer for “The Oil Machine”

Last Years Festival


May 1
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Grit: Lowestoft Centre for the Arts & Heritage
Old Court Buildings, Old Nelson Street
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1EQ United Kingdom
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