Kent Morning Star Group / Trade Unions

Tolpuddle: An evening of story and song

Tolpuddle A3_Layout 1Charting the tale from Captain Swing through to deportation and pardon with ‘Tolpuddle Man’ Graham Moore

His songs such as ‘Tom Paine’s Bones’ and ‘Tolpuddle Man’ have been sung and recorded by some of Britain’s finest folk performers and his powerful performance of traditional and original songs accompanied on guitar or English concertina has engaged audiences, in concert, at home and abroad. Accompanying himself on guitar or English concertina, Graham engages strong audience participation and this uplifting performance includes songs from his renowned folk musical ‘Tolpuddle Man’, which have entered the ‘living tradition’. From the Captain Swing riots, to their final emigration to secrecy in Canada, witness the struggle of six poor agricultural labourers who in 1834, through an establishment conspiracy, were unjustly sentenced and transported for: “…uniting together to preserve ourselves, our wives and our families from utter degradation and starvation”

ARDEN THEATRE Lesley Smith Drive Faversham ME13 8PW

8pm Saturday 16 November 2013

Free entrance. Retiring Collection