April 2020 will mark 200 years since the Scottish Radical Uprising which saw a series of strikes, unrest and disorder led by workers across Central and West Scotland, a response to what was perceived to be an increasingly uncaring and oppressive government at a time of economic downturn and in the shadow of events the previous year at Peterloo. It led to the execution by hanging of three Radicals, transportation of a further twenty, and the arrests of many more.
The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies at the University of Glasgow is marking these events with a full day programme of talks and performance, detailed below. These will take place in the Trades Hall in Glasgow on Friday 3rd April 2020.The daytime follows a traditional symposium structure but also includes some musical performance. The evening is a special rehearsed reading of James Kelman’s playscript ‘Hardie and Baird: The Final Days’, introduced by the author himself.
Tickets available for day-only, evening-only or combined.
Full programme details and tickets available at https://cscs1820.eventbrite.co.uk
Location: Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UH