Thursday, 26 April 2012

Upcoming events to mark May Day

Please find below a list of upcoming events to mark May Day.

For an up-to-date list of all the events organised across Scotland please see the STUC's website.


April 28 - May 3

Antifascistas - British and Irish volunteers in Spain.
(28-29 April, 12-4pm; 30 April-3 May, 9.30am-4pm. Glasgow City UNISON branch, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow).

An exhibition from the International Brigade Memorial Trust. (for details contact: or 0208 555 6674)

May 1 - May 19

Mayfesto - theatre with an edge. (Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, Glasgow).

The Tron's annual programme of theatre, readings, talks and workshops that offer commentary on contemporary social and political issues. (for details contact: The Tron Theatre, 0141 552 4267 or click here.)

May 1, Tuesday

Morning Star - our class, our culture.
(7pm, The Hub Kilbowie Road, Clydebank)

Music and the working class movement - prof Bill Sweeney, Composer and Musician (for details contact: John Foster, 07913 239 373 or click here.

May 4, Friday

MayDay Concert.
(7.30pm, Community Central Halls, Maryhill Road, Glasgow)

Celebrate International Workers' Day, with Arthur Johnstone, Dave Anderson, Bruce Morton, Eleanor Morton, Tom Leonard, Marc Livingstone. Licensed bar. (for details contact: Fairpley, 0141 418 0562 or click here. Tickets (£8 & £6)

May 5, Saturday

A film by Ken Loach.
(4.40pm, GFT, Rose Street, Glasgow)

The Scottish premiere of Ken Loach's banned 'Save the Children' film. Introduced by Dr David Archibald (University of Glasgow), with post-film discussion on politics and cinema. (for details click here.

Mayday Soul Night. (8pm, STUC Centre, Woodlands Road, Glasgow)

Keep the MayDay faith with the new, legendary, MayDay Northern Soul Night. DJs and bar. (for details contact: Jennifer McCarey,

May 6, Sunday

MayDay March and Rally.
(11am, assemble at George Square, Glasgow, march to Royal Concert Hall for rally)

This year's main event welcomes Owen Jones, author of 'Chavs - the Demonization of the Working Class', as keynote speaker. Bands, speakers and stalls. (for details contact: Jennifer McCarey,, or Tricia MacLaren,

May 7 - May 13

Cuba - beyond the frame. (The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow)

Exhibition of contemporary art from 26 of Cuba's leading artists in support of the campaign for justice for the Miami 5. (for details contact: Kath Campbell, 0141 221 2359.

June 4, Monday

Disloyal Subjects - a comedy fundraiser for the Scottish Left Review.
(7pm, The Stand Comedy Club, Woodlands Road, Glasgow)

Scotland's favourite Left magazine runs its second counter to the Royal Hoo Ha! (for details contact: Bob Thomson,


May 5, Saturday

March and Rally organised by Irvine and N Ayrshire TUC. (10.30am, assemble Woodlands Centre, Kilwinning Road, Irvine.)

Irvine's very own celebration of International Workers' Day. (for details contact: Arthur West. 07826 127 759)


May 5, Saturday

March and Rally organised by Dundee Trades Union Council.
(12pm, assemble Hilltown Park and March to Albert Square for rally)

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