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Behold Ye Ramblers

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Townsend Theatre Productions

in association with The Society for the Study of Labour History

BEHOLD YE RAMBLERS – a new play by Neil Gore

“Behold Ye Ramblers” is an entertaining play with music and songs celebrating The Clarion Ramblers and their mission to escape overcrowded industrial homes and factories and long working hours. These Edwardian pioneers organised expeditions over the open moors, campaigning for the Right To Roam, bringing them into direct conflict with landowners and gamekeepers who shouted, “Get off my land!”Long copy

From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past and current struggles, “Behold Ye Ramblers” is a new play about The Clarion newspaper and the organisations formed by its readership, including the famous rambling clubs, like Sheffield’s Clarion Ramblers, the Clarion Cyclists and Clarion Vans. These early Edwardian pioneers promoted healthy outdoor pursuits, organising expeditions across open moors and mountains whilst campaigning for the right to roam, bringing them into conflict with landowners’ hunting and shooting activities and laws that prioritised private property over the wellbeing of others.

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 ‘Yes! Yes! U.C.S! left this reviewer wondering, “Does it get any better?”’ – Reviews Hub

 Yes! Yes! U.C.S! received an IKE Award for outstanding theatre – Chris Neville-Smith’s Theatre Blog

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March 6
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Tyneside Irish Cultural Society
0191 2610385
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Tyneside Irish Centre
41 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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