OUR CHARTIST HERITAGE
Y SIARTWYR: EIN TREFTADAETH
Achieving positive change by working together.
Charity number: 1176673
A SHARED HERITAGE
Chartists aimed to improve living and working conditions for all through Parliamentary
reform. The People's Charter comprised six demands: votes for men over 21; secret
ballots; payment for MPs; equal size constituencies; no property qualification for MPs;
and annual parliaments. In November 1839, thousands of working men from the South
Wales Valleys marched on Newport, in the last armed uprising on UK soil. The event
marked a significant milestone on the road to universal suffrage. OCH works to enable
more people from diverse backgrounds to explore a history and claim a heritage that
affirms the rights of all to citizenship.
WHAT WE DO
NEWPORT RISING FESTIVAL
Our Chartist Heritage created Newport Rising Festival to celebrate and remember the Chartist Uprising of 1839 (also known as the Newport Rising) which was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain and an important milestone on the road to modern democracy.
The Chartists fought for the vote, for the right of the common people to have their voices heard. Newport Rising Festival aims to inspire new generations to work together to achieve positive change and participate in our democracy.
For more information on Newport Rising Festival including upcoming events and volunteering opportunities, visit
FIGHT FOR FACTS
Fight for Facts delivers workshops, training and learning materials to equip individuals with the tools to investigate and challenge fake news and protect our communities from the harmful effects of misinformation.
Annual Chartist Convention with talks, research and ideas alongside stalls and refreshments. Usually located at St. Woolos Cathedral on Saturday in early November. Join the Convention mailing list here