Waveney Mayday Festival

DOORS OPEN FOR THE FREE FESTIVAL AT 1.00pm

1.45 POLITICAL ADDRESS: GRAHAM WHITE (retiring County Secretary, National Education Union NEU)
2.00 – 3.00 THEATRE: FLIP THE FLOP
An afternoon of fun, theatre, games and exploration. GIBBONS & GAULIER present the first ever
FLIP THE FLOP REVUE. Expect to see comedy, drama, clown, bouffon, poetry and song, in a unique
and special show. Audience participation encouraged! A celebration of creativity suitable for all ages.
3.30 – 4.15 THEATRE: MADE ON THE GRIT
Poet and writer DEAN PARKIN shares rare archive photographs and revisits stories from the hard
working lives and variety of trades that could be found on the site of Lowestoft’s most easterly
community once known as ‘The Grit’ or ‘Beach Village’.
5.00 – 6.30 SOLIDARITY REVUE: Everyday Stories in Words & Music
A mix of the political & celebratory in the spirit of solidarity & collaboration, featuring music from
the legendary folk troubadour, JOHN WARD sharing a selection of brilliant new songs fresh
from his newly released eighth album, Life Drawing. There’s Hungarian folk songs from EVA BALAZS,
jazz from saxophonist DAVID INGHAM and a short talk on the seige of Gaza by MARK WATERMAN.
Plus New Words & Fresh Voices from the Seagull’s own poetry group along with Halesworth’s Swan
Poets and an Open Mic compèred by OLLY WATSON – come along and share your own words or
music. All welcome!
6.30 – 7.30 ROOP BUTLIN (of Murphy’s Lore) and his band This Machine Kills Fascists (name
derived from Woody Guthrie) plays unplugged and unhinged from his new album Joyland.
EVENING EVENT
8.00 THEATRE: THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPIST (£8 FULL £5 UNWAGED)
An Edwardian magic show presented by actor NEIL GORE (the man of many characters) with projected
animation, political conjuring tricks, music and song, as we meet the famous characters from the book.
An entertaining one-man show that includes, scenes speeches and audience participation.
Part of an east coast tour – 5 May: St Georges Theatre (Great Yarmouth), 6 May: Seagull Theatre (Pakefield)
7 May: Leiston Film Theatre, 8 May: Southwold Arts Centre.
A buffet of vegetarian and international cuisine will be available during the afternoon
A selection of paintings by Eva Balazs will be displayed in the Theatre Bar