Friday 26 October 2018

Deptford Heritage Festival preview of programme #LondonTheatre #WomensHistory #KathDuncan #HackneyHistory #DeptfordHistory

Launch of  Londons largest heritage festival and the extraordinary play-Production #Liberty that for the first time in 80 plus years  tells the true story based on real historical evidence of how the LGBTQ and Civil rights movement was established in 1930s Britain and its leader Kath Duncan whose 2 jail terms laid the ground work for The National Council Civil Liberties ( Liberty today ) and the freedoms we ALL enjoy TODAY.

The 3rd International Deptford Heritage festival will be Londons largest Heritage festival from 1-28 February 2019 and will encompass the global #LGBTQ history month.

The Deptford heritage festival brings together the countries leading experts on the people whose lives in Deptford from Lord Nelson, Christopher Marlowe , Peter the Great, MacMillan Sisters, Kath Duncan, Olaudan Equiano have not just shaped Deptford history but whose impact has been felt Internationally.

Traditionally held over the first bank holiday in May , The Deptford Heritage Festival brings together huge numbers , schools, local residents of all ages and diversity ,  community groups, choirs, artists, writers, performers, poets, musicians, historians like no other festival to celebrate community , working class history and the people who have shaped all of our lives  during their time in Deptford and in a period in our history in which Gentrification seems to be growing rapidly without any thought of its impact on the areas awesome heritage , identity  , sense of community and its place and importance in world history.

Liberty, the book and Now a highly acclaimed play, being staged by the newly reformed 1930s local Theatre company, The Red Blouse Theatre ,  telling  the true story of how the LGBTQ and Civil Rights movement was established in Deptford and lead by the most important Scot and UK civil rights activist past 100 years Kath Duncan in 1930s Britain which laid the ground work for The National Council Of Civil Liberties will be staged with an all star Gender fluid  International cast.

It does seem extraordinary that whilst most people would in part be aware of Nelson Mandela , South Africa, Martin Luther King and Stonewall USA and Gandhi India , you will be hard pressed to find any one in the Uk including Human and Civil rights lawyers, aware of how the LGBTQ and Civil rights movement was fought and won here in London , and in the year in which we celebrate 100 years of Women activism, is it not time Kath Duncan the most successful activist of her time is bought out of the shadows ? is it just that her gender, her sexuality, her class, her politics have insured that the past 80 plus years her heroism has been until this book and play almost erased from History?.

Tickets for Liberty cost £15 and give you free access to ALL other festival events ( except the History Tour Bus )

The Opening night celebrity gala 14 February 2019 Valentines day  will be a tribute to the Countries leading inspirational Women who are activists TODAY and although this is NOT a musical one of the songs from the play Forbidden Love between the two gay characters in the play whose 5th jail term a total of 12 years for looking gay lead to the events in this extraordinary play- production Staring Emily Carding as Kath Duncan and Alex Reid as Fred Copeman will be £25

All profits from the Festival will fund a School Holiday Project that keeps kids fed and safe during the school holidays, run by the local community the project gets no state or council funding despite its growing need.

Tickets on sale Now with SeeTickets and Ticket Sauce and make fantastic Christmas presents that if you buy for Opening Gala also double over as Valentines day gifts.

Press Interviews Text 07871187162


Twitter @BlouseRed @DeptfordHeritageFestival

Festival Office 0203 632 196

Website www.KathDuncan.Com

A long overdue biography of Kath Duncan , The Last Queen of Scotland has been written by Ray Barron-Woolford and will be published by New York Publisher Austin McCauley in 2019 . are about to go into production of a film about Kath Duncans life based on this play Liberty and Ray Barron-Woolford biography  of her . Contact them direct to get involved.

The Festival and the Platy Liberty are still looking for Sponsorship so more of the funds raised can go directly t to this kids project.

Buy tickets for Deptford Heritage Festival 's forthcoming events. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

Twitter:                          @BlouseRed @DeptfordHeritageFestival

Telephone (Festival Office): 0203 632 196

Website:                                Full listings and Info . ( t-shirts  & Mugs )                         www.KathDuncan.Com

A long overdue biography of Kath Duncan, The Last Queen of Scotland, has been written by Ray Barron-Woolford and will be published by New York Publisher Austin McCauley early in 2019. are about to start production of a film about Kath Duncan’s life based on Ray Barron-Woolford’s play and biography. You should contact them direct if you want to get involved.

Contact us to sponsor the festival or the play part or full . To be a friend of the festival with listing and free guest pass is £250 per year per Company . Organisation.
To donate-support the aims and projects the festival support by local Charity We Care . account sort Code 089298 Account Number 65659328 bic code OPBK GB22 International code GB10 OPBK 0892 9965 6593 28. Receipt – Invoice by request . 

Buy tickets for Deptford Heritage Festival 's forthcoming events. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

This the link to buy the book #Liberty that makes a wonderful Christmas, Birthday, Thank you gift if you include a theatre ticket, which also gives YOU Free entry to all the Deptford Heritage Festival events except the Deptford History tour Bus 

Great gift for people who love radicle history and Deptford

Deptford South East London a community history in 150 colour and black and white images images from 1400 to the present day . a wonderful coffee table size book , glossy, and well designed if you love Deptford have just moved in, doing family research, or just love Deptford this is the book for you.

I am so pleased people are supporting the call for Kath Duncan in the year we celebrate 100 years of #Women #Activism to be recognised as the National #WorkingClass #Hero she was. i just hope YOU come see this extraordinary production with the most diverse and talented cast to be found on any stage..hear her story, get a ticket .
The International Deptford Heritage Festival will pay homage to Kath Duncan 100 years on from key civil and LGBTQ rights battles with a production of the play Liberty. Red Blouse Theatre, a local radical theatre

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