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Speakers’ Corner: A Living Wage - Poetry workshop & lunch

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Empire House (Level 5)

Wakefield Road

Dewsbury

WF12 8DJ

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Have you heard about the McDonald’s workers striking over pay? How about the debates over zero-hour contracts? Did you know that one of the first advocates of a fair wage for workers was from Dewsbury?

This writing workshop will explore how the idea of ensuring workers receive a fair living wage is as relevant today as it was in Victorian Britain. We will look back to 1894, when Dewsbury MP Sir Mark Oldroyd first made a landmark speech at Pioneer House calling for a decent living wage:

“A living wage must be sufficient to maintain the worker in the highest state of industrial efficiency, with decent surroundings and sufficient leisure” (Oldroyd, 1894).


An experienced writer will help you to develop a spoken word piece in response.

There will then be chance for you to practice and develop your performance skills and the opportunity to commit your spoken word piece to video.

The works produced will be recorded and then shared via social media throughout Local Democracy Week.

This free event has been organised by Creative Scene.


Lunch will be provided for participants.

Minimum age for workshop: 12 years.


Local Democracy Week 2017

Local Democracy Week 2017

This event is part of our extended Local Democracy Week programme in Kirklees. Local Democracy Week is a way of helping people to be more aware of, and more involved with, the issues that really matter in our local communities. See the full programme at www.democracycommission.org.uk



Creative SceneFor more information about this event please contact:

Email: parveen@creativescene.org.uk or jackie.ingham@kirklees.gov.uk

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