On the 100th anniversary of this historic Labour and Socialist Convention held on 3 June 1917, the Ford-Maguire Society and Leeds TUC with the generous support of the Lipman-Miliband Trust are holding a one-day event at the Swarthmore Centre in Leeds on Saturday 3 June 2017 from 10-4pm.
Speakers include Michael Meadowcroft on the Leeds Convention, John Newsinger on the Russian Revolution, Jill Liddington on Leeds suffrage stories, and Janet Douglas on Arthur Ransome. This event will see a book launch of ‘British Labour and the Russian Revolution – The Leeds Convention of 1917’ (Spokesman, 2017) which details the Convention proceedings and provides context to the event. All are welcome and entrance is free but there will be a collection.
As the 3 and 4 June 1917 were also later marked by horrific anti-Jewish riots in Leeds, the evening will conclude with a Love Music Hate Racism gig at the Fox and Newt pub on 9 Burley Street with the American political folk-singer David Rovics headlining – entrance to gig £10 / £5.