The Chainmakers’ Festival 2024
29th June 2024 – 11am to 5:30pm
Mary McArthur Gardens, Whitehall Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5BG
Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment.
There is much to celebrate and commemorate about the women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath and, sadly, their example and circumstances remains relevant to many working in Britain today.
The Chainmakers’ Festival brings the Black Country community together with the Trade Union movement. Through examining our history we can deliver a better future for women and our wider society.
Mary Macarthur Lecture 2023
Thursday 9th March – 7pm to 9pm
Venue to be confirmed.
Each year we hear from a number of leading women in the academia and trade unions, as we discuss what lessons we should learn from Mary’s experience organising vulnerable working women and how we build a more progressive future for working women.
For this lecture we are excited to have Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has proudly served as a Member of Parliament for Leeds West since 2010.