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International Workers Day to be celebrated at special festival

PUBLISHED: 16:46 02 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:46 02 May 2019

The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield will host the popular festival. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield will host the popular festival. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Music, talks, poems, magic and an open mic session will take centre stage as a popular festival returns.

International Workers Day is to be celebrated at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield on Monday, May 6 as the annual Waveney Mayday Festival is held.

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With most of the events completely free, doors open at 1.45pm with the event unveiled by Graham White, regional secretary of the National Education Union (NEU).

Gibbon's and Gaulier 'Flip the Flop' session of fun theatre games and exploration starts the event at 2pm, before poet and writer Dean Parkin shares rare archive photographs and revisits stories from the working lives of Lowestoft's Beach Village in his illustrated talk, Made on The Grit.

At 4.30pm the John Ward Band will perform and there will also beh Hungarian folk songs from Eva Balazs, jazz from saxophonist David Ingham, talks, poetry and and an Open Mic session compèred by Olly Watson.

At 6.30pm Roop Butlin, of Murphy's Lore, performs songs from his new album, before the Festival comes to close in the evening at 8pm with an Edwardian magic show presented by actor Neil Gore – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist (£8, £5 unwaged).

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