Kennington Chartist Project

Kennington Chartist Project is an initiative by local residents, to celebrate the legacy of the 1848 Chartist rally on Kennington Common.

Supported by the Friends of Kennington Park and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Creative cross-arts workshops – history, story, art and music.

Primary school children spent a day learning about the Chartist movement that started the path for the right to vote. We created our own charter and learnt about the power of expressing ideas through discussion collaboration, creativity and performance. There will be a celebration day on 7th July in Kennington park in London. Everyone is welcome.




Promotion trailer


MP3 track

This is a track combing all schools creative ideas for the chant song lyrics.


Song practice film


Click link below for downloadable PDF of the chant.

6 reforms

Film of the workshops

(Speaking directly to get the Crowd’s energy going)

Vote for your wonderful rights!….Yeahhhh!
It’s 1848!….. Yeahhhhh!

6 reforms. The People’s Charter

6 reforms. The People’s Charter

6 reforms. The People’s Charter

6 reforms. The People’s Charter


Votes for all….Votes for all
A Secret Ballot…..A Secret Ballot

Property Proof…..Property Proof

Equal Votes….Equal Votes

Annual Elections….Annual Elections

Paid MPs…..Paid MPs

No Discrimination
Full Participation

Equality and Dignity, Rights and Respect.

More Pay
Fair Pay
Equal Pay
Equal Say Children get their own way

More Pay
Fair Pay
Equal Pay
Equal Say Children get their own way

The Secret Ballot, The Secret Ballot
Nobody knows about The Secret Ballot

Equality is right

Equality is best


Children should be listened to and get respect

No Property Proof
MPs Paid
Fair Pay for everyone

Children seen Heard and Respected

Children seen Heard and Respected

7th July 2018. 11am – 4pm

Take Part in a Day of Workshops, Participation and Action in Kennington Park.

Banner & Printmaking, Storytelling & Spoken Word, Community Choirs, Local history, Debate
Full Programme:

(subject to change! Signup for updates.

11-12: Storytelling. Join professional storyteller Sandra Agardas she tells the story of the 1848 Chartist rally on Kennington Common and other tales. (All ages)

11am – 4pm  Printmaking with South London’s Portable Print Studio. Print your own FREE souvenier poster of the famous engraving of Kennington Common in 1848. Or design you own slogans and print onto T-shirts. Bring your own T-shirts for printing (light colours).

11am – 4pm: Banner Making. With Calverts design Co-op, and textile artist Lu Firth.  A group workshop to design and make a banner for the Kennington Chartist Project, within the day!
For adults.(And accompanied children 10+) (SIGN-UP required).

11.30am  & 2.30pm: The Kennington 1848 Walk. Historical tour of the park with Marietta Crichton Stuart of the Friends of Kennington Park outlining the drama of what happened on Kennington Common on the 10th April 1848.

12 – 1: Music Workshop with musician Luke Crookes. Warm up for the parade by learning a new Chartist song. Learn the 6 points of the Charter in song, and add your own verses. (All ages)

1pm: Children’s parade. Including Spoken Word, Costume and Songs from our Schools and Youth Workshops.

1.30 – 2.30: Local Councillor Surgery: Oval and Princes Ward. Meet your ward councillors in person to discuss local issues.

2 – 2.30: Poetic Unity: Personal-political. Spoken Word performance from young local poets. From the organisers of The Poets Corner at Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives.

2 – 4: Youth Workshop Black history and Spoken Word. (SIGN-UP required) With S.I. Martin and Adisa the Verbiliser. (For ages 16-24)

2 – 4: Paint your own placquard with Artist and community activist Carole Wright.

2.30 – 3.30: Chartist Question Time: Panel discussion on the legacy of the Chartist movement in the politics of today. With Gail Cartmail (Assistant General Secretary of Unite trade union), Paul Mason (journalist and activist), and Katrina Navickas, (researcher of popular protest and democracy movements, local identities and landscapes).

3.30pm Chartist Anthems with St Marks Community Choir.

Plus Tuneless Choir, Self-Published Local History, Books,

Sengalese Food, Old Post Office Bakery, Buzz Coffee. Picnics and BYO welcome.

Celebrating the legacy of the 1848 Chartist rally on Kennington Common!

FREE entry. All activities are FREE!


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