The Doncaster Heads. From the Perspective of One of the Heads.

In 2017 a famous artist called Laurence Edwards was commissioned to create an artwork dedicated to the miners’ and their families in Doncaster.  This was a well-intentioned project set-out by our local Mayor Ros Jones, whose own family worked in coal mining. Ros put 30K of her own cash into this project.  The commission was

Working class kids and the professional brick wall

Holly-Rae Smith writes on the barriers, structural and social, which she had to get past to get professional third-sector work, stressing the importance of working-class mentors — and a paid internship from Campaign Against The Arms Trade. This article first appeared in the February-March issue of Peace News as part of their working-class interviews series. Growing

‘North of the Watford Gap’: Resistance beyond Central London

You are holding a black-and-white photograph. It shows a woman holding a union placard. It shows a picket line, scab vans, Labour politicos, a man dirty and tired from his work. You are holding the narrative of industrial working-class struggle. You put down the photograph and pick another history. The struggles of non-London working-class communities