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Spirit of Revolt Archives

MAY DAY - A short history

Thu 11 April 2024

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

A black and white photo of a long parade of working men and women in Govan. They are dressed in old fashioned styles.

May Day, Govan, 1920

A day dedicated to international working class solidarity with whole families joining the public celebrations. However working multiple jobs, long hours and precarious contracts is common practice today, yet May Day traces its origins to the people's fight for a shorter working day. Glasgow tradition saw thousands on Glasgow Green in large marquees but in recent memory these numbers are now diminished with location erratic.

Spirit of Revolt Archives: Open Forums

Based on their Collections of radical events Clydeside, online at this is the second of six Open Forum Meetings hosted by Spirit of Revolt Archives of dissent. These meetings lead up to May Day 2024.

Event Collection

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Event Type

Talks & Events


Creative Lab


6:30pm — 9:00pm


All ages


Free and unticketed


Wheelchair accessible