The balance between work and leisure time has been contested for centuries including, famously, in 'Saint Monday' – where workers declared their own day off when a one-day weekend was not enough.
Labour’s cultural policy needs creative responses to the disappearance of working class voices from the arts.
Britain's working-class festivals are as much about a vision of the future as they are a product of the traditions of the past.
From the Rebecca riots to Occupy and most recently the 'gilets jaunes,' political costume has often been a part of anti-establishment movements.
The history of the working-class in Britain has been one of creativity and dignity in the face of harsh and demoralising circumstances.
It’s often said you can’t satirise politics anymore, but the Brexit fiasco ending in a socialist government would be a punchline of historic proportions.