Sponsors & Supporters 2016

The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival is run entirely by volunteers but we do have to pay to hire the Vintage Mobile Cinema and pay for film screening fees, programmes, posters etc.

The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival is funded entirely by individuals, trade councils and trade union branches. In 2016 our Patrons, Sponsors and Supporters are:

Patrons (£250+)

Tolpuddle Transport Food & Agricultural Unite the union SW/049823

Ian McShane

Bath Trade Council

UNITE Fylde Coast Branch

Principal Sponsors (£100+)

Andy Eggleden

Robin Lough

UNITE North West Region

UNITE Preston 0754 Branch

Bristol University UCU

University of Bath UCU

South West TUC

UNISON Bolton Branch

UNITE Stockport Branch 0877

CWU South London Surrey and North Hampshire Branch

UNITE Central Manchester Health NW63 Branch

Sponsors (£50+)

Antony Dominici

Rachel Jury

North Staffs Trade Council

Sarah Greene

Andy Lynch

Paul Savident

Anthony Meech

BFAWU (Bakers Union)

Norwich & District Trades Council

UCU Eastern & Home Counties Regional Committee

UNITE NW/522 Merseyside Voluntary Sector

UNITE N/W0056 Bamber Bridge & Leyland Branch

USDAW Southern Division

Supporters (£5+)

Indra Bhose

Jeremy Myerson

Dr Pam Knowles

Marlilyn Gaunt

Liz Parker

John Crome

Simon Campbell Jones

Maeve Landeman

Tessa Walker

Hull & District TUC

John McDonnell

Kay Stoneham

Helen Whoeveryouare

Ian Chard

John Hogan

White Horse (Wiltshire) TUC

Wolverhampton Bilston TUC

Keyna Doran

Michael Wayne

Sue Plain

Terri Sturman

Daniel Hernández Torrado

Counterstate Films

Fernando Mitjans

Roger Whoeveryouare

John Reed

Claus Sprotte Kofod

Lucy Dale

Blackburn & District Trades Council

Lyndsay Kemp-Ghani

Why support this project?

Tolpuddle is one of the main cultural events of the labour movement and a key date in the calendar of anyone working for progressive political change. Theatre, music, literature, painting and crafts are all well represented at Tolpuddle, but film only made it's first appearance in 2014.

Film is a crucial tool for social change and surely must have a presence at Tolpuddle? And for the very modest sum of £2500 it can. But only if all of us lefties, radicals, socialists, anarchists, trade unionists and fellow travellers come together to raise the money.

You can contribute as an individual or by persuading your Trade Unions, Trade Union Branches, Regional TUC's and Trade Councils to come on board as Sponsors.

Sponsor = £50 - £100

Donations can range from £50-£100. Sponsors will be acknowledged on our website.

Principal Sponsor = £100 - £250

Donations between £100-£250, get your organisation a personal Thank You message on our Website, Facebook and Twitter Page. Plus a credit on the printed programme – if the donation is made by 1st July.

Patron - £250+

This gets the sponsor a logo on the front page of our website and at the festival site itself and on our printed programmes – if the donation is made by 1st July 2016. 


Donations can be paid through Kickstarter here

Donations can be paid by BACS to Acc: 59415010 Sc: 60-02-05
Donations can be paid directly in to our bank account via Paypal 
Cash or cheques can be sent to Chris Jury, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, 48 New Street, Shipston On Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4EN
Public Domain Productions Ltd

The 2016 Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival will run alongside the main Tolpuddle Festival from Friday 15th July  – Sunday 17th July. 

Cultures Of Resistance

There's more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes, and from the in-yer-face, aggression of the Black Panthers through to the non-violence of Martin Luther King and via gay miners in the Welsh valleys and the Kayapó tribe of the Brazilian rainforest, the 2016 Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival explores some of the diverse communities of protest from across the world and their distinct Cultures Of Resistance.

This year's films include: