It’s 1971 and, straight out of school, Aggy McGraw gets a job at Fairfields shipyard in Govan a week before the new Tory government decides to stop investment in ‘lame duck’ industries, including shipbuilding on the Clyde. Facing an uncertain future, with nothing to lose except her job, Aggy is swept up into the famous ‘Work In’ to demonstrate that shipbuilding has a future, and that the jobs, traditions, skills and communities can be saved.
Using a blend of live music and powerful storytelling, Yes! Yes! U.C.S! is a celebration of the community solidarity and collective resistance inspired and led by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders’ shop stewards Jimmy Reid and Jimmy Airlie, attracting national and international support that led to victory in the fight for Right to Work.
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Attending Rural Touring Events by Artsreach - updated 20 December
Over the winter, our community volunteers, audiences, funders and sponsors have been simply fantastic. We thank them all for their ongoing support and encouragement as we continue with the launch of a vibrant indoor programme of live performances across rural Dorset this spring.
Here you can read the most updated version of the guidance which applies to all Artsreach events; we will monitor and update this throughout the season as required. Read our latest information document here