On 14 Aug 2014, at 22:00, Andy Chyba wrote:
I was gutted to receive a phone call from the manager of the Three Horseshoes to say that the pubs owners had instructed him to cancel the Mini Peace Festival after the Police had contacted them to raise ‘concerns’ over the event. I have not got full details of what was said, but it appears they mentioned my name specifically and may have suggested that that as known political activist they may have to ‘monitor’ the event. This has evidently spooked the pub owners into not wanting to be involved at all.
I can only apologise to all the people, and performers in particular, that had so generously committed to supporting the event.
The Long March on Newport will still take place, but I cannot see me being able to put on much of a reception for them in Bridgend. Sorry, everybody.
(I am still able to offer accommodation to Maggie and Sheila as before).
I will post details of how to get involved with the Long March when I get them.