Behold Ye Ramblers

“Behold Ye Ramblers!” – weaves poetry, song, wit, music and comedy in a performance revealing the history of the Clarion Movement that inspired the development of outdoor pursuits and leisure for ‘the many’ and established vital campaigns to claim the right to walk freely across the countryside; to protect, defend and connect with the land.

From about 1890 up to the 1930s, readers of the “The Clarion” newspaper formed clubs and societies dedicated to leisure and educational pursuits for the furtherance of health and wellbeing – Clarion Cycling, Clarion Rambling, Scouts, Vocal Unions (choirs), drama groups, brass bands – as well as the Clarion Van for the promotion of Socialism.

New, lively arrangements of songs from the Clarion Song Book (from such luminaries as William Morris, Edward Carpenter and Edith Nesbit) and popular songs amongst the cyclists and ramblers will be front and centre of the performance.

The show invites existing choirs to join the performances, but audiences will also be encouraged to become choir members for the night and actively enjoy the interactive experience. It promises to be an evening of breezy, energetic entertainment that will leave you with the desire to join in with the performance, and then get up onto the nearest hillside and out into the fresh air!



 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ BEHOLD YE RAMBLERS – ‘Read all about it’… Outstanding….. exhilarating show’ – Morning Star

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Remarkable enterprise’ Ronald Simpson / Theatre Reviews Hub

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Warmly intimate and entertaining, serious yet wonderfully light-hearted, Behold Ye Ramblers brings vibrant variety and interest to a slice of history that has eternal relevance. – Eileen Caiger Gray

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a fantastic evening’s entertainment’ – Sheffield Star

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Yes! Yes! U.C.S! left this reviewer wondering, “Does it get any better?”’  – Reviews Hub

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Yes! Yes! U.C.S! received an IKE Award for outstanding theatre – Chris Neville-Smith’s Theatre Blog 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The story of Jayaben Desai… makes you laugh, feel and think… a powerful story, powerfully told. Clare Brennan. The Observer

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