The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs has always resonated around the world. It inspires workers who fight for their rights under authoritarian regimes. The Festival provides a platform for international solidarity and it welcomes a range of trade union backed campaigns.

Supported by the University College Union, the Tolpuddle International University provides a space for short sessions to inform peole of the various issues and campaigns.

Priority countries for the TUC will be featured including:

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Palestine
  • Turkey

A contingent of young trade unionists are coming to the Festival from Germany and will take part.

More details shall be announced as they are agreed.