1831 Merthyr Riots: Violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among laborers of the town of Merthyl Tydfil. They were protesting labor conditions, unfair wages, and unemployment.
Betfred: A storefront bookie and gambling chain.
BTEC: An extra exam taken around the age of 17 to go on to further vocational education.
Dic Penderyn: Welsh laborer involved in the Merthyl Riots. He was executed and is considered a martyr and hero in Merthyl and Wales in general.
Dynamo: English magician best known for his television show Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which ran from 2011-2014.
S4C: A Welsh-language TV channel.
Shane Meadows: Director of the acclaimed This is England series on Channel 4, which looked at working class characters spanning 1983, 1986, and 1990.
Spar: A chain convenience store.
Strongbow: A dry, alcoholic cider.
Tesco: A large supermarket retail chain in the UK.
Valleywood: A film and TV studio complex in South Wales.
We were thrilled to have The Wagner Free Institute of Science come and speak at our February 21st post-show event The Takeaway.
Learn more about The Wagner Free Institute of Science here.
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