My Name is John Ball

And I stand for truth, justice and the word of God...


Part of "The History of Colchester in Eleven Acts" of Jane's Walk 2020 was going to include a performance at Firstsite of songs, poems and speeches about John Ball, Colchester's revolutionary hedge-priest who became the leader of the ill-fated Peasants Revolt. This is Lizzie Gutteridge's Consort of 1 Song 'When Adam Delved' which combines live looping and early music. This song is from her album 'Looping Through Time'


And this is Dorian Kelly's Portrayal of John Ball delivering his rabble rousing speech, written by Dorian Kelly and Jason Cattrell.

Thanks to Colchester Civic Society for the video