Party members were out and about across the bank holiday weekend taking part in marches and rallies. We've been sent in photos from Bristol, Dorchester and Exeter - send in yours!

In Bristol the rally, under the title of 'Save the NHS' was addressed by Nina Franklyn and John MacInally among others, including a women's drama group who and pointed out the irony of a "Virgin" sexual diseases clinic in Milton Keynes!

A good number of Stars were sold in spite of a big presence other left groups. This was thanks to the sterling efforts of Cyril Smith (pictured). He's a staunch old comrade, now in his eighties who has been selling the Star for many years, and the Daily Worker before that.

The Dorchester event was built around adult learning, reports Carl Wainwright, Dorset Branch secretary. UnionLearn provided tasters in digital photography and IT. Unison, Unite, PCS also provided stalls along with the Tolpuddle Martyrs museum, Socialist Workers and of course Dorset Branch CPB. We sold a number of Morning Stars along with a selection of CPB pamphlets.

An audience of over 200 enjoyed a day of music and speakers.  The garden was used by over a 1,000 people on Sunday many of whom also enjoyed the entertainment provided by Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland & Districts Trade Union Council.

Speaker included, Tony Dowling: GMB, Jill Milldon: Unison, Carole Vallelly: SWTUC, Cathrine Craig: PCS, Darren Brown: Unite, Tim Nichols: Branch Secretary DWP&Districts TUC, and myself President DWP&Districts TUC. Music was performed by Tia Roos, Chris Kipper, Lazybird, The Little Victory, Design, Mel’s All Stars and Bag of Rats.

A fantastic day was had by all and even the sun came out. Well they do say "the sun shines on the righteous".

Despite a smaller turnout than previous years, the rally in Exeter, organised by the Exeter Anti-Cuts alliance, heard speakers from the Youth Fight for Jobs and National Pensioners Convention. The Cathedral Green saw banners from the NUT, Unite, CWU, Socialist Students, Green Party, Communist Party and placards from the recently ended occupation by Occupy Exeter.

Rather than holding a large scale weekend march, Plymouth marked the day on the 1st of May. A public meeting in the Plymouth Transition building supported the TUSC candidate in the local election and warned against Plymouth Labour's plans for a "co-operative" model of council services. The meeting ended with plans for the strikes on the 10th of May and singing the Internationale.