Tuesday 18th June 2019, 7-9pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY
In 1984 Barry Hines was at his creative peak. As a committed working-class writer, Hines felt duty bound to document what he had seen over the course of the miners strike: After the Strike is the result.
The events of the play span the strike and its aftermath, exploring its multiple corrosive effects, and depicting in detail the events of The Battle of Orgreave, and is here presented as a series of extracts, performed as a rehearsed reading. Hines had intended for the play to be produced and broadcast on British television, but its unflinching account of the strike and its proudly unambiguous politics made that impossible. This exclusive performance aims to celebrate Hines’s legacy and to commemorate the struggles of the miners’ and their families.
The event is a collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield and the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, and is drawn from the work of Dr Bill McDonnell, Dr David Forrest and Professor Sue Vice from the School of English.
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Your entrance ticket will also permit entrance to Kelham Island Museum which will be open for you to explore. The Milllowners Arms pub, at Kelham Island Museum, will be open especially for the event.