FROM PETERLOO TO ORGREAVE – 200 YEARS OF PEOPLE POWER

HERITAGE OPEN DAY EVENT – 18th September 2019  – 7:30 pm

Sheffield City Memorial Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JA 

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign along with Sheffield Heritage Open Days have organised an evening of unique celebration of People Power across the centuries highlighting the historical links between the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and the attack on striking Miners at Orgreave in 1984. The evening will include a special reading of the Barry Hines’ drama ‘After the Strike’.

Chris Hockney, Chair of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign said “The ‘People Power’ event will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Miners Strike and the 200th anniversary of the ‘Peterloo Massacre’ with speeches, poetry, music and discussion from some special guests”

Tony Garnett, Film and television producer who will be on the discussion panel at the event said “I worked very closely with Barry Hines producing ‘Kes’ and  the ‘Price of Coal’ and am delighted to be taking part in this event to hear an on-stage rehearsed reading of Barry Hines’ recently rediscovered powerful drama ‘After the Strike’ which explores the impact of the Miners Strike on local communities”

Chris Peace, one of the organisers of the event, host for the evening and OTJC activist said “There will be an ‘On the Sofa’ style discussion chaired by Shaun Doane a.k.a. Big Shaun covering ‘The relevance of Orgreave and how it continues to inspire people power’, ‘Representations of popular action and movements from Peterloo to Orgreave’ and the ‘challenges of representing our social and political heritage’ 

Hosted on the night by Joe Rollin and Chris Peace from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, From Peterloo to Orgreave will feature: 

Music from Christian Reilly, Sam Browse and The Fates;

Poetry from Sheffield based Poet Kevin Titterton. 

‘On the sofa’ guests include:

Tony Garnett, Eminent Writer, Film and Television producer;

Mark George QC, Leading Hillsborough Inquest barrister;

Kate Rutter, Actor of ‘Peterloo’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’;

Dr Matt Roberts, Senior Lecturer and Historian, Sheffield Hallam University;

Patricia Clough, North Derbyshire Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI);

John Dunn, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign ex Miner and National Union of Mineworkers;

Sophie Wilson, Labour Councillor, Sheffield City Council;

Kate Flannery, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and ex Women Against Pit Closures;

Ray Goodspeed from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, the group famously depicted in the film ‘Pride’.

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Pre-booking: Required. Tickets are free but must be prebooked.

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Or through the ticket hotline on 01142 789 789

and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

Due to high demand, any seats not occupied by 7.20pm will be reallocated.

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