Peterloo, 1819
Peterloo, 1819
Rise Like Lions: A Community Screening of Peterloo
We are really excited to announce a community screening of Peterloo, the hit film from acclaimed director Mike Leigh.

The movie starts on the bloody field at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and it follows the events leading up to a different battle – the one that took place in St. Peter’s Field in Manchester on 16 August 1819. Starving and without representation in Parliament, the people organised a peaceful demonstration for reform, only to be met with hostility from the authorities, with tragic consequences. ​

The screening has been organised by our member and candidate for Penkhull and Stoke, Jim Bradbury, on behalf of Unity in the Community.​

We are delighted that we will be joined on the night by the actor Neil Bell, who plays the role of Samuel Bamford, one of the leading reformers involved in organising the events that led to Peterloo. Neil is an actor who has also appeared in Shameless, Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey, as well as playing many roles on the stage. ​

When: Friday 22 March 2019 at 6:30pm​
Where: Hartshill Medical Institute, ST4 7NY​
How: Seats are limited so please book tickets here
Cost: the event is free but donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank.​

Parking is available at the site. A bar and refreshments will be available.​

Jim said, “It should be a really good night. We have a great film and a brilliant guest speaker. Our local Labour MPs and candidates for the city council will be present. Then there’s the liquid donation from the Lymestone brewery and Stoke City’s Nello will be in the audience. All the proceeds from the evening will be going to Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank. It’s win, win, win really”.
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