Peterloo: Investigate the Archives

Peterloo
Screening & Workshop
Peterloo

Event Date

Fri 03 May 2019

Event Time

09:45 - 12:30

Location

Manchester Central Library,
St Peter's Square,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M2 5PD

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

16+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • History
  • History Skills
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Local History
  • Media Studies
  • Parliament
  • Politics
  • United Kingdom

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

Into Film, Archives+ and North West Film Archives present a screening of Peterloo and local history workshop available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Screening - This screening of Peterloo is part of our Investigate the Archives programme. This screening marks 200 years since the events depicted in the film and will be preceded by a short archive film. The screening will finish at 12:30pm.

Workshop - 35 places are available for a workshop after the screening. This will run after a lunch break until 2.15pm, and feature a reviewing activity, a screening and discussion on Born A Rebel (featuring material from the North West Film Archive) and an activity built around archive objects.

To book your place on our Investigate the Archives workshop select the Screening and Workshop ticket. You must book for at least 22 attendees to qualify. Bookers will receive a free packed lunch and a space will be provided to eat.

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Film title

Peterloo


Synopsis

An epic retelling of one of the most the notorious moments in British history: the events surrounding the Peterloo Massacre. In August 1819, British troops charged into a crowd of over 60,000 pro-democracy protestors who had gathered in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, to peacefully bring awareness to rising levels of poverty and demand political reform. Many were killed, and even more were left injured, sparking outrage and action within Parliament. The events resulted in the Great Reform Act thirteen years later which changed the British electoral system, and also led to the founding of The Guardian newspaper. This is a compelling account of a key moment in British politics and one that gives a face to lesser-known protesters and their families.

Moderate violence, language.

Director/s

Mike Leigh

Year

2018

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Drama
  • Period and Historical

Language

English

Duration

154 minutes

Venue name

Manchester Central Library

Address

St Peter's Square,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M2 5PD