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||26th Nov. 2016||12.00 to 14.00
||National Day of Action for the
||Stall in Wakefield Cathedral
||Leafletting etc., followed by film show 14.30
at Red Shed : "Spirit of `45" (Ken Loach)
||29th Nov. 2016
||Stand up for Labour||#JC4PM tour
Fantastic variety line up including comedy, music and poetry, hosted by Wakefield’s own poet Matt Abbott,
Tickets available from:http://www.unityworks.co.uk/event/standupforlabour/
confirmed acts include:
|Thur.||1st Dec. 2016||19.00
||Stand Up to Racism||public meeting
||Wakefield Town Hall
||3rd Dec. 2016
||Wakefield TUC, UNISON, NUT, Momentum
||Benefit social for the "Kinsley 3"
|Coronation WMC., Ford Street, Kinsley
(Near greyhound stadium - about 5 mins. walk from Fitzwilliam railway station)
|Entertainment from :
The Kirkby Beats, a Firm of Poets, Gudrun’s Sisters.
Tickets £2.00 minimum from Coronation Club or Red Shed
||8th Dec. 2016
||Rock for Refugees
|The Solicitors ,
Jilly Riley ,
"Still the Enemy Within" is a unique
insight into one of Britain`s most dramatic struggles, the 1984-85
No experts. No politicians.
Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through the UK`s longest strike.
Follow the highs and lows of that life changing year in this award winning documentary.
See the film makers` website http://the-enemy-within.org.uk/ for more detail
The film was screened at the Red Shed on 24th January 2015
Saturday 7th March 2015
A packed day of exhibitions, speakers, debates,
drama, music, films and much more, to mark the 30th anniversary
of the end of the 1984-85 Miners`strike.
The event was compered by author and broadcaster Ian Clayton, and the principal speaker was Dennis Skinner MP (always welcome here).
Part of the entertainment was our own Red Shed
Players in "Snow White and the 7 Pit Closures"
More detail here on the venue,
(that`s the old Unity Hall on Westgate - recently done up and reopened)
Contact the organisers firstname.lastname@example.org
This event was a great success and another one took place this year on Saturday 5th MarchThis year`s event had two main themes :
We Are Many tracks the global demonstrations against the Iraq War that took place on 15 February 2003, in 800 cities around the world and explores the unreported legacy of that historic event and its impact on popular protest in the UK, US, Egypt and elsewhere.
The film features interviews with Prof. Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Damon Albarn, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Tony Benn, Rev Jesse Jackson, Ron Kovic, Danny Glover, Brian Eno, Mark Rylance, Hans Blix, Lord Falconer, David Blunkett, Clare Short, amongst many others.
Following its critically lauded launch at the Sheffield Documentary Festival in 2014, screenings ( followed by a Q&A with director Amir Amirani) were arranged in Wakefield on Sunday, November 16th and in many other cities and towns.
"It is a powerful and at times moving tribute to organised dissent and the power of the people. It is admirably watchable and provocative. Amirani is to be congratulated for this passionate and provocative film." Screen Daily / International
"An all star cast of artists, activists and politicians remember the mass global protests against the Iraq War in this polished documentary." Hollywood Reporter
For more information see
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