UK 2014, Dir. Owen Gower. 112 min. (Speaker TBC)
Some 30 years after the end of the 1984-85 miners' strike Radical Islington are organsing a special May Day screening of Still the Enemy Within in collaboration with Reel Islington.
Date: Fri May 1 2015
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., film starts at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: £5 / £2.50 unwaged or low wage concession.
Location: The Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University, 166-220
Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
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Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of historys most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is th'e raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britains longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.
Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never before seen archive, the film draws together personal experiences whether theyre tragic, funny or terrifying to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year.
Still the Enemy Within is ultimately a universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in. It challenges us to look again at our past so that in the words of one miner, we can still seek to do something about the future.
Radical Science and Alternative Technology: From the 70s to the Present.
Saturday April 11th, 1pm to 5.30pm,
Free/Donation. Venue is disabled accessible.
* *Introductions*: Hilary and Steven Rose (BSSRS), Peter Harper
(Centre for Alternative Technology), David King (Breaking the Frame)
* *Energy/food politics*: Les Levidow (BSSRS), Helena Paul (Econexus),
speaker from Anti-Fracking Movement
* *Social control/surveillance*: Jonathan Rosenhead (BSSRS), Jim
Killock (Open Rights Group)
* *Work hazards*: Sue Barlow (BSSRS, women and work hazards group),
Eve Barker (Hazards Magazine), tbc
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"Wakefield Express" was commissioned by the paper in 1952 to celebrate its' anniversary. It was meant to be a film showing how the paper was printed.
But at Anderson's behest -as director- it became a much more personal study of the communal life of a group of towns in the West Riding area as the local reporters travelled around the area in search of newsworthy events.
Wakefield Socialist History Group will be showing the film as part of a DEMOCRACY AND THE MEDIA event at the Red Shed, Vicarage Road, Wakefield WF1 1QX on Saturday 18 April.
Goodway speaks on
The Chartists Were Right: George Julian Harney's Late Journalism, 1890-97.
2pm, Saturday 25 April 2015
David Goodway is the
author of London Chartism 1838-1848 (CUP 1982), The
Real History of Chartism (SHS Occasional Publication No 32) and
editor of George Julian Harney: The Chartists Were Right. Selections from
the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1890-97 (Merlin 2014).
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Tenants' Hall, Red Lion Square
[nearest Tube: Holborn]
Please note venue - free, all welcome.
A Paperback Edition of
George Julian Harney will be available in August 2015
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Green radical history Walk
Sunday 17th May 2015
Feminists and Dissenters, Anarchist printers and Squatters, Radical Clubs,
and much more
Meet 12 midday in Newington Green, London N1.
Bring your own bits of history
Programme of talks in April- May 2015
on ‘People’s History’ at Manchester Metropolitan University,
part of the our Humanities in Public
The ‘Future Histories’ strand will see
talks from Prof Sally Alexander from Goldsmiths, Prof Alun Howkins from University
of Sussex/ University of East Anglia; Peter Box and Roger Ball of the
International History From Below Network; and Andrew Flinn from University
College London. The talks will explore the histories, practices and ideals of
• Monday 27 April 2015- The History of
People’s History: Ideals, Meanings and Legacies
• Monday 11 May 2015- “History is the new
punk”: The International History From Below Network
• Monday 18 May 2015- Creating and curating
community histories – independent community-led archives and the ‘use-able
past’ The events are free and open to all!
Further details on-line at http://www.hssr.mmu.ac.uk/mcrh/2014/09/25/peopleshistory
Just a few places left for this Weekend School -
£50.00 all in. Places very limited. [now oversubscribed]
To book a place email Keith Venables
Our exhibition The Great War: myths and realities ends Friday, 24 April. It explores topics such as Salford's response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement locally and nationally, what happened to the campaign which had gathered momentum by 1914 to get the vote for women - and the realities of trench warfare. Open Wednesday to Friday 1-5 p.m.
Our next exhibition, Spirit of
‘45: from warfare to welfare, opens on Friday 1 May. Following the end of the
Second World War the people of Britain elected a Labour government. It was a
landslide victory. Seventy years later we recall the achievements of that
government and explore what remains of its radical reforms.
Open during our drop-in times, Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm.
Event date : 22nd Apr 2015
Event date : 11th Mar 2015
- Charles Jepson
<< There is tons going on at the Library in May >> too.
Monday 11 May 5.30pm Geoffrey Manton Lecture Theatre 4 - "History is the new punk": the International History From Below Network
Monday 18 May 5.30pm People's History Museum - Creating and curating community histories - independent community-led archives and the ‘useable past'.
All seminars are held in Room 102, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St WC1
and start at 5.30 p.m.
Monday May 18th - Mitch Abidor, 'Jean Jaures, the Last Jacobin'
Monday June 1st – Parmjit Dhanda, 'My Political Race'
Monday June 15th - 'History of Riots' launch; Keith Flett and others
Monday June 30th tbc
Polmaise: The Struggle For A Pit by John McCormack, first published by Index Books in 1989, has just been republished on line (with John's permission). John was the pit delegate at Polmaise, the last pit in Stirlingshire. Polmaise had a deserved reputation for militancy and its miners took an active part in the fight against closures from 1983 onwards. The book is unique in recording this pre-history to the miners' strike in Scotland, from an activist's point of view, and in its frank account of the differences within the miners' union about how to resist the Tory onslaught.